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Blair McNeill

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Listed in Electrical Engineering, Machinery, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Mining, OSHA

  • Suite 504, 365 Little Collins St, Melbourne, 3000, Victoria, Australia
  • +61398848583
Company Name: Kroft Electrical & Engineering Pty Ltd
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Education and Credentials:
• Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical
Majoring in Manufacturing and Engineering Management,
RMIT University, Melbourne,

• Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Principal Technical Officer
RMIT University, Melbourne,

• Post Graduate Courses
· ISO 9000 + 9001 Internal Auditor, SAI Global
· Construction Induction Card, WorkSafe Victoria
· Confined Space Training / Issuing Work Permits
· Leaders of Teams Program, University of Ballarat
· Health Safety Managers and Supervisors, Worksafe Victoria
· Apply Automated External Defibrillation, Ambulance Vic
· Heavy Vehicle Driver’s License, VIC Roads
· Heavy Rigid Vehicle, NatAssess
· Operate Breathing Apparatus, Ambulance Victoria
· Critical Path Shut Planning / Scheduling, Planner School
· Evaluate,Repair,Protect,Strengthen Concrete Struct, NCSEA
· Forklift License, Advanced Forklift Australia
· Forensic Engineering Investigations
· Failure Analysis
· Plant & Machinery
· Engineering Design
· Process Engineering
· Project Engineering
· Plant / Machinery Commissioning
· Root Cause Fracture
· Manufacturing/Engineering Management
Blair McNeill has 10 years of experience working as a mechanical engineer in manufacturing, mining and similar projects in Australia and Canada.

Blair is an expert in failure analysis and forensic engineering investigations. He provides engineering and quality inspections, quality assurance reviews, technical and auditing, third party/witness inspections and expert witness reporting and reporting as Head Engineering Consultant at Kroft Electrical & Engineering Pty Ltd. His expertise also includes plant and& equipment valuation, root cause fracture and failure analysis, product verification, and supplier management and , expediting and inspection.

He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering majoring in Manufacturing and Engineering Management and an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology both from RMIT University.

He started his engineering career at AMCOR Australasia (Preston Flexible) in 2006. As process engineer, he handled commissioning new works, new plant analysis for capex, cost reductions for manufacturing environment, and process data analysis and, site power play plant champion.

In 2007, he was assigned to AMCOR's Paper Mill in Fairfield that included a power plant 4200kpa, 100MW and wWaste water plant (treating 350 Kl/hr).
As process engineer, he oversaw operations management of power plant staff, major fixed plant shutdown planning, permit to work approvals, and more.

After two years, he worked as mechanical engineer at Transfield Services from 2009 to 2010. In that role, he carried out work inspections, and supplier work audits, managed plant maintenance employees, and established scope definition, and documented changes and documenting, to name a few.

He then moved to JVA Engineering as Lead Engineer and QA Manager, providing manufacturing engineering services to petroleum and allied industries. For the next two years, he handled product mechanical testing, verification and sign off to Australian Standards, carried out onsite inspections for clients, and audits on critical suppliers, and oversaw critical works/shutdowns and managed labor force.

From 2012 to 2013, he served as QA/QC Project Engineer & Senior Mechanical Engineer at Sherrit International Metals based in Alberta, Canada. He worked as anas primarily Senior Engineering Project Manager for capital projects at the mining, nickel and cobalt refinery plant. His duties included: developing project scopes for clients and sub-contractors and handling the engineering design, inspection, verification and sign off, contractor management, selection and auditing.

At present, Blair is Engineering Manager and Head Engineering Consultant at Kroft Electrical & Engineering where he manages all engineering services and team members of the Victoria-based company.

Blair is a member of the Forensic Engineering Society of Australia (FESA) and a Professional Development Partner for Engineers Australia (PDP).
Years in Practice: 10
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Kroft Electrical and Engineering Pty Ltd is proud to be Australian owned and operated, We specialise in engineering and electrical inspections, Our customers operate in the manufacturing, construction and allied industries We offer services at the highest quality and integrity.
All of our procedures and reports are independently audited to International Quality Standards.
Licensed Electrical Contractors
LEC with Energy Safe Victoria REC #24127, demonstrating our practical experience and qualifications back up our advice and findings.
PDP Engineers Australia
Professional Development Partners with Engineers Australia, demonstrating our practical experience and qualifications back up our advice and findings.
Our Worksafe, Product Liability ($20mill) and Professional Indemnity ($10mill) insurance policies cover all inspection, assessment, certification and consulting activities.

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