1 Your full name: Patrick James O’Brien
Given names: Pat
ID Number: 650222 5099 083
Passport Number: M00045365
2 Sex: Male
3 Date of birth: February 22nd 1965
Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth / Eastern Cape / South Africa
4 Your current residential address: Postal address:
Fairleigh 55 Postnet Suite #40
Braam Pretorius 546 Private Bag X504
Magalieskruin Sinoville 0129
RSA, Sub-Saharan Africa RSA, Sub-Saharan Africa
Telephone Cell SA: +27 84 302 7796
Telephone ISAT: +87 077 641 0504
Tell Fax +270 865 673 636
Of which countries are you a Citizen South Africa
5 Employment history:
Mechanical Engineering Supervisor
First Quantum SPRL August 2009
Mobile Plant Devison
Frontier Mine Site
(Congolese Government Closed the Frontier Mine, been
Sakanya Rep du Congo October 2010
redeployed to Kansanshi)
First Quantum SPRL August 2010
Auto Electrical Supt.
Mobile Plant Devison
Solwezi Rep of Zambia August 2011
To provide leadership to the maintenance crew in order to effectively carry out weekly planning whilst still managing unforeseen breakdowns’
Designing of maintenance programs
Implementing preventative maintenance programs
Complete administration of maintenance department.
Preparing and maintain of work and history records of all machines and reports that include information such as employee time, daily inspections and
results. Maintenance planning and processing of all relevant paperwork either electronic and or hardcopy.
Complete strip down of 2 Liebherr LTM 1140 & 1160 cranes, remanufacture and rebuild of mentioned cranes, presently the 1160 is about 40 complete.
Administration of Service contracts (follow up on service’s and 6 monthly contract’s)
Recruit, managed and trained of initial labour force from the Congolese people, determine who needs what training and prepare a dedicated
Performing human resource responsibilities
Submitted daily, weekly and monthly cost and availability reports highlighting areas of concern and wastage and ensure that shift reports are accurate
and recorder correctly.
Liaise with Production Sup and his Supervisors together with the Maintenance planner on short and long term maintenance plans, issues and priorities
Handling and identifying training requirements and assist in on the job training of individuals and groups by couching and mentoring the team.
Highlighted areas where improvements to equipment and workforce could be made for improvement.
Responsible and managing expenditure and budgets for all expenses and daily / monthly running cost of the mobile site
Conducted severity audits and compiled reports, highlighting areas that needed to be addressed on mobile plant in order to function efficiently
As my team is not only dedicated to Diesel equipment we also made ourselves available when major shut down is to be performed in the plant meaning
we specialized in mill and crusher relining, and all work around the plant where our help is needed.
Conveyer belt structure repairs
Enforcing Safety Policy and safety specific requirements as required by law, whilst developing a safety culture amongst eh maintenance crews.
Negotiating and administration of service contracts
Machine, vehicle or equipment worked on:
Liebherr LTM 1140 Crane (Rebuild 70% complete but already mobile)
Liebherr LTM 1160 Crane (Stripped in the progress of rebuild)
FQMCG 70 Ton Crane
Krupp 270 Ton Crane
Tadano 25 (Completely Stripped have start with rebuild when mine closed) & 35 Ton Cranes
Bell 1506 FEL, Bell 220A Tri-Wheelers
Komatsu Telle-handlers, CAT Bobcat
Various Tractors, Light vehicles and medium size trucks
Sag-mill; Bore-mill and Re-grind Mill
Gyro Cone Crusher; Pebble Crusher
Lighting towers for use at tailings (Atlas Copco and CAT)
Sulzer multistage, vertical pumps used in pump stations
Warman Centrifugal Horizontal Slurry pumps
Horizontal screening equipment
A wide range of Atlas Copco onsite Generators (used as standby units)
Mopani Copper Mine PLC Fleet Maintenance Sup Mindola SV & North /
Mindola Sub Vertical Proto Mine Rescue Co-ordinator Nkana
Kitwe Zambia (With the copper price retrenchment was inferable)
Anglo Gold Ashanti
Engineering Supervisor Haulmax April 2004
Geita Gold Mine
Long Distance Haulers
(Purely personal reasons, to be with family ) December 2006
Sasol Coal Division
Syferfontein u/g October 1994
Diesel Mechanic / Supervisor
Mpumalanga March 2004
Brian’s Wireless Solutions
Middleburg Maintenance Supervisor
Mpumalanga (Better opportunity)
South African Airways
Johannesburg International July 1982
Gauteng January 1990
Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and
skill of personnel and directly responsible for accurate and timely processing of all mine related activities.
Patrol and monitor work areas and examine tools and equipment in order to detect unsafe conditions or violations of
procedures or safety rules.
Monitor Contractors work levels and evaluate work performance and contractor’s performance, and prepare performance
Examine objects, systems, or facilities; and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies, development and skill
improvement within the local workforces.
Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, and replacement parts.
Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, and maintenance techniques, operational procedures and equipment use.
Collaborate with contractors and managers to solve work-related problems and prioritise schedules to meet production plans and envisaged to work as
a team with the mining people
Review work throughout the work process and at completion in order to ensure that it all been performed properly including problem solving and
Assist with special projects related to mine operations e.g. fuel and oil distribution through the new Optimum system
Prepare and maintain work records and reports that include information such as employee time, daily inspections and results.
