Assemble the various sub-assemblies of a machine into a working unit.
Move any piece of equipment into or out of a working position at a mine site, quarry, or other such location.
Perform necessary inspections on a newly assembled machine to make sure that it will operate properly on start-up.
Perform specific tests on equipment, such as stall-test, output feed size gradations, lubrication feed rate measurements, temperature monitoring, take current overload readings etc.
Perform troubleshooting tasks to identify the root cause of any problems being experienced with equipment.
Monitor equipment operating in the field for the purpose of improving the performance, either in terms of throughput rate, output product size, ability to handle difficult (eg. Hard or sticky) material, or for any other reason.
Remove broken or damaged equipment and replace it with new/repaired equipment.
Provide training and/or instruction to the customer's workforce on how to build and maintain tasks in a safe effective manner.
Effectively address any problem areas in professional manner.
Record suggestions for design improvements and feed these back as part of the site reporting, so that they can be passed on to Design and Consultancy.
Perform all physical activities that are required to fulfil the duties described above in a safe and professional manner, either alone or in conjunction with other persons who may, or may not be familiar with the equipment.
This work may involve:
- The use of heavy tooling
- The moving of large or bulky parts manually
- Working heights
- Working in confined spaces
- Working in extreme hot or cold locations
- Working long shifts
- Perform tasks required a high level of dexterity and agility
- Carry out high levels of physically strenuous work
- Work involving the extensive use of hard power tools
- Work which, due to the lack of local skills and experience, may need to be performed for extended periods, or for a number of consecutive days
Work in conjunction with other engineering disciplines, such as electrical engineering, civil engineering, rigging and haulage, customer's production operators etc.
Communicate with representatives of the customer, at all levels, on technical and engineering matters relating to the job at hand.
Perform all work in relation to the overhaul of a machine, including the removal and replacement of:
- Sizer and feeder shafts
- Wear componen
- Fluid Couplings
- Gears and seals
- Electro-mechanical and hydraulic drives
Reports spares levels and liaise with the supervisor on stock levels and highlight the risk.
Ensure warranty conditions of equipment and parts are met and maintained.
Advise supervisor on strategic patterns on machine.
Provide input to maintenance planning and review the maintenance schedule.
Taking of oil samples and delivering it to customer's named place.
Transport spare parts on site, provided that it can be transported by an LDV.
Located in Lephalale or willing to relocate
Must have a valid Trade Certificate
3-5 years' experience within the mining industry
Experience working on large, industrial machinery