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Maintenance Mechanical

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
November 14, 2017

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Richards Bay, South Africa, 3901 • Mobile: +27 [0] 83 2366 287 • Email:


An efficient senior-level management professional and expert technician, offering 27 years’ experience in establishing first-class mechanical maintenance systems for leading organisations in the African petroleum, oil & gas and paper industries. A qualified Fitter and Turner with Mechanical Maintenance supervisor’s background, has successfully executed numerous projects through extensive subject knowledge and an innovative hands-on approach.

Currently the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor for ACTOM John Thompson Boiler Devotion and stand in as Site Manager, continuously demonstrates my ability to achieve best results within the following categories: Reliability Engineering & Analysis Predictive Maintenance Route course maintenance Manage Workshop Maintenance Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Mining Maintenance activities Coal Feeders RAW Coal suits Rotating Equipment Fitting & Turning Engineering Health & Safety API 610 pump international standards KPIs Project Planning & Management General & Operations Management Team Leadership Co-ordinate day to day activities on Site Minimize plant downtime & maintain the plant integrity in compliance with OHSAct requirements Source engineering spares and services of good quality and at the best price in co-operation with procurement Preform Mechanical Maintenance Fitter standby duties Staff Management on the facility’s, and Commissioning of new equipment and upgrades.

A positive strategic leader and talented artisan, I maintain a balanced lifestyle as hardworking professional, committed family-man and sports enthusiast.

Career Objectives: Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor Mechanical Technician: Rotating Equipment Senior Rotating Equipment Specialist Maintenance Workshop Foreman and Commissioning supervisor


Team Leader for 10 years of the Mechanical Maintenance Rotating Equipment Workshop & Mentor of the Technical Support Team [Reliability & Integrity] within a large Paper Mill Complex. Improved Rotating Equipment Reliability [MTBF of centrifugal pumps from 26 months to 74 months in the last 27 months], Cost Reduction & Optimisation and commissioning new upgrading.

Star Award for Outstanding Achievement, Sappi, 2002

Apprentice of the Year Award for Excellent Performance, Trans-Natal Coal Corporation [3rd year apprentice],1989

3 Apprenticeship Certificates with Merit, 1986 1989


Maintenance Management skills. Ability to learn new tasks quickly and work productively under pressure.

Solid Project Management acumen through strategic planning, development, implementation and system maintenance.

Systematic approach to problem solving on all rotating equipment.

Adept at reading/interpreting engineering drawings and machines to precise tolerances

Thoroughly experienced in Petroleum Refining Oil & Gas Production Rotating & Pressure Equipment selection, installation, & commissioning

Advanced development of Maintenance Management Plans, Cost Reduction Programmes and KPIs.

Reliability Improvement Processes, Optimisation & Asset ‘Life Cycle’ Management of Turbine driven Compressors, Pumping & Generation facilities

Demonstrated expertise in identifying, assessing, engineering and influencing high payback activities which improve Business Performance Goals.

People-oriented leader and team player. Leads with integrity and selflessly in the best interests of the organisation.

A resourceful thinker and problem solver. Innovative and progressive visionary.

Adept at value adding report creation and correspondence writing.

Perseveres, even when faced with difficult situations and opposition.

Results-driven and solutions-focused philosophy.

Adheres to organisational quality standards and service excellence at all times.

Constructive and assertive management style.

Computer Skills: MS Word MS Excel SAPR2 JDE Edwards CABAGO Active factory Trends Maximo BP System


Qualified Mechanical Maintenance Fitter and Turner:

Full N3; Technical College Witbank, 1986

Senior Certificate / Matric; High Technical School Ligbron Ermelo, 1985


Rescue Brigades Training Mining Proto teams; Rescue Training Service, 2010

DMSF CURC Conv 2 CDSA SMSS CDP, Magtecta; Aseseal, 2006

Basic Principles of Filtration; PALL, 2003

Diversity Training; Mondi Kraft, 2003

RCA on Equipment Failures 5 Why’s Root Cause Analysis MSW Managing Safe Work Lean Sigma projects with Chevron CABGOC Angola.; Chevron CABGOC Malongo,