Routine inspections on all hydraulic, pneumatic equipment, verify dimensions and clearances to determined if adjustments and what maintenance is
Maintained Mopani mine fleet of 16 Toro diesel machines and 8 electric loaders
Managed an initial labour force of people to service and repair the mine loader fleet
Negotiating and administration of service contracts with Sandvick and Barlow’s (CAT)
Disassemble and overhaul internal combustion engines, pumps, alternators, manual and automatic transmissions, hydraulic as well pneumatic units
Maintained an average monthly contractual availability of 86.5% for the 2 years since the site started with the Mopani contract
Submitted daily, weekly and monthly loader reports highlighting areas of concern and wastage
Reported on costs of machines and utilization of the loaders
Highlighted areas where improvements to underground conditions could be made
Responsible for all expenses and daily running of the site
Conducted underground severity audits and compiled reports highlighting areas that needed to be addressed on all Mopani mine sites
Have extensive use of “Cat Electronic technician” for fault finding on loaders
U/G electrical Haulage loco’s
Atlas Copco Long hole drills rigs (although no extensive experience on this, it was part of my section still under warranty and with maintenance contract
Machine, vehicle or equipment worked on:
CAT R1300G / G2; R1600G: R 1700G
Toro 151; 400D / E; EJC 417 & 522
WAG ST2G (Atlas Copco)
A range of electrical Scoop trams
Toro EJC 417 & 522
Haulmax 3770 Long Distance Haulers.
Fuel Bowser Ex SA Military Samils , Service – units, Land Cruiser and Land Rover UD’s
Cat Dump trucks 769; 777, Bell B20: B30
Excavators: Komatsu PC 220; 300; 1800 – Liebherr: 902; 944; 964; 984
Bulldozer: CAT D6H; D9R; D10’ Komatsu D65; D65A; 375
Graders: 14H; 16G
Diesel and Gas powered forklifts, Bobcats, Land Cruisers, Non-flameproof Toyota LDV’s and mobile compressors and lighting plants.
Trackless underground mining equipment e.g. Flameproof - Genesis, Ford tractors, Toro’s, Eimco’s – Ubejane and Wright 915 – 925 equipped with
Flameproof CAT 3306 engines, articulated dump trucks, Fermel personnel carriers and service units.
A first in its kind a Flameproof D4E Dozer and low profile graders.
VOLVO fm 10 & 12 Series, International Eagle (435 Cummins), a fleet of Mitsubishi 6T 352 ADE, a range of MAN and Mercedes truck tractors.
ZF & Fuller Transmissions.
Hydraulic lifts / ramps, Hydraulic flow control units and pip crimping machines.
Diagnostic test instruments such as Star handheld computers, motor analysers and Wapco compact, Electrical and electronic test devices and or
equipment, timing devices and electronic calibration devices.
Laths, milling machines, soldering equipment, acetylene welding / cutting torch, Tic, Co2, arc welding equipment and robot welders.
Boeing 737 200, 747 200 & SP and Airbus A300.
Junkers 52 (rebuild)
South African Air force
1 Air Defence unit Field Aircraft Mechanic
Snakevaley / Waterkloof (Two year Military Service)
Various inspection methods, electrical, radio and instrument systems.
CRS (Component repair in the field).
Directly involved in repairing turbine and propeller engine airplanes used in the South African Defence force.
Specialised training to Hand Guns and Sub machine weapons.
Training to a variety of different hardware used in the defence force.
Defence and Attack modules.
6 Nominated occupation: Aircraft Maintenance Technician
7 Do you speak English? Yes
8 Trade Classification: Aircraft Maintenance Technician
8 .1 Summary of Qualifications:
o Grade 10 NTS 03
o Proto Mines Rescue Rope Rescue
o First Aid Truck Mounted Cranes
o Hydraulics Flame Proofing
o Gas Testing Bull Dozer Cat D4E
o A-card (Petrol & Diesel) McKinnon Chain
o SAP Software Management Certificate of Fitness Burro no F15396 SA
o Pronto Software Management Certificate of Fitness Burro no 385419 ZM
9 Name address and Country of Training Employer: South African Airways
Johannesburg International Airport
Name of the qualification you received: Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Name and Address of apprenticeship registration Authority: South African Airways
Johannesburg International Airport
9. 1 Was theoretical training undertaken off the job as part of the apprenticeship: Yes
Give details of training (content and nature of course) during apprenticeship: NTS 01 & 03
Electrical Trade Theory
Aircraft Maintenance Theory
10 Other trade training:
Proto Rescue Brigades men:
Details of Organisation: Mine Rescue Services is a private sector, non-profit organization that, through the training of
volunteer brigade’s men, provides resources and expertise for an effective emergency service primarily to the mining industry.
Qualifications and course details, brief description of training: A five-day comprehensive course on the use of closed circuit,
long duration breathing apparatus, fire fighting and associated techniques. Workload test: A realistic, yet controlled simulation
of the physical task one can expect during emergencies.
Proto Rope Rescue Technician:
Qualifications and course details, brief description of training: A five-day course is design to achieved competency in line
rescue and high angle techniques. Site assessment. STD operating procedures. Anchor points. System Sky climber. System
Rollgliss. System Fall right, knots. Software. Hardware. Patient rescue. Record keeping. Competency.
11 Current Studies: Fleet Management 3 Diploma Course (Writing exams March 2012)
12 Hobbies and Interests: Power kite flying, Mountaineering, Enduro’s, Hiking trails and Alp-sailing
13 Health and Fitness: Good
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Christo Franken First Quantum Minerals
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Sarel Du Plessis First Quantum Environment