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Work experience

May 2010Mar 2011

Dogman / All Rounder / Safety Officer

Killarnee Civil and Concrete Contractors

Karara Iron Ore Project

Description/Skills/etc: As on previous sites, including;


*Dogging 20t Frannas which included; duel Franna lifts & general dogging duties, incl. moving of reo, large pre-cast units, installation and removal of up to 4t.

*Dogging slew cranes up to 100t including; Duel 100t crane lifts of 40-70t, installation and removal of shutters up to 4t.


*Moving varied materials around site, including loading and unloading road trains and general site cleanup.


* Includes assisting in Worksafe inspections (daily and weekly), assisting in educating and enforcing OH&S policy and Writing and reviewing JHA’s.

Apr 2010May 2010

Dump Truck Operator

CWP Personnel (Contracted to Hoare Brothers)

Unimin Quarry

Temporary Labour Hire Position while waiting for new site to come online.

Oct 2009Mar 2010

Leading Hand/ Machine Operator/ Dogman/ Rigger

Killarnee Civil and Concrete Contractors

Pluto LNG


* Organise and Supervise staff, and maintain team morale

* Liaise with both contractor and sub-contractor supervisors, engineers and surveyors

* Read and understand plans, reo schedules and set out and assign staff and team workloads

* Liaise with Killarnee supervisors and HSE to get permits and JSA's signed off

* Maintain correct records for Plant Inspection checklists, JSA's and Take5's

* Create dayworks and weekly forecasts for jobs including costings and risk assessments

* Ensuring timely and appropriate delivery of information and materials.

* Maintain and enforce strict OH&S Standards and Procedures

* Fill supervisor role for the week(s) they are on R&R


* Detailed earthworks for concrete slabs, paving, and footpaths

* Detailed earthworks for  steel reinforcement and formwork preparation

* Operation of bobcat and excavator for detailed earthworks, site cleanup and cyclone preparation

* Loading of trucks with bobcat and excavator

* Digging of piperack footing and construction footings with excavator

* Compaction of materials using various size and type of compactors from "jumping jacks" to large plate  compactors and wheeled rollers 

* Working with sand and 20mm to 300 mm material for varied and different jobs

* Driving 6 wheel tipper trucks on and off site to deliver and place material

* Delivery of machines - placing on and off trucks for maintenance and servicing to yard

* Maintain, clean and look after machine to high site standard

* Operation of wheeled loaders for loading trucks and pad building

* Operate watercarts to suppress dust and also mix material and wet down pads for the concreters

* Various size of machine usage,

·        excavators from 1.5tonne to 30tonne, all different brands

·        bobcats both foot and hand control

·        loaders from cat 928G to cat 972H  as well as Hyundai and Komatsu

·        6 wheel end and side tippers

·        rollers cat CS-563E and Hyundai, both smooth drum and padfoot

I can final trim with both bobcat and excavator to within 5-10mm as this is most of the work required and undertaken by our earthworks division.


I have been a part of this team since starting gap ridge and am a valued and vital member. Throughout the GRV project i have been a leader in the team and was a leading hand from June 2008 till the end of the project.  Upon completion I went to Pluto LNG as a dogman rigger as our company didn’t have any earthworks at the project until mid August.


*installation of shutters up to 6mx9m with 20t franna and all-terrain cranes up to 80t


As a rigger/dogman my role entailed installing and making large 6mx9m shutters with superslims as the main bracing. The cranes used were 20 & 15tonne franna cranes and all-terrain cranes up to 80tonne.

When dogging the franna crane i was picking up and moving an assortment of building and construction material entailing formwork both made and unmade, packs of timer up to 3tonne , steel reo up to 12m lengths and 32mm in diameter, some packs weighing up to 3.5t.,install of prefab cages upto 6x8m, 20ft sea containers, metal bins and scaffold stillages.

The project called for a diverse range of items and no two lifts were the same.


At Killarnee I am a go-to guy to get a job done.  As a result I am often used as an extra and have done various jobs including roles working with steelfixers, carpenters and more.

May 2008Oct 2009


Killarnee Civil and Concrete Contractors

Gap Ridge Village


* As on Pluto LNG Project


* Operate excavators up to 30t to dig footings for donga slabs and other various amenities

* Operate loaders

* Operate 6 wheel tippers  for onsite material delivery and waste dumping to local tip

* Operate rollers for compaction of pads, material was tested by outside contractor for proper compaction of soil pads

* Operate watercarts to suppress dust and also mix material and wet down pads for the concreters

* Maintain machines and daily /weekly prestart checks

* Work with other contractors

* Work in team environment

* Adhere to and maintain strict OH&S standards and procedures

Oct 2007May 2008

Machine Operator

Whelans Earthmoving Quarry (Bairnsdale)

* Rigging & Dogging of various loads with Excavators and Crane trucks (using FSWR & Fibre slings)

* Loading Haul Trucks, cleaning dams, digging for product, clearing/striping top soil – with excavator.

