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This long standing, national manufacturing company is currently looking for a Maintenance Millwright, to conduct mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs on plant and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Grade 12 with Mathematics & Science strong pref.
  • Section 13 Red Seal Millwright Trade Tested.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • N4 Electro-mechanical Certificate.
  • Siemens PLC.

Key Performance Areas:

Scheduled Maintenance:

  • Receive maintenance schedules, interpret instructions and plan maintenance and repair work.
  • Inspect tooling and determine spares and consumables requirements.
  • Generate job requisitions for scheduled maintenance.
  • Transport tools, equipment and spares to the work site.
  • Isolate equipment, perform lockouts and make the work area safe.

Breakdown Maintenance:

  • Attend to machine breakdowns of a mechanical/electrical nature for all equipment under engineering functional control.
  • Update the responsible person on progress of repairs.
  • Escalate the problem to the next level if necessary.
  • Capture all information.

Mechanical Maintenance:

  • Produce simple components by expert use of:
    • Drilling machine;
    • Lathe;
    • Milling machine;
    • Surface grinding machine; and
    • Electrical Discharge machine (EDM).
  • Perform basic and MIG/TOG welding of metals.
  • Grind tools and drill bits.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment:
    • Indirect and direct drives, pipe systems, static seals, bearings, brakes and clutches, direct drives, dynamic seals, heat exchangers and pressure vessels, lubricating systems, pumps, conveyor systems, compressors, fluid power/pneumatic/vacuum systems, gearboxes, safety valves.

Electrical Maintenance:

  • Design and construct Single/Three Phase Circuits.
  • Design and install Electrical Wire Ways.
  • Construct, commission and do fault tracing on low voltage reticulation networks (220Vac, 110Vac, 24DC).
  • Install or replace and commission electrical equipment (lighting systems; electrical cables and conductors; earth leakage unit in a low voltage circuit; metering units or measuring instruments; low and medium voltage transformers; batteries; electrical wire ways; direct current (DC) machines three phase AC electrical circuits, machines and control gear).
  • Wire and commission three phase electrical circuits.
  • Inspect and clean (electrical machines; enhanced safety apparatus; electrical motors).
  • Test and inspect a three phase industrial/commercial installation.
  • Inspect and maintain all electrical equipment.
  • Replace electrical equipment.
  • Fault find and repair (Domestic appliances; single phase alternating current (AC) systems; three phase voltage electrical circuits).


  • Mechanically cut, drill, punch and assemble fabrication materials using powered machinery.
  • Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting).
  • Join metals using the resistance welding process.
  • Weld work piece (oxy-acetylene welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding).
  • Remove metals using oxy-fuel and air-carbon arc gouging processes.

Instrumentation Maintenance:

  • Construct Basic Electronic Circuits.
  • Install Instrument impulse lines.
  • Maintain instrumentation equipment (Flow; Level; Pressure; Temperature; Intrinsically safe apparatus).
  • Carry out soldering and de-soldering procedures.

Production Management:

  • Supervise the work unit to achieve work unit objectives.
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing related problems and sub-standard performance.
  • Set and adjust manufacturing/production machine conditions to produce quality finished product.
  • Control the manufacturing process.
  • Ensure that production plan is carried out.
  • Ensure efficient use of raw materials.
  • Responsible for time keeping of all employees on the shift.

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