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Pretoria Thermal Power

Location:
Zimbabwe
Salary:
1500
Posted:
January 27, 2022

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KEMPTON MAKUSHU ; MECHANICAL FITTER/TECHNICIAN

*** ********** *****

Ascot

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

+263-*********, 713115824, 732790118

adp1ou@r.postjobfree.com/ adp1ou@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER OVERVIEW

I am an apprenticeship trained mechanical technician/fitter and turner with several years of experience. Paying attention to details enables me to perform delicate tasks that require careful inspection and precision in execution. In technical writing, I write reports that are comprehensive and useful to superiors and the company. I come to you with a track record of successfully ensuring the smooth running of the plant and high plant availability. I am an all-rounder with practical experience in plant hydraulics and pneumatics, boiler and turbine house maintenance, mining and crushing equipment maintenance, food and mineral processing equipment maintenance, water treatment and sewer plant maintenance and I am quick to learn equipment I have never been exposed to. I have the capacity to budget, develop and implement a policy or strategy. I am a self-motivated, multi-skilled and result oriented individual with a zeal to learn, tackle challenges and improve whichever system I work with. I want to develop a career both challenging and rewarding. I am well versed with safety and environmental issues relating to the industry.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth 30 April 1990. Nationality Zimbabwean

Passport Number GN066562 I.D Number 02-078956J02

Skye username live:kmakushu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kempton-makushu-86683699

KEY AREAS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Testing and verification

Delivering quality projects that are on time and budget

Training, development and delivery

Equipment maintenance, installation, commissioning, overhaul, reconditioning and refurbishment

Aligning rotating equipment, balancing and conducting vibration tests

Breakdown analysis and eliminating root cause

Precision machining and basic fabrication and welding

Pressure vessels safety inspections and pressure testing

Computer based Maintenance: Planning, scheduling, supervision and leadership

Basic electronics, automation and process operations and control

Strong hands-on background, detail and result oriented

Holder of a class 4 Zimbabwean and B class international driver’s license

PAST WORK EXPERINCE

MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY TECHNICIAN/FITTER AT PPC CEMENT HOLDINGS – (01/09/2020 TO PRESENT)

APPRENTICE FITTER AND TURNER AT PPC CEMENT HOLDINGS-01/03/2011 TO 28/02/2015

Implementing preventative maintenance programs to all critical mechanical equipment and systems. Attending to all mechanical faults timeously so as to prevent loss of production. Machining components and modifying mechanical structures.

Maintenance and operation of kiln, FLSmidth ball mills, gyratory, impact and jaw crushers, stacker, reclaimers, IKN grate cooler, air cleaning systems, cranes and winches, vibrating screens

Plant lubrication and maintenance of radiators, heat exchangers, oil pumps and oil separation

Taking stocks of mechanical spares and ensuring that fast moving spares are always available.

Team leadership and training apprentices and attachees. Upholding company rules and regulations with regard to labour, productivity and discipline

Aligning rotating equipment and conducting vibration tests; pumps, kilns, ball mills, fans, compressors, blowers etc

Basic electronics, rigging, scaffolding, and use of oxy-acetylene equipment

Plant lubrication and maintenance of oil coolers, radiators and oil pumps

Working knowledge of kiln operation from the preheater down to the preclaciner and main burner

Working knowledge of basic industrial electronics

Installation, commissioning and maintenance of pumps such as piston, single and multi-stage centrifugal pump, vane pump, gear pump, mono pump

Maintenance and operation of material transport system such as pan conveyors, scraper chain conveyor, air slides, belt conveyor, bucket conveyor, bucket elevator, air lift system, screw conveyor

Maintenance of HAVER packer, FLSmidth Ventomtic palletiser, BOCEDI stretch hood wrapping machine

Adherence to work permit and lock out procedure

Machining, designing and interpreting engineering drawings

HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN AT TURNALL HOLDINGS LIMITED – (01/11/2018 TO 31/08/2020)

Ensuring regular upkeep of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment/system and rectifying breakdowns including identifying problems, dismantling equipment, rectifying root cause, re-assembling equipment, checking alignment, vibrations and other anomalies to ensure fitness prior to handing over and informing the supervisor.

Evaluating equipment condition

Managing equipment upgrades and technological changes

Training apprentices and leading a team of 3 assistants and 2 hydraulic fitters

Ensuring compliance of pressure vessels to statutory and ISO safety standards

Designing new hydraulic circuits and modifying existing ones to improve production capacity and reduce downtime and maintenance costs; improved plant reliability from 95% to 98%, production from 90 tonnes per hour to 120 tonnes per hour

Equipment; Pulp mill/refiner, mixers and agitators, pumps, boilers, CompAir and Atlas Copco compressors, pressure vessels, valves, VOITH and FABIAN pressure testers, overhead Morris cranes and winches, corrugator machine, fans and blowers, destacker, gearboxes, conveyors, pallet roller ways, VOITH and FABIAN hydraulic lathe, cyclones, electrostatic dust collector, bag filter, various hydraulic and pneumatic machines and mobile equipment/trailers

MAINTENANCE FITTER AT ZIMBABWE POWER COMPANY – (01/08/2017 TO 30/09/2018)

