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Fitter (Manufacturing) - Durban

Overview: To conduct mechanical maintenance and repairs on plant and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. The position reports to the Maintenance Specialist. Minimum Requirements: Grade 12 with Maths and Science Trade Tested Fitter N4 Mechanical Trade Theory and Mechano Technics (advantageous) 5 years’ experience in heavy industry Responsibilities: Scheduled Preventative Maintenance: Receive Maintenance Schedules, plan and execute before they expire. Interpret instructions and plan maintenance and repair work Inspect the tooling and determine spares and consumables requirements Generate Job Requisitions for scheduled maintenance work (type of repair or maintenance, spares, quantities, time, etc.) Transport tools, equipment and spares to the work site Isolate equipment, perform lockouts, complete the LOTO register and make the work area safe Complete the Contractors Permit to Work prior to contractors commencing with work on site. Conduct Preventive Maintenance activities Perform change overs in the production environment Count stock for a Stock Take integrity check (check spares condition during the count) All Scheduled Maintenance shall be recorded (Opened and Closed) to the Maintenance Connection system IN TIME to aid in pro-longing equipment life and prevent Unplanned Maintenance. Housekeeping: Keep Workshop and work area clean and maintain or improve on 5S standards. Perform Plant start-ups. Plan plant start-up well in advance of planned production starting time to ensure the plant is ready for production. If unsure, ask. Track and record personal daily hours to ensure the KPA – Artisan Utilization of ? 75% is achieved. Breakdown: Attend to machine breakdowns of a mechanical nature for all equipment under engineering functional control. Update the responsible person on progress of repairs Escalate a problem/breakdown to the next level if it cannot be resolved successfully All Breakdowns shall be recorded (Opened and Closed) to the Maintenance Connection system to aid in determining the root cause and to accurately calculate KPI and artisan utilisation data. Mechanical Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance Align machines and equipment Diagnose and repair faults on equipment and machinery during production/operation Commission and refurbish machines / equipment Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components Operate and monitor a lathe to produce simple components Operate and monitor a milling machine to produce simple components Operate and monitor a surface grinding machine to produce simple components Operate the Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) to seal moulds Perform basic and MIG/TIG welding of metals Grind tools and drill bits Maintain mechanical equipment (indirect and direct drives, pipe systems, static seals, bearings, brakes and clutches, direct drives, dynamic seals, heat exchangers and pressure vessels, lubricating systems, pumps, conveyor systems, compressors, fluid power/pneumatic/vacuum systems, gearboxes , safety valves) Fabrication: Mechanically cut, drill, punch and assemble fabrication materials using powered machinery Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) Join metals using the resistance welding process Weld workpiece (oxy-acetylene welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding) Remove metals using oxy-fuel and air-carbon arc gouging processes Instrumentation Maintenance: Construct Basic Electronic Circuits Install Instrument impulse lines Maintain instrumentation equipment (Flow; Level; Pressure; Temperature; Intrinsically safe apparatus) Carry out soldering and de-soldering procedures Post-Maintenance: Test and commission machinery or equipment prior to handover Complete the Planned Maintenance Schedule-Maintenance Connection (Work completed, work not completed, spares used, spares not available, time taken, observations, problems, etc.) Identify any other work required (including additional spares) and communicate to the Planner/Buyer Clean up after completion of job and inform the responsible person that the maintenance has been completed to the required standard Material Handling: Handling sling loads, operating cranes/hoists and operating forklifts. Engineering Projects: Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control and work as a valuable team member Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution Monitor, evaluate and communicate project schedules Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise Supervise a project team of a technical project if and when requested Provide assistance within the project in the field of your expertise Support project meetings and workshops when required to do so Apply Now
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