Date of Birth. 18 March 1956.
Place of Birth. Wanganui, New Zealand.
Marital Status. Married - Two children.
Trade Qualifications. Registered Electrician.
Welding. Previously held 4711, and ASME9
Low Hydrogen all position. (Elapsed)
Confined Space Trained.
Safe Working at Heights.
Diploma in Adult Education.
Contact Energy NCP, NS.
First Aid (Level 1)
Driving Licenses. Car, Motorcycle, Heavy Trade Vehicle, Heavy
Trade Trailer. (Classes 1,2,3,4,5,6) Forklift Cert.
Interests. Family. Sailing. Diving. Hunting, Fishing. 4 Wheel
Driving. Square Dancing. Youth Development.
Referees. Available on request.
Contact Address. 642 Oruanui Rd. Rd, RD4, Taupo. 3384
Home Ph. N/A
Mobile. (021) 917 480
2. 1973-NZ POST OFFICE.
Commenced apprenticeship with NZ Post Office as an Electrician. Duties included
all aspects of the electrical trade from domestic installation and maintenance in residences
and District Post Offices to heavy industrial installation and maintenance in Microwave
Stations, Radio transmission stations, Chief Post Offices, Telephone Exchanges as well as
the responsibility to maintain and repair the extensive network of emergency power
generation equipment operated by the Post Office. Worked in Wanganui District, and later
as an indentured tradesman in Palmerston North District and Wellington District. All stages
of time as an indentured tradesman involved the responsibility of both apprentices and
indentured tradesmen working under my supervision.
1983 - TEGAL POULTRY, NEW PLYMOUTH.
Worked for Tegal Poultry, New Plymouth, as maintenance electrician. During that
time was also involved in the installation of a major new electronic chick weighing system
in the main factory. Duties included routine maintenance and repair of all facets of their
electrical installations. Both in the main processing factory as well as the hatcheries and
1984 - NEW PLYMOUTH INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICS.
Worked as an electrical troubleshooter for an electrical firm involved in domestic,
industrial and energy project installations. Progressed to position of Foreman in charge of
field installation and oil rig shifts for both bore testing and drilling rig installations
throughout North Taranaki. Teams under my supervision ranged from two to 20 men and
apprentices dependent on the type of installation.
1984 -1989 - TARANAKI BAKERIES, NEW PLYMOUTH.
Responsible for entire electrical and mechanical maintenance of the factory, as well
as engineering, fitting and welding duties when required. For the latter part of my
employment I worked as sole charge engineer/electrician.
1989 -1990 - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE LTD, NEW PLYMOUTH.
Worked as electrician and fitter/turner in the manufacture of industrial grade vacuum
packaging machinery specifically for the meat and dairy industry. Work involved installation
of electrical systems in machines including PLC equipment and control. Also considerable
amount of stainless steel fabrication and machining. Also heavily involved in spray painting
and final finishing work on completed machines.
1991 - NEW ZEALAND RENNET CO, ELTHAM.
A brief time as plant maintenance electrician and engineer in the Rennet Company's
specialist cheese manufacturing plant in Eltham. Duties included electrical maintenance,
repair and installation, air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance and repair, stainless
steel fabrication, repair and machining. Left Rennet Co to pursue own career in country
and western dance instruction, wishing to convert a long time hobby into a full time
Involved in running own business in conjunction with my wife Mhairi, in the field of
dance instruction with brief spells of engineering and electrical work as fill-in for friends
with local businesses to keep my hand in and skills sharp.
McConnell Smith Ltd - worked on contract at the Marsden Power Stations
decommission and demolition contract as Site Electrical Supervisor/Safety Officer/Fitting
Supervisor. Had a team of 8-10 men to demolish one generator, turbines and condensers
at “Marsden A” Power Station. Attended weekly meetings to co-ordinate work schedules
with the other teams of riggers and boilermakers. Where necessary being moved into
other areas to assist. My team finished ahead of schedule for our part of the contract.
Transferred to mechanical sub-contract at Kinleith Pulp & Paper Mill Modernization
Project as Site Foreman for mechanical team supervising a staff of 16 fitters and welders.
