Clack - Project Coordinator - Northcliff, Randburg, GP, South Africa

Noel Clack

Northcliff, Randburg, GP, South Africa

Services

Project Coordinator

Summary:

Cinema Maintenance countrywide
Complete installation of cinema equipment, seating, screens, decor, projector, sound - Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, Hyde Park revamp, Durban revamp, Killarney, Benoni
Permanent management level position at Clacks Health Food Manufacturers in the Manufacturing, Production & Trades sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
- Sales and Marketing Management
- Business Development - Local and International [Switzerland, Mauritius, Southern Africa, Europe]
- Production, Risk & Quality Management incl Brand awareness for new product ranges introduced e.g. spiced range
- Hygiene Management and housekeeping
- Finance and Administration (optimisation& controls)
- Human Resources (34 via 5 line management)
- Liquid Nitrogen and Freezer Upgrade
- Process & Plant streamlining and improvement
- Staff Incentivisation
- Client communication - newsletters, recipes and booklets
- Computerization of entire production and processing plant from costing to delivery
- Software engineering and design for real time reporting (Despatch, Production planning, Order management and budgeting)
- Improvements to grounds to allow for better access for clients and delivery vehicles
- Borehole maintenance and rehabilitation
Project & Contract Management - Mast & Rigging operations from tender to commissioning:
- programming
- material scheduling
- Contractor management
*Consistently met targets and improved profitability*
Factory & Staff Management including Quality control (40 via 5 line managers):
- Redesign of layout to improve production and safety
- Improvement of safety and working conditions for rigging sector
- Introduced budgetary controls for cost containment and profitability
- Stock, tool and equipment maintenance and controls
Union negotiations
Projects:
- Civil works & erection of 20 masts / towers for Botswana Telecommunications [R3M]
- Erection & installation of 6 masts

Work History

Technical Director

TeleConstruct

From June 2010

Permanent skilled level position at TeleConstruct in the Telecommunication sector in Mozambique and South Africa

Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Various tasks on guyed masts; sectional poles; lightning structures, palm trees, self supporting tapered towers, including both GSM and Microwave across Mozambique and South Africa

Quality Inspector

November 2007 - August 2009

Stock Controller

January 2007 - November 2007

Warehouse Manager Sudan

February 2006 - December 2006

Coordinator Gabon

Project Co

January 2005 - December 2005

Field Manager Gabon

January 2004 - December 2004

Logistics Controller DRC

September 2003 - November 2003

Field Manager Sierra Leone

May 2003 - August 2003

Site Manager

Africa Tower Technology

April 2002 - August 2009

in the Telecommunication sector in Alberton, South Africa (Gauteng).

Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements

Field Manager Niger

November 2002 - April 2003

Site Manager Gabon

April 2002 - November 2002

Reason For Leaving
Retrenched

Site Erection Specialist

Brolaz Projects (Pty) Ltd

July 1999 - January 2001

in the Telecommunication sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Various tasks on sectional poles, lightning structures, palm trees, lattice masts, self supporting parallel and tapered, including both GSM and Microwave across South Africa 07/99 - 02/01
Worked in Mozambique - GSM guyed lattice masts 08/99 - 05/00
Excluding 6 weeks during floods and then again 09/00 - 12/00
Reason For Leaving
Retrenched

coordinator

Project Co

April 1998 - June 1999

Permanent skilled level position at Sightlines (Pty) Ltd - Technical Numetro in the Media sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Cinema Maintenance countrywide
Complete installation of cinema equipment, seating, screens, decor, projector, sound - Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, Hyde Park revamp, Durban revamp, Killarney, Benoni
Reason For Leaving
Better Offer

Contractor

Commission Only

May 1996 - March 1998

Contract skilled level position at Self (Various contracts whilst Unemployed) in the Engineering sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Adhoc contracts for various clients countrywide such as:
Painting
Installation of Electric Fencing
Reason For Leaving
Found employment

Erection of MNet Aerials

March 1992 - March 1992

01/04/92-03/04/92

General Manager

November 1991 - April 1996

with emphasis in Production
Permanent management level position at Clacks Health Food Manufacturers in the Manufacturing, Production & Trades sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
- Sales and Marketing Management
- Business Development - Local and International Switzerland, Mauritius, Southern Africa, Europe
- Production, Risk & Quality Management incl Brand awareness for new product ranges introduced e.g. spiced range
- Hygiene Management and housekeeping
- Finance and Administration (optimisation& controls)
- Human Resources (34 via 5 line management)
- Liquid Nitrogen and Freezer Upgrade
- Process & Plant streamlining and improvement
- Staff Incentivisation
- Client communication - newsletters, recipes and booklets
- Computerization of entire production and processing plant from costing to delivery
- Software engineering and design for real time reporting (Despatch, Production planning, Order management and budgeting)
- Improvements to grounds to allow for better access for clients and delivery vehicles
- Borehole maintenance and rehabilitation
Reason For Leaving
Return to chosen career

