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CV, Experienced Drill Rig Mechanic Looking To Europe Or Worldwide

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 36879
(02/10/1959, male)
List top 5 skills: drilling, marine engineering, subsea, underground mining
Short Bio:

I have extensive experience in heavy engineering including extensive offshore/onshore drilling for oil and gas.
Also extensive underground gold mining and surface exploration drilling.
Experience in hydraulics, engine rebuilds. shipbuilding, ship repairs, welding, engineering projects, engineering maintenance, work permits hot and cold,
I am a team member and accept new challenges as they come, hard working and can adapt to all conditions.
I am a fully time served.

Please Refer To CV for info t

Current location: 

Heysham/England/LA32EF - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:


List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Arabia, Saudi, azerbaijan, Belgium, cyprus, Denmark, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, greece, Guernsey and Alderney, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Jersey, South Africa, spain, switzerland


Professional Mechanical Engineer with 35 years in-depth, hands-on experience both on and off-shore, working in marine, drilling, mining and transportation environments within private and government sectors. Highly skilled in maintenance, repair and replacement of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Extensive experience working within culturally-diverse environments, established ability to adapt to and interact successfully in day-to-day and emergency operations. Results-oriented, works easily as part of a team, as well as independently in both technical and management areas. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, as well as an exceptional ability to address challenges constructively to facilitate productive relationships, expediting successful outcomes.


Professional Qualifications

United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) medical certification valid to 19/12/2016

Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) including Norwegian Sector certification valid to 20/10/2016

Fire Team Leader Cert No 14/04232 Valid to 23/09/2016

Confined Space Entry-Escape Sets & Rescue Certificate No 14495 Valid until 19/07/2016

Working At Height And Rescue Certificate No 14444 Valid until 17/07/2016

First Aid Certification (underground mining).

Professional training completed in Boomer Drill Rigs, Hydraulics, Hydrodynamic Systems, Hydrostatic Systems, Deutz Engines, Case Scalers, Subroc Dump Trucks, Secoma Roof Bolters, Toro 150 D, 250 D, 350 LHDs, Normet PK 1000, Wagner St.6C LHDs.

Alfa Laval October, 2009. Ten-day working refresher course on purifiers and other Alfa Laval equipment.

Management training in Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace, Management and Human Resources.


Career Summary

Drill Rigs Worked on

Nelson A Drill Platform (North Sea)

Beryl A Drill Platform (North Sea)

Brent D Drill Platform (North Sea)

Troll Solution Jack-Up (Singapore &Europe)

Glen Esk Drill Tender Barge (Ivory Coast West Africa)

Sunker 257 Drill Barge (Kazakhstan Caspian Sea)

Nabors Drill Rigs (Saudi)

Energean Force Drill Tender Barge (Greece)

Mabruk Oil Fields Land Rigs (Libya)

T-11 Drill Tender Barge (Thailand)


Present Position and Past Positions:.

Spencer-Ogden (Asia)
July 2015 to Present
Drill Rig Mechanic

Jan 2015 to July 2015
Chief Drill rig Mechanic

Nabors Drilling USA& Saudi
April 2014 to Jan 2015
Chief Drill Rig Mechanic

Archer Well (Offshore)
November 2012 to April 2014
Drill Rig Mechanic (Drill Crew)

Was employed by Archer well after being with Global Resources for Archer well.

I was responsible for all planned maintenance and breakdowns of all drilling equipment whilst on day/night shifts.

Equipment: Drawworks, Top drives, Rotary Tables, Shakers, Agitators, Mud pumps, and all pumps, compressors and Diesel Generators. All hyd/Air winches.


Rig Mechanic
April 2012 to November 2012

Contracted to Global resources as a rig mechanic on offshore drill rig’s.

Main duties to carry out planned maintenance and breakdown repairs on all rig equipment including diesel engine generators/cranes/air compressors/hydraulic systems/various pumps and valve systems/including mud pumps and drawworks and top drives.

August 2011 to March 2012

Contracted Modus as a Rig Mechanic Generator and Pump Technician onboard ROV Vessels in the North Sea maintaining caterpillar Van-Heck high and low pressure water pumps / Volvo driven sea water pumps / and Cummins Generators involved with the daily use and running of CT1 & CT2 underwater cable & pipe trenching, also responsible for operating high pressure hose winches during trench operations.

Responsible for servicing and maintenance to all machinery connected to the operation of the underwater trenching program.


