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Electrician / Supervisor

Nelspruit, MP, South Africa
February 07, 2018

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White River, Mpumalanga • Mobile: +27 [0] 83 550 0971 • Email:


With more than three decades of expertise gained in the Electrical and Instrument Construction field across South Africa, the Continent and Middle East, Josef Johannes Badenhorst is a qualified, practical career professional, with experience in commissioning and start-up, team leadership and supervision, and project leadership of mega-projects and subcontracted installations in diverse territories and cultures.

JJ retains hands-on knowledge of Quality Control, Costing, Bill of Materials, Material Control and Verification, as well as in Project Management, Safety Inspections, Construction and Maintenance across the Mining, Infrastructure and Retail Service industries.

His skills feature extensive involvement in the building of substations, installation of panels, drives, motors, cables, safety and warning devices. JJ has, over the course of 30 years, led the electrical installation of conveyor belts, PLC's and small power layouts, as well as solar systems, industrial borehole pumps, water tanks and Municipal water distributing systems.

Broadly skilled and proficient, JJ has directed ancillary services that include street light installations, the construction of small power lines, trenching, concrete work, painting and even ceiling fitting, as well as transport management and control.

Passionate about his vocation with above-average physical strength, JJ is an adaptable change manager, who leads multi-cultural and -skilled teams with practised ease, and a crystal clear focus on occupational safety and quality control at all times.


Electrical Systems & Controls

Circuit Design & Installation

Instrumentation & Electrical Measurements

Programming Languages

Electrical Code

Safety & QA

Wiring Diagram Schematics & Blueprints

Instrument Testing

Complex Problem Solving

Troubleshooting & Maintenance

Comprehensive Tool Operation

Industrial Motor Control Centres

Client Service Excellence


N4 National Diploma in Electrical Engineering; Pretoria Technical College, SA, 1984

Senior Certificate / Matric; Witbank Technical High, 1979



SEPAM, Sadara Chemical Plant, Saudi Arabia [July 2015 to July 2017]

Electrical Technician, Commissioning, Maintenance Department

Core Overview:

Contracted by Clonmel-based construction company, Sepam, for part of construction of Saudi Arabia's largest petro chemicals plant and biggest single-stage petrochemical development globally Development in Jubail Industrial City features 26 integrated world-scale manufacturing plants that will produce more than three million tons of products every year.

Spearheaded completion, inspection, commissioning and start-up of chemical plant.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Formed a core team to concentrate on closing punch items.

Assumed full accountability for installation and maintenance of electrical infrastructure and maintenance of plant and project installations according to sound engineering practice and equipment specifications.

Investigated, diagnosed and performed trade-related maintenance and repairs to equipment and machinery according to maintenance requirements.

Performed QC and functional tests on motors, switchgear, MCC cubicles, lux-test and placing of lights.

Performed inspections in accordance with Mine Health and Safety Act regulations, manufacturing and Company standards.

Reported all defects and breakdowns on equipment and machinery to Foreman.

Developed, modified, constructed, fabricated and installed related equipment required for safe operation of all engineering gear.

Supervised cable laying (electrical, instrument and fibre) and installation of instruments and tubing.

Directed loop check and testing of cables.

Managed QC on cables, tubing and instruments, as well as QC and solo run of motors on the plant.

Identified spares requirements and ordered according to departmental procedure.

Communicated with clients and supervisors on maintenance activities performed and equipment handover.

Worked according to the Mine’s Code of Practice, and reported any observations malpractice.

Ensured personal and co-workers’ adherence and compliance to Security and Company’s SHE objectives.

Worked overtime, performing standby and availability for call-outs when the need arose.

Key Achievements:

Assisted with job planning and task analysis that reduced construction time.

Reorganised store system and streamlined distribution of material and components.

Created smaller groups to perform certain tasks, reducing downtime and optimising supervision efficiency.

Implemented flexible work and break times to reduce waiting time.

Worked with Project Management to speed up construction phase.


JOAT Electric, Daniëlskuil, Northern Cape, SA [January to June 2015]


Core Overview:

Installed solar borehole pumps, panels, piping, paving and palisade fencing.

Connected 300 kilolitre water tanks and main line water pipe to supply water for town.

Repaired water distribution system in town.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Managed costing and procurement, oversaw transportation and timely delivery of materials to different sites.

Supervised troubleshooting, installation and repairs, responsible for all people, property and environmental risks and exposures on-site.

Serviced and installed solar pumping systems, responsible for sizing pumps for different applications.

Filled out all paperwork properly, accurately, and in a timely fashion including job worksheets and timecards.

Kept equipment and designated yard area neat and clean at all times.

Maintained up to date enforcement of safe and general operation of all equipment used on job site, troubleshooting any mechanical problems in field and ensured assistants could do the same.

Resonant Automation, Kumba Iron Ore Mine, Kathu, SA [March to October 2014]


Core Overview:

Contracted by specialist automation, engineering and consulting service provider to manufacturing industries including the energy, mining and petro-chemical sectors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Updated red line electrical drawings to show deviation or modification done at site during construction.

Inspected and confirmed all cable sizes, including marking of cables and panels.