Contract was terminated by main contractor BE&K/Bechtel JV at end of October.
Employed by Putaruru Electrical to work as a contract Electrician on the Carter Holt
Harvey Timber Mill in Putaruru. Involved in maintenance and repair on timber milling and
processing plant as well as general fitting and welding for the Electrical service team.
Asked to join project at Marsden Point for the construction of a new Tanker Wagon
Filling Station & Tank Farm for Wiri Oil Services to be constructed by Robt Stone & Co.
Began the project as Piping and Structural Steel Supervisor, as well as Site Safety Officer.
But due to the departure of the site superintendent and the inability of the Tank
Construction Supervisor to maintain his workload I finished the last five months of the
project in sole charge of the day-to-day construction of the project. I was running a team of
30 people consisting of Welders, Fitters, and Riggers and Trades Assistants, plus
overseeing the team of Electricians and Instrument Technicians provided by Alstom NZ .
During this time I answered directly to the project manager Mr Fred Crozier. The project
was completed on time on the 23rd of December 1998.
December 1998 – March 2011.
Self employed as an Electrician and Fitter-Welder, completing several major
projects on FCF mill sites around central North Island.
Included in this time was a spell as a Line yard maintenance Electrician and Fitter for
Alstom NZ working in High Voltage line yards all over the Bay of Plenty and Waikato
The final 3 years of this time have almost exclusively been spent working as an IT field
technician involved in the servicing, repair and reprogramming of the range of ruggedized
hand held PCs imported by the NZ agent, Pocket Solutions of Wellington.
March 2011 – July 2012.
Employed as a retail sales person at the Outdoorsman Headquarters in Rotorua in
the Hunting, Fishing and Camping depts.
July 2012 – July 2014.
4. Employed by AG Industrial of Taupo as a Fitter/Electrician.
This work has seen me working on many industrial sites around the Taupo region.
Most importantly this work has involved work on both Contact Energy and Mighty River
Power Geothermal Power Stations.
Contact Energy sites include Wairakei (Both main station and Binary plants, Te Mihi,
Poihipi, Ohaki, Te Huka binary, and Karapiti pump station).
During this time I have been directly involved in two turbine surveys on Wairakei, one
turbine survey on Wairakei Binary, one turbine survey on Ohaki, plus many other small
projects on all of these stations.
I have current inductions on all of these sites and hold Contact Energy’s NCP qualification.
I am currently working on Wairakei conduction the 60hz – 50hz machining modifications to
the spare turbine rotor for Poihipi Power Station under the supervision for Mr Chris Morris
the station’s senior Engineer.
Mighty River Power sites include maintenance shutdowns on Mokai, Nga Awa Purua,
Rotokawa and Ngatamariki.
July 2014 – Present.
Singer Group as Leading Hand Fitter based on Contact Energy power staions in
Taupo region. Based on Wairakei power station.
Responsible for day to day maintenance of plant on all five Geothermal staions in the
I am also the Singer Group team HSE Representative for the geothermal MTC team.
ATTRIBUTES OF GRAHAM HALL
My upbringing and trade training has left me with strong abilities in most aspects of
engineering and electrical work.
I have developed considerable problem solving skills in most areas of the engineering and
I have an ability to adapt to a wide variety of work environments and challenges.
I maintain good working relations with management, team members, and any staff under
I am capable of working to deadlines and in the often high pressure situations of
mechanical engineering and electrical work.
I am a strong team player and I am equally happy working within a group situation or in
I remain highly motivated and am willing to learn, accept training and be adaptable at all
5. Considerable training via Government employment, the electrical trade, underwater
paramedic training, and NZ Cadet Forces, in CPR and First Aid plus Instructional
Techniques and Management.
I hold a keen personal interest in safety issues in the workplace, from team and project
oriented philosophies, on down to the discipline of my own personal safety.
I am highly PC literate, and hold above average skills in the use, maintenance and
upgrading of IBM compatible personal and network based computer systems. I have
considerable skills with Microsoft applications plus many others such as drafting, graphics,
navigation, web design, OCR and many more.
