Rochford - Mechanical Fitter - Longford, VIC, Australia

Mark Rochford

Longford, VIC, Australia


Mechanical Fitter


Experienced at maintenance or construction skills include pipe fitting on carbon steel,duplex,stainless,or copper nickel spooling and valves,use of hytorc,hydrotite,pipelok tension wrenches,impact and rad guns.Can follow p&ids and isometric drawings in workpacks to find isolations and other items for QA and pressure testing using easterlies,northerlies,and elevations.Other skills like steel fixing,and maintenance periodical maintenance of seperators,de-gassers,pumps,spooling and valves associated with the oil&gas industry

Work History

General Purpose Tradesman

MIG (Gorgon Project)

From March 2013

A maintenance contract on a barge (Pacific Installer) off Barrow Island on the Gorgon Project.
Duties include maintenance on the deck cranes fire system winches and bunkering of fuels my job also includes storeman duties a very diverse work scope on a very big job.

Mechanical fitter


August 2011 - February 2013

Pipe fitting,structural fitting,flange makeup including vector compact flanges read drawings,adherance to oh&s procedures,following of esso critical procedures in relation to maintenance & construction,valve fitting,fifo role living away from home.
Lots of permits and isolations working safely around hydro carbons on mild steel stainless steel duplex and copper nickel spooling using HYTORC and HYDROTITE units TENSION WRENCHES RAD and IMPACT GUNS we fitted additional quarters, pipe racks extra deck platforms, a new helideck and fire suppression systems to suit and a new control room to control oil and gas coming in from Marlin "B".

mechanical fitter


July 2007 - July 2011

Anything requiring maintenance on an oil&gas platform from pipe fitting structural fitting valves nrvs seperator desanding and periodical maintenance flange makeup critical procedures h2s awareness confined space entry i have about 20 esso tickets in relation to maintenance and working around hydro carbons lots of permits and isolations a good team orientated work group to get heavy maintenance done use of HYTORC IMPACT and RAD GUNS PIPELOK and FLOGGERS on all forms of spooling from the well head to the last man off valve and plenty of steel fixing.



May 1994 - July 2007

Stalfab is a sheetmetal workshop subcontracted to Esso Australia and water treatment Australia limited we measured fabricated and installed anything from benches,doors,turbine enclosures,showers,spooling,to small water treatment plants stalfab specialised in stainless & aluminium welding & fabrication of which i was responsible for measuring fabricating transporting and fitting these items.


Kipper Tuna Turrum Project (Esso)

Major upgrade to Marlin "A" platform in Bass Strait upgrade included a new heli deck,additional living quarters,a new control room,fire system upgrade especially in well head area,new pipe racks and deck extensions all these were done to accommodate for oil and gas from Marlin "B" platform.
1,000,000 man hours on project LTI free all work done to stringent QA standards, we fitted all spooling and nitrogen pressure tested afterwards. Torque wrenches impact and rad guns hytorc and hydrotite units were used on carbon steel,duplex stainless and copper nickel spooling

Gorgon Project

A maintenance contract on a barge (Pacific Installer) off Barrow Island duties include periodical and general maintenance on anything on deck this includes the cranes (a 200 tonner and a 30 tonner) all winches the fire system and other safety items like life boats life rafts I also do storeman duties a very diverse job on a very big project.

Qualifications & Certifications

high risk work licence




Construction Induction


motor mechanics trade certification

gippsland tafe

pass @year 11 (form 5)

Saint Annes and Gippsland Grammar School

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