Chitereka - Electrician - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Loveness Chitereka

Pretoria, GP, South Africa




Able to work on Low Voltage , Medium Voltage and High Voltage Electrical Networks doing construction,maintenance, installations and protection.

Work History


VP ELECTRICAL CC (Contractors of City Of Tshwane)

From April 2011

Employed as an Electrician
Responsibilities : 1. Streetlight Maintenance , eg,(i) Fault Finding and Rectification , ie, replacement of burnt bulbs, fittings, circuit breakers, contactors,chokes and photocells, or complete control box
(ii) Cable Fault Testing and Rectification, eg, Cable fault detection using megger or thumper,digging around area detected, clear out the fault by laying new cable or remove the affected area of the cable and make some joints (iii)Lampline Fault or Replacements ,eg, Clearing short circuits between the lampline and earth or lampline and neutral mostly caused by thunderstorms ; Repairing broken Droppers ; Replacement of Clamps due to oxides ; Replacements broken lamplines or stolen lamplines. (iv) Pole Replacements and Construction Projects ,eg, Replacing streetlight poles damaged by vehicles and construction of streetlight poles in new areas both underground and overheard supply.
2. PMO2 Inspections , eg, Inspections on mini substations, substations,over headlines ,meter boxes for the purpose of planning and doing preventive maintenance.
3.Consumer New Connections , eg, upgrading consumer supplies by installation of Maximum demand meter boxes, transformers, mini substations, 3 to 12 way meter boxes
4.Consumer Re-connection and Cutoffs, eg, disconnection and re-connection of electrical supplies to consumers who fail to pay their electrical accounts in time.
5.SHE Rep : Risk assessments and applying preventive measures, Safety meetings,Toolbox talks, Incident Reporting, Safety Inspections, Attending to affected or injured workers.


VP ELECTRICAL CC ( Contractors Of City Of Tshwane)

From April 2011

Supervisor in - The Streetlight Maintenance and Construction
- PMO2 Inspections,ie, the inspections of Substations, Minisubstatios,
T3s, T4s,Outdoor Substation(ODS), Overheadlines,Meterboxes , etc.
- Consumer New Connections
- Electrical Installations(Industrial & Domestic)
- Can1, Can2, Rips etc(cutoffs & reconnections)



April 2010 - May 2011

Responsibilities: 1. Workshop - (i) Construction of MCCs, RIO and LOPs
(ii) Fabrication of Electrical Panels (iii) Installation of Siemens S7 and ASI in panels
(iv) Installation of Inverters and Drives in panels (v) Wiring of PLCs encoperating semicodes and current detectors (vi) Wiring of panel circuits according to Siemens specifications circuit diagrams or other companies electrical circuit diagrams (vii) Installation of panels in MCCs.(viii) Testing and Commissioning of Copmleted MCCs, RIOs and LOPs .
2. Field - (i) Installation of MCCs in field, eg, in Surface Mines (De Beers Diamond Mine Bloemfontein, Samancor Mines Rustenburg, Matola Shipping Company Mozambique). (ii) Wiring of instruments,detectors,sensors,evaluators,proximity switches on machines (converyor belts). (iii) Fault Finding (iv) Commissioning


Zamori Engineering ( Blue Pointer)

December 2009 - March 2010

Responsibilities:Electrical Energy Saving Projects and Maintenance ,eg, on Government Buildings ( Baviaanspoort Correctional Service, Thaba Tshwane Military,
Sebogang , Public Works Building at corner Church Street and Bosman Street).



Employed as a trainee Technician.
Responsibilities: 1.Substation Equipment Maintenance ,eg, Transformers , Reactors, Isolators, Circuit Breakers(Vacuum CB,Oil CB, SF6 CB), Capacitors, CTs, VTs, Fans, Electric Motors.2.Refurbshment Projects ,eg, Removing and installation of new Control Panels and wiring


PMO2 Inspection Centurion

Inspections of minisubstations ,overheadlines, meter boxes and transformers

De Beers Diamond Mine Project

Construction , Wiring and Commissioning Of MCCs, RIOs, LOPs in the Workshop and Installation On Field

Streelight Maintenance Centurion

1.Fault finding and rectification ;
, eg, changing faulty bulbs , fittings,photocells,contactors,chokes, circuitbreakers ,etc
2. Cable Fault Clearing (trenching , cable laying , jointing and terminations)

Mooiplaats Highmast Streelight Project

Installing supply to a Highmast streetlight

Qualifications & Certifications

First Aid Level 1 and 2

ETC Group ( Electrical Training Consultants)

Certificate Of Basic Computer Literacy

Youth For Survival Organization

Certificate Of Basic Business Management Skills

Youth For Survival Organization

Technician Diploma In Electrical Power Engineering

City and Guilds Institute

Technician Certificate In Electrical and Electronics Engineering

City and Guilds Institute

Technician Certificate In Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Divanet Private Colledge

Harare polytechnic zimbabwe

Leopold Takawira Mvuma

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