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Technician - Mechanical

MpumalangaSouth Africa
6 days ago0 Applicants
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  • Draws up technical specifications/procedures, Capital and Renewal applications and enquiry documents
  • Adjudicates quotations and is also part of the selection of the successful contractor.
  • Manage Capital and Renewal projects.
  • Updates plant mechanical drawings in consultation with the plant Foremen.
  • Carry out technical investigations / feasibility studies and investigates maintenance problems, producing reports containing detailed recommendations and changes to maintenance plans
  • Provide specialist maintenance skills (SME) to section (In terms of specific plant and equipment where basic mechanical skills and particularly knowledge is lacking.)
  • Fault finding on plant and equipment not performing to OEM specifications.
  • Fault finding related to plant and equipment causing production stoppages or reduced throughput capacity
  • Work without supervision but keeps Engineer fully informed when necessary.
  • Assists with plant breakdowns where necessary and provide support to plant Foremen, and manage sections pending situations, also carries out standby duties.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all statutory inspections (e.g. structural inspections, pressure vessel inspections, pressurised system inspections, etc.)
  • Observes company safety policies and procedures in accordance with OHS Act and IRCA.
  • Utilise all Sappi systems in the execution of the maintenance strategy and realisation of the objectives.
  • Assist Maintenance Engineer with the preparation of maintenance budget.
  • Execute work on shuts and supervision of work being done during shuts.
  • Investigate the root cause of frequent failures and /or high cost maintenance equipment where after solutions are derived and implemented.
  • Identify and execute cost saving projects.
  • Do plant over inspections and perform lockout audits monthly.
  • Assist to develop maintenance schedules on new installed equipment.
  • Develop Best Practises/QCPs for the maintenance activities.
  • Do Mill Wide Mechanical Technician standby duties as and when required.

What are we looking for?

  • NQF6: N. Diploma / NH Dip. Mechanical Engineering.
  • 3-5 Years practical experience.
  • Pulp and Paper Industry experience advantageous.
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