Balo - Mechanical Engineer - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Leonard Balo

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


A Mechanical Engineer with hands-on experience in operation and maintenance of HVAC/R machinery and equipments. Experienced in Centrifugal chillers and troubleshooting of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration system (HVAC/R) and its mechanical devices such as Cooling towers, centrifugal pumps and motors. Can work efficiently and effectively under pressure; Results-oriented, self-starter and strive in continuous improvement projects and reliable and dependable and a results oriented individual


Mechanical Engineer

Work History

Mechanical/Maintenance Engineer

City Cool Facilities Management LLC.

October 2014 - October 2014

Perform mechanical preventive maintenance, breakdown maintenance, checking and inspection of HVAC machineries and equipments in District Cooling Plant such as Cooling towers, Centrifugal Chillers (Carrier Chiller 19XR), centrifugal pumps and motors, Fresh-air handling units, Air-handling units, Fan Coil units, Fire-fighting pumps and motors, and network equipments.
Perform shaft –alignment in motors and pumps, Cooling-Tower motor s and gearbox shaft-alignment and fan- blades settings using instruments and tools such as laser alignment tools, calipers, dial indicator gauge, pitch- angle gauge, torque-wrench and others.
Execute the preventive maintenance tasks within the stipulated timeframe such as bearing change, pump mechanical-seal replacements, Cleaning chiller condenser tubes, Cooling-Towers cleaning and pumps line strainer checking and cleaning.
Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance team.
Coordinate with Plant Manager, Plant Superintendent and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve equipment malfunctions, and provide technical information.
Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions
Perform all the preventive and corrective maintenance job requests within the prescribed timeframe.
Check & Report troubles & unusual events at the plant in order to avoid any possible break downs. Help update and maintain facility to increase

Sr. Technician

City Cool Facilities Management LLC

September 2009 - January 2012

Job Description:
o Oversee the operation and maintenance or repair of HVAC/R equipments in well condition such as the centrifugal chillers, pumps, motors, fans, cooling-towers, air-handling units, plate heat exchangers, fire-fighting system equipments and able to troubleshoot HVAC system.
o Supervised with the sub-contractors during preventive and corrective maintenance on HVAC/R facilities; check for proper operation of safety devices; install, repair and test devices; test and treat water in chilled water and condensed water-treatment system.
o Check and conduct preventive and corrective maintenance schedule and activities on bearings, pumps, belts, motor and fans.
o Maintain and coordinate with our contractors on digital system controls commonly used in HVAC systems.
o Maintain records and files of the chiller operation parameters and daily log readings, equipment repairs and inspection activities.
o Operate and trained operators in BMS (Building Management System) operations in the building.

Mechanical/HVAC Technician

Mattex Dubai LLC

August 2007 - August 2009

Job Description:
o Perform major and minor repairs to heating, ventilation, air conditioning equipment and large capacity centrifugal chillers; clean filters and replace as needed.
o Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on HVAC facilities; check for proper operation of safety devices; install, repair and test devices; test and treat water in chilled water and condensed water systems using standard procedures
o Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on bearings, pumps, motor and fans.
o Operate and maintain digital system controls common to a wide variety HVAC systems.
o Perform general maintenance on equipment rooms; Production equipment as necessary to maintain a clean and safe environment.
o Maintain records and files on equipment repairs and inspection activities.
o Participated and support the building fire-pump testing operations.

Manufacturing Technician

Lexmark International Philippines Inc

January 2004 - August 2007

Job Description:
o Responsible in maintaining equipment to improve uptime, participate in teams efforts of producing quality products on time at the lowest possible cost and in continuous improvement programs to enhance our operations.
o Troubleshoot machine at the earliest possible time to attain high machine uptime.
o Sustained equipment uptime to contribute to the department objective in productivity, yield and quality.
o Conducted Preventive Maintenance in a timely manner to ensure that the equipment be in good operational condition at all times.
o Participated equipment installations, debugging set-up and qualifications.
o Assisted uncrating and equipment movement/relocations.

Production Supervisor

Fashion Conspiracy Inc

September 2001 - December 2003

Job Description:
o Leads the team's effort in achieving department objective in productivity, yield, quality delivery inventory and cost through optimum utilization of resources and effective coordination with support group.
o Coordinated the team's effort in achieving department objective in productivity, yield, quality, delivery inventory and cost
o Maintained line discipline in terms of work values, housekeeping and safety practices
o Provided a working environment that encourages the team/ member to participate in company initiated programs especially on continuous improvement activities

Maintenance Engineer

WTG Construction and Development Corporation

August 1999 - May 2000

Job Description:
o Responsible in monitoring and planning of heavy equipments maintenance program and scheduling its usage in various project sites and maintain equipments in its optimum availability
o Handled the repair, maintenance, installation and modification of all of the heavy equipment in a project site.
o Follow up minor and major repairs works of equipments as per manufacturer's specs and safety regulations and standards.
o Planned work and solved daily problems to reduce down time of equipment.
o Continuously reviewed and revised the maintenance schedule for all equipment.
o Follow-up with site personnel concerning the status of equipment including breakdown or any complaints from the site.


District Cooling Plant

With a 12,500 tonnage of cooling capacity,the plant serves thermal energy in the form of chilled water and supply and return through undeground pipes from the main central cooling plant to the buildings to be used for airconditioning.

Qualifications & Certifications

Mechanical Engineering

Cebu Institute of Technology

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