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Candidate of the week – Candidate looking for work in South Australia

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
By Print 21 Online Article

I consider myself to be a hard working, reliable and organised individual who has a flexible and adaptable attitude.  Always eager to learn, I also pick up instructions and procedures quickly too.  I have a professional and helpful personality with a good sense of humour.  Having lots of common sense and initiative, I can work well in a team or on my own. Over  thirteen years in the print industry I am confident with my existing skills however I am keen to develop within my next career move.

1975 – 1988 Attended school in South Africa.  Matriculated in 1988.
Subjects I completed in my final year of school: English, Afrikaans, Biology, Geography, History and Technical Drawing.


  • Deputy foreman

  • In-house promotion

  • An eye for detail and quality

  • Basic PC skills

  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans (Dutch)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy

  • Keen to develop as well as utilize existing skills

June 2006 to present day- working as an Integrated Line Technician at Alcan Packaging Capsules

Responsibilities at Alcan:

  • ensure smooth operation of in line machinery ( haar, redraw, printing machine and knurling machine)

  • making sure plates, inks , sheets etc. are ready for next job

  • setting up of new job

  • matching colour

  • running of job

  • hourly checks on the caps

May 2006, arrived in Australia. May – June 2006- Worked for Spectrum Labels as a plate maker

Unwin Bros, The Gresham Press, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9LH- 6 Sep. 2005- 6 April. 2006

Tescos Warehouse Distribution- was an order picker from May 2005- Sep. 2005

Byrne Bros. (Formwork)- worked as an assistant to an engineer April 2005- May 2005

De La Rue Global Services ( Security Print) / The House Of Questa – July 2001 – Nov. 2004

Newsfax International – Dec 1999 – July 2001

In 1998 Arrived in the United Kingdom and worked as a labourer and for english landscapes at the Millenium Dome.

Republican Press Pty Ltd.  South Africa Sept 1990 – July 1998

References on request

I have permanent residence



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