Ron Patterson


Jan 2007 – 2016 Osborne Training Services – Cramlington
Lead Technical Training Engineer

Development and delivery of training courses for Osborne Engineering and Masaood John Brown.

  • Delivery of a range of mechanical equipment courses covering Gas & Steam turbines, pumps, compressors together with courses on alignment, condition monitoring, Maintenance Optimization etc
  • Courses conducted in UK, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Holland, Libya, Poland, Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur Nigeria, Ghana and Saudi Arabia
April 1993 – Dec 2006 Dynarabia Co. Ltd – Saudi Arabia
Consultant Technical Trainer for Aramco

Experienced in all subjects of apprentice training, from Basic Phase 1 to Phase iV, & Advanced training courses

  • Phase I subjects include: Basic Measurement, Technical Sketching, and Basic bench skills.
  • Phase II subjects include: Basic courses on Measurement, Power Tools, Sealing Devices, Shafts Keys & Couplings, Bearings, Pumps, Reciprocating & Centrifugal Compressors, Steam Turbines, Transmission Systems, Basic Lathe and Plant Safety.
  • Phase IV subjects include: Print & Manual Reading, Vibration, Rotor Actuator, Relief Valves, Reverse Alignment, Mechanical Seals, Pumps, Transmissions, Gas Turbine Reciprocating & Centrifugal Compressors and Hydraulics.
Jan 1982 – May 1987 Dresser Rand
Service Representative

Supervised installation and commissioning of centrifugal and reciprocating compressor units in UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Responsible for major overhauls and inspections of all heavy rotating equipment including gas turbines, compressors, pumps, and their auxiliary equipment.
Experienced in trouble shooting and inspection work, preparing maintenance schedules and advised on maintaining spares and stock levels
Trained clients personnel on operation and maintenance of equipment.

1988 – 1992 Vilspan
Mechanical Chargehand

Installation and Maintenance of vessels, pumps and compressors during shutdown work and new installations throughout the UK.

Sep 1980 – Jan 1982 Dubai Aluminum – Dubai, UAE
Maintenance Supervisor

Supervised multicraft maintenance crews
Carried out routine and major overhauls on plant associated with the production of aluminum, power generation, and desalination plant.

The power station had 8 frame 5 and 5 frame 9 John Brown Gas Turbines.

Oct 1979 – Sep 1980 Dresser Europe – Dubai
Millright Chargehand

Responsible for all routine and major maintenance of gas compressors, pumps and all other mechanical equipment involved in the day to day running of a gas production platform. Types of equipment include Ruston T.A & T.B turbines, G.E.C / Rolls Royce Avon Turbines, Dresser and York compressors.

Oct 1978 – Oct 1979 Kuwait Oil Company
Overhaul Supervisor

Responsible for all major overhauls of gas turbines, gas compressors, and auxiliary equipment on sites throughout Kuwait. Equipment included G.E frame 5 turbines, Dresser ‘B’ and ‘M’ line compressors, Cooper Bessemer compressors and Solar Gas Turbine and compressor units.

Jan 1977 – Sep 1978 Aramco – Saudi Arabia
Senior Specialist Machinist

Carried out maintenance and overhaul of all types of equipment associated with oil and gas production, including turbines, compressors, mainline oil pumps, high-pressure water pumps, air compressors and valves.
Trained local labour in work on same. Gas Turbine major overhauls

Jul 1973 – Jan 1977 Lohnro Textiles – Cramlington
Maintenance Supervisor

Responsible for all maintenance on production and factory equipment.

Jul 1971 – Jul 1973 C.A Parsons
Erection and testing of Steam Turbines.
Jan 1969 – Jul 1971 LC.E.G.B – Blyth Power Station
Mechanical Fitter

Maintenance of steam turbines, coal boilers and auxiliary equipment, coal-handling equipment including conveyors and heavy plant

Apr 1968 – Jan 1969 UK A.E.A Dounreay
Fitter Machinst

General bench fitting to fine tolerances, also machining to fine tolerances.


Offshore survival and firefighting 1984
Better Service Engineer, Dresser Aberdeen 1982
Bentley Nevada Vibration Analysis, Saudi Arabia 1977
Reverse Alignment, Aramco 1977


City & Guilds Engineering Final


Department of Transport Driving Standards Agency, as an Approved Driving Instructor

APPRENTISHIP (1962-1967)