Mechanical Technician – August 2019

Sappi Southern Africa

Ngodwana Mill


Sappi Ngodwana Mill requires a MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN to assist the Head of Maintenance and plant mechanical Foreman by carrying out project work, maintenance tasks and technical investigations in line with the plant maintenance strategy and project objectives

This role reports into the Head of Maintenance

The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Creating technical specifications, procedures, enquiry documents, Capital and Renewal project applications.
  • Adjudicate quotations as part of the selection of the successful contractor process.
  • Manage Capital and Renewal projects. This includes, liaison with, supervision of and motivation of project team members, detailed planning, reporting and cost control.
  • Provide specialist maintenance skills (SME) to section in terms of specific plant and equipment where basic mechanical skills or knowledge is lacking.
  • Perform fault finding related to plant and equipment causing production stoppages or reduced throughput.
  • Assist with plant breakdowns where necessary and provide support to plant Foremen.
  • Utilise all Sappi systems in the execution of the maintenance strategy and realization of the maintenance objectives.
  • Execution and supervision of work being done during plant shut down.
  • Investigate the root cause of frequent failures and high cost maintenance equipment where after solutions are derived and implemented.
  • Identify and execute cost saving projects.
  • Perform over inspections and perform lockout audits.
  • Develop Best Practices /QCP’s for maintenance activities.
  • Perform Mill wide Mechanical Technician standby as and when required.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • National Diploma Mechanical Engineering.
  • 3 Years practical experience.
  • Pulp and Paper Industry experience advantageous

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CLOSING DATE: 28 August 2019

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