SANTHOSH KUMAR PUTHAN VEEDU
APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT MECHANIC
OFFSHORE OIL RIGS/ PLATFORM
Greetings of the day.
1. I am privileged and taking this opportunity to introduce myself to the position mentioned above. I am a retired Engine Room Artificer from Indian Navy with 20 years of sea going experience on board various warships and had been in to several refit and refurbishments of naval ships at dockyards. I had immense experience in marine and mechanical machinery, equipment and systems and also entrusted with several project activities and successfully completed within the stipulated time limit. I am now looking for a stable second career in Oil and gas field preferably because the similarity in operation and maintenance is akin to naval ships and platforms. Sir, it submitted that, during my association with one of the finest navy in the world, I had the opportunity to learn, achieve and was introduced to and acquired a range of knowledge from military leadership to engineering management. The rich experience in versatile field of Marine engineering, Safety and Security, Firefighting operations & maintenance, liaison & coordination and management with various enforcement agencies both military and civilian through my distinguished naval career is invaluable and I can effectively discharge the same during my duties and can be committed to the organisational roles which may be entrusted upon me.
3. My education, certifications and training which includes STCW 2010, BSc in Marine technology, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced diploma in Industrial fire safety, NEBOSH IGC, IOSH (MS), Leadership and Management Training, Fire Fighting courses, along with my decades earned experience and finest military skills. i.e. discipline, loyalty, hard work and ability to motivate a team and to deliver results at strenuous situation, expertise in security, safety, fire engineering, communication skills could undoubtedly contribute to a ship both at sea and port. Also, I am confident to tailor the same into suit to your requirement if I am absorbed.
4. I understand that a career at oil field now been affected globally due to the constant declination of oil price and other economic dip. However, Maintenance of infrastructure (rigs and platforms) is a continuous process. My Indian Navy experience therefore would be very handy and without any extra training I can be transformed in to an assistant mechanic job which warrants multi-faceted marine and mechanical skills. Therefore you are requested to consider me for any vacant posts if available and it would be highly appreciable and could be a great help me to find out a second career at high seas. A detailed resume is hereby enclosed with this cover letter for your reference and necessary action please.
SANTHOSH KUMAR PUTHAN VEEDU
Puthanveedu, Parassery (Po), Kongad, Palakkad (Dt), Kerala (State)- PIN 678631
Ex Indian Navy Engine Room Mechnician with BSc in Marine Technology, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering over 20 plus years of rich experience in the field of Marine and Mechanical systems i.e. operation, maintenance and troubleshooting on board various naval ships, establishment and projects, now looking for a second career in oil and gas field preferably in the capacity of a Assistant Mechanic or motorman.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND KEY SKILLS
Expertise in watch keeping, troubleshooting, repair, overhauling, testing, setting to work, removal, refit and upkeep maintenance of all Marine prime movers, Diesel generators, HVAC systems, Refrigeration plants, various types of Compressors, Valves, Centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, Fuel oil separators, Distilling and RO Plants, Capstans, Steering gears and Propellers, CPP, STPs, Electrical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems and actuators, Deck Cranes, Davits, Winches, Life Rafts, Life Boats, Bearing and vibration analysis, Alignment, Preservation and De-preservation of machinery and equipment, Bunkering, Spare parts management, PPM, CBPM, Vibration monitoring, Arc Welding, Gas cutting, Sheet metal fabrication, Smithy and forging, Lathes and other work shop machinery, Workshop tools, Measurements and Machine drawing, NDT and inspection, Anchor windlass and systems, Battery charging and bank operation, Load shifting and paralleling of generators, preparation and issue of PTW (Confined spaces, hot work, site clearances) Documentation of engineering activities, formulation of SSOWs/JSA with respect to machinery and systems, estimation and budgeting, resource planning, engineering reports, presentation of reports and returns to higher authority, liaison and communication with dockyards/ repairing agencies/contractors/vendors, Inventory and spare management, Accident investigation, Safety and security of marine assets, Industrial Safety, SOLAS, MARPOL, ISPS, SOPs for vessels at Port, Ship Security Officer, Anti-Piracy operations, BMP4, Firefighting and Damage control of vessels, Engineering documentation, MS office, Good inter personnel communication skills (verbal and written). Day to day Men and material Management, leave and training regulator for the crew, Project planning, execution and Review Update, Dockyard and repair management, Logistics (engineering),
Twenty plus years’ experience in Engine room as a mechanic and elevated to Chief mechanic (Artificer) and taken Independent charge of ships engine room (ME II, ME I, LME, MECH 4,3,2, Chief Mechanic) Responsible for watch keeping, Planning, execution/ operation/ maintenance/repair/overhauling and documentation of all machinery and auxiliary machinery and system on board various warships from 385 DWT to 5000 DWT as Chief of the Watch with Charge certificate competency which is the highest competency given to the marine engineering sailors of Indian Navy. Several repair activities were undertaken at sea in adverse sea conditions and was Commended by commanding officers and awarded proficiency Awards during many afloat appointments.
