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Serial No: 35519
(03/21/1953, male)
List top 5 skills: agriculture maintenance, auto mechanic, customers services, earth moving equipment, engineering marketing, factory maintenance, maitenance on mining, management skills, technical manager
Short Bio:

MANUFACTURING: Experience on heavy duty machinery to manufacture pipes for oil rigs and pipelines around the world. The pipes are made from sheets of different sizes that are rolled to a pipe and the seams get welded automatically by fusion process and cooled immediately by cold water.
Duties included looking after the boilers, water systems, water cooling towers, pumps, recycling water system, mechanical truck sides and forklift vehicles.

Current location: 

MK40 1DH Bedford United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

english, Portuguese & French

Locations I am interested in working:


Personal Information

NAME : Antonio Jose S.M.R.D.A. AMARAL

DATE OF BIRTH : 21st March 1953

COUNTRY OF BIRTH : Baucau, East Timor (Still Portuguese Colony)

NATIONALITY : Portuguese


PASSPORT : Portuguese / EU


DRIVERS LICENCE : Yes Mozambique (SADC)/ Ghana

HEALTH : Very good / Very Strong and fit

LANGUAGES : English – speak, read and write – excellent, Portuguese – speak, read and write, excellent., French – Speak, Read and write, Moderate



Diploma of Industrial course of Fitting (including machining) – Industrial School D. Francisco
Barreto, Quelimane, Mozambique

Certificate of Registration as a Journeyman. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Bolton Institute of Higher Education UK


Professional Experience

February 2013 to April 2015

Duties: Oversee the Management of the overhaul maintenance of a Rubber and Palm Plantation. In charge of all Technical Department: Building, Plantation, Irrigation, Mechanical Department (8 CAT bulldozers, 2 CAT motor graders, 2 CAT backhoes,1 CAT excavator, 6 Landini tractors, 1 Manitu forklift, 4 Kamaz trucks,2 7 tonnes trucks,1 3 tonnes truck, 1 Toyota Land Cruiser pick up, 1 Nissan Patrol S/W 4×4, 13Toyota Hilux D/C 4×4, 12 Toyota Hilux S/C 4×4. Delivery of monthly reports to the company offices in Brussels, ordering of materials and spares, inspect and control contractors, deal with suppliers and the daily routine personnel management duties.

Salary: �4000.00 p/m + $ 3500.00 country living allowances, full benefits included, fully furnished housing, company vehicle, fuel for private unlimited use and a tickets to the UK every 6 months for a paid month holiday.

Reason for wanting to leave: Personal reasons.


CAPITAL STAR STEEL, Matola, Mozambique
November 2010 – November 2012

Occupation: Maintenance Manager

Duties: Oversee the management of maintenance team of 14 artisans (fitters, boilermakers, welder and electricians) Maintenance on heavy duty machinery to manufacture pipes for oil rigs in USA and pipelines around the world.

Salary: R45,000.00 (with benefits).

Reasons for leaving: Finished my 2 years contract.


Envirobac, Luanda, Angola
April 2010 – August 2010

Occupation: Workshop Technical Director

Duties: Management of ordering spares, maintenance and repairs of the fleet of trucks (with hydraulic waste compact boxes), bulldozers, bobcats, front end loaders and various types of vehicles used by the company for the cleaning of the city of Luanda in Angola. The responsibilities cover the management of the workshops, order and budgeting of spares,tools, equipment and consumables. Implementing discipline and all safety measures at work. Training of staff. All this equipment is based on Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic components.

Salary: USD 8,000.00 per month + full board accommodation + full benefits (vehicle, food, accommodation fully paid, laptop, cellphone, fuel, medical, insurance).

Reasons for leaving: Successfully finished my temporary contract.


Imvest Agriculture Corporation, Chipinge, Zimbabwe
November 2009 – March 2010

Occupation: Chief Engineer

Duties: To refurbish three tea factories (Southdown, Clearwater and Ross Comon) Refurbishing of all 3 tea factories and farming equipment.

Refurbishing conveyor belts, dryers, bearings, rollers, fans, boiler and steam pipes. Reconditioned all tractors, tea plucking hydraulic machines, trailers and farming equipment. Reconditioned the factory structure, machine shop and backup generator. Reconstruct workshop and implement safety equipment. Refurbished all hydraulic components, hoses and valves on tractors, tea plucking machines, harrows, etc.

Reasons for leaving: Successfully completed 4 months contract.


DERL (Dundee Energy Recycling Limited), Dundee,  Scotland
November 2008 – September 2009

Occupation: Preventative Maintenance Engineer.

Duties: Collecting and organizing information for all relevant data base input on equipment and machinery to assist on preventative maintenance and to avoid unexpected breakdowns while ensuring all machines and equipment stay within their parameters. Help on maintenance and repairs in the absence of the maintenance workforce. Maintenance and repairs on hydraulic power packs, bearings, heavy hammer mills, boilers, furnaces, pumps, air fans, belts conveyors, chain conveyors and screw conveyors. The role includes all aspects of electrics, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical.

Observation: The responsibilities cover: ordering and budgeting of spares, tools, equipment and consumables. Completed a course on fire fighting safety and first aid

Reasons for leaving: Emigrated from Scotland back to Africa.


