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Mechanical Engineer

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
30 000
January 13, 2020

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Dear Sir/Madam

Application for Employment

I am Lindokuhle H. Magwaza (ID NO: 890***-****-***). I am applying for a Mechanical Engineering Technician/ Engineer position in your company on grounds of my knowledge and experience in the field of mechanical engineering. I have completed a national diploma in mechanical engineering in Mangosuthu University of Technology and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Vaal University of Technology. I possess an in-depth knowledge of mechanical systems, problem solving and time and plant management skills.

I am fit to perform my role as a mechanical technician/engineer, i.e. to design, modify, maintain, and foresee plant equipment failures (breakdown), to implement systems in place to ensure that corrective and future preventive actions are implemented. Lastly, to support production in the various ways:

1Reliable: Provide maximum plant uptime by eradicating root cause plant equipment failures.

1Safe: Adhere to practices that will ensure a safe working environment and comply with the OHS ACT.

2Good Quality: Compliance to ISO 9001: 2000

3No Harm to Environment: Compliance to ISO 14001: 2000

4Cost Efficient: Utilize all resources in a sensible manner.

My strengths lie in having a positive and professional work ethic, an ability to multitask and to effectively delegate and communicate tasks to co-workers to keep the motivated and updated to pursuit a common goal.

I am determined to work as a loyal and professional astute engineering professional who will continuously seek to achieve both personal and organisational objectives. I am keen to develop my career further; I am also willing to work overtime and technician’s back up and to migrate to any province. I am also willing to start immediately.

Sincerely yours,

Lindokuhle Magwaza




Lindokuhle Hopewell Magwaza


Surname : Magwaza

First name : Lindokuhle Hopewell

Identity number : 890**********

Date of birth : 17 January 1989

Gender : Male

Marital status : Single

Dependants : None

Nationality : South African

Religion : Christian

Home language : IsiZulu

Other language(s) : English, IsiXhosa

Criminal offence : None

Health : Excellent

Postal address : Z2179 Amalahle Road




Residential address : Z2179 Amalahle Road




Cell Phone number : 076-***-****

E-mail address :


Last school attended : Brettonwood High School

Highest grade passed : Grade 12

Year : 2006

Tertiary Institution : Mangosuthu University of Technology

: Vaal University of technology

Qualification : National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical

Status : Complete

: Bachelor of Technology

Status : Complete

Subjects : Academic record attached


NCP Chlorchem

Safe Handling of Chlorine

Garnett Cross Hydraulic Courses

Hydraulic Maintenance Course

HulaminMaintenance Training Facility

Basic Engineering Skills Training Course

Brenda Eckstein International

Communication Skills Training

Hulamin Rolled Products

Integrated Manufacturing Approach


oMicrosoft Word

oMicrosoft Excel

oMicrosoft PowerPoint

oComputer Aided Draughting

oISO 9001:2000; ISO 14001:2000 : 18001

oFMEA; Control Plans; Process Flow


Company : Hulamin Rolled Products (Pmb)

Job Title : Technician in Training

Department : Maintenance

Reason for Leaving : Complete Studies

Period : 03/02/2010 – 26/01/2011

Duties and Responsibilities

Plant Maintenance Optimisation

Project to curb down oil expenditure by identifying oil leaks

Design & Modifications to plant equipment

Shut Down planning

Hydraulic system design and pump modifications

Conceptual designing & draughting of Modifications

Hazzard Identification and Risk Assesment

Compilation and improvement of maintenance practices used for the plant equipment.

Analysis of the mechanical availability KPIs of the plant and initiation of improvement projects to improve the performance.

Improvement of equipment reliability and service life.

Assist during break-down situations to provide quick and sound repair solutions.

Management of the plant maintenance budget to ensure it is used effectively.

Develop and improve standard mechanical procedures for use by the execution staff.

Analyze equipment failures with the aim of eliminating breakdown reoccurrence.

Assist the execution staff with daily task management.

Technical support to the execution (delivery) teams, both maintenance and production.

Develop and manage shutdown schedules

Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode Effects Analysis

Production Standard Operating Procedure Sheets Inspection and Modification

Condition and Time Monitoring

Outsourcing Vibration and Oil Analysis

Bearing Lubrication and Monitoring

Frictional Wear and Oil Viscosity Degradation

Maintenance Spares Control and Availibility

Company : Sedibeng TVET College

Job Title : Senior Mechanical Lecturer

Department : Nated

Period : 06/06/2013 – Present

Duties and Responsibilities

Classroom management.

Assess students as per syllabus.

Support student development.

Mark according to marking guideline.

Providing remedial presentations.

Assist Head of Division with day to day management duties.

Give professional guidance and support to lecturers oversee assessment.

Give support to students in developing critical job hunting skills.

Participating in selection and enrolment of students.


Mr Stanley R. Wallace : Senior Lecturer

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mangosuthu University of Technology

Telephone Number: 031-***-**-** (reception)

Cell Phone 082-***-**-**

Mr Mxolisi Mhlongo : Reliability (Mechanical) Engineer

Maintenance Department

Hulamin Rolled Products

Telephone Number: 033-***-****

Cell Phone 083-***-****

Mr KholekileDlamini : Mechanical Technician

Maintenance Department

Hulamin Rolled Products


Cell Phone 083-***-****

Mr Gareth Samuel : Senior Mechanical Fitter

Maintenance Department

Hulamin Rolled Products

Telephone Number 033-***-****

Cell Phone 083-***-****

Mr John Dhlamini : Senior Educational Specialist

Mechanical Department

Sedibeng TVET College



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