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CURRICULUM VITAE

CURRICULUM VITAE

RICHIE PETER MATHESON


MASON
PERSONAL INFORMATION

 Current Address: 78 the Street, Capel, Dorking, Surrey,


Postal code: RH5 5LA.
 Home Contact telephone number: (44 ) 01306 713 435
 Mobile No: 07968398861 / 07825915912
 E-Mail address: richiepmmason@btinternet.com ,
richiepetermmason@hotmail.co.uk
 Marital status: Married, with 2 daughters
 Nationality: British, holder of E.U.Passport : GBR 7402
198 33
 Holder of South African Residence Permit, ID No:
P.SAL4247/79
 Birth Date: 29/03/1958 (50 yrs)
 Place of Birth: Chinoyi, Zimbabwe.
 Holder of current, EU British driving license.
 Computer literate: Microsoft Xp, Office, Microsoft
Office, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Pastel, Windows
Millennium 98, 95, Windows NT, Dos, Lotus
applications, Windows Media, Microsoft Power Point
and others. Computer assembly and repair.

SUMMARY OF EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS


High School Attended:
Gifford Technical High School, Bulawayo, Rhodesia: 1971
– 1976.
 Qualification Achieved: “G.C.E.” O Level – 7 subjects

 Subject’s passed: Mathematics, Geometrical Drawing,

English, Afrikaans, Engineering Theory and Practical,


Geography, Physics with Chemistry.
College Attended:
Vereeniging Technical College, 1986 – 1989.
Technical College: Boxsburg, correspondence.
 Qualification Achieved: N1, N2, N3, and N4, with
Distinction.
 Subjects Passed: N1, N2: 1st Class Pass;

+Electrical Trade Theory: 92 %, +Electrical


Maintenance: 96 %.
 Subjects Passed: N3: 1st Class Pass

+Electrical Trade Theory: 94 %, +Electronics: 64 %,


+Mathematics: 85 %.
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 Subjects passed: N4: 1 Class Pass
+Electrotechnics: 80 %.
 Certificates Awarded: Golden Certificate: Best
Achievement in Electrical Maintenance. Theory.
 Certificate from: Department of Education and Culture:

Electrician, Electrician (Construction), Domestic


Appliance Mechanism.
 Republic of South Africa – Department of Manpower –
Olifanstfontein, Trade Test, Electrician: Passed with
“A+” Number: E 87/ 91.

Training contd:

 Schneider, Technical Training Certification:


