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Diesel Mechanic

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
March 18, 2020

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Number * Doringboom Street, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. Cell: 002*-**-*******/ 061-***-**** E-Mail:

Professional Qualifications

National Certificate in Diesel and Tractor Mechanics (Apprenticeship Trained – covered both Diesel & Petrol) Bulawayo Polytechnic College. (Zimbabwe) - 1996

Certificate of Skilled Worker (Class One) Artisan No; 120**-***** E Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education (Zimbabwe) - 1996

Certificate in Diesel Power Generator Technical Training (Programming, commissioning,

Operating and maintaining Standby Diesel Generators) Diesel Innovations-South Africa – 2014

Certificate in Labour Law in the Work Place – SEESA - 2016

Studying towards a Diploma in Business Management with Oxbridge Academy – Accounting, Computers, Business Communication, Labour Relations, Sales Management


Dedicated Diesel Mechanic with over 20 years’ experience in equipment repair and maintenance. Familiar with safety standards and all manner of repairs. Consistently adhere to dealer, factory, and company standards for maintenance and repair work.

Career Outlook

I wish to continue to utilise my skills as a diesel mechanic. I am eager to work on interesting and challenging operations. Now I am seeking career progression and I am taking training to keep up with new technologies.

Professional Development

HIRA – Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Training - 2013

Fire Fighting Training - 2010

ICT Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook/ email, Internet (in progress)

Customer Care Training - 1994

First Aid Training – 2016

Bench fitting, welding, grinding, brazing, auto electrics, computerised diagnostics

Highlights: Mechanically-inclined with strong problem solving technics.


May 2017 to Current

Generator & Plant Hire South Africa. DIESEL MECHANIC Inspect, service, and maintain diesel engines.

Use hand and power tools and specialized machinery.

Disassemble, repair, and reassemble engines.

Completely overhaul non-working engines.

Weld joints and components, source materials, and fabricate parts to complete repairs.

Minimize waste by working efficiently and accurately.

Assembling, servicing, and repairing diesel generators and engines.

Responsible for ensuring functionality and reliability of generators, machines, engines and mechanical systems.

Determining generator, machines and mechanical systems condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests as well as identifying worn and damaged parts.

Keeping equipment available for use by conducting preventative maintenance schedules, installing component and part upgrades and controlling corrosion.

Correcting deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, disassembling, assembling and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components and parts.

Verifying performance by conducting tests, adjusting controls and systems.

Complying with legislative generator requirements, engine safety and combustion control standards.

Maintaining records by annotating services and repairs through company job card applications. Containing costs by highlighting warranty, evaluating service and parts options, as well as keeping supplies ready by placing orders.

Overseeing the activities of the assistant technicians while disseminating workshop practises, processes and technology.

Above all, accurately following instructions issued by management.

October 2014 to April 2017 Harrogate Civil Construction SENIOUR DIESEL MECHANIC

Reviewed driver information about equipment performance and asked probing questions.

Troubleshot malfunctions to determine root causes.

Drove vehicles before and after repairs for diagnostic purposes.

Removed and replaced component parts like belts, pumps, and brake systems.

Worked irregular shifts with emergency after hours call-outs.

Followed all safety regulations and helped others do the same.

Senior mechanic in charge of daily workshop operations reporting directly to the workshop manager.

Leading and delegation of duties to a team of six mechanics, including major repairs and servicing of equipments.

Diagnosing and analysing problems to determine the extent of damage and necessary repairs to be carried out and report to the manager prior to taking action.

Ensuring zero tolerance to safe working procedures

February 2011 to August 2014


Maintained and repaired diesel trucks and trailers.

Diagnosed vehicle malfunctions and wrote repair orders.

Performed preventative and scheduled maintenance.

Road tested vehicles after service to test functionality.

Adhered to the safe installation and proper operation, running and maintenance of all mining machinery.

