at Edubuzz
Location Barberton, South Africa
Date Posted Jul 13, 2021
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Sappi Southern Africa requires Millwrights to provide first line breakdown maintenance on a shift basis in order to maximise production and minimise plant downtime

This role reports in to the Millwright Superintendent.

The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Diagnose, fault find and repair all mechanical and electrical breakdowns and defects millwide
  • Perform mechanical repairs by removing and replacing mechanical equipment such as pumps, valves, fans, gearboxes, pulleys, bearings, couplings and other mechanical equipment
  • Overhaul equipment and change seals and bearings where required
  • Perform alignment on rotating equipment and rigging of equipment up to 1ton
  • Perform basic arc welding on low pressure pipes and support brackets as well as flame cutting of bolts, flanges etc
  • Trace electrical faults in electrical motors and control circuits by using relevant testers and meters
  • Rewire burnt componants or panels as required
  • Perform electrical repairs by removing and replacing electric motors and driven machinery
  • Perform fault finding on PLC’s and VSD’s and effect required repairs where necessary
  • Perform replacement, installation and termination of new or damaged LT cables where required
  • Utilise SAP to create and edit notifications as well as to search and order spare materials from stores
  • Assist with commissioning mechanical and electrical equipment after shutdowns, breakdowns and new installations
  • Understand and comply with safety, health , environmenbt and Quality standards and procedures

The ideal candidate should have:

  • NQF level 4 Qualification (Grade 12 / N3 Engineering) coupled with a Millwright Trade Test
  • 2 years of post trade test experience as a Millwright in a heavy industry environment
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