 Competence; P.L.C. Programming and Application:
Levels: 1, 2, 3.
 Competence; Practical Aspects of Electrical Motor
Control.
 Competence; Practical Aspects of Variable Speed
Drives: Programming and Application.
 Competence: Practical Aspects of Busbar, Busbar
design and Installation.
 Competence: Merlin Gerin Circuit breakers and
applicable products for: High voltage, Medium Voltage,
Low voltage applications. Circuit breaker types from
Bus couplers to Vacuum, Gas, Air, Moulded Case &
miniature circuit breakers complete with components
and accessories. Coverage of cascading and
discrimination, panels & accessories. Earth Fault , fault
levels , thermal, hydraulic and magnetic protection
Additional Ongoing Training &
Certification :
1) QUALIFIED FIRST AIDER – level 2 – 5 Day.
2) RESPONSIBLE PERSONS: Certification–Eskom - OHRVS – Electrical
supply authority RSA, for High Voltage transmission work & Construction of
44KV – 400 KV Overhead lines. / SUBSTATION – 3 Day. .
3) I.O.S.H. MANAGING SAFELY. – 5 Day.
4) S.H.E.B.A. – 5 day course – SAFETY HEALTH ENVIROMENT BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION.
5) ASBESTOS AWARENESS. – 1Day
6) WORKING AT HEIGHTS.-1 Day.
7) SAFETY HARNESS & LANYARD TRAINING. – 1 Day.
8) LADDERS / STEP LADDER TRAINING. - 1 Day.
9) RISK ASSESSMENT TRAINING. 1Day.
10) MANAGEMENT / SUPERVISOR TRAINING – 5 Day.
11) SAFETY, AWARENESS, GAS - MANAGEMENT TRAINING. -3 day course.
12) IPAF LICENSE; SCISSOR LIFTS – 1 Day.
13) PASMA LICENSE; CERTIFIED ERECTION OF ALUMINIUM SCAFFOLD
TOWERS. - 1 Day.
14) INCIDENT INVESTIGATION – SEIFSA – 1 Day.
145) COID CERTIFICATE – SEIFSA. ( RIDDOR) – 1Day.
16) PPE TRAINING. – 1 Day.
17) CUSTOMER CARE TRAINING – 1 Day.
18) REFRESHER FIRST AID – APRIL 2008 – 1/2 Day.
19) MANUAL HANDLING. – ½ Day.
20) CONFINE SPACE TRAINING & BREATHING APPARATUS – 1 DAY.
21) CONFINE SPACE MSA TRAINING – ESCAPE APPARATUS – MSA 30/180 –
FIREFLY – WORKING IN CONFINE SPACE.- TED TRAINING.
22) SITE SUPERVISOR COURSE – HASWA 1974.
23) SITE SAFETY MARSHALL – HASWA 1974.
24) FREEDOM / SITE MANAGER / SUB STATION ELECTRICAL COMPETENCY
CERTIFICATION FROM LV UP TO AND INCLUDING 132 KV.
25) EDF CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY – COMPETENT PERSON – UP TO AND
INCL 33KV – SPN; SOUTHERN REGION, RECEIVE LOA - SITE SAFTY
MANAGEMENT - AS PER EDF DISTRIBUTION RULES.
26) EDF CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY – COMPETENT PERSON – UP TO AND
INCL 33KV – LPN; LONDON AREA, RECEIVE LOA – SITE SAFETY
MANAGEMENT, AS PER EDF DISTRIBUTION RULES.
27) EDF CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY – COMPETENT PERSON – UP TO AND
INCL 33KV – EPN; EASTERN REGION, RECEIVE LOA – SITE SAFETY
MANAGEMENT, AS PER EDF DISTRIBUTION RULES.
28) SITE SUPERVISORY - CDM 2007 TRAINING..
29) SMSTS CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGERMENT CERTIFICATION – 5 DAY
COURSE.
30) FIRST AIDER AT WORK – ST JOHN.
31) FIRE MARSHALL – CHUBB FIRE.
32) PERMITS TO WORK .
33) FREEDOM 132KV COMPETENCY RISK ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION
34) FREEDOM – STAND DOWN – TRAFFIC – RISK & ASSESSMENT.