Sole Trader

Self - Specialised Rigging Services

March 1991 - November 1991

South Africa (Gauteng), Transkei, and Botswana.
Contracts and Achievements
Transkei Broadcasting Corporation:

Specialised Rigger

214m Butterworth Mast for TV & FM

March 1991 - August 1991

Communications Technology

August 1991 - September 1991

Transkei Broadcasting Corporation:

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation

October 1991 - November 1991

(a) Inspection of Arendnes / Rundu - improperly erected 660ft guyed mast 11/94
(b) Emergency rectification of structural steelwork to prevent 660ft guyed mast from imploding - Arendnes / Rundu. The cross-braces at guy levels, which were tensioned already, were very loose and holding onto 2 threads in places. 12/94
(c) Supplied a detailed report to secure and complete 660ft guyed mast - Arendnes / Rundu 01/95
Reason For Leaving
Cash flow problems due to irregularity of contracts and client payments

Factory & Erection Manager

Jasco International T/A Webb Industries

January 1990 - January 1991

in the Engineering sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Project & Contract Management - Mast & Rigging operations from tender to commissioning:
- programming
- material scheduling
- Contractor management
*Consistently met targets and improved profitability*
Factory & Staff Management including Quality control (40 via 5 line managers):
- Redesign of layout to improve production and safety
- Improvement of safety and working conditions for rigging sector
- Introduced budgetary controls for cost containment and profitability
- Stock, tool and equipment maintenance and controls
Union negotiations
Projects:
- Civil works & erection of 20 masts / towers for Botswana Telecommunications R3M
- Erection & installation of 6 masts (supporting 4 log-periodic antenna - 73m x 50m) plus feeder line in Walvis Bay R4M
Reason For Leaving
Started own business

Principal Transmitter Rigger

South African Broadcasting Corporation

August 1989 - December 1989

(SABC) in the Media sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Modification of complete mast at Welverdiend involving modification of the mast after removing the old FM antennae system (Thompson LGT) and replacing it with the new FM antennae system (Kathrein).
Altered receiving antennae systems to new polarization at various stations that receive from Welverdiend and Davel then Middelburg TVL.
Erected satellite dishes at Askam, Uppington, Nababeep and Pietersburg.
Reason For Leaving
Better offer

Chief

May 1985 - July 1989

Senior Rigger

December 1982 - March 1985

Senior Rigger & Chief Rigger

Rigger

May 1980 - July 1989

Permanent management level position at South West African Broadcasting Corporation SWABC in the Media sector in Windhoek, Namibia.
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements

Contract and Project Management

Rigger

May 1980 - December 1982

of all rigging operations including:
- Tender Management
- Staff Management - hiring, training, development and incentivisation
- Budgetary control
- Asset Management
- Planning and controls 5 years in advance for maintenance and projects
- Mast maintenance and erection
- Contract Management incl Consultant Engineer liaison
- Transport control including extensive use of helicopter slinging and maintenance of our trucks
- Logistics Management for resources, raw materials, tools and equipment
- Safety, Risk and Quality Management
- Client liaison
- Set-up of Rigging section:
.. Purchasing
Rigging Gear manufacture
Staff management (see above)
Workshop working area setup with loading ramp and structural guyed A-Frame for loading (shipping freight containers)
- Projects:
.. Included all Mast / Antennae erection and maintenance
34 different Towers and Masts transmitting FM, SW, MW and TV
10m and 11m Satellite dishes for TV

Achievements:
- 275m Mast at Oshakati - highest of kind in Southern Africa
- Promoted from Rigger to Chief Rigger
- Number of citations and extraordinary bonuses received in recognition of contribution made to company over period of employment
Reason For Leaving
Return to South Africa

Rigger

February 1976 - April 1980

Permanent skilled level position at South African Broadcasting Corporation in the Media sector in Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
General maintenance of masts and towers e.g. Brixton and Welgedacht Welverdiend MW and others
Erection of FM & TV masts at Springbok, Pofadder, Faans Grove, Okakarara, Queenstown
Installation of antennae systems for FM and TV countrywide
Maintenance of SW masts and log-periodic antennae
Reason For Leaving
Better offer

