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Gerry CV Jan 2015 revised

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Gerry CV Jan 2015 revised

  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAE GERRIE VAN DER MERWE Full Name: Gert Jacobus Van Der Merwe. Birth Date:29/3/1969 Phone: Home (+267)71463877 E mail:gerrielinton@yahoo.com Work (+243)824084109 Objectives To secure a positions as product support Service manager/Fleet Manager on hydraulic mining excavators where I can use my accomplished experience in heavy earth moving equipment. My experiences involve O&K,Terex,Bucyrus,CAT in 16 years of experience additional equipment as Hitachi and Komatsu. On all above mentioned equipment I have being trained in the hydraulic, electrical and mechanical field. Desired Position. Heavy equipment Service or maintenance manager. Employment History. Employer: DEM-Group as a contractor Period: January 2015 ---- Current Location : DRC Congo Lubumbashi Position: Site Manager Hitachi Excavator fleet Duties: As site Manager All technical correspondence concerning the maintenance and product issues with the client dealer and factory concerning Product performances. Participate in network and technical communication knowledge networks.Work in hand directly with the factory on technical improvement and situations.  Responsibilities: Managing a fleet of 8 Hitachi Excavators with staff of a Fleet Manager Foreman and 14 Technicians budgeting, assets planning,maintenance schedules, administration of spares,controlling of suppliers, product support controll, scheduling of rebuilds,availabilities and over all well being of the department. Employer: J.A Delmas as a Contractor Period: May 2010—December 2014 Location: Mauritania Zouerate SNIM Site;Tasiast Kinross Site Position: Product support Technical communicator. Duties: Technical Communicator/Product support coordinator As a product support cordinator  (2010) Product support technical on two Terex/O&K hydraulic face shovels.  (2011)Assembling Four Bucyrus RH200 Face shovels.  May 2011 Reinstate contract as acting site manager when site manager is not on site and product technical support on six Bucyrus RH 200 face shovels.
  2. 2.  (2013) 6 x CAT 6050 face shovels had been orderd by the customer SNIM Taking charge of all technical correspondence during this period.  Training of local mechanics and operators.Overseeing the all technical aspects on maintenance and repairs comply Monthly & weekly reports,Asset Management and product availability was the norm As a Technical Communicator(Service Engineer)  (2014)On Heavy mining excavators to support the country Mauritania sites which includes of 2 x O&K Terex RH 200`s,4 x Bucyrus RH200`s and 6 x CAT 6050 Face shovels located SNIM Iron ore site All consist of the same equipment on 3 different site locations.  3 x Bucyrus RH340B Backhoes and 4 CAT 6060 Face shovels located Kinross Gold mine site. Duties:All technical correspondence concerning the maintenance and product issues with the client dealer and factory concerning Product performances,Helping technical staff on trouble shooting phases,couching technicians on assighned products maintain contact with technical offices and group suppliers.Provide tech assistance on functional groups Responsibilities:Failure Analysis,Sales,Asset management,Manage service information with dealers,Determine solutions ,Investigate technical incidents,Support service letters,Use dealler service networks to manage product health communications,Conduct planning preventative maintenance meetings,Attend to this specific product Technical conferences,Participate in network and technical communication knowledge networks.Work in hand directly with the factory on technical improvement and situations. WORK SUMMARY Employer: Convener (Pty) Ltd Period: March 2009 – May 2010 Location: Botswana. Position: Consultanting & Technical Support Duties:  Consulting on and repairing of Earthmoving equipment, Construction equipment and heavy Farming machinery and equipment.  Layout of Maintenance schedules, budget planning and improvement on availabilities of all machinery for various Earth Moving, Construction and Farming Companies,Komatsu,CAT Hitachi,John Deere,Case. Maintaining of main sub stations. Employer: Moolman Mining Botswana Period: October 2006 – February 2009 Location: Francistown Botswana Position: Plant Manager (Pit Operations)