Synopsis:
I have been working for over 32 years of which at least
28 years have been in the Electra Mechanical
Engineering Field in many diverse market sectors and
many different Electrical Transmission & Distribution
Networks, from High Voltage T & D to Low voltage T &
D, in the Mining sector, Commercial sector, Agricultural
Sector, Industrial sector, Power Sector , Energy Sector.
In the inertia of my career I was introduced to the High
Voltage( 33kv, 11Kv to 550vac ), being directly
involved in the complete Manufacturing and Field
Servicing of Mini Substation/ Transformers and
Distribution Panels for the Gold Mines in the Vaal
triangle in South Africa.
I had also early experience as an Electrician for the
Boxsburg City Council in Johannesburg South Africa
covering: (132Kv, 66Kv, 33Kv, 11Kv, 6.6KV, 3.3KV.),
High Voltage Transmission & Distribution Systems &
Networks. Inclusive of: Substation Competence &
Access, Permits to Work Systems, Installation,
Maintenance & Refurbishment, Cable laying, Cable
Fault Finding, Cable Jointing, Cable Installation, Test &
Inspection.
From the advent of my career as a tradesman,
Technician, Business Development Engineer GROUPE
Schneider, offering full turn key systems, to
Operational Director in Zambia & Zimbabwe covering
many diverse T & D Projects, to Grinaker LTA Power,
Edison JEHAMO Power in South Africa, to Freedom
Power Projects in the UK.
 Scope of working knowledge and
experience:
 Electrical – From 400Kv, 275Kv, 132Kv, 66Kv, 33kv,
11kv, 6.6 kv, 3.3kv to 3 phase 415 vac to 230lv vac.
Transmission , Distribution, Generation Systems, Site
Engineering & Manufacture,. Automation systems
design & Manufacture. BMS & Energy Management
Systems design & Manufacture. Power factor correction
& Motor Control Systems Design & Manufacture.
Pumping & Filtration systems Design & Manufacture,
MMI, System integration, Lighting and lighting systems.
Emergency lighting, Fire & Security Systems, Scada
Systems, Logic Systems. DC systems. Busbar and
Systems, Control & Instrumentation systems. Earthing,
Lighting and Earthing systems, Solar systems. &
Process control systems. Lift & Crane Hoisting and
control systems. Bar code and access control systems.
Flow systems. Temperature Control and systems.
Induction furnace power and control systems. Systems
and System Housing.
 Mechanical – Hydraulic systems, Pneumatic systems,
HVAC systems, Generation Systems. Industrial laundry
Systems, Industrial and Commercial Food Production &
Systems, Refrigeration & systems, Chilling systems.
Drainage systems, Water and sewage Reticulation,
control & Filtration. Gas reticulation and control. Steam
Reticulation and Control. Pressure systems. Air
ventilation and Spoiled air extraction systems. Air
conditioning and systems. Various plants, machinery
and equipment used in Industry and Engineering
premises:
 Administration & Other management Duties ::
Complete Document Origination and Compliance
inclusive of; Quality Assurance, Health Safety &
Environmental, CDM 2007, Costing, Estimation,
Logistics, Design, Stocking, Marketing, Sales. Facility
Management & Asset Management. Reactive and
Preventative Maintenance, coupled with Statutory
Maintenance and Regimes. Working methodology, Risk
Assessment and Document Origination, Emergency
Systems and documentation Origination, Safe systems
of good working practises, Permits to work and
authorisation. Contract, Project & Site Construction and
Management. Maintenance Supervision and
Management.
 Countries worked; South Africa, Zimbabwe,
Zambia, Botswana, United Kingdom, Afghanistan.

Projects & Achievement;


Because of the years of working there are multiples of
Electra Mechanical Construction Projects and
Maintenance Regimes that have been undertaken ,
some of which are;
1) Water & Sewage Pumping / Filtration
Stations - South Africa – Johannesburg, Pretoria,
Zimbabwe, Zambia, United Kingdom,
Afghanistan.
2) Breweries / Bottling / Canning plant – South
Africa, Johannesburg, Chamdor, Zimbabwe.
3) Tobacco Processing plants –Zimbabwe.
4) Maize Milling Plants – South Africa:
Johannesburg, Pretoria, Zimbabwe.- various.
5) Food production plants – South Africa:
Johannesburg, Zimbabwe – various.
6) Abattoirs – South Africa: Johannesburg –
Zimbabwe.
7) Car Manufacturing plants – BMW, Mazda, Ford:
- South Africa; Johannesburg – Pretoria.
8) Cement & Batching Plants – Blue Circle,
Lafarge, Portland cement, -South Africa; Pretoria,
Zimbabwe.
9) HV, MV, LV Transmission & Distribution -
South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Vaal Triangle,
Magaliesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Richards bay.,
Zimbabwe; Zambia , Afghanistan, United
Kingdom – various.
10) Power Generation: Zimbabwe, Zambia,
Afghanistan.- various.
11) Many Electra Mechanical Mining Projects
across Central Africa – South Africa; Anglo America,
Rustenburg Platinum Mining, Anglo Vaal, Barlow Rand,
Barlow Shell, Zimbabwe; Ashanti Gold, Cluff Minerals,
Falcon Mines, Anglo America; Lonhro Mining, BHP
Platinum Mining, , Zambia ; KDC Zambia., Anglo
America, Anglo Vaal. – Various mines.
12) Many Electra Mechanical Hospitality
Projects across Central Africa with reputable renown
companies – Global resorts, Inter Continental, Rainbow
Group, Zimbabwe Sun, Meikles Group.- various.
13) Commercial & Industrial Building
Construction; South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia,
Afghanistan, United Kingdom – various.
14) Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing
Iron & Steel Industry; South Africa,
Johannesburg, Pretoria, Vaal Triangle, Zimbabwe,
Zambia.

