Instrument Technician (PE)

Location: Port Elizabeth, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 12-10-2017
  • Competent person:
  • Instrument Technician
  • 3 to 4 years Apprenticeship programme
  • Trade test qualification as Instrument Technician/Mechanician Min: N3
  • Minimum 3 years post qualification experience in industrial instrumentation and process control in petro, chemical, paper & pulp, smelter or mining industry
Specific tasks and functions.
  • Maintain, program, repair and calibrate all process instrumentation, which includes pneumatic, electronic, microprocessor based and solid state equipment as well as analytical equipment
  • Install and commission new equipment and upgrade old installations
  • Conduct fault finding to eliminate problems
General requirements.
  • Good computer literate including maintenance management systems.
  • Good English communication (read, speak, write) 
  • Stand-by and overtime requirement including weekends (planned and on short notice)
  • Reside in NMMM area (company to provide reasonable relocation if outside NMMM area)
  • Own transport
  • Able to read piping and instrument diagrams
  • Team player
Physical activity
  • Able to perform required functions: walking, carrying , climbing, working on heights, good vision
  • Exposure to internal and external environmental conditions, noise, hazards
Additional preferred specifications
  • DCS experience
  • N4 qualification
  • PLC programming
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