Goredema - Mechanical Technician - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Makesure Goredema

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Mechanical Technician


Installation of heat exchangers, steam and condensate reticulation installation & maintenance ,manufacturing plant maintenance, project management,

Work History

Fitter and Turner

Superfecta Trading 209 cc

From February 2011

• Maintenance and repair of steam reticulation systems
• Repair of vacuum pumps, sewer pumps, heat exchangers, compressors and air dryers.
• Maintenance and service of boilers, cooling towers, and chillers
• Installation and maintenance of industrial calorifiers and hot water systems
• Supply, install and maintain industrial kitchen equipment
• Installation and maintenance of irrigation systems
• Ensuring proper maintenance for 1 Military Hospital
• Keeping track of maintenance procedures for mechanical, electrical, civil and general works on 1Mil Hospital facilities
• Outsourcing sub - contractors and monitoring their work on hospital
• Liasing with 1 Mil Hospital management, Department of Public Works and Superfecta Management
• Ensuring Health and Safety practice among team members

Fitter & Turner

Econo Flex Pvt Ltd

November 2008 - January 2011

• Machining of mine equipment components eg cranes, crushers,
• Stripping and quoting of machines and equipment
• Repair of compressors, power saws, extractor fans for mine shafts and cooling towers,
• Onsite maintenance for Impala Platinum Mines, Mittal, Sasol plant machines and equipments
• Reconditioning and manufacture of hydraulic and air cylinders
• Maintenance of hydraulic presses
• Servicing of air and hydraulic power tools
• Repair of air and mechanical pumps, gear boxes and ball chargers
• Precision machining of components as per sample or diagram
• Quoting and supervision of machine shop jobs

Mechanical Technician

Coalmac Engineering cc

November 2003 - November 2008

• Machining of components for production of mine machinery such as continuous
coal drills, underground coal shuttle car, coal loaders, coal cutters etc
• Production of pulleys for mine conveyors
• Maintenance on underground coal mining machiner
• Planned Preventetive maintenance implementation and monitoring
• Training of apprentices
• Production plant shut down maintenance

Maintenance Supervisor

Lion Matches Ltd

January 1997 - July 2003

• Supervision of maintenance artisans and staff
• Planning and delegation of work to maintenance staff on rotational
• Writing of reports and liaising with production department
• Health and Safety inspection
• Training of production staff on how to operate machinery effectively
• Planned prevententive maintenance of fast match packaging and match
production machines, Chambon (web) and GTO lithographic printing machines.
• Maintenance of steam radiators, heat exchangers, ball mills, screw
pumps, rotor pumps, vane and centrifugal pumps
• Machining of shafts, bearing bushes, printing rollers, punches and dies etc.

Engineering Foreman

Chiredzi Engineering

January 1995 - December 1996

• Supervision of workshop staff and quality control of jobs
• Production of grinding mills
• Repairs of pumps and machining of impellers, pump housings and shafts
• Maintenance of mechanical, automotive and electrical equipment
• Maintenance of ½ ton to 10 ton independent trailers
• Maintenance and machining of agricultural equipment components

Foreman- Fitter and Turner

Cone Textiles

January 1991 - December 1994

• Supervision of day shift machine shop staff
• Report writing and budget formulation
• Machining of production plant components, gears, shafts, pump
• housings, bushes, sprockets, textile printing rollers, pulleys etc.
• Drawing and quality control of machine shop jobs



Supervision of all site employees and contractors
Drafting scope of work, outsourcing contractors and monitoring their progress
Maintenance of Boilers and ensuring that all pressure vessels are compliant to the OHS Act
Maintenance of water treatment plants for boilers and HVAC
Maintenance of steam and condensate reticulation systems
Maintenance of HVAC system for the entire hospital
Maintenance of all building structures including signage in and around Hospital premises
Maintenance of all electrical installations including generator sets
Carrying out periodic power failure tests for the whole Hospital
Ensuring that all facilities are compliant to the OHS act
Carry out twice weekly Toolbox Talks with team members
Maintenance of hot water and cold water supply systems
Ensuring that the fire detection and fire depression system are fully operational and compliant to local standards and regulations


Decommissioning of old laundry plant equipment
Decommissioning of old compressed air, steam and condensate reticulation systems
Removing of undesired infrastructure to accommodate new machinery
Installation of new laundry machines
Installation of new reticulation systems for air, steam and condensate water
Project coordination of various onsite processes
Monitoring of and ensuring compliance of OSH Act by all employees.
Petty cash control and expenditure reconciliations
Supervision of project technicians
Monitoring contractors to ensure deadlines are met
Weekly and monthly progress report writing
Attend Technical progress evaluation meetings with client and all parties involved in project
Ensuring availability of material
Ensuring that all work is don as per drawings.

Mpumalanga Government Hospitals,Limpopo Government hospitals Maintenance

Maintenance of kitchen equipment in hospitals in the province including steam, condensate reticulation and service of vacuum pumps.

Qualifications & Certifications

Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

City and Guilds ( UK )

Makumbi High School

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