De Lange - Boilermaker - South Africa

Lourens De Lange

South Africa


Nationally gained management experience, gives a wide ranging knowledge, and experience base, specifically:
- A positive believe that I can make a difference in the new work-environment, combining qualifications and experience gained.
- An ability to speak read and write in two of the official Western Cape languages, namely Afrikaans and English.
- The fact that the position is directly responsible for rendering a dynamic and effective service.

2. Qualifications:
- Grade 12
- Business Administration & Management Short Programme (Damelin)
- Gardening & Horticulture (Intec College)
- PlaterBoilermaker (Department of Labour)
- Welder (Department of Labour)
- Junior Management Course (City Council of Pretoria - Premos)
- Basic Project Management Workshop (City Council of Pretoria - Premos)
- Vehicle-mounted Hydraulic Crane 5Ton Operator (City Council of Pretoria)
- Chainsaw Operator (City Council of Pretoria)
- Cherry Picker Operator (City Council of Pretoria)
- Chipper (City Council of Pretoria)
- Forklift Truck (LEIB-Pro Driving Academy CC)
o Attachment A give a full description of all the qualifications

2.2 Code Driver`s License:
In possession of an A and EC1 licence, fully unendorsed.

2.3 Computer Literate:
Previous experience includes full utilization of:
- Microsoft Office programs, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Inter- and Intranet.
- Quickbooks (Sales Management Software)
- Supertime (Timesheet Program)

2.4 Good communication skills:
Experience includes




Developing - problem solving

Work History

Workshop Manager

Packhouse Dynamics

From July 2007

- Factory Production and Project Manager
- Day to day management of 35 (plus) depending on the projects
o In terms of:
 Supervising all projects from drawing board to final installation.
 Profiles, Welding.
 Ordering of materials for a certain project.
 Production schedules and statistics
 Quality Control, line assembly and electronics
 Able to motivate staff to hit targets within defined periods of time, within budget
 Identifying & developing team leadership potential in existing personnel.

o Liaison with MEIBC on collective work agreements
o Liaison with Suppliers and Customers
o Planning stock movements
o General Admin Office Duties (phones, faxing, filing, accounted)
o Data Capturing – Timesheets using the Super time program
o Cost Analysis
o Management Reports utilising primarily the Microsoft Office programs, such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
o Maintaining of Sales records using the QuickBooks program

Boilermaker and Yard Manager

KleinhansKlip& Sand Strand and FEDS Somerset West

May 2006 - September 2006

Employment Date: May 2006 to September 2006
Industry: Engineering
Position: Boilermaker and Yard Manager
- Building crasher and Pack Yard Manager
o Stock Taking
o Stock Control
Reason for Leaving: Better work opportunities at Packhouse Dynamics.



City of Tshwane Urban Forestry, Pretoria

June 1998 - July 2005

Urban Forestry and Horticulture Teams
- Supervisor to pruning team encompasses the following:
o Pro-active planting of new indigenous trees in pre-determined areas
o Operational maintenance of municipal properties regarding cutting of trees for safety and to guide the trees in a suitable form.
o Reactive Planning (Maintenance) by removing of "Alien" species of trees on road reserves and municipal properties as well as the pruning of new indigenous trees.
o Logistical Support of information flow, material handling, production,
o Day to day on the job training in Safety aspects of tree cutting and general safety
o Applying of Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993) within Urban Forestry in the day to day activities
o Stock Control of chainsaws, hand tools, spares and vehicles regarding day to day operations in the parks department
o Scheduling and organizing of trucks for maintenance and cleaning up operations
o Reactive Assistance and liaison with electrical, water and traffic departments with tree related problems
o Customer care and liaison with the public in respect of complaints of tree management to ensure a dynamic and effective service to the community.

Reason for Leaving: Relocated to Cape Town

Various positions as per restructuring


September 1980 - April 1997

Due to ISCOR's restructuring during the years:
- Laboratory Assistant (Environmental Pollution Management)
- Machinist (Rigging manufacturing and maintenance)
- Steel Mill Operations
- Security Implementations
Reason for Leaving: Retrenched due to restructuring



South African Railways

January 1979 - August 1980

- Shunting of trains
- Quartermaster duties
- Supplies control
Reason for Leaving:Called up for Military Service.

Qualifications & Certifications

Gardening & Horticulture

Intec College

Centurion College

Centurion College

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