I am a go-getter and love a challenge. Always trying to look at something with my own point of view and welcomes other people's input.
Since January 2015
Maintenance on all pumps and valves. Assist in service of NP reciprocating gas compressor. Perform rounds on Gas compressors as well as Solar Turbines. Perform maintenance procedures on Turbines, pumps and diesel engines. Install lockring couplings on pipework. Remove and replace Framo Seawater Lift pump
Lineboat Maintenance Operator
October 2013 --- January 2015
Lineboat maintenance as well as maintenance on the calm buoy. On the FPSO doing fault finding and repairs and maintenance on various pumps and valves. Pumps included flowserve and framo and lewa pumps. Assist in maintenance on gas compressor as well as GE turbines. Did tank entry to remove Framo pumps as well assist the crane ops to change out wire rope.
Rotating Maintenance Technician
September 2012 --- September 2013
Performed Maintenance all rotating equipment including Lewa, Sulzer, Flowserve and Milton Roys as well as performing Lathe and Milling machine duties. Participated in a mini shutdown and was part of the start shift team. Overhauled Steam turbines and maintained them.
July 2010 --- July 2012
Part of the commissioning phase. Oversee test runs and mechanical completions on equipment. Interface with vendors on the specific equipment. Perform tasks wanted by the Mechanical Supervisor. Oversee work performed by Senior Mech Tech as well as the Mech Tech’s. Performing daily routines and maintenance of various equipment. Equipment including diesel engines and air compressors and various pumps on the tow to Angola. On site perform maintenance duties on MTU diesel engines, Wartsilla diesel engines, G.E. Turbines, Atlas copco compressors, Braun & Luebbe chemical pumps, centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps. Various valves and strainers. Perform on the job training for technicians. As Foreman we are in charge of training our Technicians in safety and ensuring they apply it.
Senior Mechanical Technician
September 2004 --- June 2010
Part of the Line handling boat crew. Duties include mooring tanker as well as calm buoy maintenance. Perform maintenance on the line boat. On the FPSO I perform various maintenance works on pumps, strainers, tanks and valves. Worked on Lewa pumps that were used for chemical and methanol injection. Overhauled Moyno pumps and Framo submerged pumps. Performed maintenance on the Inert Gas Generator. Worked on the turbines and compressors replacing certain parts. Worked on the Reverse Osmosis unit. Worked on the cranes that we have in replacing the different cables as well as some of the hydraulic pumps, also changed out electrical motor and splitter gearbox. Also performed maintenance on the platforms sewage treatment units. As expats we are asked also to teach the nationals and observe them in applying the work. Do vessel entry into the cargo tanks to remove and replace the Framo pumps. Assisted in the bearing change out of the HP gas compressor. Also assisted in changing out power turbine of a General Electric turbine.
June 2002 --- August 2004
Performed duties in the old engine room on the marine boiler, pumps, fresh water generator, air compressor and marine diesel engines. On the production plant I did maintenance on a Wartsilla diesel engine as well as Solar turbine generators. Worked on different pumps and different equipment. Qualified to do switching on the marine and Solar generators. In the Engine room I ran the boiler and pumps for the systems outside. Worked on the Fresh water generator as well as the hydraulics for the crude offloading hose reel. Was also part of doing diesel and heavy fuel oil bunkering. Also overhauled PSV’s and valves on some of the equipment. Performed work on the centre lathe as well as some welding work. Was part of the emergency response team and was the standby ERT leader. Also performed Lead Tech duties in the instance where a permit was necessary to be closed or issued. Also closing out certain work orders.
Assistant Diesel Watchkeeper
January 1996 --- May 2002
Did my Trade test as a Marine Mechanical Fitter in Simonstown Dock Yard in 1999. After trade test I volunteered for the Submarine service where I was a junior watchkeeper on auxiliary equipment as well as the diesel engine. Also performed maintenance duties on these equipment. Received a merit award for outstanding work performed.
AdaptabilityApproachabilityCommunicativeCoordinationCreative thinkingDependabilityEfficiencyDiligenceFlexibilityIndependenceInterest in knowledgeInnovative thinkingKindnessPerspectiveProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilitySelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineStrategic thinkingTrustStrivingWillingness to compromise
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Guide studentsDirect co-workersDirect co-workers to achieve result
Trade in Mechancal Fitter and Turner from Wingfield Technical College in 1999
High School in Natural Sciences from Bronkhorstspruit in 1993