Electrical and Instrumental Technician (PLC / DCS / Tissue mills) – Johannesburg, South Africa

Location: Alberton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted: 23-01-2018
Reference Number: GBB

Job Description: 
An exciting opportunity for an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician based in Kliprivier. The client is a leading tissue manufacturer and the successful candidate will be expected to maintain the safe operation of ALL Electrical and Instrumentation installations in the mill, ensuring maximum & optimum availability of the production equipment, through effective fault finding, maintenance and optimisation.

  • Carries out all planned maintenance schedules on a regular basis and within the allocated time frame in respect of E&I tasks;
  • Carries out all unplanned maintenance tasks such as “breakdown maintenance” and any other “adhoc” work arising daily;
  • Ensures a professional level of plant inspections and housekeeping;
  • Captures all work undertaken and submits the completed job cards to the E&I Foreman;
  • Ensures compliance of the OSHACT and other legal requirements;
  • Assists E&I Technicians, E&I Foreman and the E&I Engineer in solving plant related problems;
  • Furnish the Production & Mechanical departments with technical support and assistance as required;
  • Keep downtime to a minimum;
  • Ensure that all E&I systems are maintained to manufacturer specifications;
  • Ensure that all Electrical and Instrumentation drawings are kept updated;
  • Carries out standby duties as per standby procedures;
  • Ensure that the withdrawal of spares is as per the CMMS work planning & job card procedure;
  • Arrange for failed components to be replaced / overhauled and placed back into stock;
  • Cost control through effective spares utilization and correct maintenance methods;
  • Continuous improvement and optimization of maintenance methods by being involved in RCFA and other failure analysis methods;
  • Participate in maintenance shutdowns;
  • Participate in the Health & safety program;
  • Participate in meetings with the plants key personnel to exchange information and agree on action plans;
  • Participate in performance assessments.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill 
  • Matric with maths and science;
  • Technical college qualification in line with job description;
  • Recognised Electrical and/or Instrumentation trades;
  • Knowledge and experience of VSD’s, PLC’s, DCS systems, motors and related equipment;
  • 3 years solid plant maintenance experience;
  • Computer literate;
  • Knowledge of tissue mills/pulp and paper plant operations will be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance principles and systems;
  • Have good fault finding ability;
  • Be willing to perform standby duties;
  • Be prepared to work outside normal working hours.
Please apply directly, by clicking on the ‘apply button’ and visit www.caglobalint.com for the latest CA Global jobs.
Greg Beeby
Recruitment Consultant
The CA Global Group
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