Instrumentation Technologist - SAL18/122
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Iron Making

Equity Statement:

ArcelorMittal South Africa is a designated employer in terms of the Employment Equity Act.


€¢ Higher National Diploma (HND) or B/Tech (NQF6/8 or 7/10)

Experience and Requirements:

€¢ Minimum experience of 5 years €¢ Relevant instrumentation maintenance experience in heavy industry. €¢ Relevant technical experience in maintenance strategy, Root Cause Analysis, failure modes, fault-finding, Project Management, etc. €¢ Computer literate in MS Project; MS Word and MS Excel. €¢ Experience in SAP PS and PM Modules is recommended. €¢ Knowledge of Capital project initiation procedures. €¢ Sound knowledge of plant/process control systems (DCS and or PLC€™s) will be highly advantageous. €¢ Successful candidate must have vast experience and knowledge of field instrumentation together understanding the principle of operation. €¢ Must be an team player with good communication skills and the ability to influence others. €¢ Will fulfill a leading role in the training and mentoring of instrumentation artisans and technicians, providing guidance during fault finding and plant improvement actions. €¢ Candidate must be familiar with ISO 9000/14000 systems. €¢ Ability to function under pressure is essential. €¢ The candidate must be able to work well with cross diciplanary teams, especially in the fields of electrical automation systems and heavy current. €¢ Exposure and knowledge of relevant legislation relating to Electrical equipment installed in Explosive atmospheres will be advantageous. €¢ Knowledge of WCM principles will be advantageous.

Personal Attributes:

€¢ Individual must be a good team player, able to technically support the daily execution teams. €¢ Individual needs to have high energy levels to manage the workload of the plant. €¢ Individual will need to have good prioritization skills to focus energy in the correct areas. €¢ Individual will need to apply good technical skills concerning refurbishment strategies of equipment for the Iron Making plants. €¢ Individual will need to practice good Root Cause Analysis (RCA) practices for equipment failures on the plant. €¢ Individual will require good communication skills. €¢ Individual will require experience in project work, planning and resourcing. €¢ Individual will need to be able to give guidance, training & development to superintendents and artisans on the plant. €¢ Individual must fully support the WCM-PM pillar owner.

Key Performance Areas:

€¢ Budgeting for major projects. €¢ Initiating and completing major capital and extraordinary maintenance projects according to: -Technical specifications plan and budget -Compiling detail technical specifications -Quality control of projects machinery and installation €¢ Improving the availability of the plant. €¢ Perform a leading technical role within the diverse scope of instrument installed in the Iron making units. €¢ Developing and maintaining quality assurance systems (ISO 9000/14000). €¢ Supervising a team of highly skilled technical specialist, which include artisans and technicians. €¢ Root cause failure analysis and implementation of corrective actions. €¢ The development and maintaining of maintenance strategies for instrument specific equipment which includes, Analysers, Scales, Weigh feeders, Valves and various other specialised field equipment €¢ Focussing and implementing of continuous improvement initiatives. €¢ The successful candidate will be responsible for the long term replacement strategy of instrumentation equipment and systems. €¢ Measurement and corrective actions of key KPI systems. €¢ Providing a technical advisory, mentoring and coaching role to technical personnel. €¢ Improve the utilization of procedures and quality assurance documents of the maintenance staff on the plant. €¢ Specialist technical support to the execution maintenance departments. €¢ Key involvement in implementation of Fatality Prevention Standards (FPS). €¢ Implementation of WCM-PM projects. €¢ Working in multi-discipline teams to achieve yield and quality targets