CV, Underground electrician seeking work in selected countries

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 14594

Skills keywords: fully heading trained, underground electrician
Short Bio:

As a hard working and dedicated individual who has completed a 4 year apprenticeship working as an apprentice electrician before qualifying in heavy industry. I believe I could offer a lot to perspective employers, I am not afraid to tackle new challenges and believe I have what it takes to stay calm and alert under pressure. I am highly motivated to continue learning and eager to gain further experience and knowledge whilst offering a high standard of workmanship and loyal service as part of a team.

Current location: Wales, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: white british
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Australia, North America, Thailand

Education And Qualifications

Gained whilst completing apprenticeship:

MPQC Level 3 Mining Electrical Operations
NVQ Level 3 Mines Electrical Operations
NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations
EDEXCEL Level 3 Electrical Technology
EDEXCEL Level 3 Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
EDEXCEL Level 3 Further Electrical Principles
City & Guilds Level 2 Application of Numbers
City & Guilds Level 2 Information and Communication Technology
City & Guilds Level 2 Improving Own Learning
City & Guilds Level 2 Communication

Prior education: 2002 – 2007
Maesteg Comprehensive School. Where I gained the following GCSE’s:-
Maths – A
Design Realisation – A
History – B
English Language – B
Religious Studies – B
Chemistry – B
Biology – B
Physics – C
English Literature – C
Welsh – C

Key Skills And Competencies

• Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams and floor plans.
• Able to communicate effectively at all levels and willing to learn new skills.
• Experience working proactive within team and on own initiative
• Having a understanding of health and safety at workplaces
• Good problem-solving skills for diagnosing electrical faults.
• Experienced working to tight deadlines, working effectively and safely even under pressurised environment
• Flexible approach to work & willing to work 12 hour shifts, nights & weekends.

I completed my 4 year apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering with Walter Energy at Aberpergwm Colliery. During this apprenticeship I attended Gower College Swansea gaining academic qualifications BTEC level 3 diploma in electrical/electronic engineering (QCF). Vocational qualifications gained include MPQC Level 3 Diploma in Mining Electrical Operations and NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations and Engineering Practices. I have also completed the first year of HNC in electrical engineering.

Work Experience

2009 – 2013
Underground Electrician                                  

As an electrician in a mine it is vital to be professional and alert at all time. Due to the hazardous environment you are working in all work carried out must be done safely and to a high standard taking into account specific details that if ignored could cause explosions and serious accidents.

On a day to day basis I was:

Responsible for providing electrical support in terms of maintenance and fault finding on plant and machinery including installation of equipment and services.

  • Planned Maintenance and service inspections from (A-type visual), to (C-type Internal) checks on switch gear, motors and machinery of various voltages ranging from 12v to 6600v.
  • Repairing breakdowns of the switchgear and machinery including problem solving, testing the panels and control units to identify and correct the faults.
  • Understanding and following electrical schematic drawings to enable identification of faults, component parts (for replacement) and for purposes of modification and changes as necessary to the equipment control system.
  • Installation of equipment and services such as communications (intercoms), conveyor belts, lighting circuits, Fans, Motors, switchgear and machines.
  • For the conveyor belts an understanding of all safety and monitoring devices such as emergency stops, lockout keys, belt alignment, spillage probes, motor temperature and blocked chute probes was a key criteria.
  • Typical machinery control circuits (which had to be complete for the machine to start) would include oil level, oil temperature, water pressure, operator switch and emergency stops. Any problems encountered were identified using schematic drawings and test equipment such as Digital Multimeters, Insulation Resistance Testers, and intrinsically safe voltage indicators.
  • Working with PLC’s including programming them on a laptop through ladder diagrams then transferring them on to media storage device to take underground to operate the machinery, the systems I worked with include: MINE MATIC, SCADA and ALLEN BRADLEY.
  • While working at the mine I learnt how to work quickly and safely as it was vital to do so to limit down time and production loss.

Apprentice Electrician

Training and instruction in the following disciplines:

  • Fault-finding and trouble-shooting techniques (input/output method; half split method)
  • Planned maintenance, servicing and inspection (using dedicated equipment checklists)
  • Installation, commissioning and testing of plant and equipment (insulation resistance testing, polarity testing, earth continuity tests.