Kapo - Gas Technician - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Los Kapo

Sydney, NSW, Australia


I have been working as a Solar Turbine Technician for the last 14 years on gas turbine driven compressors and generators.
I have been looking after 10 turbines on my own in remote locations doing maintenance, attending to breakdowns and power generation switching.

With my base trade as an electrician, I attend to breakdowns and maintenance jobs with less downtime.
I do instrument calibrations and electrical jobs during scheduled services on the turbine packages.
My highest strength is I have a very good fault finding skills with my multi-trade experience.


Gas Technician

Work History

Instrument & Electrical Solar Turbine Technician

Oil Search (PNG) Limited

From October 2003

Carry out daily routine maintenance on Solar Turbine driven compressor and generator sets.
30,000 Run Hours - Solar Turbine engine change- outs.

4500 hours C type service - Change out mechanical parts and turbine engine detergent/waterwash.

9000 hours D type service - Change mechanical parts and turbine engine detergent water wash.
•Carry out all package instrumentation calibration checks.
•Fire detection system function test on UV detectors, thermal detectors and gas sensor calibrations.
•Gas Producer Speed (NGP), Power Turbine Speed (NPT) and Backup Overspeed calibration checks.
•Function test Emegency Fast Stop Switches.
•Engine Thermocouple Calibration checks.
•RTD Calibration checks.
•Electrical checks on all electric motor junction boxes and terminals. Insulation resistance and continuity test on 3 phase motors and other associated electrical equipment.
•Carry out inspections and load test 24VDC, 32VDC and 150VDC Ni Cad battery banks for controls
•Repair and maintain various battery charging and Uninterruptable Power Supply system.
•Allen Bradley (PLC-5, RSLogix500 - access to fault finding during breakdowns.
•Pipes & Instrumentation Drawings.
•Instrument loop Drawings.
•Electrical Drawings.
•Rosemount Transmitter Calibrations and Installations.
•Hart Communicators (275, 375, 475).
•Honeywell Transmitter Calibrations and Installations.
•Honeywell Smart Field Communicator (SFC)
•Fluke 744 Documenting Process Calibrator & Fluke associated calibration kits.
•Beamex Calibration kits.
•Fisher Control Valves Troubleshooting & Maintenance.
Take responsibilities on the Oil/Gas Plant Power Generation/Supply and Distribution.

Achieved a lot by working (hands-on) in a remote locations in Oil Production Facilities on my own with minimum supervision looking after Solar Gas Turbines.
Keeping equipment downtime to minimum with my good troubleshooting skills.
•1 x Saturn 20 Gas Turbine-Driven Compressor Set.
•3 x Centaur 50 Gas Turbine-Driven...

Chevron (Niugini) Texaco

September 1998 - September 2003

Same responsibilities as from Oil Search (PNG) LTD - Company sold to Oil search by Chevron.

Barclay Brothers (PNG) Ltd

(Electrical Maintenance)
Industrial & Domestic electrical maintenance jobs.

Ramu Sugar Factory

(Electrical Maintenance)
Electrical motor/controls and other sugar factory electrical maintenance jobs.

Electrical Apprentice

Department of Works

Electrician (Power House)

Oil Search

Preventive maintenance and breakdown jobs on:
•3 x 4megawatt Wartsilla engine-driven diesel generators
•7 x 3Megawatt Mirrles engine-driven diesel generators.
•5 x 5Kilowatt Caterpillar engine-driven diesel generators.
• 2 x 30Megawatt Hydro Turbines.

Maintenance on 11KV spring-charged circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers at switch yards,
preventive maintenance work 11KV/415V transformers.
Preventive maintenance and breakdown jobs (electrical) on township's water & sewerage plants,
i.e various sizes of AC motors and controls, etc.
•Achieved most on power generation and motor controls.

Qualifications & Certifications

Mt Hagen High School

Instrumentation Training

Challenger TAFE

Mt Hagen Technical College

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