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Maintenance Millwright

this long standing, national manufacturing company is currently looking for a maintenance millwright, to conduct mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs on plant and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.


  • grade 12 with mathematics & science strong pref.
  • section 13 red seal millwright trade tested.
  • minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • n4 electro-mechanical certificate.
  • siemens plc.

key performance areas:

scheduled maintenance:

  • receive maintenance schedules, interpret instructions and plan maintenance and repair work.
  • inspect tooling and determine spares and consumables Requirements.
  • generate job requisitions for scheduled maintenance.
  • transport tools, equipment and spares to the work site.
  • isolate equipment, perform lockouts and make the work area safe.

breakdown maintenance:

  • attend to machine breakdowns of a mechanical/electrical nature for all equipment under engineering functional control.
  • update the responsible person on progress of repairs.
  • escalate the problem to the next level if necessary.
  • capture all information.

mechanical maintenance:

  • produce simple components by expert use of:
    • drilling machine;
    • lathe;
    • milling machine;
    • surface grinding machine; and
    • electrical discharge machine (edm).
  • perform basic and mig/tog 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.

electrical maintenance:

  • design and construct single/three phase circuits.
  • design and install electrical wire ways.
  • construct, commission and do fault tracing on low voltage reticulation networks (220vac, 110vac, 24dc).
  • install or replace and commission electrical equipment (lighting systems; electrical cables and conductors; earth leakage unit in a low voltage circuit; metering units or measuring instruments; low and medium voltage transformers; batteries; electrical wire ways; direct current (dc) machines three phase ac electrical circuits, machines and control gear).
  • wire and commission three phase electrical circuits.
  • inspect and clean (electrical machines; enhanced safety apparatus; electrical motors).
  • test and inspect a three phase industrial/commercial installation.
  • inspect and maintain all electrical equipment.
  • replace electrical equipment.
  • fault find and repair (domestic appliances; single phase alternating current (ac) systems; three phase voltage electrical circuits).


  • 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 work piece (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.

production management:

  • supervise the work unit to achieve work unit objectives.
  • investigate and resolve manufacturing related problems and sub-standard performance.
  • set and adjust manufacturing/production machine conditions to produce quality finished product.
  • control the manufacturing process.
  • ensure that production plan is carried out.
  • ensure efficient use of raw materials.
  • responsible for time keeping of all employees on the shift.

Source :

Location : kwazulu-natal

Publish date : 2020-11-13

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