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Work experience

Aug 2009Aug 2010

Veritas Men's Hostel House Committee

Serve on the house committee of Veritas Hostel, with portfolios JOOL and maintenance.

Dec 2009Jan 2010

Vacation Job

Jonker Sailplanes

A vacation job working for a company that manufactures gliders.

The work included:

  • A design project for an upgrade on the landing gear of the gliders.
  • Worked with the Quality Engineer, preparing the company for a inspection from the Civil Aviation Authority, making sure the factory meets up to their standards.
  • Learned more about the production of the gliders, and the use of composite materials.
Dec 2007Jan 2008

Vacation Job

Smit Staal en Sweiswerke

Avacation job at a steel construction company, learning the skills necessary to use basic tools and construction equipment.  Also helped and learned more about the erection of large steel structures.


Jan 2005Dec 2010


North West University, Potchefstroom

Graduate at the end of 2010.

Final year project is about the possibility and viability of power generation through ocean currents.

Jan 2001Dec 2005

Hoërskool Zeerust

Matric results:

Accounting                                SG      A          99%

Afrikaans (first language)      HG      A          81%

Biology                                      HG      B          75%

English (second language)  HG      A          84%

Mathematics                             HG      C          65%

Physical Science                     HG      C          66%


Took part in the International Aeronaut Olympics and competed against the UK Air Cadet Young  Falcons Team.


Other Engineering Computer programmes
EES, Flownex, Matlab, NASTRAN.
CAD programmes
Solid Works One year module learning about SolidWorks, used it regularly eversince.
Computer skills
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)


Rojanet van Tonder

Quality Engineer at Jonker Sailplanes

Willie Smit

Owner of Smit Staal en Sweiswerk

Bobo van der Westhuizen

Resident master Veritas Men's Hostel

Walter Vosser



A final year B.Eng Mechanical Engineering Student at the North West University Potchefstroom campus, who is keen to apply for work in 2011.  Hardworking, trustworthy, ambitious, responsible and determined.  Good social and leadership skills and gained experience in project management during my term on the House committee of Veritas Men's Hostel.


Outdoor activities like fly-fishing, hunting, golf and other sports.