Instrument Technician – Malelane

Job Description

RCL FOODS is seeking a Instrument Technician to join our Sugar Division. The role will be based in Malelane and report to the Foreman: Instrumentation. RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent to execute project and scheduled maintenance tasks by establishing specifications and scheduling activities, participating and executing complex installation, fault finding and repair procedures, providing guidance and developing guidelines to improve understanding, overseeing or preparing complex drawings and programming codes and conducting testing and calibrations of a diverse range of monitoring and control instrumentation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Perform asset care activities as required by the company maintenance systems and procedures, including accurate and timeous feedback and documentation to all stakeholders; Carry out planned and autonomous maintenance, to reduce unplanned maintenance and optimize plant availability; Calibrate, repair and maintain control gear/instrumentation and associated equipment to ensure operation within set standards; Carry out installations, defined checks, trouble shooting, required testing, repairs and modifications to instrumentation and electronic equipment in accordance with specified instructions, including completing safety checks where required; Maintain and improve Existing PLC, SCADA systems and Instrumentation networks (hardware and software) and perform changes/modification as required; Ensure proper documentation of changes/modifications; Ensure availability of critical spares for all process control equipment; Assist in the design, development of drawings, management of contractors, and commissioning of projects; and Ensure total adherence to all safety, health and environmental procedures and guidelines as well as all other company policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements

National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control) Computer Literacy, Knowledge of Schneider PLC, Archestra and Wonderware Scada systems Must be self-driven and able to work in a team environment Must be able to produce high quality workmanship and do it right the first time To be considered for appointment, candidate must be a South African citizen