Jaco is a highly qualified Welding Specialist. His welding career started in 1998, when he joined an apprenticeship programme as a welder at Sasol Secunda. He received his red seal in 1999 from the Chemical, Oil & Allied Industries Board. He has worked in various plants in Sasol as a coded welder, and established himself as a Supervisor in the Pipe shop. After completing his Welding Inspectors’ course, Jaco moved to the power industries as a QC Inspector, where he worked his way up to become a QC Manager. Over the years Jaco has managed several project work in the welding field. Prior to joining New Age in 2019, he worked as a QC Manager at John Thompson, where he managed all maintenance and outage related welding and mechanical work, mainly on Komati Power Station, which included PF Piping, Boiler, Burner, Ducting, Mills, Main steam and auxiliary piping. Jaco currently manages one of the New Age sites, where he oversees project objectives and quality control of each project.