Adriaan Jacobus Ewald
Fleet, Logistical and Operational Manager

Summary


Highly motivated and a self-starter, Who put safety first and adheres to OSHA requirements. I do work well in a team environment; I am extremely ambitious and always eager to learn and to adjust to newer technology.
I am well experienced in leadership and management roles and have strong interpersonal, organization and communication skills.
Responsible for leading, Managing and training of staff members and mechanic workshop functions Fleet Manager of a major vehicle Fleet involving in the servicing and maintenance of the fleet. Update the daily fuel and mileage stats as well as the procurement of parts and training of drivers to insure that the fleet is always ready and safe to operate.
Been in the Motor Trade for the last 32 years and have a vast technical knowledge and have held several positions and I know how to plan and execute the work: e.g. planning of work flow and service intervals, spares planning and stock handling, HR Managing of Staff as well as Fleet Maintenance, Logistical and Operational Responsibility is part of who I am and executing tasks under pressure would be completed with ease.
I have worked in extreme conditions, war zone areas, mining, field services, etc. and most definitely can handle pressure.
Nine years’ experience in the SANDF mechanized infantry, where I was in charge of the combat vehicle shop and head of the recovery team with the rank of Staff sergeant. My duties include the training of the new recruits on the maintenance and repairs on the vehicles, how to prepare vehicles for combat and deployment and also Vehicle Recovery (breakdown), set up schedules for maintenance and spares planning.

I do take pride in my work and ensure that all work will be done in the safest manner possible with only the best results.

I am convinced that my skills are an asset to any Company and my knowledge will benefit any Companies growth.

Preferred Job Location:Africa, UAE, Asia,Desired Salary
Preferred Contract TypePreferred Contract Period
Preferred Business / IndustryHighest Education Level
Total Working ExperienceAvailability to work after
Willing to RelocateSpoken LanguagesEnglish,Afrikaans

Education Details


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Transport Management Diploma SAC. Diploma, Registration No: r233537
Certificate of Achievement - Transport Management Level 3, QLS-01089
Mechanical Apprenticeship completed at MERSETA Section 13 (Certificate No: 17/505/03294)
N4 National Certificate, Registration No; 145267
Introduction to Safety Management,2012 - OSHAcademy Occupational Safety & Health Training
Qualified as Motor Mechanic (Certificate No: 2363) through SANDF
Crucible Security Specialist Orientation Course
CIVPOL Security Services Training Course
Emergency First Response (Primary Care, Secondary Care, AED and Oxygen Support)

Working Experience Details


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012 – Feb 2017: Aegis, Fleet / Logistics Manager & Local Guard Force Coordinator
2006 – 2012: Dyncorp, Iraq, Fleet Manager/Region Mechanic and
O&M Coordinator (Facilities Manager)
1995 – 2006: Various Mechanical roles:
* Workshop Manager
* Workshop Foreman
* Mining experience
* Field Mechanical Experience
* Diesel Mechanic on heavy duty and Light duty vehicles
1986 – 1995: South African National Defence Force/Military training & experience

EXPERIENCE EXPAT:
Aegis Fleet / Logistics Manager (Sept 2012 – Feb 2017)
Fleet and Logistics Manager running a fleet of 100+ vehicles including armored vehicles in conflict area
Responsible for managing the execution, direction, and coordination of all transportation matters within the Fleet
Managed vehicle servicing schedules and repairs
Scheduled inspections for roadworthy and safety.
Developed servicing and repair schedules in line with operational requirements of the fleet.
Provided quality assurance and control of a subcontracted service provider and procurement of spares, tools and equipment.
Manage fuel, usage and mileage statistics on a daily basis
Keep records of safety inspections on fleet vehicles
Manage drivers and driver training schedules
Monitor GPS tracking and driver habits
Monitor tire program and usage
Keep track of monthly budget and related costs
Compile weekly reports on fleet availability and running costs
Manage breakdown and after hour repairs
Reporting and recording vehicle defects highlighted by drivers.
Establishing the method of compilation and the accuracy of all records
Daily management of workshop and fleet.
Developed in-house training packages for mechanics and personnel to aid self-help recovery.
Maintained project logistic supply chain, stock control to ensure operational capability.
Managing budgets, organizing schedules & routes, ensuring that vehicles are safe and meet legal requirements
Accurate logistical planning to keep the fleet operational
Manage stock levels in stores
Procurement of equipment and related items
Budget and forecast planning on fleet and all related business units
Implement program to manage stock levels and keep expenditure to minimum.
Management of all health and safety regulations in fleet environment, workshop and all related departments

Dyncorp International Facilities Manager (2010-2012)
Logistical and operational responsibility of Camp Clacker VBC and all internal facilities.
Implementation of contingencies to minimize risks associated with security and service delivery.
Manage Sub-Contractor and workload.
Risk assessments for new and re- evaluation of existing assessments of all maintenance activities.
Operational excellence for all services provided by Sub Contractor
Logistical and Operational Responsibility of the whole Camp and all facilities
Record keeping and filing of documents on daily basis
Update daily report and Work Force Planning on Excel Spread Sheet and send daily report to O&M Manager
Submit weekly Spread sheet on Excel to O&M Manager
Compile Monthly Report, that includes Stock levels, Fuel Costs Report and Expense Report and send to DPM
Co-ordination and administration of cost and user allocations Controlling, planning and ordering of all stock
Analyze the costs related to Repairs and Maintenance of the Camp
Manage monthly Inventory Stock levels Issuing and Monitoring of all Equipment
Organize Transportation of Equipment to next Site
Budget reporting and Interim Approvals
Risk assessments for new and re- evaluation of existing assessments of all maintenance activities.
Implementation of contingencies to minimize risks associated with service delivery
Maximizing resource usage with peaks and troughs of work schedules
Manage Timeline decommissioning of Camp
Manage Sub-Contractor and workload
Plan and Implement Removal of living Containers
Removal of all water and Electrical Utilities
Monitor stock levels and water levels in Camp
Operational excellence for all services provided by Sub Contractor 


