Barker - Fitter - Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa

Kevin Barker

Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa




my last job was workshop supervisor at a pump repair company.Before that i was a sub-contractor boilermaker/fitter at a large company that built and repaired pipes,Before that i work as a on site foreman in he instillation of warehouse doors and dock levers,Next was 2ic in work shop in a large printing company doing repairs on any machines that had to do with the printing and up keep of factory.Work in a big bakery in Germany,Plus building and testing of turbines and compressors at 1 of the biggest turbine building companies in Germany(Babcock-Borsig)serviced 9+ years in the British army.

Work History

allround fitter


From April 2011

pril2011 self-employed as a all-round handy man

Name of firm: Rogene Pumps

Workshop Supervisor

May 2007 - April 2011

Main job Functions

To Run workshop as workshop supervisor in the repair and ordering of spares to repair many types of pumps.To interact with customers when they bring there pumps in for repairs and to help if there system was not running right.To help customers upgrade there systems if possable.Pumps work on where1(Air opperated, Wilden, Sandpiper, Versa Matic, Blagdon, Yamada, Wilflow, Husky)2(Submersible, sewage pumps, Fec, Flygt, Tsurmi, Sakauragawa, HCP, Turbo Sai, Grundfos)3(single stage water/oil pumps, SPP unstream, Rapid Allweller, Ebara, Ingersollrand, ARO, Foras, Robuschi)4(Multi stage-water pumps, Rapid allweiler, Grundfos/CR, CRN, Salsom Multi-V, Garven, MCH southpumps, SPP)5(Blowers, Bora, Rietschile, Robuschi, Pompetrauaim, Semens)5 (allround pumps, Varisco, Tuthill gear pumps, Magdrive, Drum pumps/Air or motor.
Main job functions
Repair of pumps as per specifications. Supervise workshop staff. Ensure workshop procedures are followed. Liaise with customers. Filling of job cards for pumps. Ensure correct parts are received. Perform quality tests on repaired pumps identify
Pumps for ordering of spares or for to replace with new type of pump
Train customers work staff to repair own pumps or to be able to identify problems and order correct spares for their pumps pumps worked on are (90% air operated diaphragm ie wilden sandpiper versa matic blagdon husky yamada ).90% small submersible pumps up to 11kw .single to multi stage centrifugal pumps(ei grundfos flygt salmons ebera most small water booster pumps)

Senior Technician


May 2005 - June 2006

Main job functions: Installation and maintenance of sectional doors Motor and hand driven Installation and maintenance of dock levellers and scissor tables. Supervision of junior staff. On site planning of the day's work, workload and marking sure all tools and equipment is ready and in working order. Keep management in formed of project progress. Sites worked on where, Mann busses in Modderfontein, Super Group warehouses in Isando, Clover and Woolworths refrigeration warehouses in City Deep, Service and repairs on warehouses at Checkers, Revlon, L'oreal, and Bidvest to name a few. Maintenance Done was IE 1) Super Group ware house in Isando, +- 45 sectional doors +-20 dock levellers +-6 roller doors 2) Checkers ware houses in Centurion +- 60 Sectional doors +-60 dock levellers +-5 roller shutter doors 1 high speed shutter door 1 Larger Scissor table in the cold storage ware house 3) L;Oreal warehouse in Centurion +- 12 Roller doors +- 12 Dock levellers Installation of trailer restraints 4) Revlon warehouse in Rustivia +-10 Roller Shutter doors +-10 Dock levellers 5) Bidvest ware houses in Edenvale(I also installed them) +- 30 Sectional doors (inside and outside of warehouse) +- 15 Dock levellers


Robor Pipes

May 1999 - May 2006

Main job functions: Welding, building of small structures (eg, steel palettes heavy duty racks crash barriers around factory doors.). Repairs and re-location of small factories. Installation of ventilation systems and work out better systems of ventilation. Building of carports, gates and fences. Installing of factory windows and constructor of workshop areas. General repairs and maintenance work. Unsupervised offsite work on machine dismantling and setup on new site.

Maintenance Technician

Ultra Litho

May 1995 - March 1999

Main job functions: Second in charge to Head of maintenance. Repairs to presses, folding/binding machines, ventilation systems and general factory maintenance. .Back up to senior technician on breakdowns. Overseeing/ running and repairs of a perfect binder( making of books)
Name of firm: Aerzener Brot., Aerzen, Germany

General Factory Maintenance Fitter

Borzig GMBH

May 1991 - March 1995

(May 1991 - March 1995)
Main job functions: General upkeep of running of bakery, ie repairs on ovens, conveyors, bread trolleys and mixers. Stand in for senior bake master in his absence.
Name of firm: Borzig GMBH, Berlin, Germany

Compressor Fitter

Rolfe's Engineering

February 1990 - May 1991

Main job functions: Building of new Turbo compressors and turbines for overseas shipping to oil fields and mines. .Hands on training on large blowers compressors single and multi-stage. And turbines from building to test of machine's on test beds.
Name of firm: Rolfe's Engineering

Compressor Fitter

February 1989 - January 1990

Main job functions: Building of and repairs to compressors and turbines. Part of team on shutdowns on mines and large factories .machines work on were borzig single to multi stage compressors KKK turbines GHH gearboxes

Lance Corporal

HMS Royal Forces

Main job functions: Tank driver, full crewman, driving instructor, diesel mechanic, repairs to tanks and diesel vehicles, body guard, UN peacekeeper and general soldier duties. Drive a large range of heavy armoured vehicles plus repairs to vehicles. 2ic to team leader of a troop of men serving as UN peace keepers.

Qualifications & Certifications

Wolsingham,Co Durham,England

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