Van Tonder - Boilermaker/ Workshop Foreman/Site Supervisor - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Machiel Van Tonder

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Boilermaker/ Workshop Foreman/Site Supervisor


20 Years + experience as a Boilermaker/Workshop Foreman/ Site Supervisor.
Strong team and leadership skills
Very good in managing several tasks.
Able to work independently
I am honest, punctual and have been always proud of my work. I do meet deadlines.
I do not take chances.
If I say I can do the work, I mean it, and I can show it.

With more than 20 years experience I suppose there is not much else to learn about Boilermaker work.
From planning, developing, manufacturing, layout, steel erecting, maintenance etc - I do have the knowledge to perform all tasks.
I can work with various hand tools, as well as benders, guillotines,plasma cutter, rollers etc
I am able to do welding - mild steel, stainless steel, CO2,etc.
I have knowledge of basic rigging skills.
I am able to read drawings, order materials needed for the jobs.
Control man hours.
See that jobs are done in the correct way.
Knowledge of safety procedures.

I have also managed and run my own construction business for 5 years by means of being self involved in the working enviroment, as well as doing quotations, meeting with site engineers, etc for tenders, etc.
I have documents to proof this.

Work History


Gledhow Sugar Mill Stanger KZN

From February 2013

Annual shutdown at Sugar Mill.

Repairs to Boilerhouse - Installation of new boiler tubes.
Repairs and fabricate and install new to infrastructure / plant - platforms, staircases , etc.


Zenodict Nigel Gauteng

July 2012 - November 2012

General repairs and fabrication of new parts, etc for farming equipment
Erecting of a new Steel workshop

Owner of own construction company

Mas'cot Construction Services

January 1999 - March 2004

Contract work at Umfolozi Sugar Mill Kwambonambi KZN.
Maintenance work, as well as projects by manufacturing, installing and repairs to chutes, platforms, staircases, conveyor belts, pipelines, Boilers, Diffusers, etc.
Boilers - replace, repairs, install new tubes, sections and grids.
Bucket and belt conveyors - maintenance and repairs. Replace with new.
Slatch carrier - replace new.
Coal chutes and watertanks -repairs and replace with new.
Labour Hire -Run a entire crew of +- 50 artisans and labourers.
Annual shutdown work at Sugar mill.
Running the entire site.
Liassing with buyers, site managers and formans
Doing quotations.
Ordering of materials and consumables.
Controlled and managed my own personnel - artisans and labourers.
Doing boilermaker work myself.
Totally involved in all aspects.

Boilermaker Workshop Chargehand

Thekiza Transport Services

February 1996 - November 1998

General maintenance, repairs and fabrication to heavy construction and mining equipment.
Buckets, trucks and under carriage - repairs and maintenance.
Crasher - sand and stone -repairs and installation of new structures such as screens, pipes and chutes.

Boilermaker Site Section Chargehand

Group 5 Projects Richardsbay KZN

January 1993 - December 1996

Erecting of steel structures - new plants
Working according to drawings.
Fabricating and installation of new chutes, spirals, bins, pipelines, ducktings, platforms and grating, handrails, staircases and screens.
Working on pontoons -manufacturing and installations of various mildsteel and stainless steel pipelines, tanks, etc.

Boilermaker Workshop Chargehand

Central Workshop Sasol Secunda

February 1990 - December 1993

Planning, development and fabrication of various components for heavy mining equipment.
Working according to drawings.
Maintenance, repairs and fabrication of pipelines, chutes, conveyor belts, lobster bends, duckting for coal mines.
Replacing existing conveyors, etc with new.
Maintenance of plant and equipment at Syferfontein Mine.
Fabricating of steel structure for ISCOR.

Boilermaker / Coded Welder

Karbochem Newcastle KZN

January 1988 - November 1990

Chemical Plant
Maintenance, repairs and fabrication to plant - chutes, staircases and pipelines, rails, waterpmps and screw conveyors.
Coded welder in mildsteel, stainless steel and copper.
Maintenance and repairs to copper pipes on contact shoes and copper roof sections in carbide ovens.

Boilermaker Apprentice

Dept of Water Affairs

September 1983 - January 1988

4 Year apprenticeship as Boilermaker

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