Mostert - Electrical Engineer - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Koos Mostert

Pretoria, GP, South Africa


I have a B.Eng and Mbl degrees with 17 years experience in the production/ manufacturing and construction environment. Owner of my company for 10 years. Experience in top management.


Electrical Engineer


Low voltage and medium Voltage switching,VSD's and signalling.
Managing teams, sub ordinates and workers.
Project Management

Work History

Maseru, Lesotho as Site Manager building

Water Treatment Plant

of 93 Mega litre per day. Doing Mechanical and Electrical installation and commissioning. Also responsible for building a 11 Kv overhead line of 3.2 Km. Arrange with LEC regards their Substation output to the WTW electricity supply (10 MVA) with a ring feed to the plant, coordinate Factory exception tests with LEC regards the switch gear going to be used on site. Installing 4 x 1 MVA 690 volt motors with VSD's for pumping water to Maseru. The plant will be control by one PLC and 5 MCC's. Doing the switchgear protection, arranging for COC's, testing and commissioning of equipments. Functional test all mechanical and electrical equipment worth R 120 m. Wiring and termination of power and signal cables.

Owner of Franchise

Kempton Park. Minuteman Press

printing company in Kempton Park. Minuteman Press is a Franchise where you get 3 weeks training in America regards the total aspect of printing. I had this company for 10 years and started from scratch. I had to do all aspects of management:
Marketing: starting from knocking on doors, hand out flyers, personalised potential customer stationery and software where promotional material send on weekly and monthly basis on E-mail.
Financial: salaries off workers, management accounting, cash flow management, banking, creditors and debtors. All financial transactions were done on Quick Books and quotations and invoicing on FOCUS.
Maintenance: Preventative maintenance on the equipment.
Customer service: Personal attention to customer complaints and deliveries.
Operation Management: Daily planning of all jobs to be printed according to colour and material available. Purchasing of material according to the week schedule. Quality control of all jobs leaving the business.
Human Resource Management: As the owner you have to handle all aspects of HR, IR, leave, overtime and personal challenges. Policies and rules for the company. Leader for workers during difficult times,
Strategic plan: Annual plans transfer to monthly plans and measuring them. Action plans to rectify deviations.
Logistic Management: sourcing paper, equipment and spares to be delivered on time. Inventory management.

2010 - 2011 Farming with cattle and peaches
2011-2012 Work for Botjheng Water at Midvaal Water in Stilfontein. Building a Water Treatment Works plant of 63 Mega liter water per day. Responsible for the filters of the plant and the filter test and commissioning.

National Business Manager Foundry

General Management

of the 3 Foundries of Transnet. Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Durban. Budget of R 90 m. All 3 Foundries reported to me on monthly basis and I reported to Transwerk Exco on monthly basis.


Cell number: 083 276 4522

Operational Manager Bloemfontein Factory

Electroplating and Paint Shop

Started with the company when they made a lost of R 20 m, R 155 m turnover and operational staff of 1400. After 4 years we made a profit of R 30 m, turnover of R230m and operational staff off 1000. Product lines were Wagon Build, Wagon Repair, Mainline Coaches, Electroplating and Paint Shop, Diesel locomotives body work and wreckage repairs, Manufacturing, Fabrication and Foundry. Responsibilities were, balancing staff with projected sales, budget from Supervisor level to the plant level, monitor daily throughput of each product line, work with Unions regards to labour problems, monthly budget reviews, projections and action plans.
Monthly reports were held with Transwerk Executive committee regards the total management of the factory, my responsibility was the operational side of the business.

District Engineer

Capital Park

with the responsibility of 3 maintenance Depots (Pyramid South, 25 Kv AC locomotives; Capital Park, 3 Kv DC locomotives; Wolmerton, 3 Kv suburban coaches; Blue Train). This was cost centres for the Rolling stock of Transnet. Responsibilities were the maintenance, material planning and control, technical and Admin staff and the budgets for the Depots.

I did project management

DC and AC

1988 - 1990 Transnet had a training program for all the qualified Engineers at different electrical sections.
I did high voltage training which involves the power supply from Eskom to the substations of Transnet, the maintenance and test of the substations as well as the overhead lines for the locomotives.
I did project management on the DC and AC locomotives in the Pretoria region which involves the technical problem areas, reliability and availability of the locomotives.

B.Ing (Electrical) University of Pretoria


after an officer course.

Work as a Technical Assistant

in an electronic workshop while finishing my degree as Electrical Engineer.

Advisor for the First Year students and rugby first team Captain

House Committee

Advisor for the First Year students and rugby first team Captain.

Vice Head Boy, Athletics Captain and played

Standard Ten

for the first team rugby.


Metolong WWTW

Responsible for mechanical and electrical installation of 93 Mega liter water purification plant in Lesotho.

Qualifications & Certifications

High School Rodesfield

University of Pretoria, University of South Africa (MBL)

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