I am very familiar with the safety policies of Power Stations, Timber Mills, Rail Yards, High
Voltage environments and large industrial work-sites, and have no problems taking on a
safety supervisory role if so required.
Wanganui East Primary School, Wanganui Intermediate and Wanganui Boys College
• School Certificate Subjects:
English, Maths, Science, Technical Drawing, Applied Mechanics
• Sixth Form Certificate:
English, Maths, Physics, Biology, Technical Drawing
March 1973-May 1977.
• Trade apprenticeship as an Electrician with the New Zealand Post Office at the Post
Office Workshops in Wanganui.
• Became indentured as a Registered Electrician.
• Certificate in Programmable Logic Controllers from Manukau Technical Institute.
• Allen-Bradley certification in Programmable Logic Controller courses in Auckland.
• Certificated course in Quality Assurance from NZOQA.
• Certificated course in Team Management skills from Buckingham Management
Resource in New Plymouth.
6. • Commissioned as a NZ Cadet Forces Officer
• Qualified as an NZCF Shooting Range Safety Officer.
• Qualified as an NZCF Officer Outdoor Leader (MSC) and Outdoor First Aid (long
term care in the outdoors-) holder.
• Qualified in Instructional Techniques and Training Management with New Zealand
cadet Forces resulting in being awarded the National Certificate of Adult Education
and Training – Level 4
NZQA Unit Standards held by Graham Hall
New Zealand Qualifications Framework Registered Qualifications
National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Leadership) Bush-Walking 31 August 2011
National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 4) 1 May 2011
Adult Education and Training
Level 5 7093 Design learning sessions for adult education and training 6 A 18 May 2011
Level 4 7091 Facilitate adult learning in New Zealand's cultural environment 4 A 18 May 2011
7096 Deliver learning presentations to adult learners 8 A 18 May 2011
7103 Determine adult training requirements of individuals 4 A 18 May 2011
Create and maintain a positive learning environment for adult
4 A 18 May 2011
19444 Deliver group training sessions to adults 8 A 18 May 2011
Level 4 21335 Lead a group/team to achieve an objective(s) 5 A
Level 3 3491 Write a report 4 A
9681 Contribute within a team or group which has an objective 3 A
11097 Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation 3 A
1307 Speak to a specified audience in a predictable situation 3 A
1296 Interview in an informal one-to-one situation 3 A
Level 2 4250
Demonstrate knowledge of equal employment opportunities,
and describe strategies for positive action
Generic Education and Training
Level 4 4098 Use standards to assess candidate performance 6 A 18 May 2011
11281 Prepare candidates for assessment 3 A 18 May 2011
7. Level 3 6400 Manage first aid in emergency situations 2 A 26 July 2010
Level 2 6401 Provide first aid 1 A 26 July 2010
Level 1 6402 Provide resuscitation level 2 1 A 26 July 2010
Occupational Health and Safety
Level 4 17599 Plan a confined space entry 5 A 14 August 2014
Level 3 17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights 3 A
Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with confined
4 A 14 August 2014
Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in
4 A 12 August 2014
Level 4 26251 Lead a bush-walking experience for a group 12 A 4 July 2011
Level 3 20146
Apply concepts of basic risk management as an outdoor
Demonstrate basic knowledge of theories associated with
instructing and guiding in the outdoors
3 A 4 July 2011
26249 Demonstrate bush-walking knowledge and skills 5 A 4 July 2011
26391 Lead an outdoor recreation activity for a group 4 A 4 July 2011
424 Respond to an emergency care situation for an outdoor activity 5 A 26 July 2010
Level 2 20159 Access and compare weather information for outdoor recreation 1 A 4 July 2011
426 Experience camping 3 A 26 July 2010
425 Experience day tramps 3 A 26 July 2010
Recreation and Sport
Level 3 13377
Identify and manage hazards and risks in relation to a recreation
activity and environment
21414 Plan and run a recreation activity 4 A
Demonstrate knowledge of injury prevention and risk and
injury management in sport or recreation
27302 Demonstrate professional behaviour in a recreation workplace 3 A
Service Sector Skills
Level 3 376
Employ customer service techniques to accommodate customer
behavioural styles in a workplace