PROFESSION : Mechanical Engineer
QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical, University of Wollongong,
CONTACTS : Mob. 042 335 4449
Hm. (07) 5524 7950
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MINERAL TECHNOLOGIES (DOWNER EDI) November 2011 – August 2013
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Southern Ionics Inc., Georgia, USA - Detail design engineering of wet
Tioline, Kazakhstan - Feasibility study for combined wet concentrating plant and
mineral separation plant in insulated building.
Grande Cote, Senegal, West Africa - Detail design engineering of 8,000 t/h wet
concentrating plant (gross floating mass 12,000 t) and 50 t/h land based mineral
Specification and selection of equipment and design integration into plant for bucket
elevators, re-heaters, conveyors, dryers, cyclones, dedusting systems, bag houses,
sumps, screens, baggers and specialist equipment.
Referees: Greg Hill, Engineering Manager, 07 5569 1395
Mick Hagarty, Lead Mechanical Engineer, 07 5644 2927
AUSENCO & AUSENCO-TAGART February 2008 – November 2011
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Rio Tinto, Kestrel Coal Mine - Upgrade and expand capacity of existing coal
handling and preparation plant.
Newcrest, Cadia East Project, Stage 2 - detailed design of 4,200 t/h screenhouse
with conveying and dedusting systems,
Bemax, Snapper HMC Project - detailed design of wet concentrating plant (WCP),
Newcrest, Cadia East Feasibility Study - arranging, scoping and pricing options
for new screening, processing and materials handling systems,
Oxiana, Sepon Laos – detailed design for copper concentrator expansion including
oxygen plant and acid fume collection system,
Referee: Peter Litzow, Engineering Manager, 07 3169 7000
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MINERAL TECHNOLOGIES (DOWNER EDI) June 2004 – February 2008
Project Mechanical Engineer
Iluka, Murray Basin Project - Detail engineering design of Hamilton 50 t/h
mineral separation plant (MSP) with wet and dry circuits with truck load in and
Corridor Sands, Mozambique - Feasibility options study of MSP.
Tiomin, Kwale Kenya - Bankable feasibility study.
El Buruluus, Iron Sands Project Egypt - Bankable feasibility study.
Trimex, India - Design engineering for MSP.
Centennial Coal, Hunter Valley - Detailed design engineering for Anvil Hill Coal
Mine coal preparation plant with raw coal and product coal handling yards and
train load out.
SPECIALISED LABOUR AND ENGINEERING July 2000 – February 2001
Site Mechanical Engineer
Anglogold, Pine Creek, NT - Project management and site supervision of capital
and repair and maintenance work for Union Reefs gold mine including autoclave
change out, storage bin repair and acid storage system upgrade.
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Typical tasks Skills and attributes
Write and review technical documents;
Technical Specifications, Scopes of Work,
Scopes of Supply
Diligent following procedures and work
Technical analysis, review and
recommend selection of equipment
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office,
Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, Access
OH&S application and review to process
Highly competent interpretation and
review of 2D and 3D drawings
Interpretation of Process Flow Diagrams Empathy with junior staff
Transfer of technical information for
electrical structural and civil works
Competent engineering analysis and
Control of technical aspects of equipment
design and supply.
Excellent rapport with designers &
Design of specialized equipment Detailed equipment knowledge
Integration of equipment into process Proud history of high safety awareness
Process layout & arrangement Efficient time management
Client and management communications Pleasant and happy persona
Supervision of designers & drafters Great phone rapport ‘hear my smile’
Supervision and training of Graduates Honest and diligent work ethic
Search and selection of equipment Effective attention to detail
ENERGY RESOURCES OF AUSTRALIA October 1997 – February 2000
Senior Mechanical Engineer
ERA, Jabiru NT, - Project management and site supervision of capital and repair
and maintenance projects for Ranger Uranium Mine. Projects included a site
upgrade of the diesel distribution system, new drum packing and handling facilities
and safe access provisions to the concentrator settling tanks.
BHP ENGINEERING March 1995 – October 1997
Senior Site Supervisor and Project Engineer
FPD Projects Group, Port Kembla - Project planning and implementation of
significant site upgrades and new works for BHP Port Kembla Steel Works. Works
in #5 Blast furnace, # 4 Blast furnace, Raw Materials and Basic Oxygen Steel
EPT PTY LTD November 1990 – March 1995
Project Mechanical Engineer November 1990 – August 1991
EPT Sydney - Mechanical input for the tender and procurement of Australian
fabricated and proprietary components for a Germany designed coal charging car.
Site Engineer September 1991 – August 1992
EPT Site, BHP Pt Kembla - Supervise site personnel and sub-contractors for the
installation of the coal charging car. Site client liaison, site meetings and training
of production personnel.
Project Mechanical Engineer September 1992 – November 1993
EPT Sydney - Update drawings and procurement for supply of additional four
coal cars. Preparation of installation inspection and test plans. Write and present
350 page Operation and Maintenance Manual. Design improvements for hydraulic
systems, pneumatic systems and vacuum systems.
Site Engineer November 1993 – March 1995
EPT Site, BHP Pt Kembla, Supervise site personnel and sub-contractors. Client
liaison and site meetings. Training of production personnel. Investigation of
hydraulic operating problems. Install and commission improvements to hydraulic,
pneumatic and vacuum systems.
SEDGMAN AND ASSOCIATES May 1990 – October 1990
Project Engineer, North Sydney - Detailed design engineering for supply of coal handling and
coal preparation equipment.
BHP – SPPD DESIGN DEPARTMENT May 1989 – April 1990
Design Engineer, Port Kembla - Conceptual design of a semi-automatic coil sampling and export
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KELLOGG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD , January 1988 – Mar 1989
Project Engineer, Botany NSW
Demolish existing product line. Install hygienic wet basin. Procure, install and
commission new ‘Mini Wheat’ processing line.
Refurbish a 10m x 40m basement into a drive through cool room to store dried
fruit ingredients in a hygienic low temperature environment.
MALCO INDUSTRIES PTY LTD November 1987 – January 1988
Design Draftsman, Sydney - Layout and detail drafting of vibratory screens and associated
equipment for mining industry.
SIMSMETAL PTY LTD October 1987 – November 1987
Design Engineer and Draftsman, South Sydney - Engineering design, layout and drafting of
aluminum re-melt reverberation furnace.
GFA – ANALGENBAU GMBH November 1985 – September 1987
Mechanical Engineer, BHP SPPD Pt Kembla
Assist with many aspects of the drafting and documentation of a German designed
Twin Strand Continuous Slab Caster.
Assist with the installation and commissioning of the Twin Strand Continuous Slab
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