Engineering Artisan Instrument Technician

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The purpose of this position is to maintain plant systems and equipment according to instrumentation and technical requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors and benchmarks technology to ensure continuous improvement
  • Installs and commissions new equipment and systems in line with set standards
  • Performs detailed design, device programming, configuration and calibration on equipment to the set parameters
  • Maintains equipment and systems to optimise performance and availability
  • Inspects / monitors equipment and systems and takes appropriate corrective action
  • Assesses equipment and recommends for decommissioning and disposal in line with set Company standards
  • Manages and monitors stock levels to ensure availability of critical spares
  • Collects and analyses data on the system and equipment to ensure compliance to standards
  • Maintains records and ensures they are up-to-date and accurate
  • Identifies, plans and executes Control & Instrumentation projects in line with accepted project management principles
  • Consults with production teams on maintenance activities that affects production
  • Supports the achievement of engineering availability and production performance levels
  • Ensures that maintenance related information is recorded and reported to the relevant planning office to support the planned / asset maintenance system

Qualification Requirements

  • National Diploma S4 Electrical Engineering – Light Current
  • Mechanician Trade qualification will be an added advantage
  • Site specific certification may be required
  • Valid Driver’s Licence Code B, EB or C1
  • Own transport to attend to call outs

Experience and Skills Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 – 5 years’ experience as a qualified Instrument Technician on a DMS Plant
  • Must be able to do PLC programming
  • Experience in AScii installations
  • VSD trained
  • Experience in one of the following smart relays: Siemens, Allen Bradley or Schneider
  • Knowledge of belt scale maintenance, actuated control valves, magnetic flow meters and different types of level control instruments
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces and at heights
  • Must be familiar with risk assessment procedures
  • Not colour blind
  • English language proficiency
  • Time management skills

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