 Some Product Familiarity.


 Reyrolle, ABB, Johnson & Phillips, Areva, GROUPE
Schneider, Mitsubishi Electric, General Electric,
Modicon, Alan Bradley, Sprecher & Schuh, NEI -
Cutler Hammer, Klockner Moeller, Siemens,
Honeywill, Hawker Sydley, Tian, Teco Products,
Circuit Breaker Industries, Omron , Sarel ,
Electrolux, Parker Hanneford, to name a few. .

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CURRENT WORK SITUATION:


CONTRACTING TO ;

COMPANY; FREEDOM POWER PROJECTS UK.


POSITION ; SITE MANAGER
CURRENT SALARY; £ 30.00 PER HOUR.
MINIMUM HOURLY WEEK; 45 HRS.
ADDITIONAL; COMPANY VEHICLE, COMPANY MOBILE,
COMPANY LAP TOP, TRAVELLING EXPENSES.
Scope of works:
The complete New Build and
Refurbishment of 132KV / 33KV / 11kv
High Voltage Electrical EDF
Substations in the Central, Southern
and Eastern Regions of the United
Kingdom.
High Voltage Site Construction management –
Administration and Management duties in accordance
with ; CDM 2007, HASWA 1974, HSE, and the
Construction Phase Plan, incorporating the
management of; All Health, Safety, Environment,
Traffic, Building & Construction Works.

Current Projects
AREA : CAPEL – PRIMARY SUB STATION 33 KV SUB
STATION
PROJECT : 33KV / 11 KV SUB STATION NEW BUILD –
GREEN FIELD.
PERIOD ; DECEMBER 2009 TO CURRENT.
ESTIMATED VALUE OF PROJECT ; £ 3,000,000-00
AREA: REIGATE -PRIMARY SUBSTATION 33/ 11 KV.
PROJECT: 33 KV / 11 KV SUBSTATION REBUILD.
PERIOD: NOVEMBER 2008 TO CURRENT.
ESTIMATED VALUE OF PROJECT: £ 1,500,000-00.

OTHER PROJECTS FOR FREEDOM:

A) AREA: LONDON, MITCHAM, GORRINGE PARK 33 / 11 KV


SUB STATION REFURBISHMENT.
B) AREA: SEWELL ROAD THAMESMAED LONDON , 33 / 11
KV SUB STATION SUBSTATION REFURBISHMENT
C) AREA: LEATHER HEAD GRID, SURREY 132 / 33 KV SUB
STATION. SUBSTATION REFURBISHMENT
D) AREA: LEATHER HEAD TOWN, SURREY, 33 / 11 KV SUB
STATION. SUBSTATION REFURBISHMENT.
B) AREA: LONDON – ALDGATE EAST – OSBORN STREET
132 KV / 33 KV / 11KV SUBSTATION NEW BUILDS.
.
Previous Employment :

COMPANY; KELLOG BROWN ROOT UK - AFGHANSTAN.


POSITIION: M & E TECHNICIAN – NEW WORKS TEAM.
PERIOD ; FROM JUNE 2007 TO JANUARY 2008
CLIENT : NATO & BRITISH MILITARY .
SALARY : £ 62000-00 per annum.
ADDITIONAL: FREE FLIGHT, ACCOMODATION & FOOD.
WORKING HOURS: 3 months – 7 days a week / 10
hours a day - 3 weeks leave.
DUTIES, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES;
 Planning, Design, Estimation, Specification Scoping of
works, Supervision, Project, Site and works
Management, ensuring Safe systems of work coupled
with good working practises, methodology and
assessment of risks controlling measures and
Compliance to OHS and Environmental policies.
 Health, Safety and Environmental: HSE, CDM 2007,
HASWA 1974, and local legislation.
 Establishment, Erection, fabrication of Remote Camps:
Accommodation, Dining areas, Extra Mural Areas,
kitchens, Offices, Workshops, Ablutions, Hospitals,
Special Ops HQ’s: Inclusive of all services, utilities &
supplies for 8000 - 5000 persons; covering, Electrical:
Generation , T & D. Water Reticulation & Distribution.
Sewage Reticulation & Distribution. HVAC Systems,
Chilling & Holding Facilities. Food Service, Prep &
Holding, Ablutions.
Previous Employment :

COMPANY: INTERSERVE FM – UK.


