Artisan: Qualified Fitter

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Website hirepower_sa Hire Power SA, part of Talentor Int.


Location: Port Elizabeth
Profile: Engineering
Career level: Artisan – 3 years’ experience
Employment: Full time, permanent
EE / Non-EE: EE according to the company’s current Employment Equity Plan
Salary:  R30 000 CTC
Working hours: 08h00 to 16h30, Monday to Friday.


  • You will report directly to the Engineering Coordinator and support the manufacturing site during continuous shift operation on all mechanical related issues.
  • The primary aim is to maintain machine availability and improve up-time.


  • To do this you will need to identify verify and analyse reasons for downtime through root cause analysis and by implementing corrective actions to repair the fault so that’s production may resume.
  • Ensure that inspections on running machines and equipment are carried out in order to prevent unnecessary downtime
  • Furthermore, you have to ensure adherence to the maintenance schedule by carrying out preventative and scheduled maintenance so that the risk of unplanned downtime is minimised.
  • You must adhere to all safety rules and regulations to ensure a safe working environment for all
  • You will participate in problem-solving workshops and process improvement discussions to support the mission directed work teams
  • You must ensure effective communication to the of the relevant information to all stakeholders to support decision-making for the business

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING EXPERIENCE: Please note that these requirements are NOT NEGOTIABLE (Please don’t submit an application if you don’t meet these requirements.)

  • Matric AND N4 in Mechanical Engineering,
  • Completed Trade Test Fitter / Fitter and Turner.
  • At least 5 years’ POST apprenticeship experience, of which a minimum of 3 years’ relevant working experience must have been gained within a large manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in working on heavy industrial / automated machines.
  • Shiftwork.


  • Be self-driven and highly motivated
  • Have good interpersonal skills. In other words, be a good team player.
  • Strong analytical ability with problem-solving.
  • Be able to work under pressure and do root cause analysis


  • It’s vital that you have a good understanding of factory utility layouts (i.e. electrical and water reticulation, compressed air systems and process water plant).
  • Knowledge of conditioning-based monitoring systems is required.
  • Working knowledge of the OSHACT and of shutdown maintenance.
  • You must have a working knowledge of Robotics, bearings, lubrication, welding, cutting and grinding.
  • Pneumatics, pumps, transmission systems and general mechanics.
  • Knowledge of maintenance on CNC machines.

Click on the button to email a comprehensive C.V. and brief cover letter to Monique Prince, supported by copies of your ID, Matric / N4: Mechanical Eng. Cert. and Trade Test papers. Use REF Code: FIT in your subject line.

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