Harmse - Mining Dewatering - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Nick Harmse

Pretoria, GP, South Africa


Mining Dewatering


Setting up pipe lines Selecting pump sizes, Determine strategic pump locations, Match pump application versus total pump head of material to be pumped, Selecting pump accesories eg suction hoses, Suction screens, for none gravity pump applications etc.

Work History

Diesel fitter, Diesel Foreman, Dewatering superv, Dragline F/man, Contract superv, etc.

BHPbilliton former variuos mining houses ( Now BECSA)

From February 1979

Serving as artisan , and supervisor in various engineering fields, Eg Diesel fitter, EME supervisor, Mine dewatering supervisor, Dragline supervisor,Crushing plant supervisor, Transportation supervisor, Mobile crane supervisor heavy medium and light lifts, Stores supervisor, Maintenance and repairs supervisor ( MARC) contracts,
light vehicle garage supervisor, Contractor management, and contractor Inspector also acted as maintenance engineer at times . ( Broken service for one year in an attempt to start own bussiness) In total 34 years service with the same company


Mine dewatering 1994

Mining area flooded in 1994 at production points in opencast coal mine. Pumps were flooded due to sudden inrush of water because of contous thunderstorms and abnormal rainfall for the season, Also been dewatering supervisor for 12 years.

Qualifications & Certifications


Witbank technical high school

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