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Hourly Rate: R 250 ph

30 years experience

Brakpan

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I started my apprenticeship in 1985 as a fitter & turner Siemens. For two years I gave everything to learn as much as I could and to develop myself after I came back from national service. I was named mechanical apprentice of the year for those two years in a row. After qualifying in 1989 I earned opportunities in two Siemens divisions, the Tool room, and the Machine shop. I started in the tool room where I learned a lot. While there, we came up with ways to save money and up production, and we were rewarded for that. I became the Tool room chargehand till 1993. Then we got retrenched and I was offered a position at the new company called Elmac this company were established with Siemens and Alstom combining there electrical motor division and worked there as a machinist and worked me up again to chargehand nightshift. After leaving Elmac I got an opportunity to work for Watts Eng as a workshop Foreman at Watts Eng we did general machining cnc turning then I left , I started at Competitor Engineering where I worked with hydraulics; manufacturing, repairs, machining parts, honing barrels, welding, and testing the parts this was very new to me because I have not done hydraulic before and gained a lot of experience till 2001 . I July 2001i moved to Power Tec Callidus where I started as a CNC Programmer, then worked my way up through machining, nesting, shop foreman, and finally becoming the production planner till 2006. After an opportunity arose to work as a production planner for a much larger engineering company, Osborn Engineered Products, I took the job where I worked my way through the ranks, starting as a production planner through plate shop foreman, and finally production manager. In my 13 years at Osborn, I learned and mastered the planning and production of a multitude of mining equipment and parts; including Pan Feeders, Screens, Single, Double and Triple Decks, Jaw Crushers, Cone Crushers, Apron Feeds, Rotary Breakers, Double Roll Crushers, Plate Feeders, Mobile Tracks, Conveyors, Idlers for the Conveyors, Modular Plants, and much more. In 2007, I was fortunate enough to go to the USA for a Health and Safety summit, one of the brightest highlights of my career. Unfortunately, there was no more room to grow at Osborn and I left at the end of 2019.And so I went to K5 Heavy Engineering where they offered me the opportunity as a Workshop Superintendent to advance my career further as a production manager, I had to take it.

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