• Hydraulics & Mechanical Heavy Equip Tech

    at Saudi Aramco

    June 2013 - at Present

    Al Minţaqah ash Sharqīyah

    Heavy Industrial Mechanics & Hydraulics Function: Maintenance & Breakdown repairs to fixed Plant and Heavy Earth-moving Equipment Technical Support & Trainer · Advanced Hydraulics · Interpreting Hydraulic Schematics · Mobile Plant Preventative Maintenance & Breakdown Inspection · Stationary Engines & Power Generation · Hydraulic Cranes and Material Handling Equipment · Power Transmissions · Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment · Oil Contamination and Particle Count Testing · Preventative Maintenance QA auditing

  • Hydraulics Engineer

    at Ocean Rig

    May 2011 - May 2013

    Rio de Janeiro

    Duties - Diagnostics, maintenance and repairs to all dual operation ultra-deep water drilling equipment. Including P.L.C. controlled hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems and installations, NOV Heave compensating knuckle boom cranes, NOV Active Heave compensators and riser tensioner systems, NOV HPS-03-1000 Top Drives, NOV MPT Hydra-Tongs, NOV automated pipe handling systems and catwalks, NOV 14-P-220 Mud Pumps and fluid transfer systems, NOV Varco SSGD-1000 draw-works and Rolls Royce Azimuth Thrusters. Instructing and training local mechanics and conducting hydraulics training for expat mechanics. Assisting Subsea engineering with repair and maintenance of Shaffer NXT Ram Blow Out Protectors with MUX control. Perform on site oil analysis for water content and particle contamination counts on hydraulic oil and lubricating oils

  • Chief Mechanic

    at Ensign International Energy Services

    December 2005 - May 2011


    Unit: Rig 51 Type: S.C.R Telescopic Double, with automated pipe handler, NOV Automated Iron Rough Neck and pipe handling equipment. Tesco Electric Top Drive. TSM D.W. Duties - Carry out and uphold the Preventative Maintenance Schedule as applied to all associated rig equipment and rig installations. Supervise and perform major and minor repairs to all mechanical rig equipment. Maintain, diagnose and repair PLC Hydraulic systems. Unit: Rig 43 Type: ADR 2000 (fully automated). Electronically controlled Denison pumps with variable flow, variable pressure and dual direction for closed loop configuration (top drive). Electronically controlled Rexroth pumps with variable flow and variable pressure, utilizing joystick, thumb toggle and switch controls for all open loop functions (robotics & main hoist). Automated pipe handler, Alco Hydraulic Iron Rough Neck and Cassidy Automated Pipe Handlers. Hang-glands Hydraulic Top Drive.

  • Field Service Technician

    at SuperLifters

    September 2001 - November 2005

    State of South Australia

    Field Service Mining Plant Mechanic – Super Lifters, Wingfield, South Australia Duties – Performing preventative maintenance and breakdown repairs to D11N CAT Dozers, Letourneau L1350 Wheel loader, PC 3000-6 Hydraulic Shovel, 980G CAT Loaders & CAT 785B Dump Trucks.

  • Ships Engineer

    at SV Gulf Fisheries

    January 1996 - August 2001

    State of South Australia

    Duties: Maintain all marine equipment, including main propulsion engines, stationary power generation, hydraulics and steering systems. Maintain blast freezer screw compressors and refrigeration system. Maintain lifting equipment. Collate detailed logs.

  • Field Service Technician

    at RED Australia Material Handling Solutions

    July 1993 - November 1996

    State of South Australia

    Duties: Perform field maintenance and repairs to all types of hydraulic material handling equipment including Komatsu excavators & forklifts, PM Cranes, Crown Pallet movers

  • Mechanic / Mechanical Fitter

    at Electricity Trust of South Australia

    January 1986 - November 1993

    State of South Australia

    Workshop Mining Plant & Earth Moving Mechanic/Fitter Electricity Trust of South Australia, Leigh Creek Coal Field Duties: Perform preventative maintenance, major overhaul and breakdown repairs to 400 - 800 ton P&H Electric Shovels, H241 DEMAG Hydraulic Shovels, Letourneau L800 Wheel loader, D9L & D9H CAT Dozers, 637 D CAT Scrappers, 180t TEREX Diesel Electric Dump Trucks & Ingersoll Rand Hydraulic Shallow Bore Drilling Rig. Assisting in shut down maintenance of primary and secondary crushing plants.


  • Motion Compensating & Subsea Handling Equipment

    at NOV Norway

    2012 - 2012 (1 year) Vest-Agder Fylke

  • Knuckle Boom Crane Hydraulic / Mechanical.

    at NOV

    2012 - 2012 (1 year) Vest-Agder Fylke

  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 1

    at Douglas Mawson Institute of TAFE

    1997 - 1997 (1 year) State of South Australia

  • Adult Entry To University / Year 12 Equivalent

    at Flinders University

    1995 - 1995 (1 year) State of South Australia

  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic s

    at Regency Park College of TAFE

    1992 - 1992 (1 year) State of South Australia

  • Trade Certificate

    at Croydon Park TAFE

    1986 - 1989 (3 years) State of South Australia


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