Instrument Technician

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Instrument Technician

Applicants for this position must have a recognised Trade Test in Instrumentation as well as 2 - 5 years relevant experience in a related role within a processing or manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of SHE and customer service with good attention to detail and communication skills are essential.

REQUIREMENTS:



  • Recognised Trade Test in Instrumentation

  • 2 - 5 years relevant experience in a related role within a processing or manufacturing environment.


SHE:



  • Knowledge of basic Health, Safety and Environmental principles in and around a workplace (PPE requirements, Housekeeping standards, etc.)

  • knowledge of SHE System requirements

  • Must have an understanding of risk assessment concepts and processes

  • understanding of a work permit system


Quality and Food Safety:



  • Experience of HACCP principles

  • Must have an understanding of Quality Control in the Production environment

  • Demonstrate an understanding of quality and food safety requirements for a Quality Management System


Customer Service:



  • Experienced in customer service


Electrical & Mechanical Engineering:



  • Understand basic electronic theory and components 

  • Understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources 


Instrumentation Installations:



  • Knowledge of the principles of installing Instrumentation Equipment 


Instrumentation Fault Finding and Repair:



  • An understanding of fault finding techniques on field instrumentation 


Instrumentation Maintenance:



  • Knowledge of Instrumentation equipment: flow equipment, level equipment, pressure equipment, temperature equipment, weighing equipment, safety systems and equipment, PLC equipment, basic programmable logic controllers 


Problem Solving:



  • Demonstrate logical problem solving and error detection techniques


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


SHE Management:



  • Apply health, safety, security and housekeeping in work environment

  • Comply to Legislation as set out in the OSH Act and to organisational standards

  • Address workplace hazards and risks

  • Within scope of authority of the role, carry out all the employers lawful orders in the interest of health and safety, and report any unsafe acts or conditions


 Quality & Food Safety:



  • Comply to Legislation as set out in the Foodstuffs Disinfectants and Cosmetics Act and all other relevant Food legislation, regulations and organisational standards

  • Comply with requirements of the Engineering Quality Management System

  • Apply and continuously improve procedures within internal environment

  • Comply with requirements of the Integrated Management System and refer to Food Safety Responsibilities and Authorities

  • Protect company assets (working capital & fixed assets)

  • Minimise waste and rework 


Customer Relations:



  • Interact with internal customers

  • Provide sufficient feedback on issues addressed to relevant stakeholders such as the Engineering and Production teams pertaining to but not limited to roots causes of problems, actions taken, improvements made  and additional work to be conducted



Supplier Relations:



  • Interact with internal suppliers

  • Manage and supervise contracted staff and services related to skills and pertaining to the Engineering department.


Reliability Engineering:



  • Improve Operational Equipment Efficiencies (OEE)


 Maintenance Planning:



  • Close-out Work Orders on SAP

  • File Work Order documentation


Support the maintaining and improvement of the maintenance management system


Instrumentation Installations:



  • Install, test and maintain Instrumentation systems and equipment:

    • basic pneumatic systems, flow equipment, level equipment, weighing equipment, load cell equipment, pressure equipment, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC`s), temperature equipment, analytical equipment, equipment associated with Final Control Elements, valves, solenoids, Instrument impulse lines 




Instrumentation Fault Finding and Repair:



  • Provide technical input in solving processing problems

  • Conduct fault finding and repair of Instrumentation equipment (Flow; Level; Load cell, Pressure; Temperature; Analytical) 

  • Fault find and repair Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC`s) 

  • Fault find and repair equipment associated with Final Control Elements 



Instrumentation Maintenance:



  • Conduct scheduled checks on instruments

  • Maintain specialized sensing devices 

  • Maintain recorders 

  • Maintain process control loops 

  • Maintain pneumatic systems related to instrumentation equipment

  • Maintain instrument air service units

  • Perform standby duties and attend to callouts with regards to instrumentation breakdowns

  • Oversee Maintenance contractors in area of responsibility


 Electrical fault find and repair



  • Fault find, test and repair on all low voltage equipment 


 Soldering:



  • Carry out basic soldering

  • Apply soldering techniques in repairing of electrical and electronic circuits



Projects:



  • Work as a project team member and provide adequate knowledge related to field and skills 


Skills:


Customer Service:



  • Apply the basic skills of customer service


Computer Skills:




    • Operating computer systems


      • Use a personal computer operating system

        • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

        • SAP

        • SCADA

        • Intellipermit






Tools:





      • Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools 

      • Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment 

      • Select, use and care for engineering power tools 

      • Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments 

      • Select, use and care for portable electrical equipment




Report Writing:





      • Process data using information technology




General:


Apply the organisation's code of conduct in a work environment