POSITION; MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR .
PERIOD: MARCH 2006 TO MAY 2007.
CLIENT : CROYDON COUNCIL & NETWORK RAIL LONDON .

SALARY; £ 34,000-00 EXCL OVER TIME / STAND BY / CALL


OUT.
ADDITIONAL: MEDICAL AID, COMPANY VEHICLE, AND
COMPANY MOBILE.
SCOPE OF WORK:

DUTIES, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES;

 Scope of work: Facility & Asset Management,


Maintenance of Property & Building Management
Systems & Services. Supervision and Management of
Preventive & Reactive & Statutory Maintenance
Regimes & Teams. Health & Safety & Environmental
Management – HASWA 1974 - CDM 2007. Project
supervision.
 Management of Mobile and Static Operatives, + - 20.,
consisting of – Electricians, Plumbers, Combustion
Engineers, General Builders, Carpenters, Air
conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics, HVAC
Engineers.
 Methodology of works origination and deployment-
Hazard Assessment; Generic & Task specific, Safe
Systems of Work. Equipment & Appraisal to Safe
working Standards. Systems & Registers, Testing,
Calibration, Certification.
 Tool Box talks, Training, Procurement and Control of
PPE, Staff Uniforms, Equipment.
 Establishment of Preferential Suppliers, Estimates,
quotations, Costing, Surveying and Evaluation of
Properties & Plants.

Previous Employment :
Previous : 2004 – 2006

COMPANIES; Grinaker LTA Power –Jehamo


Electrical Contractors – Edison Jehamo Power –
GAUTENG RSA.
POSITIONS; SITE MANAGER – SITE SUPERVISOR – SHEQ
OFFICER.

DUTIES, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES;

 Scope of work: Management of the Installation,


Refurbishment, Construction, of High Voltage
transmission Lines ; 11 kv, 132 KV, 400 KV - steel
lattice towers, wooden pole towers, monopole towers,
also Refurbishment of Earthing systems for 400 KV
Steel lattice towers..

 Responsibilities: Full Turn Key Management of


Construction & Site. location of Site camp, Setting up
site camp : Staff quarters, Offices, Storage facilities,
Transportation & Maintenance facilities, Ablutions,
Waste and Management, Security, Local service
providers & Local utilities; water, communication ,
electrical supplies, sewage. Setting up Site camp
Duties & Housekeeping Rosters. Enforcement of Site
camp HSE laws and Management of Disciplines &
Disciplinary actions. Management of Plant &
Equipment: Transport & Construction Management - of
staff and hygiene: +- 60 persons.

 Site Construction Management: Planning,


Programming, Work Instructions, Materials &
Requirements, Logistics, Quality Assurance, CDM
2007, HSE Management, Human Resourcing
management, Client liaison & Meetings, Safety
Management & Meetings, Cash Projections and
localised cash and account management. Management
of Sub Contractors.
 Site Administration: Reports, Client updates, Stores:
Material receiving and despatch, Plant & Equipment &
tool safety conformities and safety registers, Quality
Assurance & Reports: material, equipment, product
conformance and non conformance reports. Daily site
diaries, Job observation, Risk management , Task
assessment & Appointments, appointments of safety
and health representatives, appointments of
supervisors, and responsible persons , all registers of
equipment , certification and testing of all lifting
equipment per regs etc.
 Site management Supervision of works teams:
surveying, Bush clearing, Marking out, Excavation,
Drilling, foundation, Erection, anchoring, Stringing etc.

 SHEQ- (Safety Health Environmental Quality)


Administrator :

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 “ Responsible Person “ for :
 The Co Active Supervision, overseeing, co ordination
of the Companies SHE and QA Policies, Portfolio and
Program. Coverage offices & Sites , yards, Plant,
equipment, Vehicle, inclusive of co ordination and
management of all training and training facilities of the
entire compliment of Company staff and employees in
accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health
Act. . Responsibilities for the supervision and
implementation of SHEQ program within the company
that aligns with Zero Harm and duty of care.
Responsible for the supervision of : staff training
portfolio, budget , equipment , marketing program,
audio and visual training aids , SHE document
supervision & creation , in house training of she and
safety representatives, in house training of safety
trainees, turn key SHEQ management.