Shop 17 Dry dock

January 1975 - July 1975

Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
General rigging on ships e.g. replace rudder and propeller (drive shaft)
Wharf crane hoist rope replacements
Barging loads across the Harbour
Lashing down road transport loads
Splicing of slings of all types
Conveyor belts and pulley's maintenance
Electrical motors, generators (slinging and drifting)

Achievements:
- Achieved bonuses for successful completion of tasks in shorter time than stipulated in the register (job card system)
Reason For Leaving
Had to move to Port Elizabeth

Hoist Fitter

Firestone SA

August 1975 - November 1975

South Africa (Eastern Cape).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
In charge of Hoist Fitter section (2 employees)
Management and maintenance of 345 manual and electric hoists throughout factory (Range: 250kg to 6000kg)
Spare hoist of each size kept in stock to swop out whilst conducting repairs

Reason For Leaving
Asked to resign **Company purchased 90ton Overhead crane - not qualified hoist fitter and therefore company would not be covered in the case of mishaps.

Rigger

December 1973 - December 1974

Permanent skilled level position at Dorbyl Eastern Cape in the Engineering sector in East London, South Africa (Eastern Cape).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Rigger and Crane Driver in erection of steel i.e. smokestacks, boilers, buildings, water tanks.
Knowledge gained in reading of drawings and labour control.
Erected 6 factories in Transkei and East London area using 16ton Hydraulic Unic Crane and 16 ton Lattice-jib P&H crane.
Reason For Leaving
Extend experience in Rigging field

Apprentice Rigger and Qualified Rigger &Rope man

Rigger

January 1970 - December 1973

Permanent skilled level position at Western Deep Levels Gold Mine in the Mining sector in Carletonville, Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities
- In charge of running a section in the workshops as there was no qualified rigger for 6 months.
- Responsible for ensuring all sections had a variety of slings for their use: each with a stamped washer showing the Safety Workload, length and catalogue number
- Operated Hyster 5 ton Mobile crane and 30ton Coles crane
- Responsible for offloading and loading of any equipment that was necessary in and around the workshops
- Slinging of loads under cage to send underground and visa versa

Achievements & Experience:
- During 3 years of intensive training received a prize for being an Outstanding Apprentice for the year 1971 in all aspects of rigging safety
- Worked 120 shifts underground in the sub-shaft and main shaft: moving machinery and equipment and brought various loads to the surface
- Gained experience in changing Koeppe Rock Hoist head attachments and ropes
- Present on Rope Inspections of the bottom ends and maintenance of the sheaves in the head gear
- Erected 2 cement silos and a small dragline
- Worked 85 shifts in Reduction Plant and Uranium Plant where I gained a variety of experience in maintenance work of crushers and tube-mills
- Worked a lot with shear legs, overhead gantries, drifting of loads in tight situations, conveyor maintenance, and replacement of jaw crushers, pole work.

*After qualifying worked last month of yearend
Reason For Leaving
Left to broaden experience in other fields of trade

Clerk

Barclays Bank

September 1969 - December 1969

South Africa (Gauteng).
Duties, Responsibilities & Achievements
Waste Department:
- Processing of cheques received into and out of accounts
- Transfers to other branches
Stop Order Department:
- General handling of stop orders
Reason For Leaving
To start my trade

Projects

FM and TV countrywide South West Africa

Chief Rigger [05/85 - 07/89] :
Senior Rigger [12/82 - 03/85]:
Rigger [05/80 - 12/82]:
Contract and Project Management of all rigging operations including:
- Tender Management
- Staff Management - hiring, training, development and incentivisation
- Budgetary control
- Asset Management
- Planning and controls [5 years in advance for maintenance and projects]
- Mast maintenance and erection
- Contract Management incl Consultant Engineer liaison
- Transport control including extensive use of helicopter slinging and maintenance of our trucks
- Logistics Management for resources, raw materials, tools and equipment
- Safety, Risk and Quality Management
- Client liaison
- Set-up of Rigging section:
.. Purchasing
... Rigging Gear manufacture
... Staff management (see above)
... Workshop working area setup with loading ramp and structural guyed A-Frame for loading (shipping freight containers)
- Projects:
.. Included all Mast / Antennae erection and maintenance
... 34 different Towers and Masts transmitting FM, SW, MW and TV
... 10m and 11m Satellite dishes for TV

Achievements:
- 277m Mast at Oshakati - highest of kind in Southern Africa
- Promoted from Rigger to Chief Rigger
- Number of citations and extraordinary bonuses received in recognition of contribution made to company over period of employment

Qualifications & Certifications

Mathematics II

Trade School at Carletonville Technical College in Carletonville

English

Belgravia Commercial High School in Johannesburg

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