Our Team - Technical Director - Archie MacVicar

Contact Details

Address

Lobnitz Marine Holdings
Unit 21
Sir James Clark Building
Abbey Mill Business Centre
Paisley PA1 1TJ
Scotland United Kingdom

Email

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Phone

+44 141 887 4131

Archie MacVicar

Technical Director

Biography

In 1979 Archie was the Design Engineer for the Lobnitz Group, Alluvial Dredges and in 1988 he became the Associated Director.

Today he is the Technical Director of Lobnitz Marine Holdings and have been since 1995. He is responsible of all technical aspects of the company, including supervision of technical staff, project management, project finance and personnel levels.

Education

1970 – 1975

James Watt College

Greenock, Scotland UK

Field of Study

Mechanical Engineering Technicians Full Technological Certificate (METFTC)

1966 – 1970

Mount High School

Greenock, Scotland UK

Field of Study

Attained six ‘O’ levels

Training Courses Undertaken

  • Pera Pert Network Development
  • ISO 9001 Internal Quality Auditing
  • ISO 9001 Quality Awareness Management System
  • Investors in People Aiming High Workshops
  • Renfrewshire Chamber Workshops

Notable Points During Career to Date

  • Attending Asia Mining 1981
  • Attending Mining Indonesia 1983
  • Presenting Paper to World Mining Conference 1990
  • Presenting Paper to Institute of Engineers & Shipbuilders of Scotland
  • Converting Large Manual Drawing Office into CAD Systems
  • Achieving ISO 2001 accrediation for the Group Companies
  • Achieving Investors in People for the Group Companies
  • Introducing Health & Safety for the Group Companies
  • Project Managing the Design and Build of the Largest Inland Bucket Wheel Dredge in the world
  • Succesfully participated of Graduare into Business Scheme

Experience

1979 – Present

Technical Director at Lobnitz Marine Holdings

Paisley, Scotland UK

Description

Responsible for all technical aspects of the company, including supervision of technical staff, project management, project finance and personal levels.
Delivering In House Seminars as part of Staff Training.
Introducing Investors in People, ISO 2001 Quality Systems and Health & Safety Policy.
Supervision at construction sites in various parts of the world for new buildings, equipment improvements or repairs.
Undertaking equipment evaluation and trails on behalf of third parties.
Provide expert advice to legal profession.
Continuous upgrading of computer systems, software and standard calculation models.
World travel as part of sales team and technical team.

1988 – 1995

Associate Director Alluvial Dredges Ltd (ADL)

Paisley, Scotland UK

Description

Responsible for the introduction of CAD.
Further development of computer systems, software and calculations.
Responsible for supervision technical staff project management and finance and personnel levels.
Presentation of seminars in South America.
World travel as part of sales team and technical team.

1979 – 1988

Design Engineer Reporting to the Managing Director of ADL

Paisley, Scotland UK

Description

Responsible for the introduction of computers into the company.
Worked in association with Glasgow University to create computerized standard calculations.
Produced design drawings and supervised trials of high gravity mineral separator.
Produced design drawings for complete dredge units and individual components for detailing by the drawing office.
Part of team employed to conduct feasibility studies on various mineral recovery projects worldwide.
World travel as part of the sales team and technical team.

1977 – 1979

Design Draughtsman at Speedcrane Ltd.

Gourock, Scotland UK

Description

Involved in all aspects of ship crane and deck machinery design in compliance with Lloyds Code of Practice for various ships from cargo ships to tugs. On site installation and testing to Lloyds standards.

1974 – 1977

Detail Draughtsman at John Hastie & Co.

Gourock, Scotland UK

Description

Involved in all aspects of ship steering gear design for various ship types including tugs.

1970 – 1974

Apprentice Engineer at John Hastie & Co.

Gourock, Scotland UK

Description

General four-year mechanical engineering apprenticeship associalted with ship steering gear.

Industry Knowledge

  • Research and Development
  • Structural Steelworks
  • Weight Calculations and Control Programs
  • Arrangement and Compartment Layout
  • Technical Advice
  • Project Management
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Supervision of Construction
  • Design of New Vessels or Conversion/Modernisation
  • Working Drawings and Schedules for Hull, Mechanical and Electrical requirements
  • Design Evaluation and Drawing Approval
  • Maintenance, Refit and Operation Scheduling
  • Condition and Survey Reports
  • Engineering Calculations
  • Structural Strength Investigations
  • Intact and Damage Stability Investigations
  • Ship Technical Characteristic Calculations

Software Knowledge

  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • Publisher¬†Projects
  • Autocad

Archie MacVicar