 1999 - 2003 Marldon Electric –Livingston,


Zambia.
Self Employed – Managing Director
 Agencies held: Electrolux, Schneider Groupe,
Litemaster, and Crabtree.
 Type of business: retail, service, installation, design
and manufacture of small and large industrial
applications, incorporating.
**Design, supply, install, service, and maintenance of
industrial catering, refrigeration, air conditioning and
laundry equipment. Design, supply, install, service and
maintenance of electrical distribution equipment,
electrical motor control, energy management,
automation, electrical generation, water and sewerage
reticulation, gas, gas reticulation, electrical pumps,
timber, solar energy, decking.
**Complete Lodge design through to construction and
completion.
 Projects Undertaken: Sun International - Livingstone,
Zambia: 3 & 5 Star hotels; Ranging from Design to
install to maintenance of Electrolux Industrial Catering,
Laundry, refrigeration, display, equipment and all
control and power services to equipment and other
equipment through to completion and hand over.
Works, including all plumbing: water reticulation,
filtration and waste, Electrical services: distribution,
reticulation and connection, refrigeration services and
connection. Electrolux and other kitchen equipment
entailing: cooking, baking, frying, boiling, steaming –
electric and gas equipment. Supply and design of all
stainless steel tables, shelving, cupboards, extraction
systems, ventilation systems, waste disposal systems.
Distribution equipment, holding equipment, beverage

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food transportation equipment.
 Suppliers and installers of : laundry, bar, air-
conditioning, extraction systems and service
equipment on site, inclusive of all buffet areas and all
services to and from all these area. Design and
installation of Buffet and service and serving areas, for
staff site canteen. Incorporating full field service and
call outs teams and spare stock holding:
**Squires Loft Restaurant
**Fedex staff Canteen
** Staff Laundromat
**African Queen luxury river boat
**Victoria Falls Hotel (Zimbabwe)
** Bidvest laundry
**Inter continental Lusaka.
To name a few.
 Reason for Closure; economic instability within the
region.

1994 – 1999: Marldon Engineering / Marldon


Cater Quip / Marldon Services - Harare,
Zimbabwe.
Self-Employed: Director
“Company Motto: Servicing your Business is our
Business!”
 Agencies held: Mitsubishi Electric, General Electric,
Electrolux, Groupe Schneider, Moffat, B.C.E., Omron,
Kraus & Naimer, and others.
 Type of Business: Procurement, shipping, costing,
resale, marketing, distribution, product support,
technical training, retail, stock control, design (Auto
Cad 14), manufacture, installation, service,
construction, maintenance.
 Company Description: Retail, technical sales, design,
full turn key applications, manufacturer, installation,
technical service, product support, electrical motor
control, electrical distribution; H.V. – L.V., refrigeration,
gas reticulation, air conditioning, industrial kitchens
equipment, industrial laundry equipment, automation,
process control, energy management, surge
protection.
 Full Service and Maintenance Teams & Regimes
Incorporating statutory Maintenance for all Industry;
Type.