Ensured that all safety appliances, mechanisms and guards were maintained in good condition. The provision of the regulations relating to machinery were fully complied with and that the operation of any apparatus or machine, the use of which may constitute a danger to health and safety of any person, was stopped immediately.

Conducted risk assessment and provided the outcome of the assessment.

Signed off pre-use inspections report after completing a break test operation.

Took obligation to take all reasonable measures to comply with legislation requirements.

Completed structural chassis and suspension repairs and corrosion management.

Performed engine and transmission change outs and major repairs.

I was responsible of ordering machinery spares and processing warranty claims.

Carried out services, filter and oil, and tyre management.

Repaired all machinery components.

Reacted to breakdowns at any time.

Maintained effective housekeeping.

Worked with apprentices while disseminating safety and technology.

Verified machinery performance by conducting tests, adjusting controls and systems.

July 2008 to January 2011


Worked on an opencast coal mine doing shift work.

Attended to breakdowns and machine failures.

Serviced and repaired articulated dump trucks- Bell haulers, Volvo and Komatsu machines.

Maintenance of hydraulic Excavators and Dozers.

Rectified auto electrical faults, air conditioning systems, global positioning systems and two way radio systems as well as replacing faulty electrical components.

Did welding on hand rails and brackets when broken.

Ensured that all equipments comply with the mine safety and health standards before use. . Trained apprentices while responsible for machine lockouts, release of stored energy and risk assessments prior to work commencement.

April 2007 to June 2008

Swissport Aviation. DIESEL MECHANIC

Repairs, Services and maintenance of Airport Ground equipment to include Tugs, high loaders, transporters, cargomatics, buses, Trucks, passenger steps, forklifts, Generators, pneumatic aircraft power units and LDVs.

Attended to machine system failures on the ramp side.

Carried out equipment repairs as per ACSA standards and housekeeping.

January 2006 to December 2007

Stories Golden Shaft Mine (Zimbabwe) DIESEL MECHANIC Ensured that safety and health standards are were met.

Executed preventative and corrective maintenance work on Hydraulic excavators, Bull dozers, Graders, Wheel loaders, Haulers and Dump trucks.

Did shift work and call –outs on breakdowns

Worked as the team leader

January 2004 to December 2005 Kwe – Kwe Metals (Zimbabwe) DIESEL MECHANIC

I was an all-rounder Mechanic at a customer dealership workshop.

Carried out repairs and services to Trucks and Trailers.

Applied my fault finding techniques and major overhauls to Engines, Transmissions and differentials.

May 2002 to November 2003 Midgley Construction (Zimbabwe) DIESEL MECHANIC

Worked on construction equipment and machinery doing a lot travelling

Field services to Iveco rigged Dump Trucks

Maintained Atlas Corpco compressors with Deutz engines. Ford and MF tractors, CAT vibrating rollers and concrete mixers.

Generators for lighting plants.

I was also responsible for diesel stocks on site.

February 1996 to March 2002 First Haulage (Zimbabwe) DIESEL MECHANIC

Worked to pass trucks and trailers through C.O.F

Repaired and serviced ERF, International, Cummins and Freightliner trucks and trailers. Attended to breakdowns in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa.


ZUPCO – Southern Division (Zimbabwe)

Jan 1992 - Dec 1995

Worked in the engine room and did engine overhauls, tune-ups and tests.

Did units i.e. gear boxes, clutches, prop shafts, Ujs, final drives, differentials, cylinder heads valve lapping, spring brake chambers, hydraulic and manual steering boxes, pumps, motors and valves.

Brake and clutch overhauls.

Did auto electrics.

Tyre care, maintenance and servicing.

Did major bus rebuilds.

Attended customer care programmes.

Passed buses through fitness tests.

I was also trained to do major overhauls to the following components;

Fluid couplings and torque convertors

Epicyclic gear boxes

Automatic transmission control systems

Fuel injection systems

Pneumatics and hydraulic systems

Did two stroke cycle engines both petrol and diesel

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