Lead a team for monitoring and managing refits of Indian Naval Ships in the capacity of Coordinator Production Control Cell and ensured timely completion of the ship refits at Naval Ship Repair Yard (Kochi) during 2008 – 2011 and was Commended by Admiral. Performed and directed Yard employees to repair/ overhaul and replacement of various machinery/equipment systems of visiting ships and yard crafts at Kochi with co-ordination of various internal and external agencies. Prepared several presentations to higher naval authorities about progress of refits during refit review progress meetings. Carried out the duty of Assistant Safety officer/ Engineer to the refit ships during the tenure and effectively managed and co-ordinated all refit activities without a single accident /OTI and within the set time limit which ensured and saved big capital (both in terms of manpower and material) to the ex-chequer. Also was instrumental in QA/ QC policy implementation of Indian Navy for all ships under refit (Engineering and Naval Architect)
Carried out the duties of Maintenance in-charge of Engineering & Maintenance Department of INS Eksila one of the largest Engineering Overhauling facility of its kind in Asia of Indian Navy during 2011 to Feb 2015 viz. – managed several civilian contractors and, lead a team of employees both uniformed and civilian, rectification of various mechanical and electrical defects, setting up of in- house repair facility for various valves of the engineering base. Controlled and regulated day today function of the maintenance department with finest management skills in a diversified atmosphere. Prepared Board Proceedings and Statement of Cases for repairs /procurement/ services, liaison with Military Engineering Services and civil contractors for civil works. Managed other facilities essential for an industrial establishment, Dockyard/ Ship repair facilities etc. Accomplished project activities in time consistently meeting the challenging uncertainties and targets. Experience in handling various budgeting, cost estimation, inspection and completion reports, issue of PTW to contractors and scrutiny of financial implications (RIC and sanction reports), monitoring and successful execution of projects during 2012 - 2015.
Presently entrusted with the responsibility of Senior Safety Engineer, Micro System Electronics, Palakkad, Kerala, 678631 and instrumental in implementing company safety policy effectively and imparting continuous safety measures to meet the optimum production goals with very good employer –employee relationship.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BSc in Marine Technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology – 2009
IOSH (Managing safely) and NEBOSH IGC with High Credit rating - 2015.
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from INS Shivaji, Lonavla – the premier marine engineering training facility of Indian Navy - 2003
NBCD courses including basic and advanced Fire Fighting and damage control of vessels from Indian Navy Fire School – 1995/1999/2002
Technical High School Leaving Certificate with specialisation in WELDING technology and with various work shop subjects from State Council for Technical Education, Kerala – 1991
Advanced level course in Practical approach to condition monitoring and corrective maintenance from SPM Instrument India Private Ltd - 2008
STCW 2010 (MFA,PSSR,DSD,FPFF,PST) from Naval Maritime Academy Mumbai - 2015
Qualified Medical First aider with trauma care management
Leadership certificate from Naval Institute of Management - INS Agrani, Coimbatore – 2004
Chief Engine Room Artificer (Charge Certificate competency) Qualification, INS Shivaji - 2010
Advanced Industrial Fire and safety diploma from GITS - 2014.
Ships Security Officer (SSO) qualified from Elite Marine Academy – 2015
In depth knowledge in MS office, networking and report writing
Currently pursuing MSc in Environmental Sciences from Bharatiyar University, Coimbatore - 2016
Nationality : Indian
Date of Birth : 21 April 1976
Languages : Expert : English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Passport : Indian (M3433703 Valid up to 09/11/2024)
CDC : Indian (MUM 252709 Valid till 02/09/2025)
STCW 2010 : Holding
References : Will be provided upon request
Position Requested for : Assistant Mechanic
It is certified that the above particulars are true to the best of my knowledge and will be supported with relevant documents as and when required.
Santhosh Kumar Puthanveedu