Production Technician - Hillside Richards Bay




05 Jun 2019

Reference Number



Undisclosed basic salary



The purpose of this role is to safely operate equipment and conduct autonomous maintenance in a production plant according to operating standards, procedures, work instructions and defined processes to achieve optimal production outcomes.


Serious contenders will have N3 Technical Certificate and a valid trade test certificate (Millwright, Fitter, Electrical or Instrumentation) and minimum of 2 years' experience in mining, metal or heavy industry;

Computer Literate (Excel and Word) is essential;

Code 08 Drivers license is essential;

Proficiency in English, (reading & writing) is essential;

Knowledge in PLC and/or SCADA is advantageous;

Working experience on SAP is advantageous.


Safely execute operations tasks as per plant Standards and Operating Procedures (SOP) requirements;

Operate and maintain plant equipment to ensure stable operation through elevated level of plant availability and utilization;

Operate mobile equipment where necessary;

Perform first line troubleshooting using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA);

Perform local isolation for equipment intervention;

Conduct and document root cause analysis (5 Whys) for equipment failure and chronic failures;

Conduct first line maintenance (including resets, oil top ups, greasing, minor adjustment and minor components changeout);

Maintain excellent housekeeping of own area of responsibility;

Complete quality shift reports as per Line Manager's requirements;

Ensure compliance to the SAP process for work execution and capture related transactional data into the SAP system;

Execute work orders as per schedule and relevant work instructions associated with the work orders;

Maintain the design standard and ensure change management process is adhered to;

Provide input into root cause analysis and subsequent resolution of issues affecting equipment reliability;

Initiate updates to work procedures to ensure they are accurate and relevant to equipment as per the SAP process;

Ensure adequate scoping of corrective work to facilitate the planning process;

Validate quality of work performed by maintenance team in his/her area of responsibility.

Please apply by sending your CV to this email address and ensure that you include the position name and the advertisement reference nr in your application - (email address)

Applications close 19 June 2019 at 17H00.

Contract Type:

Temporary, Permanent/Contract


Richards Bay
South Africa