Martinuzzi - Mechanical Engineer - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Luis Martinuzzi

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Mechanical Engineer

Work History

Alstom Electrical Machines (PTY) LTD

Large Machines Division (Jobbing shop - ones and twos off)

Design and installation of two overhead semi-portal cranes and 35 m gantry. Performed rigorous strength calculations, detailed design sketches, respecting SABS Standards. Checked and corrected draughtsman's CAD drawings. Liased with Civil Engineer, for design and safety approval, DEMAG crane supplier, SABS, Civil and Gas-Line Contractors for the manufacture and erection of the gantry and floor track to SABS Standards.

Successful and rapid installation, without rework, of gantry and crane.
Assembly and Test Divisions became totally self-sufficient in terms of material handling.
Crane waiting time reduced to zero.

5. Core Competence
I am a dynamic self-starter, thorough, careful, accurate and proud to do a job well done. My core competence is vested in my ability to calculate, reason and apply logic to solve engineering, production and business problems. I have a thorough knowledge and vast experience of mathematics, geometry, machining and engineering. I have a high level of numeracy and excellent people and personal communication skills. I am able to make quick, effective decisions on the factory floor. I would like to move into a management position whereby I can use my acquired skills more effectively.
6. General
I read, study and follow sport. I have a fully equipped workshop enabling me to repair or make household items.


Small Machines Division (Production batches of 20 to 200 off)

Factory layout almost totally redesigned for optimum workflow, including machine cells. Extensive calculations performed to ensure machine capacities and quantities matched the projected factory outputs.

Drastically shorter, unidirectional traveling paths, with less body travel. Chosen machine groups met targets with vast improvement on quality.

Was Industrial Engineering Manager

ELMAC - Small Machines

Contact Details Tel: 011-609-5318 082-551-3335

Director of online business

Standard Bank

Was Industrial Engineering Manager At GEC Electrical Motor Manufacturers (PTY) LTD., Medium Machines during 1986-1987.
He progressed to General Manager of GEC/ELMAC - Lamination and Tooling Company.

Contact Details Tel: 082-575-7324

Mr. David Rickards: Transcontinental Procurement C.C. M.S.S. South Africa C.C.
Present Position Managing Director of own business.

Was Product Manager, General Manager

GEC/ELMAC - Large Machines

Contact Details Tel: 011-969-1326 083-228-0062

Mr. Martin Drevin: Circuit Breaker Industries Electric Ltd.
Present Position Systems Engineering manager. Policies and procedures.
Martin was my Product Industrialization Department Manager at C.B.I. during 2004.
Contact Details Tel: 011-928-2000 Tel: 082-458-0233

Mr. Mervyn Naidoo: Reid and Mitchell
Present Position Director of new business development.
Was Divisional director at L.H.Marthinusen of LCT-Loco Coil Technologies, Wire Drawing, Insulation Dept. and Compro Engineering.

Contact Details Tel: 011-914-9600 083-458-1608

Mr. Derek Mee: Acton Repair Services
Present Position Technical manager
Derek is an electrical technician and has been with the group all his working life and with Acton/Alstom Repair Services about 23 years.

Contact Details Tel: 011-871-6656 or -6744 083-635-6486


(Production batches of 5 to 40 off)
Designed, drew, ordered and commissioned clamping fixtures for two CNC machines to completely machine electric motor housings in one operation. One machine was for vertical CNC turning (@ 300 m/min. finish turning speed), the other, a horizontal spindle CNC machining center. I also wrote and debugged these and numerous other CNC programs.

Outcome Drastic reduction in cycle times. Perfect quality, especially on concentricity of turned diameters.

Qualifications & Certifications

Mechanical Engineering

Natal Technikon


University of Kwazulu

Alexandra High School

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