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Technician Electrical/Electronics

Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
2 000
September 27, 2018

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Macdonald Kanera

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Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe

+263-***-***-***, +263-***-***-***

Personal summary

A competent engineer with a comprehensive knowledge of designing, developing and maintaining electrical and electronic systems and components to required specifications, focusing on economy, safety, reliability, quality and sustainability. An honest and hardworking individual with good communication skills, takes attention to detail and good problem solving skills. An excellent team player.


BTech (Hons) Electronic Engineering Class: 2.1

Harare Institute of Technology - 2015

Certificate in Higher and Tertiary Education Grade: Merit

Harare Institute of Technology – 2015

Certified Class One Journeyman

Aircraft Avionics Fitter (Electrics) - 2011

National Diploma Aircraft Engineering – Electrics Grade: Pass

School of Technical Training – 2010

National Certificate Aircraft Engineering - Air Electrics Grade: Pass

School of Technical Training – 2008

Professional Experience

Position: Engineer- Electronics

Company: Zimbabwe Defence Industries

Period: July 2017- Present


Design electronic components and software, products and systems for commercial, industrial, military, and scientific applications

Provide technical support and instruction to staff and customers regarding equipment standards, and help solve specific, difficult in-service engineering problems.

Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.

Confer with engineers, customers, vendors and others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products.

Review and evaluate work of others, inside and outside the organization, to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy and compatibility in the resolution of complex engineering problems.

Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications based on factors such as environment, service, cost, and system capabilities.

Plan and develop modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, and systems, to improve technical performance.

Develop and perform operational, maintenance, and testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, and systems.

Prepare engineering sketches and specifications for construction, relocation, and installation of equipment, facilities, products, and systems.

Prepare, review, and maintain maintenance schedules, design documentation and operational reports and charts.

Position: Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Company: Air Force of Zimbabwe

Period: January 2008- June 2017


Designed and implemented avionics systems modifications on aircraft and ground equipment to meet operational requirements and alleviated the problem of importation of spares thus saving the organisation revenue.

Overhauling and servicing of major aircraft avionics components and making modifications to continuously improve the performance and lifespan of the components.

Maintain and update records, system drawings, service files, manual schematics among others so as to guarantee traceable records for all activities.

Maintenance of ground equipment which includes ground power units, standby generators, batteries and service kits among other ancillary equipment.

Implement changes as per instructions from the supervisors in order to optimise performance of the systems.

Analyse faults and defects details to establish trends and develop corrective and preventive measures in future

Saved lives of people in emergencies and equipment operations like Casualty Evacuation, Cargo Hoisting, Rescue Operations during floods, Anti-Poaching among others

Carrying out first, second and third line maintenance on aircraft to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the fleet. Aircraft worked on include SF260, Chinese Karakorum 8 (K8), F7, Casa 212-200, AB412, Mi35, Mi172, Alloutte 3, AS532UL Cougar and Cessina Lynx G.

Carry out safety awareness campaigns to personnel from time to time thereby minimising accidents hence saved the organisation revenue.

Position: Technical Assistant

Company: Technology Centre

Period: January 2013- December 2013


Designed, analysed, and fabricated various machine components and parts in support of

academic programs.

Design, implementation and servicing of egg incubators, food dryers among others using cheap material hence making them available to average low income earners of the Zimbabwean community.

Assisting students in development of prototypes that would give them a practical aspect of the industry ahead of them.

Design and fabrication of printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Provided technical support services to the Engineering Department Staff and School.

Other experience

Full military training

Key skills and competences

Ability and also willingness to work in all weather conditions.

Able to understand and explain technical design ideas clearly.

Self-motivated with a positive and friendly attitude

Using computer-assisted engineering and design software.

Ability to prepare Operation & Maintenance Manuals.

Strong decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize and plan effectively.

Methodical approach to all tasks.

Ability to adapt to change and learning fast.

Technical skills

Programming languages and mathematical packages: Matlab, C, C ++, Assembly, Quartus

Computer aided design/engineering: Eagle, Proteus.

Other: Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Linux, Applications




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