Academic requirements: Above 65% Average
Other requirements: 0-2 years’ experience will be considered and not more.
Final Undergraduate students studying:
Environmental, Health and Safety
Research and Development
Position: Apprentice Instrumentation (28 Months Fixed Term Contract)
Reports to: Maintenance Manager
The successful candidate for the post of apprentice instrumentation will work under the supervision of an instrumentation technician, and will be expected to perform the duties, tasks, and responsibilities as follows:
To undertake a development programme leading to a Trade Test Qualification as part of an apprenticeship.
To actively participate in their own development plan which will be agreed with the line manager and the assessor from the training provider.
Maintain the training log book up to date.
As directed, undertake a work programme in the Engineering maintenance environment to develop practical skills and knowledge of Instrumentation duties.
Reads, interprets, and executes drawings, schematics, blueprints, and electrical/instrumentation code specifications to see layout of electrical/control equipment installations.
Install and maintain instruments on new or existing plant equipment and processes.
Use pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devices to inspect and test instrument and system operation, and diagnose faults.
Calibrate and maintain components and instruments according to manufacturers’ specifications.
Works on instruments/process failures and replaces components wherever production time is affected.
Performing routine and preventive maintenance on industrial, process and instrumentation equipment (PLC, DCS, motor controls, AC/DC drives, control valves, industrial instrumentation for flow, pressure, level & temperature, automated packaging equipment)
Complies with standards and procedures of industry, SANS, GEHSMS, and Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations.
To take part in meetings, supervision, training as requested by the manager.
To undertake other duties commensurate to the grade and as assigned by the supervisor/manager.
Matric certificate with passes in English, Mathematics and Science subjects.
At least N4 Engineering qualification, ideal N6 Instrumentation qualification.
Work experience not a pre-requisite but would be advantageous.
Must be able to work with coloured wiring and must be able to identify them by sight.
Must be able to find the root cause of issues and think logically about solutions.
Must be able to read blueprints and schematics and use an array of tools and diagnostic devices to service and install electrical parts.
Must be able to work for many different customers, and must be friendly when working on site
Must be able to think critically in their process of diagnosing and repairing equipment.