Gases and Gas Testing, Colliery Training College, 1989

Basic Vibration; Mondi Business Paper,

Basic Lubrication Theory: The Basic Lubrication Course for Artisans and Foremen, Intermediate Level 2; Engen, 2003

Laser Alignment SKF Bearing Course for Artisans and Foremen Safety Harness Power Transmission Installation and Maintenance [2010] Maintenance of Flameproof Equipment [1989] Proto Training as Fire Fighter; Mondi Richards’s bay,


Name of firm ACTOM John Thompson Boiler Devotion, Majuba Power Plant,Volksrust

Designation Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor

Former designations Maintenance work on boilers from Unit 1 to Unit 6

Period of work December 2015 to Current

Core Overview;

Holds overall responsibility for the development and operation of a comprehensive quantitative Maintenance and preventive maintenance on all six boilers at Majuba power boiler plant.

Key Roles & Accountabilities;

Milling and Burners, Girth gear and drive pinion gear, Drive Hansen Gearbox for mill, Top and Bottom Ball Loading gates with spindle and nuts, Lubrication systems for complete mills, Spur gear and drive pinion gear and SEW gear drive units with electrical motor, Bunker gates and spindle and nuts, Main Electrical sleeve bearings or called white metal bearings, RAW Coal suits and Coal feeders, Also maintain PF leaks on overall of the milling plant and Burners, actuator on the ball loading and Bunker gates, Trunion seals on the mills DE and the NDE sides, Ash chain conveyors, Feeder Take up and Idler pulleys with feeder chains.

Name of firm Applus Velosi Angola – GABGOC Chevron Malongo Angola

Designation Senior Reliability Analyst on Rotating Equipment

Former designations Reliability Analyst on Rotating Equipment: all centrifugal pumps and multistage pumps

Period of work January 2009 to 17 November 2015

November 2012 to Date, Senior Reliability Analyst [Rotating Equipment]:

Core Overview;

Holds overall responsibility for the development and operation of a comprehensive quantitative analysis programme for the rotating equipment of Velosi, Chevron Malongo.

Key Roles & Accountabilities;

Ensures that all rotating equipment complies with API 610 Standards for the Oil and Gas industry.

As a field SME mentoring Nationals in the installation, rebuild, repair, and alignment of centrifugal pumps to meet API standards.

Evaluates and identifies key compliance monitoring areas related to potential training of rotating equipment.

Executes, controls, and proactively manages reliability analysis to project schedules, including risk identification, risk mitigation and change management (MOC).

Advises on the development and ongoing evaluation of the company’s procedure, compliance monitoring and enforcement programme implementation plan.

Develops and applies criteria for analyzing and approving reliability components of the implementation plan.

Oversees the application of precision maintenance techniques, including bearing clearance and installations, laser alignment, vibration and balancing S&N seawater lifts pumps.

Compiles failure reports on MS Word, Excel and JDE Systems.

Reviews pump curves ACT for factory on pump performances.

Performs laser alignment with Rota aligns tool and the new John Crane laser machine.

Supervises water washes on Rolls Royce gas turbines.

Oversees maintenance of the FPSO piping systems with PSVs.

Monitors the active factory on rotating equipment.

Conducted training in several of types of pumps and laser alignment.

Performed Root Cause Failure Analysis with the Mechanical crew and production crew on Tukala. Served as Project Lead and Mentor of RCA and 5 Why Investigations.

Commissioning new equipment and upgrades to equipment.

Equipment includes;

MSD shipping multistage pumps S&N seawater lifts pumps Water injection multistage pumps [Sulzer] Vertical line centrifugal pumps Horizontal centrifugal pumps Mechanical Seal John Crane and AES seal for all types of pumps Clouds centrifugal pumps Positive replacement pumps Compressors Centrifugal, Helical - Parallel screw Rotor, Reciprocating Positive displacement, Diffusor.

Mentored Angola Nationals on;

Pump repairs Bearing removal and fitment Bearing crush and clearance with plastic gauges Mechanical seal replacements Coupling fitment and DBSE corrections Correct QCPs on different equipment on site and in maintenance workshop Conducted training in several of types of pumps and laser alignments reverse back to back alignment with dial indicators.

