I am a time served apprentice trained Crane, Mobile Plant, Maintenance Engineer.
I have 20 years plant management experience associated with delivering heavy crane, plant, availability associated with construction, marine, ports container terminal and mining industry.
I am skilled with implementing the routine, preventative, service maintenance schedules, dealing with all technical repair and operational matters.
I am skilled with parts, maintenance manual and have an expertise with order
Qualifications & Training
City and Guilds Mechanical Engineering North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe
Fuel injection training course for general diesel engines North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe
Hydraulics fault finding, pressure and flow test procedures Ford International training centre, London
PH – RK Model – 20 ton – Delta 517 OA track – 250 ton
Grove – TM Model 875 – 80 ton
Kato RT Model KT – 50 ton – RT Model KR – 20 ton – TM Model NK 35 -50 ton
Link Belt – 150 ton
Manitowac – Ringer 300 ton
American Hoist – 150 ton
Date July 2014 – Current (Short term contract)
Organisation TRW Automotive Electronic Systems
Job role PUWER LOLER Inspection Risk Assessor
Performing inspection of manufacturing equipment updating all assets and their current status onto a central database, liaising with Managers for compliance with HSE regulations.
September 2012 – Current
Organisation Freelance LOWLER Inspection
Location UK – All counties.
Job role Crane Lifting Equipment Inspection Testing Engineer
Freelance LOWLER crane lifting equipment inspection and testing engineer, responsible for carrying out 3rd party inspections of all on/off shore crane lifting equipment.
May – September 2012 – short term contract
Organisation Halliburton Oil & Gas
Location Tengiz Oil Refiney Kazakhstan Client Chevron
Job role Crane Lifting Rigging Manager
Responsible for the hands on Crane Lifting Mechanical Maintenance Operations heavy lifting Studies organising 3rd party LOLER Inspection Testing Certification.
2011 – short term contract
Organisation TXM working on behalf of U.S. Army
Location Kuwait, Camp Arifjan
Job role Lead Heavy Equipment Supervisor
Based at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, working on behalf of the U.S. Army, I was responsible for the line management of a diverse range of staff based in one of the large engineering workshops. Involved in the maintenance, overhaul, and repair of heavy equipment including; cranes, heavy haulage transportation vehicles, Caterpillar dozers, graders, JCB loading shovels and generators, to the prescribed U.S. military standards and specifications.
Efficient planning of maintenance programmes is key to ensuring equipment is ready for deadline mission and mobilisation. Coordination and collation of government service maintenance reports. Responsible for site health and safety, ensuring that personnel are using correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and adhering to HSE zero tolerance regulations. Met all requirements for full security clearance and maintained a Common Access Card (CAC).
2002 – 2011
Organisation HSB Haughton Engineering Insurance Services Ltd
Job role Lift and Crane Engineer Surveyor
HSB Haughton is an international engineering insurance company, providing statutory and non-statutory inspection services to industrial and commercial customers.
I was responsible for the equipment safety examinations of lifts and cranes, including mobile access lifting platforms, escalators and construction plant. Working to the relevant legislation such as, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment regulations 1998 (LOLER) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). & association of Lifting Equipment Engineers (LEE.) I managed a portfolio of over 100 clients; prioritising inspections, advising on all technical matters, identifying maintenance/repair needs, issuing certificates and client reports.
2001 – 2002
Organisation Farrago Management Ltd
Job role Mechanical Engineer/Plant Manager
In this role I was involved in major construction program of a large hotel complex, and the associated Wadi Dam/water collection project based in Derna, Libya. I was responsible for all operational personnel and ensured that all plant and transport equipment was effectively maintained.
It was essential that all machinery was operational to allow full utilisation, for critical activities such as; the installation of formworks, pumping and poring concrete, pumping via tower cranes, and the use of vibration equipment. I was responsible for the instillation and the ongoing Maintenance of the Pre- Cast Concrete production facility associated with supplying pre- cast dam culverts, walls, bridge structures, for the Man-Made river & hotel project. I implemented the inspection/maintenance procedures and worked closely with project management/project development teams to effectively plan logistics and ensure contingency plans were in place.
1997 – 2001
Organisation Mina Abdulla Oil Refinery
Location Kuwait ( KNPC )
Job role Plant Manager
Plant Manager on the Mina Abdulla Oil Refinery Kuwait, this was a 2.2 billion dollar project.
We had in excess of 2,000 pieces of equipment, 100 mobile hydraulic/ crawler cranes 30 to 900 ton capacity and 300 pieces of mobile plant, comprising of Komatsu Caterpillar Hitachi JSB Mitsubishi David Brown, Massy Ferguson Dozers Excavators Graders Tractors and Light & Heavy Vehicles.
Transport Comprising of Mack Mercedes Benz Kenworth Land Rover, Toyota approximately 1600 pieces of general plant generators, compressors, pumps, cherry pickers compaction equipment and all sub contractors plant transport.
My team consisted of the following: 2 senior mechanical supervisors, 1 budget plant movement coordinator engineer and 1 mechanical coordinator supervisor, 15 shop field mechanics, 2 welder fabricators, 2 auto electricians, 2 senior workshop foreman and 10 work shop satellite mechanics, 2 Stores spare parts Supervisors
Responsible to the project Director for setting up a workshop repair service facility ordering the necessary specialist mechanical / electrical tooling input with plant transport application, responsible for manning levels for all mechanical operational personnel, 80% of the equipment was company owned the remainder was supplied by our sub-contractors operating under our company regulations.
I was responsible for ensuring all stages of the project development progressed on target to meet our client stringent contract agreement.
Early career history
1994 – 1997
Organisation Marine Transport International Ltd (MTI)
Location Saudi Arabia
Job role Mechanical Engineering Superintendent
Based at the Jeddah Seaport Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia, I was responsible for the central engineering and satellite workshop providing maintenance for: engine hydraulic systems, gear boxes, transmissions, torque converters, differentials, diesel injection and electrical equipment. I had the overall responsibility for advising operative personnel on preventive and scheduled maintenance programmes.
1992 – 1994
Organisation Whessoe Projects Ltd
Job role Mechanical Engineering Superintendent
Responsible for the cost effective maintenance of all equipment used in the construction of a marine piling operation. This involved coordination of mechanical, electrical and operational staff, to ensure that all technical and repair matters were addressed effectively to optimise equipment availability.
1988 – 1992
Organisation Braun Transworld Corporation
(Subsidiary of Santa-Fe International)
Job role Project Management Mechanical Supervisor
USA grass root and modernisation project (Mina Abdula Oil Refinery Kuwait. 2.2 billion dollar contract, client Kuwait National Petroleum Company)
Responsible for the implementation/set up a cost effective large maintenance and repair workshop to facilitate repairs to; cranes, heavy earth moving equipment and transportation. The role required the supervision of 75 multi national staff.
1961 – 1988
employed in various engineering roles, details available upon request.