David Joseph Milkins

15 Upson Road, CAPEL, Western Australia, 6271
PHONE...0438 983 251
EMAIL... davnik@wn.com.au


I am 49 years of age and have been married for the past 15 years to Nicole, and we have 2 children aged 13 and 15.

We lived in Bunbury for the past 12 years after coming over from Gippsland in Victoria, and also spent 2 years working in the mines in and around Kalgoorlie..

After completing my Apprenticeship as a Fitter/Turner in 1982 with the S.E.C.V, I worked as a Fitter on shift at the Morwell Open Cut Coal Mine. I then left in 1989 and bought my own business as Owner Operator of a Go Kart hire track in Morwell Vic. which I operated for 2 years...

While still owning the track I worked on several shutdowns with Simon Carves Australia and Chelgrave Contracting before moving to Western Australia..

WORK HISTORY (Since moving to W/A)

2/91-6/94 Maintenance Fitter, Worsley Alumina, Collie, W/A. Involved in the maintenance of Conveyors, Mills, Pumps, Pipework, Pipefitting and Valves etc. I was also an active member of the Health and Safety committee, as a Safety Rep and completed the IFAP health and safety course. My Supervisors Name was Kevin Molloy.

7/94-5/95 Maintenance and Shutdown Fitter, Verify Holdings, Bunbury W/A. Sub contract work at Wesfi Particleboard plant Dardanup, involved in the maintenance of Conveyors, Large Sanding Machines, Computer controlled Saws, the Main Press and also the Melamine Presses etc. My Principal contractor was Steve Theobald, and the Wesfi Supervisor was Nick Coenen.

5/95-10/96 Maintenance Fitter/Welder, Wesfi, Dardanup, W/A. As above but as an employee of Wesfi. In this position I also acted as Relief Supervisor when necessary. My Supervisor was again Nick Coenen.

10/96-12/96 Shutdown Fitter, Fluor Daniel, Muja Power Station, Collie, W/A. Involved in the repairs of Boilers, Precipitators and Turbine, during major outage works, working 10-12 hours daily 6-7days a week. Supervisors were Len Damjanovich, Arnold De Boer and Alan Casey.

1/97-12/97 Shutdown Fitter, Various Contractors and Labor Hire, Shutdown works on various sites including, Simcoa Kemerton, S.C.M Kemerton, B.H.P Beenup, R.G.C Mineral Sands Capel, Cable Sands Jangardup, Argyle Diamond Mine, Telfer Gold Mine, Greenbushes Tin, , and more, with Various Contractors, Engineering Firms and Labor Hire, such as Allwest Recruitment’s, Skilled Engineering, Flexi Staff, RCR Engineering etc.

1/97-10/97 Sub Contractor, R.C.R Engineering, Bunbury, W/A. Working at sites such as BHP Beenup mine and Storage Sheds Bunbury Port, Cable Sands Jangardup mine, Wesfi Particle Board plant Dardanup, Alcoa Bunbury Port facility, TiWest mine Cataby, and RCR Workshops. I was involved in Shutdown and Maintenance works as well as Installation and Manufacture of Machinery and Equipment. At Wesfi I was also involved in Supervising shutdown crews, Procurement, Planning, Costing and Running of Contracted works. My Supervisor was John Oliver.

10/97-5/98 Sub Contractor, Ilacqua Engineering, Bunbury, W/A. Working at Wesfi on Shutdowns, Breakdowns and General maintenance, also Supervising shutdown crews, Procurement, Planning and Running of Contracted works, also general Fitting, Welding and Fabrication of Machinery and equipment for use at Wesfi and for Farm Equipment, also Repairs and Modifications to Tractors etc. Principle Contractor was Tony Ilacqua.

5/98- 2/99 Sub Contract Fitter/Welder, RCR Tomlinson Bunbury, W/A Working at various sites in the South West on Shutdowns, Breakdowns etc, also Supervising and Organising major shutdown works. The majority of this work was in the mining industry, including overhauling of gearboxes, pumps etc in a workshop environment . I worked under several Supervisors, including, John Oliver, Ian Rodwell, Glenn Bailey, Peter Eames...

2/99- 9/99Pipe Fitter/Fitter/Welder, J.R.Engineering Kalgoorlie, W/A Working at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter, on the construction of new converter hoods, and also intallation of platforms and other works...Supervisor, Cameron Dix

9/99- 12/00Maintenance Fitter/Welder, Skilled Engineering, Kalgoorlie W/A, Working for Newhampton Goldfields, Jubilee operations. Working on the maintenance team doing general maintenance on Mills, Crushers (Jaw and Cone), Pumps (Slurry and chemical), Conveyors, and other associated plant...Supervisors were, Phil Hookway (Skilled) and Nigel (Noddy) Houghton (Jubilee)

12/00-10/01AS ABOVE

10/01-12/05Site Maintenance Supervisor, RCR Tomlinson, Supervising Construction and Shutdown Maintenance crews on various sites mainly around the Sth West, at sites such as Alcoa Bunbury Port, Wesfi, Dyno Industries, BOC Gases and Bunbury Port Authority, also shutdown maintenance at Robe River, Pannawonnica, with more shutdowns etc being planned for sites in the Nth West.

12/05-06/08 Site Maintenance Supervisor, RCR Tomlinson,Worsley Alumina, Port Shiploading Facility, Maintenance of Old and New equipment at the Port, Includes Planning and Scheduling of work for maintenance crew and extra labour as required. Procurement of parts and equipment, Equipment Hire and Contractor Liaison


Fitting, Machining, Welding (Oxy, Arc, Mig), Fabrication, General Maintenance,
Supervision of Work Crews,
Procurement of Parts and Services,
Safety/First Aid,
Computer (Windows,Maintracker) S.A.P,
Maintenance Planning, and Scheduling
Ability to Work with and Lead personnel,
Laser Alignment of Couplings etc,
Bookwork/ Paperwork


Current Senior First Aid Certificate,
Occupational First Aid
Grade 2 Ambulance Officer
Current W/A, A and K Class licenses,
Fluid Power NM30,
Hydraulics 1 NM32,
Manual Metal Arc Welding NF01,
Fabrication NF19,
IFAP Occ Health and Safety Reps Course,
Industrial Brakes Applications SECV
Wesfi Fire Training,
Intro to Health and Safety DOSHWA,
Intro Manual Handling Injuries DOSHWA,
Identify/ Control Hazards, DOSHWA,
Occupational Health and Safety for Supervisors,
Currently studying for Level iv Frontline Management for Supervisors,


My Family comes First,
Junior Football and Cricket
St John Ambulance Volunteer, CAPEL,
Trail Bike riding,Tinkering on the 4 Trail Bikes in the shed
Neighbourhood Watch Street Rep,
Computers and Internet,
Motor Sports, V8 Supercars, Superbikes and GP bikes
A.F.L. Football (Carlton supporter),


Year 11 in 1976 at Victoria Police Cadet Academy.


Runners up in Victorian State First Aid Competition, St. John Ambulance.
Winner Individual Sth West W/A First Aid Competition, St. John Ambulance.
Winning Crew 2nd Bunbury to Dunsborough Outrigger Canoe race.
Runner up crew, State Outrigger Canoe Titles.