GEODRILL GHANA ( Drill Rig Mechanic )
4 Month Contract March-2011 July-2011

Working as a Drill Rig Mechanic in Ghana West Africa on Sandvik 900 / 200 drill rigs during exploration drilling for gold core samples.

During this time I was fully responsible for all servicing and planned maintenance of 5 drill rigs in the Bonde region of Ghana including ordering of all parts and arranging of the local workforce.

During this this time I lived in the Keagan Mining Camp at Bonde bush camp .

Duties included full overhaul of caterpillar diesel engines /air compressors/ hydraulic components / and transmissions and final drives also full servicing and maintenance to drill components.

Returned to the UK at the end of contract.


July 2010 – March-2011

I was working at Portsmouth Naval Docks fitting large marine diesel engines and gas turbines to the Royal Navy’s new build aircraft carriers and type 45 destroyers. Duties include the fitting out of entire engine rooms , pump rooms , hydraulic systems and all essential mechanical machinery required onboard such ships, including various machining of parts undertaking when required in the BAE machine shops, including welding and pipe fitting.

Security cleared to blue status.


PARKER OIL DRILLING ( Drill Rig Mechanic Offshore)/
June 2010 – July 2010 –
Swift/ Parker Drilling :Rig Mechanic – Kazakhstan

Aboard Parker Sunkar Offshore Drill Rig 257

Employed as a Rig Mechanic during 10 year re-fit of the above named rig, duties included full maintenance and overhaul of draworks and draworks cooling systems, mud pumps, mud agitators, swaco degassing systems, air hoists and winches, purifiers, heat exchangers, power generators main and auxiliary, easy torques systems, and rig fire pumps etc.


March 2010 – May 2010
Ponticelli Libyan Branch – Mabruk Oil Operations Drill Rig Mechanic – Senior Technician Dieselize/Power Plant Supervisor –

Organizes onsite 24/24 operation of the Diesel Power Plant, which is placed under his responsibility by the supervision of the Diesel Power Plant operators in charge of the daily maintenance and operation. These operators are in charge of control of all manual functions performed in engine room and for auxiliary equipment inside the engine room and in auxiliary enclosures, they must handle and provide routine maintenance of equipment and monitor power plant parameters with local readings. Main equipment concerned was: 2 MAN diesel/crude oil Engines driving ABB Generators and associated auxiliaries. Capacity of the Power Plant on Marbruk Field +2 x 8.6 MW. Mechanical maintenance for 10 stand alone diesel generators operating on field, in addition to the Power Plant (mainly Perkins and Cat diesel Generators around 400KVA capacity each. For the MAN engines in the Power Plant and associated auxiliaries (pumps, separators, cooling systems) the main preventative maintenance and overhauls to perform typical PM 150h/3000h/6000h and 12000h maintenance. Maintains a permanent anticipation on the potential problems that could occur in the production plant, in close relationship with other sections, in order to prevent non-productive or non efficient operations.


2009-February 2010
Stone Marine Services, Field Services Engineer. Rig Mechanic

As a worldwide contractor for Alfa Laval via Stone Marine Services, currently assigned to Namibia, responsibilities include maintenance and repair of oil purifiers, clarifiers, separators, decanters, and heat exchangers for the oil industry. Service performed on board ships, in both above-ground and underground mining environments, as well as on offshore oil rigs.


Marine Engineer, Heavy Plant/Crane Maintenance Spec., self-employed. Rig Mechanic

Primary focus of business includes, but is not limited to, providing routine and emergency service to commercial fishing vessels. In this context, responsibilities include all bow-to-stern maintenance of diesel and/or heavy-fuel-oil engines, as well as repair and replacement of hydraulics, engine components, electrical systems and main propulsion shafts. Work also includes repair, replacement and maintenance of all types of pumps, purifiers, steering components, wire rope spoolers, hydraulic/air-driven/steam winches, and all other critical systems on board.


Plant Machinery Mechanic, A.K. Hailes, Liverpool, UK.

Responsibilities included maintenance and repair of critical working systems components of heavy plant machinery including bulldozers, graders, and diesel generators produced by leading manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Diahatsu, MAN Diesel, and Kawasaki (among others). Also managed business operations including human resources, bookkeeping and maintaining Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) reports.


Transport Manager, United Carriers, Bury, UK.

Responsible for hands-on maintenance and repair of long-haul transport vehicles, as well as service and repair of various types of plant machinery. Also responsible for business management aspects including human resources, budget control, and customer services management.


Heavy Plant Maintenance Fitter, Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company, Randfontein, South Africa.

