Matthews - Supervisor - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Lenard Matthews

Brisbane, QLD, Australia




i have been asteel fixer for the last 35 years of those i have been a leading hand foreman supervisor building bridges lng plants ball mills crushers reclaim tunnels pretty much any thing in the mining industrey working north western australia

Work History

Supervisor Steel Fixers - Tanks

Bechtel Construction Australia

From April 2012

This position is FIFO, I am currently working on GLNG on Curtis Island, QLD.

My role includes supervising a crew of 40+ men and maintaining that the job is progressing on budget and within tight deadlines. I oversee all aspects of Rebar and specialist steel fixing and have a nil incident rate as OHS is a top priority. I liaise with management and other associated supervisors to keep the schedules going. I attend meetings on a regular basis and continual Bechtel management training to gain further levels of competency.

Supervisor - Steel Fixer

S@n Civil

January 2010 - February 2012

This position was FIFO in Raventhorpe WA and Orange Cadia Gold Mine NSW.

As the Steel Fixers Supervisor my role included various tasks in scheduling & prioritising work also crew lead and hiring. Plan interpretation and working with many other disciplines to keep the job running on schedule. I was able to use my extensive work experience to teach many younger steel fixers new skills. Part of my time was spent in an isolated part of WA and I was happy to interact and lead my crew in various tasks.

Supervisor and Steel Fixer

Co Partner in R&L Reinforcing Sub Contracting

January 1984 - December 2009

I worked for R&L Reinforcing as a partner for over 25yrs where we sub contracted to DTMT Construction. Within this time I gained valuable Steel Fixing skills and knowledge as well as I developed and improved my Supervisor Role and Skills. As a partner and sub contractor my role was to hire men for projects, keep to a budget, and to stick to a time frame to complete the project on time.

During this time I worked on many sites (including but not limited to isolated areas) and projects throughout Australia but mostly within the Western Australia State like

Bell, Kallgorlie WA
Mount Todd, Katherine NT
Hbi Plant, Port Hedland WA
Course Nickel, Kallgorlie WA
Tellfer WA

Within these sites I Supervised many projects such as:

Ball Mills
Reclaimed Tunnels
Car Dumpers
Secondary Crushers
Plus Other Projects

Current Workplace Qualifications:
Work Safely At Heights
Bechtel Leadership Course
JSEA Start training
Mine Employees Health Surveillance Card
Current Blue Card

Qualifications & Certifications

Porirua High School

Porirua College Wellington NewZealand

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