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Eduardo Jorge Pinto

Eduardo Jorge Pinto

Aeronautical Engineer
Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast


About Eduardo Jorge Pinto:

After a few decades in the job market, I hold much experience in the following functions:

- Reliability Engineering/Maintenance Engineering/Strategic Asset Management,


- Quality/Product Assurance, and SHE- Programme Management

- System Engineering 

I performed these functions both as a Specialist and a Manager. My work experience in industry is vast.  For about 19 years I lectured Quality Management on a part time basis for the Production Management Institute of South Africa (PMI). In the various companies I have worked for, I functioned both as a mentor or a coach to train younger engineers.

The first ten years of my working life were spent in the manufacturing and after-sales industries (steel ropes and pumps) as a quality manager and after-sales manager.

In the aerospace sector I worked for Denel Aviation for a total of 25 years in two fixed wing and two rotary wing programs, in Project Management, Reliability, ILS, Quality, and Systems Engineering positions.

Next I worked for Hatch for 2 and half years as a Strategic Asset Management lead with lots of emphasis on maintenance planning.

I also worked for the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). Here I was employed as the Quality Specialist, developing and implementing their quality system.  I acted in an executive position as the Programme Divisional Director until an appointment was made.

I have now joined the Southern African Shipyards as RA and QA Manager.

 I find that I am well rounded from a professional perspective in many of the disciplines that dictate the success or otherwise of most organisations. I hold a MBA, and a MEng. I am also a Chartered Engineer (Aeronautical) with the Royal Aeronautical Society, and hold further Professional certifications in Project Management (PMP), Quality (CQE), Reliability (CRE) and Physical Asset Management (CPAMP). .




Date:      January 2019 until now                                           

Organization:        South African Shipyard

Designation:          Project Quality and Compliance Manager

  • RAMS Specification
  • RAMS Management
  • ILS verification
  • Quality planning
  • Physical Quality Verification
  • Certification Of Compliance (COC)
  • Documentation standardisation and verification
  • Regulatory Compliance

Date:      May 2014 until April 2018                                 

Organization:        SANSA

Designation:          1- Quality Specialist

2- Acting Executive Director: Space Programme Division (from 8/2014 to 6/2015)

  • RAMS specification
  • RAMS management
  • ILS verification
  • Implementation of a Satellite Programme from Acquisition to Operations
  • Development and implementation of System Engineering procedures for the Satellite program.
  • Development and implementation of Product Assurance procedures for the Satellite program.
  • Development of corporate procedures to eventually conform to ISO9001 and AS9100;

Date:      September 2011 to November 2013                                              

Organization:        Hatch Goba

Designation:          Strategic Asset Management Lead

  • Projects: RTCM, Transnet N16Mn, Transnet Richards Bay Port Expansion, KUMBA ZRP, QMM Madagascar. These are all on-going projects.
  • Developed Reliability and Maintenance plans for mines and other infrastructure
  • Developed algorithms to calculate minimum number of spares required to ensure operational availability.

Date:      October 2001 to August 2011                                          

Organization:        Denel Aviation/Denel Dynamics

Designation:          RAMS Manager /Systems Engineering Manager

  • Developed and implemented the organisations Reliability and Maintenance Programs
  • Developed the prediction, allocation and accounting RAMS procedures
  • Implemented FRACAS
  • Developed and implemented the MSG3 program
  • Developed reliability testing programs for equipment
  • Managed the certification of the Rooivalk aircraft; RAMS studies, Life Cycle Costs, and the Maintenance plan
  • Management of the fatigue and gearbox oil contamination programs
  • Worked on Airbus Structural Systems (MSG3)
  • Worked on the maintenance and updating of Oryx, Impala, and C130
  • Worked on the midlife avionics updating of the Oryx Helicopter

•     Prepared Concept Specifications for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and a light Transport Aircraft (LTA)

Date:      March 2001 to October 2001                                           

Organization:        OGMA

Designation:          Project Manager: Assessor to the Board of Directors

  • Assessment of the organization, recommendations, and progress reporting to the Board of Directors, regarding the reorganization, training, and improved methods of work.
  • Development and implementation of Program Management, Systems Engineering, and RAMS
  • Airbus 400 project management

Date:      April 1986 to February 2001                                            

Organization: Denel Aviation/SIMERA/ Atlas Aircraft Corporation           

Designation: RAMS Manager/Quality Systems Manager/ILS Manager

•              Implementation and Maintenance of the ISO 9001 certification

•              Implementation and Maintenance of the 5 star NOSA certification (Health and Safety)

  •         Development and implementation of MSG-3 methodology for Rooivalk 

•              worked on the Cheetah and a Multipurpose fixed wing aircraft

 Date:      January 1986 to April 1986                                               

Organization:        JCI, Kroonstad

Designation:          Quality Consultant

  • Survey of Manufacturing methods and Quality of mining equipment 

Date:      May 1981 to December 1985                                           

Organization:        Circle Pumps

Designation:          Quality Manager

  • Quality verification and testing of pumps, piping, pressure vessels manufactured; after sales service; repair and testing/ certification of repair’s
  • Equipment manufactured, tested and repaired in accordance in Government regulations, when so required (safety requirements)
  • Failure analysis of rotating and stationary equipment
  • Welding of pressure vessels, baseplates, piping in accordance with ASME codes.
  • Consulting services to clients in terms of purchasing, operating and maintaining equipment
  • Implementation and Maintenance of the SABS0157 certification (precursor in South Africa to ISO 9000 series)
  • Implementation and Maintenance of the 5 star NOSA certification (Health and Safety), similar in content to the OHSA elsewhere in the world
  • Interpretation of condition monitoring results (mostly vibration and gearbox oil contamination)

Date:      August 1975 to April 1981                                

Organization:        Haggie Rand

Designation:          Head of Quality Assurance

  • laboratory testing of the raw material used in the manufacturing of sisal and steel rope;
  • quality control of the wire manufacturing (drawing) process
  • development and implementation of Quality procedures modelled on SABS 0157, part 1.
  • Failure investigation of rope supplied to mines


  • MEng: Project Management, Systems Engineering and Technology Management, 1992, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA - Pretoria
  • Bachelor of Science: Industrial Engineering, 1985, CENTURY UNIVERSITY - New Mexico, USA
  • MBA: Marketing and Strategic Management, 1987, IMCB - Buckingham, UK
  • Advanced Diploma in Industrial Management, IIM, UK
  • Diploma Datametrics,  UNISA, 1982

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