Natasha Bennett_Cover Letter
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Candidate: Natasha Bennett, quality assurance manager, Stefanutti Stocks
To whom it may concern.
“Natasha is a credit to our industry, where she stands out head and shoulders amongst her
peers. She is a highly respected team member, whocommands respect, and is direct and to
the point withoutstepping on toes. Her workis consistently of a very high standard. She
gives meticulous attention tothe detail and is cooland confident under pressure.” Hanli
du Plessis,contractsdirector,Stefanutti StocksPipelines.
Natasha Bennett is a quality assurance manager at Stefanutti Stocks Pipelines a division of
the multidisciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks. Priorto working forthe
company she boasts a very successful track record with Group Five and Seating (Pty) Ltd.
Since commencing her employment withStefanutti Stocks in 2009, she continues to make
an impression on her colleagues, contractorsand clients. She embraces the process of
quality assurance as an important functional tool that coversvarious bases – from keeping
management informed and up to date to picking up trends, potential failures, and ensuring
her projects do not incur the costof reworks.She is constantly seeking waysto improve
processes and the standards of documentation, and is renowned within the company for
her effectivesolutions, whichshe is alwaysmore than willing to share.
Whether it is a tape measure, a theodolite or the accuracy of paint thickness, Natasha’s
testing, attention to detail, checklists,control registers and reports are always exemplary.
She is often complimented on her workand asked to present her solutions and many of her
processes are being implemented.
In the male-dominated construction industry Natasha integrates well and works as part of
a team without compromising her position. Her effectivecommunication skills are key to
her success and she commands attention and respect without being bullish or bossy, never
compromising her position of leadership. She is candid, to the point and honest, and the
no-nonsense approach, whichis one of her trademarks, sees her interacting withthe most
different and difficultpersonalities with huge success.
Her communicationskills extend to both her internal and external communications and
she effectively uses, and even develops tools to enable more efficient communication
between colleagues and/or withclients.
Workethic andcommitment to quality
In her career to date Natasha has had three of her sites submitted and successfully audited
by ISO and boast withthe ISO 9001:2008 certificationof the Pipelines Division.Thelatter
was achieved within 9 months.A first within the Stefanutti Group. She has a great work
ethic and willput in long hours to achieve her goals. She does not miss deadlines. She has
successfully handled major projects for Stefanutti Stocks including the R600-million
Komati pipeline project (whichwas audited resulting in the ISO 9000:2008 recertification
of Stefanutti Stocks Civils); (R70-million) Richards Bay Minerals project; R260-million
Richards Bay Coal Terminal Expansion Five; and the R280-million Transnet Chemical
Berth. She “likes to have her house in order” and this policy extends to all aspects of her
work.She workswell as part of the quality team, and the overall site team and can be
relied on for well-executedquality control. She effectively uses all the tools available from
inspection procedures and processes, checklists and data packs through to her monthly
reports, notices and posters on information boards.
She believes in furthering herself and others through external and internal training, and
willingly passes her insights and knowledge on to colleagues, withwhom she is patient and
always helpful. She is a good trainer and mentor and able to pitch communication at the
Natasha plays an integral part of the success of her site teams. She is very good with
people, at all levels, whorespect her and warm to her sunny disposition. The combination
of her experience, ambition, commitment to her responsibilities, willingness to share
information and strong communication skills makes her an asset to both her site team as
well as the Stefanutti Stocks group.
Natasha aspires to a leadership position where she coversthe entire ISOplatform
consisting of Health and Safety,Quality and Environmental (OHSE) and where she will
perform an integrated role within all systems and documentation flow within a company –
a role forwhichshe is currently laying a solid foundation for,and one which is well within
“Natasha Bennett is an asset to our company, and demonstrates her capabilities and work
ethic time and time again. She is currently quality manager on the R600-million Komati
Pipeline project, where she is extremely successful in managing quality for all players in a
joint venture. This extends beyond bricks, mortar and concrete to include electrical,
mechanical, large bore pipe workand instrumentation.”
Wade Leaf, contractsdirector,Stefanutti StocksCivilsKZN.
“Natasha is extremely confident, highly efficientand consistently self-driven to produce
the best results. She will never miss a deadline and goes above and beyond the call of duty
to ensure this. One of her most defining qualities is her candour - her straightforward and
honest tackling of potential issues makes her easy to workwith and is a key ingredient in
the efficiency of our mutual projects. Her professionalism filters through every aspect of
her work– from implementing processes through to the quality of her reports.”
“Natasha is very generous in sharing her experience and knowledge with colleagues
across the company,and has become a preferred source of information and adviceacross
the Structures business unit. Her current site, the Komati pipeline project, was audited for
ISO 9001:2008 recertificationand her experience, knowledge, attention to detail and
precise documentation was instrumental in attaining Stefanutti Stocks’ quality
StephenWiese, safetymanager, Stefanutti StocksPipelines.
After matriculating in 1994 at ProteusSenior Secondary School, Atlantis Natasha studied
as a fitter and workedat Duferco Steel Processing first as a junior fitter and later as a
mechanical fitter. In 2003 she relocated to the Eastern Cape and entered the quality field as
an ISOSupervisor (Seating Eastern Cape PTY Ltd.), where she obtained her internal and
supplier auditor certificateas wellas a diploma in quality management. She was later
promoted toquality manager (2006) and broadened her skills and knowledge across a
broad range of report writing, NCR analysis and trends, customer liaison and training. She
was also part of the team that prepared the company forSHEQ certification.
In 2008 she joined Group FiveCivil Engineering as a quality officer,and during her employ
she was the custodian of quality on two major projects, namely Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Expansion and the Gauteng Freeway Improvement ProjectPackageE.
In 2009 she joined Stefanutti StocksCivils KZN. She is currently the appointed
management representative for quality (MRQ) for Stefanutti StocksPipelines and her key
performance areas include the following:
Writing of Quality Management System and related Procedures according to ISO 9001:2008
Implementing and maintaining Quality System
Monthly reporting to Senior Management re: Quality System
Statistical Analysis of tests results
Scheduling and conducting Internal Audits
Supplier auditing and evaluation
Client liaison in respect of quality
Control of Quality Manuals and Documents
Implement preventative and corrective actions
Drafting of quality standards, acceptance criteria and control/check sheets
Training of all staff into Quality Management system and procedures
Handling Customer Complaints
Monitor of new projects according to standards and specifications re: Quality Management
Compiling and implementing Quality Control Procedures (ITPs):- Mechanical, Corrosion
Protection (Internal and External Coating); Earthworks & Concrete Works
Managing Site Quality personnel
Managing of Quality in the fabrication shop (pipe specials) in relation to client criteria and