Dai Hazeltine

Meet Dai Hazeltine

Hydraulic Service Engineer – Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Swansea

I joined the hydraulics industry straight from school at 17 years old and have never looked back! I was always into fixing things with my Dad so when a vacancy arose at Pirtek Swansea I applied. I was very pleased to get the job and started off working in the trade counter for a few years where my knowledge of the industry improved. My role involved booking stock in and out, completing customer’s orders and general warehouse duties.

I then progressed within the company and became a mobile sales & service technician for Pirtek Swansea. I worked on a wide range of different machinery and products including pneumatic cylinders, valve blocks, CAT pipes, power steering hoses and pressure testing. I also worked on lots of tanks, ships and refineries. Some jobs which stand out in my mind are working at Oakwood Park Theme Park, I worked on the ride Bounce where I repaired the hydraulics and pneumatics of the ride. I manufactured and installed some 1.1/2” and 2” air line hoses and hydraulic hose assemblies which operate the lift on the ride. They made the ride go up and down and controlled the hydraulic brake system too. I also repaired the pneumatic piping on the Megafobia ride which controlled the brakes.

I have also worked on a job where I replaced 1/1.2” hydraulic hose assemblies with bsp end connections onto their trailers and tanks. In addition to this I worked on some new build ships in a nearby dock installing the hydraulics of the ships which steered the boats, as well as the gearbox, oil cooler pipes and engine oil pipes.

I worked at Pirtek Swansea for 14 years but then when speaking with Kyle Green who I had worked with at Pirtek and had recently moved to Hydraquip, he asked if I would join the team too so I happily accepted. It is great to be part of a friendly group where we are focusing on a new area for the company. Working at Hydraquip is brilliant, the people are friendly and helpful, and I have a lovely van with modern racking which really helps me when on site.

Monday 25th June 2018

Meet The Team

04.08.14Duncan MacBain
05.08.14Steven Wicks
08.08.14Gary Tucker
11.08.14Jay MacBain
12.08.14Rabs Atwal
15.08.14Geoff Kelley
19.08.14Bob Wheatley
21.08.14James Roth
22.08.14Barry Saupin
26.08.14Carolyn Kay
27.08.14Alan Scott
28.08.14Amelia Cregan
29.08.14Fintan Ennis
01.09.14Mark Neale
22.09.14James Harris
07.10.14Tony Brighton
26.11.14Andy Carr
17.12.14Bert Tong
19.01.15Barry Thompson
20.05.15Tom Halliday
19.11.15Lee Newton
19.11.15Elfyn Roberts
04.01.16Steven Nock
04.01.16Stuart Carter
04.01.16Nathan Ward
13.04.16Matt House
01.11.16Bryan Drummond
08.11.16Scott Donegan
14.11.16Rich Cooper
22.05.17Roy Heaton
31.01.18Rob Savage
12.02.18Derek Emslie
15.02.18Phil Wagstaff
18.05.18Rob Heaton
22.05.18James Dorling
22.05.18Simon Durose
22.05.18Ross Heatherington
23.05.18Gary Matthews
23.05.18Josh Lewington
23.05.18Jake Hillier
23.05.18Jason Coller
25.06.18Dai Hazeltine
01.08.18Ryan Tozer
07.11.18Gavin Rodgers
03.04.19Craig Pottie
03.06.19Alex Day
14.06.19Kelly Owen
17.07.19Andy Payne
01.08.19Jeff Coulson
02.09.19Leon Simmons
22.01.20Sam Bird
31.01.20David Callaghan
03.02.20Kane Upton
05.08.21Steve Jackson