 Active Market Sectors: Industrial, Mining, Agricultural,


and Commercial.
 Clientele: Anglo America, Ashanti Gold Fields, Lonhro

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Mining, BHP – Platinum Mines, Meikles Hotel, Cresta
Lodge, Coca Cola, Zimbabwe Sun Hotels, Bindura
Nickel Corporation, Windmill Fertilisers, Brown
Engineering, Falcon Mines, Barkers Lodge, Victoria Falls
Hotel, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Elephant Hills Hotel,
Hwange Safari Lodge and various others.
 Projects Undertaken:
** Anglo America: Various Projects From : System
Integration, Electrical Motor Control Systems, Electrical
starting Systems, Energy Management Systems, Gulley
Boxes, Electrical Distribution – H.V. to L.V. Automation
& Process control, Air conditioning, HVAC & Systems
Data acquisition., Scada systems – Bindura Nickel,
Madziwa mine, Trojan Nickel Mine, Shangani Mine.
**Ashanti Gold Fields: System Integration, Electrical
Motor Control Centres & Systems, Electrical starters,
Automation, Process control, Electrical distribution
centres. Flow systems, Temperature Control &
Systems. Systems and integration.
**Lonhro Mining: Electrical motor control Systems,
Electrical distribution, System Integration.
**BHP Platinum Mining – Gulley boxes, Motor Control
Systems, Distribution Systems & Equipment,
Automation equipment.
Coca Cola Bottling plant./ Zim Breweries
Tobacco Processing plants.
Agricultural Plants – Tobacco Curing Systems
Various water reticulation Projects. - Agricultural
Pumping and irrigation systems.
Energy management – Incorporating power factor
Correction.
Various Commercial Building Construction Projects.
Through out Central Africa.
Cement and Batching plants – Lafarge, Blue Circle
Cement, Portland Cement.

**Meikles Hotel: Electrical Systems & Distribution,


Water & Sewage, Energy Management, Rising Mains,
Pavilion Buffet design construction, Energy
management, Industrial laundry equipment, Industrial
cooking equipment. Refrigeration, Air Conditioning.
**Victoria Falls Safari Lodge: Turnkey Operations.
** Zimbabwe Sun Group.
** Rainbow Group of Hotels
** Barkers lodge, Prestigious 5 star lodge.
** Pizza Hut, Nandos, Wimpy, Golden Egg.

Please note that various other projects were


undertaken and further details can be

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Supplied.

Company Status: The company had a staff compliment


of 22 people. Due to political instability and complete
lack of foreign currency, including a failing economy,
operations were no longer viable due to poor trading
prospects.

Previous Employment
GROUPE Schneider: Johannesburg.
Position held: Area Technical Engineer, Area
Business Development Engineer.
Turnkey Product synergies and System
Integration.
Region and Area of work: Zimbabwe - Western &
Northern Transvaal – South Africa.
DUTIES, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES;
Business Development and Technical support of
designated areas, incorporating all clientele type within
the specific area, inclusive of Product specification,
Product, supply, Product support, Product training,
Client liaison, Marketing & Sales Strategies, Client
Target Allocations, Road Shows, Distributorships, Client
Stocking.
Multiples of Projects Undertaken, some:
Breweries, Bottling plants- SA Breweries, Coca Cola,
Abattoirs, Batch Plants, Car Manufacturing Plants –
BMW, Mazda, Ford., Food Manufacturing & Plants,
Machine Shops, BMS systems.
Mining; Vaal Reef, Stilfontein, Kloof, West Driefontein,
East Driefomtein.
Clientele: Consultants, System Houses, Panel Builders,
Distributors, Mines, End Users, Engineers, Contractors
and O.E.M.s
Contact Person: Peter Mitchell.
Previous Employment

Kewberg Cables & Braids: Wynberg,


Johannesburg.
Position held: Production / Maintenance
Technician & Manager.
DUTIES, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES;
Design, production of electric cables and accessories,
incorporating: procurement of all respective raw
materials, wire drawing, bunching, stranding,
extrusion, braiding, wrapping, numbering, armouring,

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injection moulding, fault finding, work study and
costing.
Service and maintenance regimes of all equipment &
machinery : Injection Moulding, Extrusion, braiding,
taping, Bunching, Stranding, Wire drawing, Tinning,
Drumming, Mylar taping, Numbering Equipment
Cables Manufactured: Battery cables, communication
cables, welding cables, pull cord cables, lift cables, L.V.
(SABS approved) armoured cables, multi-paired cables,
communication cables, dekeron cables, special cables.
Contacts: Herman Naude, Merle Hough and Campbell
Yates.

Previous Employment

Climax Molybdenum –UK


Position held: Maintenance Electrician;
Plant & Factory Electrical Maintenance and New
Installation to BS 7671 General Electrical
Construction & Maintenance, for Commercial. &
Industrial buildings & all Plant and equipment, DC
Furnace Maintenance and wiring.