  3. 3. Duties:  Responsible for 4 x 250 ton face shovels, 2 of RH120E, 1 of RH120C,1 of 994 Liebherr,1xbackhoe Komatso PC 1250,1x 330 CAT Rockbreaker, 8xDK25 Drill rigs, 2xTiton 600 Drill rigs 1 on hire 1xPantera1500 on hire.  To manage 3 foreman with their mechanics, budgeting, assets planning,maintenance schedules, administration of spares,controlling of suppliers, product support controll, scheduling of rebuilds,availabilities and over all well being of the department.  Plant Manager (Workshops  In November 2007 I was transferred to the Work Shop section as Plant Manager Workshops,to do the same as above, with 3 foreman and their mechanics.  My responsibilities are to oversee and manage o 42 x 785 Komatso dump trucks, o 8 x 375 Komatso dozers, o 2 x WA800 wheel loaders. o Reporting to me, the supplier Komatso, with  11 x 777c Cat trucks.  1 x 992c Cat Wheel loader.  2 x 824c Cat wheel dozers.  3 x 16h Cat graders.  9 x lighting plants.  2 x pit dewatering pumps.  3 x service trucks,2x tyre handlers. Employer: Terex Africa (O&K) Period: June 2000 – August 2006 Location: West and east Africa Venetia mine (Messina) Position: Field Service Representative Duties:  June 2000 – January 2003 Technician  Product support, Technical advisor.  Assist in maintaining of machines all O&K hydraulic shovels.  Do repair and maintenance and all electrical and mechanical problems on the machines and month end procedures.  February 2003 – September 2005 Senior Technician- Product Support  Supervising and training of clients mechanics  Inspection of work quality and re-erecting. Machine assemblies & rebuilds. Machine maintenance which took place whilst working East & West Africa. (Mali, Guinea & Tanzania).  Clients I worked with: Moolman Bros, De Beers at Venitia Mine Site South Africa.Golden pride mine and Anglo Gold at Geita mine Tanzania  Assemble and Commission a RH340 Face Shovel Excavator  Assembled 5 MT4400  AC drive 240 ton Haul Trucks. .
  4. 4. Employer: De Beers Consolidated Mines, Venetia Mine Messina Period: 1998-2000 Position: Field service Technician Duties:  Acting foreman.  Field service technician, maintenance of sub stations and overhead lines, pit de-watering, repair & maintenance of O&K RH200 and B&E 49R & DK25 drill rigs and all electrical repairs.Re erecting of overhead power lines. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS SECONDARY LAST SCHOOL ATTENDED Eric Louw High School (Academical School) Messina 1982-1986 HIGHEST STANDARD PASSES Matric SUBJECTS English,Afrikaans, Science, Mathematics, Accounting and Economics TERTIARY DIPLOMA - NATIONAL Iscor Steel Works DIPLOMA ATTAINED MILLWRIGHT TRADESMAN MAJOR SUBJECTS: Fault finding, Electronics, Panel wiring, Motor Lining, Hydraulics, Fitting & Maintaining of currents, Lathe work and General Engineering
  5. 5. TRAINING  Basic Computer Skills Outlook 365,Excel,Word,Powerpoint  CAT (SIS,DSN,CIP,PIP,ET,VIMS)  Cummins.(Inline 5&6,Celect,Quick serve).  Hitachi Global E Service,Diagnostics all in one tool  Effective Supervisory and Communications, Develop and Empower Teams  Individual Team Building, Initiating and Chairing Disciplinary Enquiries  Appeals, Asset management, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment  Developing Controls, Training & Localisation Programme.  Terex Unit Rig Dumper Trucks, Terex O&K Shovel Excavators  Air Conditioning Units.  Safety 1 & 2, First Aid 1,2 & 3,  Technical & Electrical training CAT 6030(RH120),CAT6050 (RH200)CAT6060(RH340B) Electrics Dortmund Germany.(CAT MD 6640 BE49 drill rig)Denison Texas.(CAT 60XX Series Electrical) Dortmund Germany. References available upon request:

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