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Desmond Machingauta

Boilermaker/Pipe fitter


An extensively experienced Boilermaker and Pipe fitter with excellent welding skills using MMA, MIG, TIG and brazing. I have more than 12 years experience working in both production and maintenance. A team builder and player with excellent communication skills, a result oriented, quality and safety conscious personality.

Work experience

Jun 2012Present


LCV Engineering

-Carrying out work as per drawing specification.

-Manufacturing of chutes, tanks, bag filters, plate girders,

-Overhead Gantry Systems for medupi and kusile power stations.

-BHP Biliton ore reception bins.Steam ducting for air cooled condenser,

-GEA' s air cooled systems,

-Fabricating gantries, Solar radars, launders

Jan 2011May 2012

maintenance Boilermaker/pipe fitter and welder

Weir Minerals Africa

-Fabricating welding and fitting of pipes, platforms and floors.

-General plant maintenance of plant machinery, tanks, furnaces, normalising ovens, vibrators and conveyors.

-Investigate, diagnose and perform maintenance arcoding to the requirements.

-Develop, modify, construct and install related equipment required for the safe operation of engineering machinery.

-Capture history and complete the notification to the required standard.

-Conduct regular plant inspection and report non conformance and problems.

-Adhering to health and safety requirements.

May 2010Nov 2010


Concor Engineering(Murray & Roberts)

-Fabricating operating platforms, plate girders, gantries, chutes tanks and various structural work.

-Perfom  the job according to the engineering drawings.

_Adhering to the health and safety requirements and commplying with SHEQ requirements.

_Marking out and doing lay-outs as required by drawings.

-Developing and cutting plates to the required patterns.

-Bending and rolling.

Mar 2007Apr 2010


Brokrew industrial(Pty)Ltd

-Fabricating according to the drawing requirements of tanks, steam ducts for Medupi power station,

-Mine self rescue systems and refugee chambers.

-Launders, self closing doors,  breach and Y- pices, pipes and lobster back bends.

-Developing and cutting of laterals, cones, and Y-pieces according to the drawing requirements.

-Complying with health and safety requirements.

-Adhering to quality procedures

Apr 2004Mar 2007

Maintenance Boilermaker/ Pipe fitter & Welder

Zimbabwe Sugar Refinery

-Fabricating, welding and fitting of components to ensure correct function of plant machines.

-Developing pipes and plates according to requirements.

-Working hand in glove with fitters and electricians.

-Ensurering that there is minimum down time in my section.

-Adhering to health and safety requirements.

-Conducting regular plant inspection and report problems and non conformance.

-Provide feedback to the maintenance superitentant on any task where there is a difference between the task instruction and job requirements.

-Capturing history and complete notification to the required standard.

Jul 1999Nov 2003

Apprentice and Boilermaker

Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority

-Perfoming work as instructed by qualified Boilermaker and foreman

-Leaning interpretation of drawings and doing drafting.

-Learning various developments and lay-outs.

-Using various machines including bending, rolling, universal croppers, cutting torch, MMA, MIG and spot welders, basic machining using lathe and milling machines.

-Fabricating structural and platework which include: towers, ct structures, pole moulds, concrete mixers, tranformers, tanks etc.


May 2000Apr 2001

National certificate in Fabrication Engineering

Bulawayo Poly Technical college

Class 1 Boilermaker

Mar 1997Dec 1998

GCSE 'A' Level

Lord Marlven High

3 'A' Levels Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Jan 1993Dec 1996

GCSE 'O' Level certificate

Gwindingwi Sec School

8 'O' Levels including Maths, English and Science



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Driver's licence

Clean code 10

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