• Gary D
  • Mechanical Engineer, Front of House and Guest Service Agent
  • Last/current workplace: Hatch Associates
  • 53 years old from Perth, WA


Mature friendly professional looking to change career path to a client liaison based outlook dealing with people from all cultures and backgrounds.

Employment History

  • Hatch Associates

    • Feb 2014 - Nov 2014
    Hatch Associates - Perth February 2014 to November 2014 QSLIC is a $1.5 billion Magnesium smelter dehydration plant project in Qinghai China. Responsible for the lower half of the Dehydration building, my key tasks were to liaise with the engineering and process disciplines on behalf of the mechanical discipline involving plant layout, modeling and validating vendor equipment within the design scope. Liaised with structural and piping disciplines to produce a safe working plant and also involved in discipline model reviews to sign off the final layout of my designated areas.
  • Engenium - Perth

    • Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
    Engenium - Perth September 2013 to February 2014 BHP Nelson Point Sample Station Project - Designer Employed to layout, model and produce arrangement drawings for the upgrade to the Nelson Point Sample station project, this included conveyors, chutes, support steelwork and piping to be incorporated into the existing plant.
  • Winkehaak Gold Mine

    • Mar 1991 - Apr 1996
    March 1991 to April 1996 Winkehaak Gold Mine - Senior Mechanical Designer Employed as a Mechanical and Piping Designer. Work included structural and mechanical layouts and engineering arrangements for the sub vertical headgear, various designs of conveyances, loading station bins for Winkelhaak Gold Mine. Impala Platinum - Senior Mechanical/Piping Designer Moved onto the Impala Platinum Number 14 shaft project. My tasks on this project were to layout shaft steelwork and piping/mechanical for the main pump station, loading station, shaft bottom, conveyances and overland conveyors. Columbus Stainless Steel Project - Senior Structural Designer I was then transferred to the Columbus Stainless Steel project which was a joint venture between Billiton and Anglo American. My primary task was to produce structural conceptual layouts for client approval and then arrangement and detail drawings for the construction of the hot strip and plate mill.
  • Gold Fields

    • Mar 1990 - Mar 1991
    Gold Fields March 1990 to March 1991 Returned to Gold fields as an Intergraph Cad Designer on a one year contract. My main duties were laying out, designing, drafting and checking of underground pump chambers, bulk air cooling chambers and shaft piping on the Leeudoorn Gold Mine and Northam Platinum Mine, both deep level mines. Gencor Ltd (now BHP Billiton) September 1989 to March 1990 Received a six month contract to work on the Richards Bay Minerals titanium dune mining projects. My duties included layouts of mechanical equipment, piping, tanks, concentrators and structural steelwork for the mineral sands floating plant. Other work consisted of a feasibility study to mine the dunes of St Lucia


  • Guest Relations
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Bachelor of Engineering

Education History

  • Sunward Park High School

    • Ended Jan 1983
    Graduated from Sunward Park High School in 1983 (TEE).
  • Germiston Technical College

    • Ended Jan 2012
    Completed a full 3 year National Diploma of Engineering at Germiston Technical College (subjects listed below) Safety in Design course - Consult Australia Attended various Safety in Design courses Completed Safety in Design for BHP Billiton Olympic Dam Attended the Bentley Microstation Training Conference 2012 in Philadelphia USA. Systems Microsoft Office applications Projectwise Microstation 3D and 2D v8i (Training Instructor) Navisworks PDMS Autoplant P&ID