Previous Employment

Steelcor (Pvt) Ltd. – Johannesburg. - RSA.


Position held: Production & Mobile Maintenance
Technician

DUTIES, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES;

Manufacture and Maintenance of transformers, mini


substations 33Kv / 11kv to 550vac/ 415 vac, 230 vac.,
Control & Instrumentation, Rectifier Equipment,
Electrical Distribution panels, Panel wiring, busbar and
earthing, Control & Instrumentation, Auxiliary
equipment, Sheet Panel Manufacture,. Manufacture of
Mining Cap Lamps and Chargers.
Clientele: Barlow Rand, Barlow Shell, Anglo Vaal, Anglo
America, East & West Driefontein Gold Mines, Kloof
Gold Mine, Stilfontein Gold Mine, Carltonville Mines,
Vaal Reef.
Contact: Mr. Ronnie Wiggel, Mr. John Farren Hanford.

Previous Employment

5
Boksburg Municipality / Council – Transvaal. - RSA.
Position held: Mobile Electrician.
DUTIES, ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES;
General Municipal/ Council; Electrical Construction &
Maintenance, for Commercial. Industrial & municipal
buildings. Sewage/ water stations and pumping
systems. Tasks Inclusive of Transformer termination,
maintenance, testing. HV Substation Construction &
Refurbishment & Reticulation & Maintenance,
Switching, Isolating, & Testing.
HV, MV, LV. Underground and overhead Transmission &
Distribution. : Faultfinding, fault location, cable jointing
(sigma and Raychem) cable termination & ends, Street
Lighting, Office Lighting, Office Maintenance. Standard
Codes of working practise as per SABS – RSA. General
Commercial buildings & housing, Electrical:
distribution, Reticulation, maintenance,
refurbishments. General Electric wiring practises, for
housing, buildings, Industrial premises.
Municipal Electrical Maintenance of Sewerage works,
designated post: Pumping stations, Agitators,
processors, filtration units.

Previous Employment

Rietspruit Opencast Services - RSA


Position held: Mining Technician. Mining Foreman,
Opencast Coal & Quarry mining.
Achievement; Red Ticket & Explosive Blasting
ticket Qualification for Opencast Mining and
Quarry Blasting achieved.

Previous Employment

PREVIOUS : Zimbabwe / Rhodesia


Support Unit - Black Boots : War of Independence
UDI
Para military; Combat Section leader –
Platoon Commander.
Tasks; Ground Recon Activities and attack
group.

PREVIOUS : Zimbabwe / Rhodesia

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B.S.A.P. British Southern Africa Police – Patrol
Officer.
Passed out of depot after intensive training as a: Police
Patrol officer,
Carrying out all Central & City law enforcement duties.
Serving also in the Police Riot Squad and the Police anti
terrorist unit called PATU as a section leader.

LANGUAGES
English (fluent and written), Afrikaans (conversational)

REFERENCES
Available on request.

OBJECTIVE
Looking for long term and/or contract employment with a
company, where I can use all my previous business
knowledge and experience to good affect, where
advancement through aptitude is possible and good
workmanship is recognised

Personal qualities; Diligent, focussed, goal-orientated,


conscientious, multi-faceted, with excellent
communication and leadership skills, with hands-on
approach. Health is very good, also non-drinker and non
smoker.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Christian fellowship and bible study.

ACCREDITATIONS
Cricket: Rhodesian Nuffield Cricketer, Matabeleland
Cricketer, Eastern Transvaal Cricket, Nothern Transvaal
Board & Country Districts, South Eastern Transvaal
Cricket.

Indoor Cricket: Eastern Transvaal, Transvaal A & B.

Indoor Cricket: Transvaal A Manager.

High School :

1st Team Rugby, 1st Team Cricket, 1 st team Athletics.


House Captain, Prefect.

HOBBIES

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Art (black and white pencil sketches, from landscapes to
abstract)

OTHER INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES


My main interests are Jesus Christ, the upbringing of my
two daughters, my wife and all that concerns them. I love
creation. I have been involved in various big projects
during my working career, including complete turnkey
projects, and enjoy the challenge.