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26 Apr 2019

Learnership Trainee Mechanical Engineer

Your Jobs KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description

Sappi Southern Africa requires Trainee Mechanical Engineer for Stanger Mill to complete a two year comprehensive learnership training programme that contributes the knowledge and practical requirements to become a proficient maintenance or project engineer in a mill.

The Main Responsibilities of the Trainee Mechanical Engineer would be:
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, pipework, 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.

Design activities:
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, pre-feasibility, business case development (capital expense, operating cost and total cost of ownership ), resourcing, scheduling, and implementation.
Assist engineers with trial runs or pilot plant implementation by monitoring the performance of the new equipment and providing feedback on the results.
Engage with external consultants assigned to projects to understand their role in the projects. Review consultant proposals and provide recommendations on whether to proceed.
Attend training and industry events to keep abreast of new developments in the pulp and paper industry.

Apply today for the Trainee Mechanical Engineer

We require someone with:
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Computer literacy
No prior work experience is required

Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Should you not have been contacted within 14 days of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Job Categories: Learnerships. Job Types: Learnership. Job Tags: learnerships in Kwa Zulu natal.


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