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Heavy Duty mechanic /diesel technician

Solwezi, Northwestern Province, Zambia
November 27, 2017

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First name : John

Surname : Kalunga

Sex : Male

N.R.C. No : 236959/73/1

Passport No. : ZN 049753

Date of Birth : 17.03.1983

Nationality : Zambian

Trade or profession : Auto Technician / Service Mechanic

Contact cell : +26-096*******, +26-097*******

E mail :


A qualified and experienced Heavy Diesel Fitter,who has extensive experience in CAT equipment maintenance and Administration management. Punctual, loyal, and industrious. Able to work under own initiative as well as being a team player .Has drive, enthusiasm and an ability to interact easily and comfortably in multi ethnic environments, allied with strong inter personal skills. Has the ability to operate effectively outside the normal functional boundaries. Thrives on pressure, showing initiative and resourcefulness. Reliable, trustworthy, and looking for new challenges having spent over 6 years in mining machine maintenance.


Heavy Duty Mechanic for maintenance of over 50 CAT trucks(777F, 777D, 785C),Dozers D10 T,D9R,Graders, Wheel Dozers and other diverse equipment (Hitachi 3500,Komatsu 785,1500-7,1500-5),reacting effectively to changing priorities and workloads.

Proven ability in troubleshooting and component change out.

Automotive Technician Certificate, CAT Service Maintenance Certificate.

Well organised, disciplined and motivated,instilling confidence in senior management and team members.


Employment : First Quantum Minerals,Mining Division

Business Address : Kansanshi Mine,Solwezi.Zambia

Job Position : Field and workshop Mechanic

Section : Trucks 777D,777F,785C,Hitachi 3500,Komatsu 785,1500

Start Date : July 2011

End Date : Permanent

Duties Performed : Machine troubleshooting using E.T and VIMS

( Hydraulics,transmissions,engines,powertrains )

Using S.I.S to order parts,procedures

Component change out

Services and oil samplings

Repairing and maintenance

Disassemble,repair and assemble

1.Engines(3500 series,C27)


3.Wheel stations

4.Final Drives

5.Motors and Pumps


7.Cylinder Heads

8.Torque converters


Electrical troubleshooting

Previous Employer : Barloworld Equipment Zambia

Business Address : P.O. Box 32890 Lusaka, Zambia

Contact No. : 211288218

Job Position : Service Mechanic

Start Date : September 2007

End Date : June 2011

Duties performed : In Lumwana open pit mine (marc site)

using sis

1.Prepare service kit

2.Look for diagnostic / disassembly and assemble procedure

3.Removing and installing major components (engines, Transmissions, Acles, Torque converters)

4. Troubleshooting and diagnosing

Hydraulic, transmission, engine, power train and electrical faults.

Trucks – 725, 735, 740, 777F, 777D, 785, 789

Dozers – D6, D7, D9R, D10T.

Wheel loaders – 988H, 993K, 994F

Excavators :- 365

Graders – 14G, 14OH, 14OG, 16H, 16M

Wheel dozers

Backhoe loaders

Hyster forklifts

5.Assemble and disassemble different pumps, motors

6.using E.T. to fault find

Previous Employer : Barloworld equipment(CAT)

Business address : P.O. Box 32890 Lusaka, Zambia

Site : Lusaka Component workshop

Job position : Artisan Assistant

Start Date : December 2006

End Date : September 2007

Duties performed : Using SIS

Looking for part numbers

Ordering of parts

Following procedure to disassemble

(a) Engines (3306, C6.6, 3406, C27, C18, C15)


(c)Control valves

(d)Torque converters

(e)Perkins engines

Assemble (a) R1300, R1600, and Axels

(b) Wheel stations

(c) Final drives

(d) Engines (3304, Perkins engines)


Place of learning : Northern Technical College (NDOLA)

Level of Education : Automotive Technician

Start Date : January 2006

End Date : September 2008

Subjects covered : Communication skills, Engineering mathematics, Workshop

Practice, Engineering Science, Process, Technology.

Place of learning : Mukasa Minor Seminary (Choma)

Level of Education : grade 12 Certificate

End Date : January 1998

End Date : November 2002

Subjects covered : English Language, Literature, Geography, Mathematics,

Biology, Commerce, Science, Christian Religious Education.



Overhead Gantry Crane 3 Days 16/08/10

Safety and health environment 3 days 19/08/10

Caterpillar foundational Knowledge 1 week 08/06/09

CAT Preventive maintenance 3 years 11/03/10

Forklift operator 4 days 25/05/10

I.E.L.T.S. 1 day 21/11/09

Service Mechanic Certificate(CAT)


-Playing soccer

-Visiting places

-Knowing new things



1.Mr. A.K. Banda

Head of Department

Northern Technician College

P.O. Box 250093


2.Nchimunya Kaluwa C.

Human Resources Manager

Barloworld Equipment Zambia

P.O. Box 32890


3.Maintenance Manager

Scott Mc Lean

F.Q.M - Mining Division

Number 260*********


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