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1 month ago


A manufacturing concern is seeking a Fitter to support the manufacturing site during continuous shift operation on all mechanical related issues, with the primary aim to maintain machine availability and improve up-time.

Open position : Fitter

Location : Port Elizabeth

Salary : Market related

Reporting to : Engineering Coordinator

Job requirements :

- Matric certificate

- Trade Tested Fitter / Fitter and Turner

- N4 in Mechanical Engineering

- 5 years post apprenticeship experience as a Fitter

- 3 years experience within a large manufacturing environment

- Furnace, print screen machine and CNC machine experience would be a great advantage

- Experience working on heavy industrial / automated machines

Knowledge required :

- Good understanding of factory utility layouts (electrical and water reticulation, compressed air systems, and process water plant)

- Knowledge of condition monitoring (electrical and water reticulation, compressed air systems and process water plant)

- Working knowledge of OSHACT

- Knowledge of shut down maintenance

- Working knowledge of robotics

- Bearings and lubrication

- Welding, cutting and grinding experience

- Pneumatics, pumps, transmission systems and general mechanics

Duties :

- Identify, verify and analyse reasons for downtime through root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions to repair the fault in order to ensure timeous resumption of production

- Ensure that inspections on running machinery and equipment is carried out in order to prevent unnecessary downtime

- Ensure adherence to the maintenance schedule by carrying out preventative and scheduled maintenance so that the risk of unplanned downtime is minimised

- Ensure adherence to all safety rules and regulations by all personnel and contractors on site to ensure a safe working environment

- Participate in problem solving workshops and process improvement discussions to support MDW

- Ensure effective communication of relevant information to all stakeholders to support decision making for the business

Skills :

- Self driven and motivated

- Interpersonal skills (team player)

- Strong analytical ability with problem solving

- Able to work under pressure

Candidates meeting all the above criteria are invited to email their CV to


If you have not received contact from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.