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Technician - Ekurhuleni

Rheinmetall Denel Munition

  • Required to be able to dismantle and assemble machinery mechanically and electrically.
  • Must be able to work on PLC's, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Motors, Pumps, Robots, Sensors, Valves, Cylinders, Conveyors, Lights, Circuit breakers, etc.
  • Mechanically and electrically repair and maintain all presses, induction units, lathes, CNC machinery and shot blast machines, heat treatment plants, cranes and all portable electrical equipment.
  • Attend to the scheduled mechanical and electrical servicing and maintenance of all the machinery & tools used in workshop (i.e. lathe, milling machine, drills, hydraulic press, grinders, extensions etc.)
  • Assist with the purchasing of spares; be flexible to work both on the forging and CNC side.
  • Read mechanical and electrical diagrams, schematic drawings and service manuals to determine work procedures.
  • Operate rigging equipment, and forklifts to place heavy machinery and parts.
  • Fit bearings, align gears and shafts, attach and connect motors, and connect couplings and belts to precise tolerances
  • Align and test equipment mechanically and electrically, and take necessary corrective action.
  • Perform Arc, Gas & TIG welding during breakdowns.
  • Perform planned and preventative maintenance tasks and routine inspection
  • Maintain safe working procedures (SHE inspections), good housekeeping and 5S.
  • Completion of job cards and report back on findings and action taken.
  • Apply lock-out procedures without exception.
  • Be available for overtime, shifts and standby.
  • Monitor and assist in developing apprentices and workshop assistants.
  • Maintains records of repairs made, work orders and time worked.
  • Responsible for all safety aspects during maintenance tasks


  • Matric and qualification in a technical trade.
  • N4 or NQF equivalent.
  • 5 years applicable trade experience after Trade test certificate.
  • Formal training and knowledge on Siemens S7 (programming and troubleshooting).
  • Good mechanical and electrical insight in the repair of CNC machinery.
  • Willingness to work overtime/shifts and to be on standby.
  • Ability to work well in a team, and lead a team of Artisans.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics on CNC machinery.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics on Forging Press machinery.
  • Good problem solving skills, and customer liaison skills.
  • Good communicator.

Must be able to work with minimum supervision

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