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The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) in partnership with the Ministry of
Transport is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to become a part of the Water Taxi
Responsible for carrying out marine electrical/electronic work, while being familiar with Programmable
Logic Controllers (PLC), Pulse with Modulations (PWM) installation of various instruments for both
Alternating current (A/C) and Direct Current (D/C) voltages, function checking of terminations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accepts tasks from the Maintenance Supervisor and executes in accordance with prudence, high
qualitative standards and the best interests of the Water Taxi Service (WTS).
Informs Planned Maintenance Program as appropriate and directed.
Paint, repair, clean, and generally improve facilities, vessels and equipment as required by the
Maintenance and Warranty Manager and/or Supervisor.
Be guided by the requirements and guidelines of the WTS Safety Management System.
Accept machinery maintenance tasks on vessels as assigned and execute energetically and
Ensure all aspects of safety during task execution.
Safely and competently utilize power tools to accomplish designated tasks.
Requisition supplies, tools and other resources from Maintenance and Warranty Manager as needed.
Carefully handle, maintain and replace tools and materials in keeping with best practices.
Position requires individual to work Weekends and/or evenings.
Trouble shooting of diesel engines (wiring and alarms).
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
5 , including English & Maths
Triple Electrical Technology, (EEET)
Experience in marine electrical and electronics. (Servicing of generator, motors, starters, alternators,
regulators and relays.)
General Mechanical and Electrical knowledge required
Basic in welding and fabricating considered to be an asset
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (ELECTRICAL)
THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
National Infrastructure Development Co. Ltd (NIDCO)
No. 3 Melbourne Street, Port of Spain
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT
OF APPLICATIONS IS
August 23, 2013.
Unsuitable applications will not be
Zumba Fitness instructors worldwide are not only
using a Latin-heavy song lineup in their classes,
they re also creating new fans for artistes such as
Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
Omar s Zumba has remained high on Billboard s
Hot Latin Songs chart for nearly a year, peaking at
No 2. In Greece, Daddy Yankee s Limbo, currently in
the Top 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, is featured
in a promotional video that has Greek Zumba instruc-
tors dancing to a Puerto Rican reggaeton beat in a
"Daddy Yankee texted me five days ago and said,
I wanted you to know that Limbo is as much your
hit as it is my hit, " said Zumba Fitness co-founder
and CEO Alberto Perlman. "It was perfect for Zumba.
When he showed it to us, he said, I said Zumba nine
times in the song and it s because you guys have
inspired me. "
Zumba, a dance-based fitness programme created
by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto
"Beto" Perez in 2001, was born and is still based in
South Florida. It has expanded worldwide, creating
new fans of dance styles such as Perez s native cumbia
and new fans of Latin music.
Some 14 million people in 185 countries are now
dancing and singing to the songs, smiling and sweating
in Zumba classes and clamouring to buy the music.
"Being from Michigan, I wasn t exposed to any of
that music, and now it s easy to find and we hear it
so often," said Jill Cooper of Ann Arbor, a longtime
fitness professional. She was one of 8,000 Zumba
instructors from around the world who attended the
annual Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando,
Walking through the convention space, you hear
an international smorgasbord of music. Polynesian
music blares from one room while the sexy samba
of Mas que Nada pulsates next door, all punctuated
by a "Yeah!"
And Pitbull, always Pitbull.
Perez said the music is treated differently in Zumba
than in traditional aerobics classes.
"In the aerobics world, it s very cheap music. It s
boom-shh-boom-shh-boom-shh, " Perez said, imi-
tating the beat of workout music. "The music is in
the background. We need to put the music in front
because it s a party. How do you enjoy the party if
the music s no good?"
Bill Roedy, former chairman and CEO of MTV
International, is a consultant for Zumba. He said it s
that party atmosphere that makes people curious
about the music.
"Zumba has these captive audiences at 160,000
locations around the world, 14 million users every
single week, so you get in this room and you re dancing
and you re getting healthier and you re listening to
this music---you can t change the radio dial," Roedy
said. "It s a captive audience, and you re building
these endorphins so you feel even better about the
Brazilian superstar Claudia Leitte, one of the celebrity
coaches on the Brazilian version of The Voice, will
be a featured performer at the 2014 World Cup in
Brazil. She recently was named Zumba Fitness global
"We ve been talking about Claudia for a very long
time and we had a dream of meeting Claudia and
trying to get her involved in Zumba because we d go
on YouTube and type in Claudia Leitte and see her
with concerts of 800,000 people," Perlman said. "You
take the biggest star in the US, multiply that by 10,
and that s Claudia in Brazil."
Leitte, already a fan of the Zumba Fitness workouts,
sees the partnership as a love affair of sorts. "It s
about passion. I can see the love in everything that
new fan base
for Latin stars
Zumba creator Beto Perez performing at the 2012 Zumbathon Fitness Concert on the first day of the 2012 Zumba Instructor Convention
in Orlando, Florida.
Continued on Page B6
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