Responsibilities included maintenance, fault diagnosis, pressure testing, and repair and replacement of main hydraulic systems. Equipment included Normet PK 1000 Utility Vehicles, Case Bar Down Scalers, Subroc Dump Trucks, Secoma Roof Bolters, Wagner ST 6C LHDs, Boomer Drill Rigs, Deutz Engines, Clark Transmissions and Torro 250 and 350 scoops.


Plant Mechanic and Maintenance Fitter, Fuel Firing Systems Refineries, Sea View, South Africa.

Responsibilities included maintenance, fault-diagnosis and repair of high-pressure reciprocal pumps, blending equipment, road tankers, compressors, and generators.


Plant Mechanic, P&S Plant Services, Pinetown, South Africa.

Responsibilities included maintenance and repair of dozers, graders, pay loaders, TLB and Bomag equipment.


3rd Engineer, Merchant Navy.

Worked primarily on foreign-going vessels where duties included full charge of engine room watches, maintenance and repairs of ships’ main engines and steam boiler systems (e.g., Sulzer, B&W, Mak, Doxford), maintenance, repair and full overhaul of ships’ generators (e.g., Diahatsu, Kawasaki, Man, and Yanma), and maintenance and repair of high-pressure reciprocal pumps and compressors.


Additional information regarding employment prior to 1980 available upon request.


Further Skills

(See belowTable of Engine/System Expertise)

Fault diagnosis, maintenance and troubleshooting hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and mechanical systems of the following systems.

Drawworks: SSGD-750 Drawworks, Oilwell 2000/3000, Gardner Denver Drawworks mechanical drawworks, winch drawworks.

Drill Rigs: Topdrive, Quill drive and Cable Tool/Shell Auger Rig, Berreta T24 Drill.

Mudpumps: Lewco mudpumps, EMSCO and Ellis Williams mudpumps, including work on piston seals.


Education & Qualifications

Falck Nutec, Aberdeen, UK 2008-2008

University of Paisley, Scotland, UK 2001-2002

JCI Training Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa 1990-1992


Additional information regarding education and training prior to 1990 available upon request.


Personal Details

Full Clean License incorporating HGV/PSV Class 1

Valid British Passport

Available immediately

Willing to travel and/or relocate



Available on request

Engine/System Expertise


HEAVY OIL ENGINES Sulzer 7RD76 up to 11RD 120 slow speed models

Hitachi B&W RD90 slow speed hydraulic popit valve models

Doxford opposed piston slow speed models


4 STROKE DIESEL/HEAVY OIL ENGINES MAK medium speed main and auxiliary engines

ENGLISH electric main and auxiliary engines

DIESEL GENERATORS (gen-r) 4 STROKE MAN, Daimler Benz, Caterpillar, Kawasaki, Diahatsu, Yanmar, Cummins high- and low-pressure fuel systems, Komatsu, Petter, Rolls Royce Eagle models, Deutz air-cooled models.

DIESEL GEN-R 2 STROKE DETRIOT 4-cylinder TO V8 Models (includes full overhaul, running repairs of turbo charger, fuel pumps, injectors, cooling systems, emergency power units and fire/water pumps.

VALVE TYPES Ball, Gate and Butterfly valves; hydraulic air and pneumatic steam pressure/safety valves, two-way and one-way pressure valves, two-way and one-way safety check valves.

PUMP TYPES Impeller, vain, gear-type pumps including scavenge, water-jetting pumps, vacuum pumps and steam piston pumps (full overhaul and repairs).

COMPRESSORS Piston-type, high- and low-pressure, vain-type high- and low-pressure (including cooling systems)

COOLING SYSTEMS All air, hydraulic, steam, salt and fresh-water systems.

HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS Neutral and Electrical Braking Systems

Hydraulic Starter Circuits

Pressure settings and Troubleshooting

Hydraulic Drilling Circuits

Boom Movement Systems and Power Packs

Pilot Pressure Circuits

Dump and Hoist Circuits

Swivel Circuits and Installation

Drive Line Phasing Systems and Circuits

Direction Systems

Sundstrand Pump & Motor Systems

Hydraulic Cassette Systems

Hydraulic Charging Accumulators

Hydraulic Lubricating and Cooling Systems

Hydraulic Accessories Systems

Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Systems

Hydraulic Fluid Systems and Systems Check

Hydraulic Loader and Hammer Systems

Fault Diagnosis and Troubleshooting Theory and Practical for all of the above.