Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the above mentioned vacancy in the Front End department at Gledhow Sugar Company. This position reports to the Front End mechanical foreman. The incumbent will be responsible for managing all aspects on steam turbines and associated auxiliary components.

Main Purpose of Job
To effectively maintain the mechanical operation of the plant by monitoring, inspecting and carrying out scheduled or non-scheduled maintenance of mainly steam turbines and associated high speed gearboxes and auxiliary components Carry out daily inspections and report operational risks & safety hazards Carry out minor or major overhauls of turbines and auxiliary components in offcrop Maintain accurate and complete maintenance records for the work performed on all turbines Troubleshoot and diagnose problems and assist the Foreman to outline a repair strategy Carry out repairs on breakdowns to minimize plant downtime Complete & submit work orders timeously with quality feedback Promote safety, efficiency and productiveness when performing plant duties Promote pride in the section and adhere to proper housekeeping standards Go on standby in accordance with standby roster Qualifications,

Experience & Attributes
Matric Government approved trade test At least 3 years experience as a turbine technician preferably in the sugar industry Possess a high level of skill and ability specific to single stage steam turbines Knowledge, use and interpretation of shop/maintenance manuals. Must demonstrate knowledge in theory, practices, processes and terms of the trade in order to overhaul turbines Must be able to use precision instruments such as vernier/dial callipers, inside and outside micrometers, surface gauges, depth gauges, dial indicators and related maintenance equipment Proven track record of high performance Honest, diligent, attentive, safety conscious, team player, good time keeping habits Willing to work extra hours during plant breakdowns

Should you be interested in applying for this position, please submit your detailed CV & copies of qualifications to Email:

Appointment will be made in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan, and if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Source: Zululand Observer