Process Operator #2 Uptakes

Sappi Southern Africa



Sappi Ngodwana Mill requires a Process Operator to safely and efficiently operate the equipment and ensure optimum production output and quality.

This role reports into the Shift Superintendent

The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Control operating parameters on the unit.
  • Refer pre-start up inspection of the stock system, mould, press section and the reeler as per inspection list.
  • Start-up and shut down #2 Uptake machine as required to set procedure.
  • Complete log, downtime reports, production book and production figures on the system electronically.
  • Report potential or actual delays to the Shift Superintendent.
  • Understand fully the principle of the Operator running the machine through pro-active trouble shooting knowledge.
  • Report operating problems and abnormal machine conditions to the Shift Superintendent.
  • Weigh the pulp reels, and logs the tonnage and operates conveyor system if required.
  • Conduct plant checks during shifts and report any problems.
  • Attend green area meeting at beginning of shifts.
  • Check auxiliary equipment on a regular basis as per checklist.
  • Change the mould wire when needed with assistance from Shift Superintendent.
  • Perform isolation
  • Preventsreels from telescoping.
  • Clean press rolls during shutdowns.
  • Remove broke from reeler platform.
  • Control defoamer usage’s.
  • Operate overhead cranes to split reels.
  • Input Log reel data and downtime causes.
  • Raise SAP Notifications to ensure corrective work is performed.
  • Identification; communication and mitigation of risks

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Grade 12 with Maths and Science or
  • N3 Pulp & Paper
  • 1-3 Years Paper Production Experience

Closing date for applications: 28 August 2019

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