Hardwood Operator

Sappi Southern Africa

Ngodwana Mill


Sappi Ngodwana Mill requires a Hardwood Operator to ensure the efficient operation of the hardwood plant from the log intake chain conveyor to the hardwood chip piles.

This role reports to the: Shift Superintendent Woodyard

The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Ensure start up and shut down of plant
  • Monitor plant during operation
  • Identify abnormal / emergency plant conditions and take corrective action according to standard (BOP)
  • Shut down the plant when required
  • Conduct planned / unplanned knife changes
  • Clear log blockages on log conveying systems
  • Clear bark blockages on bark system
  • Ensure plant is running at optimum state to deliver on daily targets
  • Monitor chip quality and report deviations to Shift Superintendent
  • Isolate plant as required (Authorized Operator)
  • Perform house keeping with the team – focus on area of responsibility

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Matric (Maths and Science) / N3 Pulp and Paper
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the Pulp and Paper industry, preferably Woodyard Operation

Closing date for application: 02 September 2019

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without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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