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Turner Machinist

Benoni, GP, South Africa
May 31, 2017

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Contact numbers: Mobile +27 72 4800 753 Home +2731 7096879

Address: Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Nationality/Passport: South African/German Home Language: English


Passionate and enthusiastic business owner with a desire to succeed is seeking a position in the Engineering or Construction industry. With 12 years’ experience in engineering having obtained my Tool Jig and Die trade test (Red Seal), I am a multi-skilled tradesman with a friendly and positive ‘can-do’ attitude. Good all-round general engineering experience including toolmaking, machining, fitting, turning as well as experience in welding and sheet metal work. Currently a business owner of a Decorative Concrete Flooring company and previously an Independent Handyman Contractor, I am highly motivated, energetic, proactive and resourceful with an excellent work ethic. I can effectively work in a team as well as on my own and enjoy seeing a project through from concept to completion. Dedicated and extremely hard working with honesty and integrity being of paramount importance.

Career Summary

Creative Concrete Concepts – Business Owner

Decorative Concrete Flooring

Independent Contractor – Handyman (own business)

Engineering – Toolmaker / Machinist / Fitter & Turner

Sep 2005 – Present

Mar 2001 – Aug 2005

Feb 1989 – Mar 2001

Employment History

Creative Concrete Concepts, Business Owner

Sep 2005 – present

Creative Concrete Concepts is an innovative flooring company which specialises in concrete overlay systems for floors, walls, countertops, and the manufacture of fire tables.

Key Responsibilities

•Technical knowledge and skills – knowledge of cement properties with regard to laying of slabs/screeds, application of specialized overlay systems which includes colouring, acid staining and epoxies.

•Project Management – designing and managing construction projects.

•Sales & Marketing – developing and implementing a marketing strategy involving direct advertising, and customer prospecting.

•Customer service – meeting and liaising by phone and face to face with potential customers, keeping them happy by exceeding customer expectations.

•Administration – preparing quotes, invoices, material requisitions, accounts.

•Labour – sourcing, training and supervision of labour.


•Nominated as one of the top 25 most popular home improvement service providers for 2016.

•Started business from scratch, established a market presence and reputation for superior quality and outstanding service.

•Have an excellent record with regard to customer complaints and comebacks. A large portion of new contacts is acquired through referrals.

•Designed and manufactured my own concrete gas fire table - the first locally produced of its kind in South Africa. Flair for creativity and innovation.

Customised Training Specialists,

Training Programme Developer

May 2012 – Oct 2012

CTS is a technical training provider offering on-site and institutionalised training in the engineering field. CTS offer specific training material and assessment guide development.

Key Responsibilities

•Development of training materials and assessment guides using Microsoft Word.

•On-site visits to customers to establish training requirements.

Customised Training Specialists, Fitter

Jan 2012 – Mar 2012

CTS also provides contracts positions for artisans in the engineering field.

Key Responsibilities

•Worked as a mechanical fitter during the shut-down period at Pongola Sugar Mills, Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Handyman, Independent Contractor

Mar 2001 – Aug 2005

Worked as an independent contractor in the Handyman Property Maintenance field (residential, commercial and industrial).

Key Responsibilities

•Light engineering – welding (gas, arc, mig & tig) and sheet metal work.

•Building – construction of walls/structures and remodelling of kitchens/bathrooms.


•Light Electrical


•Windows, doors, security gates, fencing


•Roofing, waterproofing, gutters.

Reutech Defence Industries, Toolmaker

Contract Position

Jan 2001 – Mar 2001

Reutech supplies local and export customers with advanced original equipment manufactured products and services in the land, sea and air defence domains, and industrial and mining sectors.

Key Responsibilities

•Toolmaking working to fine tolerances.

Durban Plasma, Toolroom Machinist

Contract Position

Nov 2000 – Jan 2001

Durban Plasma works in the field of specialised engineering.

Key Responsibilities

•Toolroom machinist

•Worked on milling machines, manual lathes and horizontal boring machines.

Valmell Components, Tool and Mould Maker

Sep 2000 – Oct 2000

Valmell Components are distributors of components for the shoe industry and specialise in plastic injection moulding.

Key Responsibilities

•Tool and mould making working on milling machine and 5 metre lathes.

Collier Tool & Die, CNC Programming Training

Jul – Aug 2000

Collier Tool & Die specialises in tool and die making, metal pressings, injection moulding.

Key Responsibilities

•Training on Edgecam for CNC programming

Telkom – Iuvatek Engineering Division, Bench & Machine Artisan

Jan 1991 – May 2000

Jan 1991 – May 2000

Telkom is a telecommunication provider for satellite, data, voice, internet and network solutions operating in more than 38 countries across Africa. Iuvatek was the engineering division.

Key Responsibilities

•Bench and machine workshop training over a period of three years, receiving theoretical and practical training in the use of workshop machinery.

•General factory maintenance and repairs as well as manufacture, covering both mass production processes and intricate precision work.

•Manual milling, turning and surface grinding.

•Sheet metal work.

•Designing of project, planning of material and manufacturing period.

•Costing, estimating, ordering and purchasing of material for tasks allocated.

•General heat treatment procedures such as annealing, hardening and tempering.

•Welding (arc, gas, tig & mig).

•Manufacture and installation of cellular tower masts for cellular and satellite communication systems.

•Chairing the “Green Area” meetings (communication forum between staff and management).

•Co-ordinator of emergency evacuation procedures.

•Supervision of labour staff.

•Working to standard of ISO 9001 specification.


•Tool, Jig and Die trade test obtained at my own initiative and expense.

•Welding Performance Certificate obtained (in-house).

•Bench and Machine course A,B & C Certificates obtained (in-house).

G.C. Precision Tools, Trainee Toolmaker

May 1990 – Sep 1990

GC Precision tools specialised in the manufacture of tooling for injection moulds.

Key Responsibilities

•Trainee toolmaker - Injection moulds, press tools and general engineering

Utility Fasteners, Trainee Tool & Die Maker

Feb 1989 – Feb 1990

Utility Fasteners was a manufacturer of nuts, bolts and screws.

Key Responsibilities

•Trainee toolmaker – Turning, milling and surface grinding.

Education / Training / Qualifications

Tool, Jig & Die Trade Test (Red Seal)

Olifantsfontein Trade Centre, Gauteng

Installer Certification for Elite Crete Systems USA

Applications, finishes and techniques for concrete overlay systems

Installer Certification for Flex-C-Ment, Turkey

Applications, finishes and techniques for concrete overlay systems

Production Management Higher Certificate


Train the Trainer

Train You Can

Edgecam 3D Surface Design Course - CNC Programming


Welder Performance Qualification Certificate

Telkom Post & Telecommunication

Bench & Machine in-house training

Telkom Post & Telecommunication

Computer Literacy

Microsoft Office proficient

Referees – Available upon request.




Mar 2001- Jul 2001


June 2000


Jan 1991 – Dec 1993

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