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Graduate in Training - Mechanical Engineering

The Programme 

Sappi Ngodwana Mill requires a Graduate in Training to complete a two-year comprehensive training programme that contributes the knowledge and practical requirements to become a proficient maintenance or project engineer in a mill.  
This role reports into the Maintenance Manager - Mechanical. 

What You Will Do

  • Practical work as per Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) standards.
  • Advise on and design machinery and tools for manufacturing and other industrial use.
  • Advise on and design steam, internal combustion and other non-electric motors and engines used for driving industrial machinery.
  • Advise on and design mechanical plant and equipment for the release, control and utilization of energy, heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems, pumps, pipe work, valves and other associated mechanical equipment.
  • Advise on and design non-electrical parts of apparatus and precision instruments.
  • Establish control standards and procedures to ensure efficient functioning and safety of machines, machinery, tools, motors, engines, industrial plant, equipment and systems.
  • Ensure that equipment operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.
  • Investigate and find solutions for operational problem related to machinery, tools and plant equipment.
  • Contribute to the design of new equipment specifications or use for example fluid systems, complex machines, energy systems involving heat transfer, pressure systems or HVAC systems.
  • Rotate through the mill and provide operational support to engineers in each section.
  • Participate in plant forums, multi-disciplinary team meetings and engineering meetings to learn how the plant operates and to contribute professional advice.
  • Investigate failure or underperformance of equipment in the plant and recommend solutions to avoid recurrence.
  • Assess existing plant design against design specifications, health and safety requirements, ease of fabrication and assembly standards, constructability, maintainability, environmental requirements, ergonomic considerations, life cycle costs and alternative solutions.
  • Assist during plant shuts and machine start-ups.
  • Assist engineers with project management activities including project scoping, prefeasibility, business case development (capital expense, operating cost and total cost of ownership), resourcing, scheduling, and implementation. 

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • BSc, B Tech. Eng. or B Eng. (Mechanical Engineering).
  • No prior work experience required.
  • Computer literate.
Closed 3 days ago
Closed 3 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering Mechanical

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    Mpumalanga (South Africa)

  • Closing Date:5th May 2021, 6:00 pm


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