Team Management;

Comfortable leading and directing teams.

Disseminates and cascades the corporate value systems throughout the organisation.

Maintains high levels of engagement and motivation of teams who are required to deliver within short periods under stressful circumstances; acknowledging recognised efforts accordingly.

Sustains sound relationships, and initiates effective team work collaboration with colleagues to boost efficiency and elevated morale/optimism.

Mentored the pump repair shop Nationals with his repair skills and operated the Schenk Balance Machine to balance to a G 1.0 standard.

November 2009 to October 2012, Reliability Analyst [all centrifugal & multistage pumps]:

Core Overview;

Functions performed similar to details above.

Promoted to Senior Rotating Equipment Reliability Analyst in November 2012.

Areas of Responsibility;

Analysed and reviewed: MSD shipping multistage pumps S&N sea water lifts pumps Water injection multistage pumps [Sulzer] Vertical line centrifugal pumps Horizontal centrifugal pumps Mechanical Seal John Crane and AES seal for all types of pumps Clouds centrifugal pumps Positive replacement pumps Compressors Pump curves ACT factory on Pump Performances Active factory on the rotating equipment

Wrote and delivered failure reports.

Conducted laser alignment with Rota aligns tool and new John Crane laser machine.

Collaborated with the mechanical and production crews for Root Cause Failure Analysis on Tukala.

Coached Angola Nationals on pump repairs while working on the Takula field.

Applied precision maintenance techniques for bearing clearance and installations, laser alignment, vibration and balancing support.

Name of firm Mondi, Richards Bay

Designation Fitter & Turner in Maintenance Workshop Stand-in Foreman in Machine Workshop Centrifugal Pump Technician

Period of work May 2002 to October 2009

Key Roles & Accountabilities:

Effectively maintained the machine workshop in compliance with safety and ISO 4001/2 standards.

Managed and supervised the workshop staff and operations when required.

Overhauled vacuum-, centrifugal-, positive replacement- and high-pressure pumps.

Performed fitting of mechanical seal on pumps and gland packing.

Reclaimed screws Pressure screens Agitators and Repulpers Marching: Lathe from 1m to 9m bed length.

Overhauled refiners and gearboxes [Santa solo, Sew, Hansen, David Brown, Remold Crofts and Flender].

Worked on the Milling Machine Boring Mill Machine Horizontal and Vertical Machine.

Fitted bearing and couplings AES mechanical seals and John Crane seals as pump technician.


Sappi Tugela Mandeni; Senior Artisan Stand-in Foreman Maintenance Fitter: paper machines May 1997 to 2002

Key Roles: General maintenance Mono-, centrifugal-, vacuum- and high-pressure pumps Pressure screens 3 and 11 bar steam and drying cylinders Gearboxes, oscillators, couplings, rewinders and refiners Gland packing mechanical seal systems on pumps Dublin and Johnson steam heads Lubrication systems Hydraulic and mechanical drives Hydraulic and pneumatic brakes V-belts and flat belt drives.

Ermelo Mines; Maintenance Fitter April 1990 to May 1997

Key Roles: Planned maintenance on all underground machines Underground hydraulic and pneumatic operating machinery Ventilation fans underground Conveyor belts Underground compressors Crushers Feeder breakers [Buffalo] Gearboxes Pumps Coal plants [wash plants, screens & McNally crushers] Joy shuttle cars Joy front-end loaders Joy continuous mining machine 14CM, 12CM, HM 31 remote control S&S battery scopes Amco loaders Roof bolters FMC machines.

Colliery Training College Witbank; Apprentice Fitter and Turner January 1986 to April 1990

Experience: Turning Milling Shaping Hydraulics Pneumatics General fitting Piping systems Setting of gearbox mesh on gears and pumps Underground Joy Machine Vorst Alpine.


Date of Birth, Nationality 2 December 1965. South Africa

Languages English Afrikaans

Driver’s License Code 08

Marital Status Married

Extracurricular Activities Deep Sea Angling Cricket Rugby Boxing

Availability 30 working days

References and certificates presented upon request.

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