Dyncorp International Fleet Manager/Region Mechanic (Jan 2006-2010)
Fleet Maintenance and Repairs
Monitoring of all Fleet vehicles for damages and daily Inspections
Oversee the management of the Workshop in ensuring Fleet Uptime, efficiency and cost control
Operational excellence for all services provided
Unit audits and technical appraisals
Risk assessments for new and re-evaluation of existing assessments of all maintenance activities.
Implementation of contingencies to minimize risks associated with service delivery
Maximizing resource usage with peaks and troughs of work schedules

WORK EXPERIENCE SOUTH AFRICA:

Foskor Mining Vehicle Workshop Phalaborwa
Servicing and Mechanical Repairs on LDV’s and Dump trucks
Hydraulic Repairs on articulated vehicles
Service and maintenance on locomotives
Servicing and repairs on CAT and Komatsu earthmoving equipment
Stand by duties

Field Service Technician - Land Rover Autotec, Nelspruit
Services and repairs on Land Rover operating within Kruger National Park, Sabie Sands Area
Major component replacement, engine, transmission, differential and axles and electrical repairs.
Minor hydraulic system repairs
Steering mechanism and related component repairs
Client liaison regarding service schedules and repairs.
Standby duties over weekends

Diesel Mechanic/Field Technician & Hydraulic Fitter - Truck Den Mecca
Service and mechanical repairs on Scania trucks and trailers.
24 Hour break down service
Repairs on trailer brakes and air systems.
Component replacements on Detroit engines.
Repairs on hydraulics on side tip trailers.
Remove and replace hydraulic cylinders.Diesel Workshop Manager - Produkta Nissan, Nelspruit
Service and repairs on the full range of UD trucks
Service and repairs on full range of IVECO trucks
Standby duties
Repairs on trailer brakes and air systems.
Electrical repairs and fault finding.

Manager - Power Plus Performance, George and Phalaborwa Branch
Rebuilding of samil vehicles
Service and repairs on samil vehicles
Rebuild of duets engines
Rebuild of ADE engines
Managing technical store and parts distribution.
Rebuilding of air brake systems and components

South African National Defence Force (1986-1995)
Basic training and apprenticeship as diesel mechanic.
Qualified as diesel mechanic in 1989

Technical Experience on the following:
ADE Engines
Scania Engines and Differentials
Volvo Trucks
UD AND IVECO Trucks
Komatsu and CAT
Landrover Vehicles
Toyota LDV’s and Landcruisers
Armored Vehicles
Deutz Engines
Lister Engines
Perkins Engines
Mercedes

Skills / Specialties


Computer -Microsoft package,Management,Planning, QA$QC

Professional Qualifications and Training


MECHANICAL COURSES

Deutz Module 1 & 2 - 1991
Iveco Introduction Course – 1997
Repair and Maintenance (Samil,Samag,Casspir) – 1998
UD Range Step1.2 &2.2 Chassis – 2000
Hi-Rail Maintenance UD Range – 2001
Renault RVI basic Electrical – 2001
Introduction to Tector/Cursor Engine Iveco – 2002
Eurotrakker750 E47HT Iveco–2002
Range Rover Sport Introduction Course – 2005
Various Technical courses at SA Technical Corps on military vehicles such as Samil,Ratel,Tanks,Armored Vehicles
Advance Recovery for heavy duty vehicle and light vehicles recovery

EXPAT COURSES

CRUCIBLE SECURITY SPECIALIST ORIENTATION COURSE –IRAQ,2006
Weapons Handling an Manipulation
Physiological Effects of Imminent Danger
Surveillance Detection
Attack Recognition

Improvised Explosive Device/UXO – identify, marking, reporting
Vehicle Bomb search

CIVPOL SECURITY SERVICES TRAINING COURSE – IRAQ,SEPT 2011
Geneva Convention, War Crimes
Newcomers’ Safety and Security Briefing 

Guard Duty Roles and Responsibilities
Entry Control Points 

Threat Identification & Response Procedures
Conduct an Individual Search
Radio Operations, Call Signs & Procedures
Use of Access Rosters
Report Formats, Military Language & Time
Air Travel Briefing
Law Of Armed Conflict
Rules For The Use of Force 

Cultural Awareness & Sensitivities
Conduct A Vehicle Search
Mission & Purpose of Security Guard Operations 

Contingency & Response Plans To Terrorist Activities 

Surveillance 


Disabilities Act – Nov 2008
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct – Nov 2008
Diversity: A Business Imperative – Nov 2008
Sasseta Handgun/RifleCourse–Jan 2009
Sexual Harassment/Promoting Appropriate Behaviour – May 2009
Information Security, – Oct 2009
Labour Charging and the US Gov: Employee Responsibilities – Nov 2009
Stryker Fire Warden Program, – Sept 2010 


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