Sappi Southern Africa

Stanger Mill

Balerman ( P15 )

Sappi Stanger Mill requires a Balerman to operate the bale press section of wet lap machine so that optimum production is maintained on a continuous basis and complies with SHEQ.

The main responsibilities of this job are:


  • Bale wet laps of pulp into specified bale sizes
  • Assist operator to start up wet lap machine with vacuum
  • Operate bale forks
  • Operate forward motion of loaded trolley
  • Return trolley, ensures no persons in between trolley and forks
  • Report on machinery, quality and safety
  • Maintains stock of baling wire, Thinners, Coolant and stencil boards
  • Maintains stock of making material
  • Marks bales as they come off press clearly as per operators’ instructions
  • Records bale count in book of bales going out on conveyor
  • Align misplaced bales on conveyor
  • Loading soda ash at Copeland
  • Work at moist Depithing plant, process plant and delkor belt washer [change screens] or as required by foreman and management.
  • Clean the chemical prep and pulp plants when shut
  • Wash the chests in the pulp mill and repulpers when shut

Adheres to Environmental Policy and Procedures Including

  • Reducing waste
  • Preventing spills
  • Meeting environmental targets that apply to his sphere of influence
  • Complying with hazardous chemical handling procedures
  • Complying with environmental legal requirements

Safety, Health, Environment & Quality (SHEQ)

  • Understand & comply with all SHEQ requirements of the job.
  • Identify and take corrective action in terms of SHEQ conditions and hazards.
  • Maintains a high level of good housekeeping in the workplace at all times

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Matric + Full N1 Pulp & Paper or NQF Level 4 Paper Board / NCV Level 2 or relevant unit standard
  • Minimum three months on the job training as a Balerman
  • Minimum two years in a manufacturing environment – preferably pulp production

Closing Date 7th February 2020

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