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CV, Diesel Plant Fitter Targeting Australia Or New Zealand

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 34068
(11/04/1969, male)
List top 5 skills: diesel fitter, forklift mechanic, heavy duty mechanic, heavy plant mechanic, workshop foreman
Short Bio:

I did apprenticeship in Diesel Plant Fitting in Zimbabwe from 1990 to 1994 and qualified with a distinction. I have 21 years experience on heavy diesel equipment mainly Caterpillar. I have covered troubleshooting, repairs and rebuilds of Bulldozers, Scrapers, Excavators, Dumpers, Graders, TLBs, Forklifts, light trucks and lorries. Have worked in workshop, on construction site, mines and manufacturing environment. I also have good supervision experience.

Current location: 

1724, South Africa - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Transport and Logistics, Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:



A qualified Diesel Plant Fitter/ Mechanic with 20 years of experience in performing repairs, service and maintenance on earth-moving equipment, road trucks, forklifts, light vehicles and small plant.

 Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, repair, rebuild or replace various systems and components, including engines, brakes, transmissions, differentials, steering systems, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems;

 Good knowledge of computer diagnostics and electronic troubleshooting.

 Ability to supervise, train and lead workshop staff.

 Good knowledge of OSHA practices and 5S

 Good organizational, decision-making, and time-management skills.

 Good interpersonal and communication skills

 Sound computer skills including Microsoft Office, Fleet maintenance, inventory and diagnostic software.


Professional Experience

SABMiller, South Sudan
February 2014 – 31 July 2015

Commercial Workshop Foreman

• Carry maintenance and repair of a fleet of Foden trucks, Daf trucks, Linde forklifts, pickup trucks, staff buses and generator engines .

• Inspect and diagnose defects in equipment and schedule repairs accordingly.

• Run Linde and Delphi diagnostics on Forklifts and trucks

• Lead and train a team of ten mechanics and their assistants

• Keep all Planned and Preventative Maintenance records and make sure all work performed is recorded on job cards.

• Ensure a clean and safe working environment; ensure all employees adhere to prescribed health and safety and environmental regulations (5S)

• Ensure parts and materials needed in the workshop are acquired in time for repair or maintenance work

• Ensure all breakdowns are attended to in time and downtime is kept to a minimum

• Prepare and present equipment reports to senior management


Basil Read Plant Workshop
September 2013 to January 2014

Contract Diesel Mechanic

• Responsible for the servicing, repair and rebuilding of earthmoving machinery as well as road trucks and stationary plant.

• Plant repaired include Cat and Volvo backhoe loaders, Toyota, Volvo, MAN, Mercedes and Nissan UD trucks, CAT 140h and 160m graders, Cat and Volvo excavators and backhoe loaders, Bobcat skid steer loaders, Generators and compressors.

• Order spare parts and keep records of all repairs and rebuilds on job cards. Updating the machine history files

Tyris Plant Hire
August 2012 to August 2013

Diesel Plant Fitter and Plant supervisor

• Maintain and repair heavy earthmoving equipment, on-road haulers, water pumps, small drive units and generators.

• Procure spares and workshop supplies as and when needed.

• Prepare plant and equipment reports for senior management

• Supervise workshop staff as well as drivers and operators.

• Equipment serviced includes CAT and DOOSAN excavators, CAT 140k graders, Mercedes Axor trucks as well as Mitsubishi Fusso trucks.

Freelance Mobile Equipment Mechanic
2009 to August 2012

• Repair customers’ Tractors, Earthmoving Equipment, Diesel engines, transmission and power train components, water pumps, generators, small drive units and light vehicles

Soilmaster Contracting

Charge hand Mechanic

• Responsibilities included troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining earthmoving equipment, medium sized trucks including: Caterpillar Scrapers, D6, D7, D8 and D9 bulldozers, 140g and 14g graders, JCB Backhoe Loaders, Komatsu and Hyundai Excavators, Cat and Hyundai Excavators, Dump trucks, front-end loaders, water pumps, generators, light vehicles.

• Lead and train workshop staff including apprentices and semi-skilled personnel

• Ordering spares and maintaining Planned Maintenance records.

BHP Hartley Platinum Mine

Diesel Fitter and later Charge hand Mechanic

• Worked on Earthmoving equipment including Caterpillar 769c and 773 dumpers, Excavators, 631 Scrapers, 966, 988 and 992 Front-end loaders, 140g graders, D9n, D8n and D7h bulldozers, Pedestrian and Large Hydraulic Rollers, water pumps, generators, various other equipment.

• Training apprentices, semi-skilled workers and their assistants.

Gulliver’s Construction

Apprentice Diesel Plant Fitter

• Learnt how to troubleshoot, repair and maintain large diesel engines mainly Cat.

• Learnt how to troubleshoot and repair powertrain systems including transmissions, differentials, steering clutches and final drives.

• Got a good grasp of hydraulic systems, air systems and undercarriage. Learnt how to disassemble, inspect and repair or replace worn units.

• Worked in the field troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining earthmoving equipment at mining and construction sites.


Education & Training

Tertiary Education:

Zimbabwe National Craft Certificate in Diesel Plant Fitting –Passed with a Distinction after a four year apprenticeship

Passed 6 week Operations Management Certificate Course with University of Cape Town in My 2015

Current Studies: Operations Management NQ Level 6 with University of South Africa. Exams in February 2016

High School:

Cambridge O-Level Certificate-Passed 8 subjects, 3 with distinction


Personal Information

Marital status: Married with 3 children

Health: Physically fit and no known ailments. I attend gym at least 3 times a week

Hobbies: Sports, outdoors, Technology, music



Available on request