TWK Agriculture Fitter Job’s Available

CLOSING DATE: 31 May 2019
Work type: Permanent
Location: Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal

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Job Details:

Division: Timber
Minimum experience: Associate
Company primary industry: Agriculture
Job functional area: Other


TWK Agri has the following vacancy available: Fitter within the Timber Division at Richards Bay Woodchip Mill, KwaZulu-Natal.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Read and interpret mechanical and hydraulic drawings and schematics to determine layout and placement of mechanical/hydraulic components in installations
  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines by following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications
  • Troubleshoots malfunctions, locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using measuring and testing instruments
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling machinery, equipment or devices, using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools and examining the removed damaged or broken parts, to determine probable cause of failure
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, callipers, a vernier, and other measuring instruments
  • Set and adjusts functional parts of machinery and equipment by using hand tools, levels, straightedges and gauges
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance; monitoring compliance
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level, and anticipating needed equipment and parts
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish the best job results
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by filling in daily and weekly inspection sheets, answering questions and requests
  • Maintains continuity of work in the mill by collecting, and summarizing and reporting necessary information, all irregularities, and communicating what actions were taken, and are still required, to maintain the mill’s efficiency
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Matric / Grade 12
  • Red seal trade tested qualified artisan
  • At least three years’ work experience in an industrial environment
  • Submit an exit medical certificate of health from previous employer
  • Fair working knowledge about different makes of gearboxes and their applications
  • Fair working knowledge of different types of bearings and their applications
  • Fair working knowledge of how hydraulic drives and other drive systems work (Staffa and fluid drives and VSD’s)
  • Turning and milling experience (advantageous)
  • Electrical/electronic experience in the industrial field (advantageous)
  • Basic diesel engine mechanical knowledge or aptitude (advantageous)
  • Have strong communication and organisational skills
  • Be a team player and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Have problem solving skills and must be a pragmatic person
  • Have to be available to do standby duties on a rotational basis and be available to work over weekends as required
  • Be a versatile artisan with basic mechanic, electrical/electronic and boiler making skills
  • Be able to work in semi-confined spaces and at heights
  • Have a basic business understanding, to know why it is important to make sure that production targets can be achieved timeously and repeatedly
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Have a full set of tools as prescribed by TWK Agri RBCM

How To Apply: Apply Online

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