* Assist in dismantling, rebuilding and replacing broken parts of plants.

* Driving haul trucks and dumping product

* Assist in running of plants (Rock Crushing & Gravel Plants)

* Drive Watercart to assist in dust minimisation

* General maintenance of plants and machines

* Welders TA 

* Workshop hand

Jun 2007Oct 2007

Machine Operator/ General Labourer/ Dogman/ Rigger/ TA

Skilled Workforce (Traralgon) & Workforce Extensions (Traralgon)


MaxBright & Sons (Seaspray) – Building Sewage Treatment Ponds

Weirs Engineering (Sale) - Building/ rebuilding ‘gas coolers’ for oil rigs

Shopfitting (Sale & Traralgon)


* Compacting dirt with ‘whackers’

* Dogging of loads with excavators

* Painting pits with apoxi resin

* Building formwork

* Pouring concrete

* Vibratory Flat Drum work

* Laying Pipes

* General Labouring

* Assisting with laying out of plans using TRIMBLE GPS and Laser Levelling equipment

Jun 2006Jul 2007

Farm Hand (Casual)

CJ & HM Seton (Dairy Farm)

* Heavy Vehicle Driving (tractors)

* Quad bike and 4WD

* Safe Handling of Chemicals / Usage

* Assist in Welding

* General metal, plastic & rubber fabrication,

* Erecting load baring structures

* Maintenance using many and varied forms of hand/ power tools

* Hydraulic Tractor Equipment (front end loaders/ buckets/ forks/ post drivers)

Jun 2006Jul 2007

Motel Manager (Jack of all trades) (Full Time – min.80hr week)

Seton Trading Australia (BW Aspen Motor Inn) - family business

*Managing staff

*OH&S (Constructing the company’s OH&S policy)

*Customer Service/ Sales

*Customer Relations

*General Cleaning


*Maintenance (including building –from planning to end product – roof/fences/gates/small form concreting etc)

*Handyman work

Jan 2004Jun 2006

Car Detailer

Trentarc Motors


Working as part of a two man team to detail all cars that come through the yard and maintain the cleanliness of those on display, in the yard.Other jobs included; registering vehicles, and delivering all forms of documentation, delivering and retrieving vehicles from the wholesalers as well as customers and also taking the occasional customer for a test drive as well as assisting the sales team when necessary.



*Time Management       

*Precise attention to detail   

*Taking orders

*Manual Labour                   

*Working with chemicals

*Working with power tools   

* Working autonomously


C6 Crane
Tadano 50t truck mount, Tadano 55t rough terrain, AT20 Franna
Water Cart
Articulated & Non Articulated.
Foot and Hand Control
Tickets/ Licences *C1/ Open Class Crane *HC/MC Truck Licence *EWP   Qualifications *Cert IV Training & Assessment (Hoping to start this within the next 12-36months)
  Red Card & Blue Card Dogging Rigging Excavator Bobcat Bulldozer Roller Hallpack/ Dump Truck Loader Forklift C6 Crane   Also: Farm Chemicals Certificate - Use and Transportation
Car (Manual) Truck (Heavy Rigid)
Flat Drum Roller
CS-563E & Hyundai – Smooth Drum & Padfoot
Front End Loader
CAT: 928 to 972’s, 966D/F Hyundai and Komatsu
Dump Truck
CAT 769B, 769C, 775, 777 Volvo and CAT Articulated
1.5tonne – 125tonne – many different brands


2002Jun 2005

Advanced Diploma of Justice


The subjects studied include relevant work such as;

*Occupational Health & Safety,

*Workplace Staffing and Environment,

*Workplace Practice,

*Organisational Principals and Practices.


Simon Fowler

Charlie Whelan

Alan Brannigan

Currently on Komo Airfield Project PNG (+67 571 904 329)

John Reid

Daniel Roberts

Angelo Manthopolous

Tickets and Licences


I  pride myself on my work ethic.  I am motivated, sincere, courteous and loyal.  I am punctual, I work well under pressure and I am capable of working independently and learning quickly.  I always like to put in that little bit extra.  It is important to me in my approach to work, that anything I produce is a reflection of everything I am capable of, and I always get in and do what needs to be done.  More importantly I possess the following attributes:

*Not afraid to get dirty

*Both technically and mechanically minded                         

*Very good with my hands

*Can work independently/ ask questions when need be       

*Follow instruction well

*Maintain a safe working environment                                 

*Expect highly of myself

I am also keen to continually learn and expand my skill set and take on more responsibility where possible.


*Fishing & Bow Hunting

*Dirt bike riding, 4x4 driving, Bush Walking, Camping and other outdoor activities

*Keeping in touch with friends            




* To continue to improve and increase my skill base, experience and qualifications in an attempt to maintain maximum employability. 

* To be a valued team member within a company that fosters and builds talent, rewards hard work and recognises loyalty.

* Career Progression