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senior diesel mechanic / fitter

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Education: 1
Experience: 20 years
Relocation: No

Industry Experience
5 years Mechanic
20+ years Mechanic
20+ years Welder/Fitter

Career Objective

I enjoy working on the oil rigs as I find that co-workers are self motivated. I wish to step up the ladder and aim for better job opportunities and promotion.

Professional Experience

Four yearly on south crane
Remove quad drive gearbox
Remove clutch assembly for inspection
Remove all hydraulic motors
Strip and inspect hydraulic motors
National boom cranes
Replace boom pins
Remove quadro drive, gearbox and all hydraulic pumps and pipes
Change clutch assembly and re-assemble
Do four early repairs and service on boom cranes

Problem solving, vibration on engine
Change all engine mountings
Remove radiator fan and test for vibrations
Replace new mountings and radiator fans

Do injected changes and test on three engines
Three v16 caterpillar fire pump engines
Remove one fire pump V16 Caterpillar engine for repairs
Do all changes, services
Solar mas turbines four yearly services
Do maintenance and break-down repairs on pumps, motors and pipes


High School Certificate


Certificate No. SC/SA0057PT/58 Expiry date 24 January 2012.
5 day Offshore Survival, H.U.E.T., Fire Fighting & First Aid Course, Familiarisation Training.

Completed H.U.E.T. exercise and obtained Certificate.

Volkswagen South Africa (Pty) Ltd - July 1993
Dealer Training & Development Service Course.

Audi 1992
Audi C4 Learning Experience.

Volkswagen South Africa (Pty) Ltd March 1989
Type 2 Syncro Volkswagen 4-wheel drive.

Cummins Diesel (South Africa) LTD June 1980
Course in theory, operation maintenance & trouble shooting of Cummins diesel engines.

John Deere Training Course South Africa (Pty) Ltd October 1978
Waterloo tractors: 4-Wheel Drive Hydraulics, 2-Wheel Drive hydraulics motor, gears and hydraulics.

Additional Information

To whom it may concern,
Deon has been working in my Offshore Mechanical Team as a Senior Diesel Mechanic and occasionally Mechanical Fitter for 5 years.
He has shown that he is a willing and capable worker not only at his own trade but as a Mechanical Fitter.
His duties are to maintain 2 Hydraulic/ MWM Deutz diesel operated 60 ton overboard cranes. 2 off V16 Caterpillar Fire engines, numerous Diesel generators.
He also attends to all Mechanical related operations i.e. Opening and blanking off, of Pressure Vessels
He is fully aware of Permit to Work Systems and is Very Safety Conscious.
I can fully vouch that I would have him on my Mechanical Team Full Time .He is currently a Contractor on a 2 week on/off cycle on the FA Platform
He will be a good asset to any Work Force in the future and I highly recommend him.
I am the mechanical team Leader for Petrosa F A Platform and can be contacted at or

Kind regards
Mel Irvine
The Petroleum Oil & Gas Corporation of South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Trading as "PetroSA" Reg. No. 1970/008130/07.

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