Maintenance of Thermal Power station equipment such as boilers, condensers, pumps, turbines, valves, conveyors, heat exchangers, centrifugal fans, grates, cranes, winches, vibrating screens, water treatment plant and rail wagon tippler

Solving technical problems in the plant to achieve 99% availability

Developing a shutdown or project plan

Spearheaded the continuous improvement drive

Completing all tasks in accordance with applicable and published safely measures

Ensuring statutory maintenance and safety checks are carried out and recorded properly

Working knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics

Plant lubrication and plant equipment running inspections

Machining spares on manual lathe, milling and shaping machines

Completing job cards as per manufacturer’s specifications

Handling hazardous chemicals; Acid transfer

Supervision of artisan assistants

FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN AT LCK ENGINEERING SERVICES (01/07/2016 TO 30/06/2017)

Planning daily activities and optimizing schedules

Enhancing maintenance resources

Experienced a wide variety of technical challenges and helped formulate solutions

Developing and implementing policies

Attending engineering challenges in mines and giving specialist advice

Ratifying shaft alignment on rotating equipment using a clock gauge or laser aligner

Machining spares on a lathe, milling, drilling and shaping machine

Maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, interpreting circuits and technical drawings

Keeping records and controlling costs

Supervision of personnel and assigning duties

Scoping projects, conducting pre-task assessment, writing working instructions

Maintenance, installation and commissioning of mining equipment such as crushers, conveyors, ball mills, vibrating screens, material transport systems, pumps and RADICON/ SEW EURODRIVE/ FLENDER gearboxes, pallet roller ways

Handling customer complaints and ensuring deadlines are met

SUPERVISOR AT NATIONAL GOLDEN BRANDS - FOOD PROCESSING (01/12/2015 TO 30/06/2016)

Compiling production and maintenance reports for the production manager and the director in both paper and excel format

Logging faults and ensuring that they are attended to

Supervision of production and maintenance personnel

Conducting pre-start checks

Entering and analyzing feedback from completed job cards and keeping backlog at minimal

Shutdown planning and handling

Conducting quality control on spares and ensuring the availability of critical spares

Attending breakdowns and conduction plant inspections

Conducting equipment output tests and setting targets

Installation and commissioning of new plant equipment

Maintenance of bakery equipment, ROFF mills, pre-cleaners, cyclones, AIRGAS blowers, fans, conditioners, screws, conveyors, blow molders, pumps, compressors, vibrating screens

PROJECTS

1.Upgrading of the kiln feed system by installing the HASTLER flowrit 400 impact weighing system

2.Installation and commissioning of the FLSmidth ventomatic palletizer

3.Installation and commissioning of CompAir screw compressor (L250 series)

4.Installation and commissioning of the bulk loading system

5.Refurbishment of the slag drier and the bypass conveyor

6.Upgrading of the PPC Colleen Bawn sewer plant and water supply pipeline

7.Cycle time reduction project at Turnall Holdings Limited

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Institution; Bulawayo polytechnic/City and Guilds of London Institute

Program; Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering - Plant Technology (City & Guilds NVQ 3)

Duration; ` January 2014 to June 2015

Institution; Bulawayo Polytechnic

Program; National Certificate in Machineshop Engineering

Duration; January 2012 to December 2012

Journeyman class one apprenticeship trained Fitter and Turner (March 2011 to February 2015 at Pretoria Portland

Cement Company)

COMPUTER LITERACY

Microsoft Office 2007, 20010, 2013 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

SAP Software

OnKey 4 and OnKey 5 maintenance software

Siemens PCS7 control software

Microsoft Navision

IN HOUSE TRAINING

Integrated Management policy (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)

Electron-hydraulics and pneumatics; SANDVIC

Basic supervisory Skills

Bearing maintenance; Bearing and Equipment

Safety and Housekeeping

Practical industrial first aid

Oil separation and lubrication

Scaffolding and use of safety harness

Forklift, Groove Mobile and overhead Crane operation and Rigging

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Socializing and traveling, Reading, Research, Soccer, Cricket

REFERENCES

Mr Leo T Mhene (Civil Engineering Foreman)

Portland Holdings Limited (Colleen Bawn Plant)

P O Colleen Bawn, Gwanda, Zimbabwe

Email; adp1ou@r.postjobfree.com Cell; +263-***-***-***

Mr B Nyathi (Mechanical department Technical Advisor)

Pretoria Portland Cement Company (Colleen Bawn plant)

P O Colleen Bawn, Gwanda, Zimbabwe

Email; adp1ou@r.postjobfree.com Cell; +263-***-***-***

Mr B Sebata (Organizational Personnel Development Manager)

Portland Holdings limited

P O Colleen bawn, Gwanda, Zimbabwe

Email; adp1ou@r.postjobfree.com Cell; +263-***-***-***

Mr. J Moyo (Senior Mechanical Foreman MMD)

Zimbabwe Power Company Bulawayo

11th and 13 Ave and Lobengula Street

Bulawayo

Mr. David Sibanda (Planner)

Turnall Holdings Limited

Email; adp1ou@r.postjobfree.com/adp1ou@r.postjobfree.com Cell; +263-***-***-***



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