marine, engineer, mechanic
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Experience: 17 years
to contribute invaluable marine engineering experience to the oil and gas sector.
Worked as a Lifesaver for Warnadoone Lifesaving club in South Africa.
1988 – 1992 Company: Safmarine
Joined South African Marine Corporation as an Engineering Cadet sailing on various types of cargo vessels. Successfully completed my marine engineering apprenticeship.
1992 – 1995 Company: Safmarine
Promoted to 5th Engineer. Second in charge of engine room and responsible for monitoring of all machinery whilst on watch.
Assisted senior engineer with maintenance and overhaul of Purifiers, Generators, Compressors (air and refrigeration), Pumps, Boilers, Incinerators, Water makers and associated equipment. Studied for Engineering Certificate of Competency.
1995 – 1999 Company: Safmarine
Obtained Certificate of Competency as an Engineering Officer and was promoted to 4th Engineer. In charge of Engine room every third day and responsible for the transferring and purification of fuel and lubricating oils and the maintenance of purifiers (Alpha Laval, Mitsubishi, Westfalia), compressors (Hamworthy, Atlas Copco, Tamrotor) and pumps (centrifugal and gear types).
1999 – 2003 Company: Maersk Shipping
Promoted to 3rd Engineer in 2000 when Safmarine bought by Maersk Shipping. In charge of engine room every third day and responsible for the planned maintenance and overhaul of diesel generators (Wartsila, Crepelle, Sulzer, B&W, Mitsui, MAN) and Main Engines (Sulzer, B&W). Gained invaluable experience on Macgregor, Liebherr and Hydra lift cranes and winch systems. Also gained certificate as Safety Officer and responsible for Safety Area Inspections, incident investigation/reporting and promotion of safe working practices.
Sailed as extra engineer for World Wide Shipping to gain tanker endorsement.
Mid year, employed as 2nd Engineer for Transhex Marine on Diamond mining vessels off the coast of Namibia looking after Detroit Diesel engines, diesel driven air compressors and hydraulic system of main mining plant.
Employed with Essential Support Services in Iraq as a Generator technician, servicing and repairing Perkins, Caterpillar and Cummins generator sets.
Currently employed as 3rd Engineer with Swire Pacific Offshore on AHTS vessels.
1975 – 1979
Schooled in England
Grade 1 to Grade 5
1980 – 1982
Schooled at Falcon College in Zimbabwe
Grade 6 to Grade 8
1983 – 1986
Schooled at Amanzimtoti and Kingsway High Schools
Grade 9 to Grade 12
Highest school qualification: Grade 12 certificate.
Engineering Officer Certificate of Competency Advanced Marine Firefighting First aid at sea
Proficiency in Survival Craft Personal Safety and Survival N/A
Safety Officers Course Thermo King refrigeration systems
Oil Treating & Refining
Surge Vessel - Bladder Type
Surge Vessel - Compressor Type
Surge Vessel - PAA Type
Oil & Gas Companies
Transport of Hydrocarbons
Ecological & Environmental
Oil and Gas Pipeline
Health, Safety and Environment