Richards Bay

    MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN - richards bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - The Recruitment Guy

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    Area: Richards Bay

    Industry: Engineering

    Ref No.: TRG 2157

    Salary: Market related TCTC available/negotiable

    Start Date: As soon as possible

    An opportunity for an experienced MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN is required for permanent employment based in Richards Bay.

    • The Mechanical Technician (with Welding Inspector qualification/exp) performs a support function in the Engineering team for new projects, equipment upgrades, and modernisation, technical services and major equipment repairs for Aluminium smelters.
    • The Mechanical Technician (with Welding Inspector qualification/exp) is required to understand, analyse, modify existing and design new mechanical and related system, primarily on machines used in the aluminium smelter industry.
    • Drafting, modelling and associated strength calculations form part of this role.
    • This role will also support the manufacturing department with necessary bills of material, develop scopes of work and provide related guidance and support to the quality department.
    • He/she will be in charge of the interface between the companys engineering department and the local engineering department.
    • The Mechanical Technician (with Welding Inspector qualification/exp) will also provide engineering support to other departments.
    • Support also extends to site visits at the clients sites and supplier sites.


    • Design in 2D
    • Modelling in 3D
    • Create and modify drawings as required
    • Review of drawings and preparation of drawing packs to the workshop and/or manufacturing suppliers
    • Setting and maintaining technical standards
    • Maintain engineering processes and procedures (i.e. welding, heat treatment etc)
    • Site visits and equipment inspections
    • Technical assistance / audits at client site
    • Scope of work input (client and suppliers)
    • Prepare QCPs (Quality Control Plans) in conjunction with the QA/QC
    • Participate in NCR meetings on behalf of Engineering department as required
    • Provide technical input for Requests for Quotation for Projects, Spare Parts and Repairable s
    • Loading, modifying, analysing and revising of Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Inventory Codes
    • Extracting information and technical data from SAP and other databases
    • Production support (machining, fabrication etc)
    • Comply with legal and company specific HSEQ requirements
    • Consider quality and safety in all work performed
    • Report any quality non-conformance near misses or incidents


    • Analyse and find solutions to mechanical problems on equipment
    • Produce Quality work
    • Meet milestones / deadlines
    • Identify the mismatch between international and local available materials and processes for manufacturing
    • Select material, methods and processes required for fabrication and localisation of supply in South Africa
    • Clarify drawing and related problems (fitment, interferences, missing information, international translation etc.)
    • Work with Accuracy


    • Cultivate healthy relationships with the management team, your line manager and engineering team
    • Contribute to good company culture, team morale and a healthy work environment


    • Matric (Grade 12)
    • Mechanical Engineering Qualification
    • Welding Inspector qualification advantageous
    • Computer literacy: Word, Excel, Microsoft Project and SAP would be advantageous
    • Aluminium smelter equipment experience will be advantageous
    • Knowledge of Solios equipment advantageous
    • 3 5 years experience in a mechanical engineering position
    • More than 2 years experience in a senior position
    • Experience with CAD software/Autodesk Inventor


    • Salary: Market related TCTC available/negotiable
    • Start Date: As soon as possible












    • We will ONLY consider applications from suitably experienced candidates that meet the requirements of this vacancy.

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