Data captured comprehensive panels and equipment.

Produced and presented final Management Report.

Idwala Lime Mine, Daniëlskuil (Kuruman), SA [February 2013 to February 2014]

Electrical Supervisor

Core Overview:

Spearheaded electrification of Kiln project at operation that quarries high-grade limestone that is crushed, screened, burned and milled, in the production of limestone and burnt lime, in adherence to ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Rail Safety regulations.

Installed modern energy-efficient Cimprogetti shaft kiln with capacity of 550 TPD.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Project-managed installation and termination of Speed Drives, conveyer, fan, blower, compressor and hoist motors.

Supervised extensive pull and termination of cables, directing installation and termination of PLC, lights and small power, warning and safety devices.

Directed building of Motor Control Centre (MCC).

Planned and implemented termination and testing of backup generators, including testing and commissioning of all equipment.

Tonkolili Iron Ore Mine (SL) Ltd., Sierra Leone [July 2012 to January 2013]


Core Overview:

Contracted for Wise Design Africa in Pretoria, SA to spearhead completion and commissioning of Iron Ore Plant.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervised extensive termination of cables, as well as termination and testing of motors, lights and small power.

Installed warning and safety devices, monitoring quality control, testing and commissioning procedures to final handover.


Emergency Electricians - Pretoria, SA [September 2011 to June 2012]


Core Overview: Performed diverse construction maintenance and repairs in domestic and industrial installations.

Duties & Responsibilities: Led maintenance and repairs on motors, panels, control panels, switchgear, transformers, cables and overhead cranes, water and borehole and swimming pool pumps Travelled extensively to perform duties over large geographical area.

RMS (Readiness Management Support) - Camp Taji, Baghdad, Iraq [October 2007 to August 2011]

Electrical Technician

Core Overview: As Supervisor / Team leader, headed up: Construction, maintenance and repairs of electrical installations (110 volt to 11 000 volt) Installation and repairs on 11 000 volt overhead and underground lines.

Duties & Responsibilities: Directed installation, commissioning, fault finding and repairs on transformers and generators Spearheaded maintenance and repairs in diesel power plant and switchgear - low and high voltage, including fault-finding Worked on single and 3-phase motors, panels, switchgear, cables, water heaters, pumps, lights and general electrical equipment Completed domestic and Industrial wiring and maintenance Worked with foreign and local nationals.

Emergency Electricians - Pretoria, SA [November 2002 to September 2007]


Core Overview: Performed construction maintenance and repairs in domestic and industrial installations.

Duties & Responsibilities: Maintained and repaired motors, panels, control panels, switchgear, transformers, cables and overhead cranes Installed and repaired water and borehole pumps, including domestic repairs and installations for insurance companies Post required substantial travel across vast area.

Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant, Cape Town, SA [October 2002]

Electrical & Mechanical Contract (1 Month Outage)

Core Overview: Completed Radiation Worker Course as part of employment contract.

Duties & Responsibilities: Replaced heat exchanger Performed repairs on motors, control and main panels Installed mechanical supports for cooling dam.

BW Electrical Construction, Johannesburg, SA [June 2001 to September 2002]


Core Overview: At construction of Platinum plant in Rustenburg (SA), including substation, performed electrical work and major installations Constructed an Eco Diesel Plant at PetroSA in Mossel Bay.

Duties & Responsibilities: Installed and commissioned cables, panels, control panels, motors, variable speed drives, lights and transformers, including fault-finding Led installation and commissioning of liquid and star / delta starters and switchgear, motors, panels and cable work.

Hentek Designs, Pretoria, SA [September 1987 to May 2001]


Core Overview: Led construction, maintenance, repairs and fault-finding of electrical installations in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Duties & Responsibilities: Supervised installation of transformers and generators, change-over systems, interlocking and sequence controls Worked on AC/DC motors, liquid, star / delta, slip ring and direct online starters Performed cable installation and testing including LT and HT Installed borehole pumps and water distribution systems.

South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa), SA [January 1982 to August 1987]


Core Overview: Qualified as electrician at Olifantsfontein (SA) with this company in 1984.

Duties & Responsibilities: Commencing as Apprentice & Electrician, worked on AC/DC motors, panels, starters, coal and diesel boilers, switchgear LT and HT, power layouts and air conditioning plants.


Date of Birth, Nationality 16 March 1962, South African

Languages English Afrikaans

Driver’s License Code 08 & International

Marital Status Single

References & Certificates Presented upon request

Availability Immediate


Excellent in building relationships with unskilled labour, artisans and professional teams across operations.

Manages client and third-party contractor relations with professional articulation.

Communicates well and clearly across language barriers, with sensitivity to cultural diversity and country-specific nuances.

Critical thinking and problem-solving prowess.

Innovative thinker, excels with figures.

Dedicated, resilient and disciplined, with motivational team leadership style and seasoned project management abilities.

Fully able to work away from home for long periods without leave and travel at short notice, and adapt swiftly to change.

Enjoys applying extensive expertise in new work and geographic environments.

Continuous active learning enthusiast.

Highly organised and effective team leader.

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