Welding a career

Mazci Kamuserandu

At Kraatz Marine in Walvis Bay, a female employee is doing an extraordinary job. She is the only female welder in the company, working on an equal footing with her male colleagues.
Mazci Kamuserandu has been a welder for more than two years and enjoys her job tremendously.

“Getting exposed to different technology, advanced industrial welding machines and working on different projects requiring different welding techniques has thus far been the most memorable regarding my profession”, said Mazci.
When asked how she ended up in this profession that is usually viewed as a man’s world she said: “There is gender equality, and I believe what a man can do, a woman can also do. I also wanted to challenge men in their own career and show that a woman can equal them and often even do better.” Mazci says she applied via the normal channels at Kraatz and ended up being the best candidate. In future she would like to become a welding supervisor or engineer to teach and encourage other ladies/woman out there to join the industry.
Managing Director of Kraatz Marine, Dirk van Niekerk said “Everyone who is willing to live the O&L Group values and contribute to our purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’ is most welcome to join – and if this means welcoming a more than competent lady in a man’s job, we do so with open arms!