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Mechanical fitter

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
January 03, 2020

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Position: Fitter



Dear sir/Madam

Please find my application to the position of mechanical Fitter, advertised recently.

I am a qualified Mechanical Fitter with Certificate in Mechanical Engineering N4.

I have the relevant mechanical fitter experience, FMCG machines, welding, hydraulic and pneumatic fitter and I have worked for more than 15 years in the exercise of my profession.

I perform with passion and exercise my skills in team maintenance and I can work under production pressure to ensure of team and business profitability with high level of safety and integrity including risk assessment. During my career to date, I went through a much enriched technical experienced learning and various environment exposures.

After the perusal of my Curriculum Vitae, I am confident that you will feel strong about my capacity to fulfil the role of the mechanical fitter, hydraulic and pneumatic maintenance.

I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Kalambayi Mishindu

Tel: +27-11-902-****

Mobile: +27-81-381-****



Kalambayi Mishindu

Location: South Africa

Telephone: +27-11-902-****

Mobile: +27-81-381-****


Professional Profile

Dedicated, committed, experienced, technical knowledge, hands on experience on variety of industrial machineries, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, fmcg machines, etc.

Effective technical solutions, I can work individual or a team, excellent standard of work both proactively and working under pressure to tight deadline under strict operational safety and health, logical, methodical with a strong approach in achieving tasks and objectives.

Work ethic, resourceful professional sound troubleshooting skills.


As an accomplished and specialized mechanical fitter, I am now wishing to secure a new and challenging position that utilize strong technical knowledge and esteemed experience in a professional and dynamic organization.

Core Skills & Attributes

Excellent Multi-Tasking & Adaptable to new environments

Sound Knowledge & Awareness of safety standard and industry legislations

Self-motivated and high achiever

Career Summary

Reinforcement Services Contractors (Specialist Equip Mnfrs) 01 April 2019 to present

Position: Mechanical Fitter and Hydraulic fitter (Contract basis)

Key responsibilities

Manufacturing and construction of new mechanical and hydraulics machines

Maintenance and services of different hydraulic machines, mechanical machines and different gearboxes to others factories

Entyce and Beverage AVI 14 Nov 2017 to 30 Oct 2018

Position: Fitter on FMCG machines

Key responsibilities:

Maintenance on packaging machines on instant coffee, filler machines, Seamer machines, Socco machines, and different conveyors in the factory

Maintenance of wrap machine, labeller machine, palletiser machines, drop belts

Maintenance of various machines mixed grounded blending coffee such as: rotary air locks valves, screw conveyors, buckets elevators, vacuum system for coffee, different grinders: Roff, Santos and Robusta for coffee, to repair dehumidifier

Maintain blowers for beams and coffee, to strip them to change bearings and impellers, to align coupling and V belts, to check oil level and to grease them.

To repair fans to change bearings, to check vibration and to clean or change filters for dust extractor. To repair different Gearboxes single stage and double stage

Maintain various machines for coffee process, centrifugal pumps, boiler equipment

Maintain various machines on creamer such as packaging Cama machine for small and big boxes, filler machines, vacuum pumps, drop belts, conveyors belts,

Maintain labeller machine, wrap machines, palletiser machines, filler machines

Reason of leaving: Contract finished

Scaw Metal (Steel company) January 2004 to November 2015

Hydraulic Fitter and mechanical fitter

Key responsibilities:

Hydraulic maintenance: Hydraulic power pack, hydraulic pinch rolls, cylinders, pumps, hydraulic motors, valves, hydraulic accumulators, heat exchanges, pipes, fittings, filters

Repair of hydraulic lubrication system special for big gearboxes

Repair of pneumatic equipment such as: Cylinders, pneumatics motors, service units, valves

Repair various machines such as: shears including break and clutch, straightening machines, conveyors, hot saws, heavy cooling bed, Sutton machine and various machines.

Maintain blowers for gas in the furnace to strip them change bearings, impeller and align coupling. To maintain blowers and all line until the burners

Repair fans for dust extractor to change and clean filter for dust extractor, chains and rolls

Maintain and repair different machines in the company

CCM Fitter melts shop, assembling and repairing, ladle, tundish, crane mechanism, repair and assembling mould jacket, crane mechanism

Repair big and small different Gearboxes in the company

Use of welding machine such as: Arc welding, Mig welding and cutting torch

Working under pressure and standby to meet deadline and demanding

Reason for leaving: Hille mill our department was closed down

Barloworld Plascon (Paint company) September 2003 to January 2004

Maintenance fitter

Key Responsibilities:

Key and high valued team member responsible for the timely and accurate maintenance.

Maintenance of diaphragm pump, orbital pump,

Maintenance of spray systems for paint and ammonia, and belts conveyors

Maintenance of filling machines for paints and different gearboxes.

Using of welding machines: Arc welding and cutting torch.

Reason of leaving: Found permanent job

Mintek Randburg (Mining sector) July 2003 to August 2003

Maintenance fitter

Contract position maintaining and fixing various machines including: Crushers, Industrial gearboxes and centrifugal pumps

Retailer brand (Food Manufacturing Company) August 2002 to February 2003

Maintenance fitter on Packaging machines

Key responsibilities:

Repair filler and packaging machines for jelly, soup, flavour, and spice in the factory

Using of welding machines for new project for packaging factory

Reason of leaving: Contract finished

Previous positions held:

Scaw metal (Steel company), Fitter, February 2003 to July 2003

Isofoton South Africa (Solar Company), warehouse assistant manager, Oct 2000 to July 2002

Resteel machinery (Engineering company), fitter, September 1996 to September 1997

Copper concentrator (Mining sector DR Congo), Fitter June 1983 to July 1993

Professional Qualifications


Institution: Technical College Randburg 2009- 2012

Qualification: National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering N4

Institution: Technical Institute Mavuno DR Congo 1977- 1981

Qualification: National Certificate in Mechanical engineering

Hydraulics and pneumatics Certificate: Festo Learning academic 2007

Advanced hydraulics Certificate: Hydraulic Training cc and Consultant 2007

Eskom College Certificates: Arc welding, Mig welding, Tig welding, 2006

Qualified Mechanical Fitter Olifantsfontien trade test (Red Seal)

Qualified Mechanical Fitter first trade in DRC

Personal Detail

Language: English and French

Interest: Sport and Reading


Names Company Position Telephones

Innocent Ndlala Entyce Forman +27-76-721-****

Leon Williams Scaw Metal Plant Engineer +27-82-836-****

Hien Viljoen Plascon Maintenance Manager +27-11-951-****

Michael Murphy Retailer Brand Operation Manager +27-11-393-****

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