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Sappi Electrical Technician


Electrical Technician

Sappi Ngodwana seeks to employ an Electrical Technician to provide a Maintenance service to the Production Department, in his/ her area of operation

Electrical Technician (Grade 9/HRL15/S8)

REPORTING TO Head of Maintenance

Electrical Technician

    • Assist the Electrical Engineer and Electrical Project engineers by performing various project work, technical investigations and management tasks
    • Adjudicate quotations and participate in the selection of various contractors to ensure professional completion of cataract work
    • Manage Capital and Renewal projects, this shall include liaison, supervision and motivation of project team members detailed planning, reporting and cost control
    • Update plant Electrical drawings in consultation with plant Foremen
    • Perform technical investigations and feasibility studies and investigates maintenance problems, producing reports containing detailed recommendations.
    • Fault finding on plant and equipment not performing to OEM specifications.
    • Fault finding related to plant and equipment causing production stoppages or reduced throughput capacity
    • Assists with plant breakdowns where necessary and provide support to Plant Foremen, and manages sections pending situations, also carries out standby duties.
    • Observes Company safety policy and procedures in accordance with OHS Act and IRCA.
    • Shut implementation and supervision
    • Ensure a safe working environment with the development of safety and housekeeping strategies

  • Knowledge and Experience in Shut planning
  • Problem solving techniques such as Route Cause Analysis (RCA’s)
  • Project and contract management experience and skills
  • Use and understanding of bar charts
  • Competent with Capex and Renewal procedure
  • Drawing compilation, filing, checking and approval
  • Control system development and design
  • HV/LV mill reticulation and implementation of maintenance strategy
  • PLC, Coding, DCS and IT Systems is critical
    • National Diploma Electrical Engineering
    • 5 years of Heavy industry experience
    • 1-2 years fault finding experience
    • Pulp and Paper industry maintenance experience advantageous
    • Familiar with pneumatic and hydraulic systems


Closing Date: 20 June 2018

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