Botha - Refrigeration Technician - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Leon Botha

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Services

Refrigeration Technician

Summary:

commissioning, service, installation.
ammonia compressors and systems
chillersand commercial refrigeration

Work History

Field Engineer

Turbine air systems

From September 2012

Nature of Business Turbine inlet cooling, renewable energy sources,
modular utility systems, mission critical manufacture,
service and sales.
Period September 2012 - present
Position Field Engineer

Duties Provide field customer support in commissioning trouble shooting, repair and retrofit of mechanical systems of the project.
• Trouble-shooting of mechanical equipment, controls, communications, computers, and provide procedural documentation.
• Interface with the quality department, project engineers, project managers, client personnel field engineers and other service technicians.
• Monitor quality assurance requirements for completed equipment.
• Reporting to customer service manager.

Service Technician

Tritech Refrigeration Queensland

May 2011 - August 2012

Nature of Business Industrial refrigeration sales, service and manufacture
Period May 2011 - August 2012
Position Service Technician

Duties Servicing and maintaining industrial refrigeration plants plants.
• Annual and monthly servicing of industrial refrigeration systems.
• Servicing, maintaining and repairing of refrigeration plants including breakdowns.
• Transferring and reclaiming of refrigerants, and evacuation of systems.
• Commissioning of refrigeration systems.

Service Technician

Hastie Services Victoria

January 2011 - April 2011

Duties Servicing and maintaining air-conditioning plants.
• Annual and monthly servicing of air-conditioning systems from split units to Chillers and central plant
• Servicing, maintaining and repairing of air-conditioning plants including breakdowns.
• Transferring and reclaiming of refrigerants, and evacuation of systems.

Service Technician

Frigrite Refrigeration Victoria

September 2010 - December 2010

Nature of Business Refrigeration sales and service
Period September 2010 - Dec 2010
Position Service Technician

Duties Servicing and maintaining refrigeration plants.
• Annual and monthly servicing of refrigeration systems for Woolworths/Safeway.
• Servicing, maintaining and repairing of Freon plants.
• Transferring and reclaiming of refrigerants, and evacuation of systems.
• Positioned in Tasmania as a service technician carrying out servicing and breakdowns.

Service Technician

Cold Logic PTY

May 2008 - October 2010

(Ltd)
Nature of Business Ammonia Refrigeration Sales, Service & Maintenance
Period May 2008 - October 2010
Position Service Technician

Duties Servicing and maintaining of air-conditioning and refrigeration plants (Freon and Ammonia)
• Annual and monthly servicing of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
• Installation and commissioning of refrigeration, air conditioning units, compressors, pumps, motors, belts, pulleys, and air dryers.
• Servicing, maintaining and repairing of Ammonia and Freon plants.
• Transferring and reclaiming of refrigerants, and evacuation of systems.
• Positioned in Tasmania as a service technician carrying out servicing, quoting, building client base and breakdowns.

Service Technician

York Refrigeration Cape Town

October 2006 - February 2008

Nature of Business Ammonia Refrigeration Sales, Service & Maintenance
Period October 2006 - Feb 2008
Position Service Technician
Duties Servicing and maintaining of air-conditioning plants
• Annual and monthly servicing of air-conditioning systems in buildings and process requirements (e.g. factory floors and climate-control)
• Installation and commissioning of air conditioning units, compressors, pumps, motors, belts, pulleys, air dryers and air compressors.
• Servicing, maintaining and repairing of TRANE, York and Daikin chillers
• Transferring of refrigerants and evacuation of systems
• Recording of systems running conditions and inspection of shell-and-tube condensers/evaporators

Service Supervisor

York Refrigeration Cape Town

March 2006 - October 2006

Nature of Business Ammonia Refrigeration Sales, Service & Maintenance
Period March 2006 - October 2006
Position Service Supervisor
Duties To ensure operational excellence in the branch. To provide effective management and support to the technical teams, whilst at the same time adhering to and improving margins.
• Costing and Quoting on jobs
• Finding new jobs
• Technical support to customers
• Managing staff and day to day service operations
• Develop customised maintenance plans

Refrigeration Service Technician

Grenco SA (Pty) Ltd

January 2004 - December 2006

(Cape Town)
Nature of Business Ammonia Refrigeration Sales, Service & Maintenance
Period January 2004 - December 2006
Position Refrigeration Service Technician
Duties Service, repair and maintain refrigeration systems
• Servicing and maintenance of refrigeration plants (Lusitania, Commercial Cold Storage, Nestlé, Betko, I & J, trawlers, and other large refrigeration applications)
• Installation and commissioning of refrigeration plants
• Repairing of refrigeration systems large and small

Senior Service Technician

Service First Cape cc

July 2002 - August 2003

Nature of Business Central Air-conditioning systems (TRANE)
Period July 2002 - August 2003
Position Senior Service Technician
Duties Servicing and maintaining of air-conditioning plants
• Annual and monthly servicing of air-conditioning systems in buildings and process requirements (e.g. factory floors and climate-control)
• Installation and commissioning of TRANE chillers
• Servicing, maintaining and repairing of TRANE chillers
• Transferring of refrigerants and evacuation of systems
• Recording of systems running conditions and inspection of shell-and-tube condensers/evaporators

Service Technician

Grenco SA (Pty) Ltd

July 2001 - June 2002

(Johannesburg)
Nature of Business Ammonia Refrigeration Sales, Service & Maintenance
Period July 2001 - June 2002
Position Service Technician
Duties Rebuilding of Grasso Compressors (reciprocating)
• Servicing and maintenance of refrigeration plants (Albany Bakery, Coca Cola, Clover and other large ammonia plants)
• Installation and commissioning of refrigeration plants
• Repairing of Grasso and Frick (York) Screw Compressors

Mechanic / Technician

Lutz Refrigeration

January 1998 - June 2001

Duties Industrial and commercial refrigeration installation
• Site installations
• Wiring of distribution boards and control systems
• Complete start-up of refrigeration plants
• Spray painting and sheet metal work
• Layout and design
• Framework manufacturing
• Plant maintenance and servicing
• Stainless steel welding
• Stripping and rebuilding of semi-hermetic compressors

Trainee Technician / Electrician

Air-conditioning and Electrical Services

December 1996 - December 1997

Period Dec 1996 - Dec 1997
Position Trainee Technician / Electrician
Duties Major air-conditioning installation
• Repair domestic/commercial fridges and air- conditioning
• Rewiring of houses
• Relocation of air-conditioning units
• Maintenance/repairs of walk-in fridges
• Ventilation-extraction and fresh-air inlet

Junior Draughtsman

B Botha & Associates

(Johannesburg)
Nature of Business Mechanical Consulting Engineers
Period 1993 - 1996 (during college holiday periods)
Position Junior Draughtsman
Duties Technical drawing and office practice
• Site inspections
• Air and water flow testing
• Pump inspections
• AC layouts
• Switchboard
• Filing
• Testing/Inspecting for specifications

Qualifications & Certifications

mechanical and electrical engineering

Johannesburg technical colleg

Polytechnic Tas

Education

Johannesburg Technical College

Northcliff High School

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