February 1993 – March 2008

Occupation: Senior Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Regional Service Manager for Southern Africa, Sales Export Manager – Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, DRC, Angola, Namibia.

In 1999 become General Manager at Bain Agrico Moc Limitada in Chimoio- Mozambique. The company became involved in several engineering contracts, road construction, sugar industry, fishing industry and mining industry in Manica and Tete Province.

Duties: General Management of designing, fabrication and assembly of agriculture machinery. Sales, supply of spares, after sales servicing, maintenance and repairs on tractors, bulldozers, graders, bobcats, front end loaders, road equipment, sugar industry, mining equipment and manufacture of trawler vessels for the fishing industry in Mozambique. Supply and maintenance of Perkins marine engines. Agents for New Holland, Massey Ferguson.

Contracts on the rehabilitation of the Mozambique Sugar Mills, Gold Aluminium and Silver mines.

Observation: Good sales export relationships customer care orientated, good decision making skills, hard worker (hands on when necessary), extensive hydraulic/ pneumatic experience and fast learner. Very responsible and high standard management skills, logistics and supervisory personality. Enjoy working with clients and has the patience and personality to deal with public and government officials (customs, immigration. financing licensing, labour departments, etc.)

Reasons for leaving: Left due to Company Director passed away with cancer in November 2006 and the company was sold by family in March 2008


Commercial & Industrial Enterprises

February 1989 – November 1992
Manzini, Swaziland

Occupation: Branch/Sales Manager

Duties: Contracting maintenance on railways, ports, cranes, lifts, hydraulic machinery (Mozambique), Bell equipment on sawmills, sugar plantations and field technical work (Swaziland). Contract Project Manager on the rehabilitation of the Mozambique Ports of Maputo and Beira. Rehabilitation of all Forklifts, ( Hysters, Toyota, Mitsubishi Big Mamooth Containers Forklifts, Cranes, Container cranes and several other port equipment).,Agents for LG/Samsung wall mounted, split and central air conditioner systems, (fabrication of air conditioning flues and ducting and air filtration, maintenance and services of air conditioning systems). Supplier of air conditioning systems to the ports/railways head offices including customs and railway executive offices (Mozambique). Supply, repairs and maintenance of all range of Vickers hydraulic equipment.

Reasons for leaving: A very good position offered in Zimbabwe also to go and work in Mozambique


BERAL SWAZILAND, Mbabane, Swaziland
October 1987 – January 1989

Occupation: Maintenance Superintendent

Duties: Maintenance of hydraulic presses for manufacturing of vehicle and railway brakes, boilers and machine shop. Repairs of braking presses up to 300 tons Most of these machines were equipped with Rexroth, and Bocsh. hydraulics.

Reasons for leaving: Went to a better position.




SASOL II & III, Secunda, South Africa
October 1980 – September 1986

Occupation: Maintenance Foreman

Duties: Oil & Gas refinery – extraction of petrol and gas from coal. (Maintenance on turbines, centrifugal pumps, mechanical seals, hydraulic, pneumatic, heat exchanges, pipelines, multistage pumps, sludge pumps, desalination plants, power stations, industrial boilers etc)

Reasons for leaving: Emigrated to Swaziland and to an improved position


BEIER INDUSTRIES, Butterworth, Transkei
September 1978 – August 1980

Occupation: Maintenance Foreman

Duties: Maintenance on lanoline machines, shoe factory and wool machinery, centrifuges etc.

Reasons for leaving: Emigrated to South Africa after residence permit was issued in South Africa


August 1976 – July 1978

Occupation: Maintenance Fitter

Duties: Repairs and maintenance on Terex, P&H, Caterpillar, shaker screens conveyor belts and any other mining machinery


WANKIE COLLERIES, Wankie, Zimbabwe
September 1974 – June 1976

Occupation: Maintenance Fitter apprentice.

Duties: Finalized three years of my apprenticeship in the coal mines. Maintenance and repairs of: shuttle cars, coal cutter, conveyor belts and any other underground equipment.


1975  Received Certificate of Registration as a Journeyman.



I have extensive experience in oil and petrol industry, mechanical engineering (including hydraulic and pneumatic), excellent management skills in sales and in other various fields, I have a total of +/- 42 years’ experience in Mechanical Engineering, I am a fast learner and very eager to extend my experiences. I am eager to further my work knowledge with possible future training. I am available to travel and work anywhere abroad as job demands. I would like to mention that I am prepared to permanently relocate to where ever the position is required.

In Africa I worked for a contracting company as a Southern Africa General Manager. My duties were to be in charge of all the different branches in the Southern African region, covering the general management of sales, logistics, mechanical engineering, finance, budgets, customer care, quality control, imports/exports and all aspects of the day to day operations of the entire group. Managed my teams to maximize all business opportunities

I enforce safety and operational procedures to the highest standards. I am able to coordinate, prepare, and maintain routine administration paperwork. Happy and capable of working independently when required but happier as a team player. I regard myself as a highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communications skills, honest, trustworthy, loyal, reliable, hard working, very good with my hands, and highly skilled in my area of expertise as well as an extremely fast learner with any new challenge presented to me.

I am computer literate and speak read and write fluent English, Portuguese and French. I am eager to further my work knowledge with possible future training. I have always been a competent, responsible and very dedicated employee and believe I would be an asset to whoever employs me.