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Service/maintenance manager
Job Type: Full-Time


From 0 to 1992
North Manchester college
No added languages


Technical barge manager
Africa salvage group
December 2011 - Present Day (5 years 8 months)

Personal Responsibilities

  • Managing a team of 15 men (5 British Expats and 10 African nationals)
  • Ensuring operational compliance with company QHSA policies
  • Negotiating contracts so they balance value and risk
  • Establish and apply Barge policies, goals, objectives and procedures
  • Responsible for the completion of all documentation e.g. risk assessments, lift plans, job analysis reports, method statements, standard operating procedures and total productive maintenance
  • Actively inspecting lifting gear certification
  • Profound competency for Asset marine certification
  • Carry out effective client liaison for all projects undertaken
  • Liaise with company director on a regular basis to ensure the successful design and manufacture of projects to agreed budget and time frame.
  • Over-seeing the review initiation and execution of projects
  • Encouraging, identifying and developing best practice strategy with barge employees


  • Developed and maintained effective customer relationships and kept the client proactively informed of barge progress and operational problems
  • Over-saw and directed all barge positional movements up rivers and in estuaries
  • Designed and fabricated mooring buoys to hold 10,000 ton barges; located in estuary at Freetown (Sierra Leone) project for London Mining ltd
  • Re-designed and changed the use of a 60 ton dredger converted to a river drilling rig, used to drill and blast river bed. On job completion I re-built the dredger. Project for Africa Minerals ltd.
  • Proposed and re-fabricated 10,000 ton barges that were too high. Project for Llamanco
Service/workshop manager
Buchanan renewable energy
November 2009 - December 2011 (2 years 2 months)

Accomplished and driven service manager, with experience of successfully coordinating financial and operational activities in the log chipping, renewable energy industry and different sectors of the heavy plant industry. Boasting an impressive track record of working closely with commercial departments e.g. sales, transport, and product management.

Personal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for a team of 150 male and female African local mechanics with various skills sets in addition to 10 multinational field engineer Expats
  • Provided high quality and up-to-date documentation for all service arrangements
  • Investigate technical issues, accurately recording service times, job costing and invoicing in the service department
  • Accelerating operational issues to senior management
  • Proactively developing and training new local staff
  • Carrying out monthly billing checks and inventory audits whilst monitoring spares and consumables usage
  • Taking corrective actions when inadequate performance is suspected
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM)
  • Maintain field, workshop and environment health and safety


  • Maintained over 150 items of heavy plant, 100 HGV trucks, 50 LGV trucks, 50 assorted light plant, generators, up to 500 KVA, lighting towers, compressors, workshop equipment, field service trucks, ship loading, processing equipment, and tug boats
  • Increased service efficiency from 45% to 75% with first 6 month contract- extended contract awarded and completed
  • Increased production by 30% by using TPM’s to introduce autonomous teamwork to the operators to give overall equipment effectiveness
  • Maintained a high level in key performance monitors, that were rewarded in bonuses
  • Kept a close relations with general manager and main client (Vattenfall)
Maintenance manager/ process supervisor/ heavy plant fitter
White moss quarry
October 2005 - November 2009 (4 years 2 months)

Manage the equipment maintenance for four different quarries

  • Reporting to main director
  • Manage team to carry out and oversee all repairs of HGV/light commercial/processing plant/static plant/ mobile plant/ heavy plant & excavation equipment


  • Supervise sand washing and processing equipment
  • Design and fabricate major process upgrades
  • Provide and execute a maintenance strategy plan
  • Liaising with customers on a regular basis to ensure successful manufacture of products to quality and time frames (White Moss Amenities and Manchester plastics)
  • Maintenance of plant hire equipment and conformity of HSE requirements on various sites (BAM Nuttals, utility work and British rail nationwide)