Matare - Aircraft Maintenance Technician - Kempton Park, GP, South Africa

Kemison Matare

Kempton Park, GP, South Africa


Aircraft Maintenance Technician


avionics maintenance of the aircraft on minor, intermediate, or major servicing and aircraft instruments repair

Work History

Acting production manager - 15E & 19E Locomotives

Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership

From June 2013

• Maintaining daily production schedules
• Quality management
• Updating production schedules on a daily basis
• Problem identification, root cause analysis and counter measure implementation to prevent reoccurring of the same problem.
• Strict monitoring of H.S.E and housekeeping
• Proper headcount management
• Holding weekly employee relations committee meetings
• Preparing and holding monthly soap box meetings to update employees about the department's performance in terms of safety, stable production, people, costs and quality.
• Promoting and implementing of multi-skilling of employees
• Encouraging product knowledge by the employees
• Maintaining good relations with the customer always

Group Leader

Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership

March 2012 - June 2013

(Working on the 15E class locomotive)
• Balancing the locomotive
• Weighing the locomotive
• Updating production information on the boards
• Preparing the locomotive for inspection by the customer
• Doing defect root cause analysis and its counter measure
• Ensuring that work habits are adhered to • Maintaining production projections
• Monitoring of H.S.E
• Cost management
• Quality management

Production foreman

Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership

July 2010 - March 2012

(Working on the 19E class locomotive)
• Ensuring that daily production targets are met
• Ensuring built in quality is achieved
• Ensuring that costs are cut to the minimum
• Ensuring that team members are properly trained for their job
• Ensuring that HSE requirements are met and maintained at all times
• Ensuring that there is stable production

Quality Control Inspector

Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership

February 2009 - July 2010

• Inspection of electrical systems on the 5M2A and 10M motors and trailers
• Inspection of class 15E and 19E locomotives
• Checking defective units and classifying relevant defects
• Updating quality manager on quality issues
• Communicating and maintaining the required quality standards to others
• Ensuring all quality issues are identified, reported and resolved
• Performing root causes analysis of quality issues raised
• Providing support and guidance to production and test departments
• Taking part in corrective action meetings and activities
• Initiating regular audits to ensure standards and customer confidence
• Timely generating a monthly report detailing a summary of defect trends
• Timely reviewing of relevant quality control plans

Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Inspector

Aeronautical Inspection Services

October 2004 - September 2008

• Inspecting condition of incoming electrical components
• Inspecting electrical components and instruments on aircraft
• Carrying out serviceability tests on incoming or repaired components
• Inspection of oil and air pressure lines
• Performing quality functions such as conformity inspections and Airworthiness Inspections
• Carrying out dimensional checks to ascertain system compatibility
• Liaising with contractors or suppliers to check their capability to supply the correct instruments or electrical components
• Inspection of electrical and instruments systems during and after scheduled or unscheduled servicing
• Rejecting products outside of specifications
• Carrying out pressure leak tests
• Inspection of welded areas
• Aircraft wing attachment inspection
• Generator, oil pump, fuel pump, hydraulic pump drive shaft inspection
• Wheel hub inspection
• Engine turbine blades inspection
• Engine mounts inspection
• Engine tail section inspection
• Inspection of riveted areas
• Carrying out life extension surveys on all aircraft
• Inspection of engine mounting bolts

Aircraft Instrument Technician

Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company

May 2004 - September 2004

• Repairing pressure instruments such as airspeed indicators, altimeters, vertical speed indicators
• Repairing instruments such as Attitude Director Indicator, RPM Indicator
• Carrying out compass swing
• Repairing pressure gauges
• Repairing pressure and temperature sensors
• Calibration of pressure gauges

Aircraft Avionics Technician

Air force of Zimbabwe

November 1997 - April 2004


• Maintenance of the autopilot system
• Maintenance of the flight director system
• Maintenance of the ground Proximity Warning system
• Maintenance of the electrical systems
• Maintenance of fuel quantity indicating system
• Maintenance of the communication systems
• Maintenance of the weather radar systems
• Maintenance of the auto power reserve system
• Maintenance of the torque sensing and indicating system
• Maintenance of the temperature sensing and indicating system
• Maintenance of the pitot static system
• Maintenance of the compass system
• Maintenance of the RPM indicating system
• Maintenance of the oxygen system
• Repairing defective instruments in the workshop such as airspeed indicators, altimeters, radio magnetic indicators, horizontal situation indicators, rate gyros, fuel pressure indicators, hydraulic pressure indicators, engine oil temperature and pressure indicators

Methods Used:
VISUAL INSPECTION - using naked eye, magnifying glass, mirror, microscope and boroscope
• LIQUID PENETRANT INSPECTION - using Visible dye and Fluorescent dye penetrant
• MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION - using the MPI KH12, Contromag machine and the portable MPI machine
• EDDY CURRENT INSPECTION - using the Eddy Check 713 machine and the Hocking Locator
• ULTRASONIC INSPECTION - using the MK4 Ultrasonic machine

Qualifications & Certifications

non destructive testing testing techniques

harare istitute of training

aircraft engineering

school of technical training

ordinary and advanced level of education

pamushana high school

pamushana high school

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