Mechatronics Technician
Durpro Workforce Solutions
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Posted 30 April 2019

Job Details

Job Description

R18 000 – R20 000 Basic plus benefits (prov fund, med. aid, 13th cheque)

A manufacturing company (Automotive / Metal) based Durban is looking for an experienced and skilled individual to join their maintenance department in the capacity of a Mechatronic Technician. The requirements for this role are as follows:

• Grade 12
• Completion of National Diploma in Electronic/Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering.
• Preference for a BTech/BSC Degree in Electronic/Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering, or progress towards
• Minimum two years relevant experience in a Technical role in a Maintenance department in the steel or automotive industries.

• To support Maintenance targets and through technical competence, and a strong drive for results
• Daily technical support to artisans with various problems with Electrical, Mechanical and Die equipment.
• Implement countermeasures for breakdowns and technical issues.
• Supervision of the computerized maintenance management system.
• Manage Technical/Maintenance projects from conception to close out.
• Ensure that all maintenance tasks carried out by artisans are done to industry standards and best practices.
• Monitoring, tracking, measuring and communicating key performance metrics for the maintenance department.
• Technical supervision of planned work.
• To ensure good housekeeping principles and safe working environment.

DELIVERABLES/KPAs (but not limited to ...)
• Daily artisan support; feedback; and solutions to high level Electrical, Mechanical, and Die equipment problems.
• Ability to conduct root cause analysis and implement proactive countermeasures.
• Managing various projects, improvements, kaizens, and upgrades.
• Supervision of contractor work as and when required.
• Workshop skills (hand tools, welding, grinding, and fabrication).
• Ability to troubleshoot sophisticated automatic machinery (PLC’s, Drives, Servo’s, etc).
• Ad hoc admin tasks as and when required.
• Creating progress/feedback, performance reports.

• Maintenance exposure in a complex production/manufacturing environment
• 1 year supervisory work
• Advanced computer literacy, specifically in MS Office (excel, word, outlook).
• Documentation and data entry Skills.
• Self-starter and drive for performance
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Verbal Communication.
• Reporting Skills.
• Show competency on use of PLC programming at intermediate or advanced level (Toyopuc and Mitsubishi)

If you meet the above minimumrequirements you may send your application via this posted ad. Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks you may consider your application as unsuccessful.

Please note that in line with the company’s Employment Equity Policy, applicants from previously disadvantaged groups will be given preference.