Senior Instrument Technician (HRL 15/S8) - Sawmilling South Africa


19, Aug 2018 -

Senior Instrument Technician (HRL 15/S8)

Senior Instrument Technician (HRL 15/S8)

Saiccor Mill, Umkomaas


Sappi Saiccor seeks to employ an incumbent to provide expert high level technical support to the Instrument and related departments, specifically relating to plant optimization, plant automation, electrical reticulation and fault diagnosis in order to maximize the availability of the plant

REPORTING TO: The Area Engineer


  • Administer and ensure compliance to accepted standards.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all process control operator stations, computers and ABB Controllers.  Perform system backups. Implementation and commissioning of instrument and system related projects.
  • Ensures that all modifications/projects conform fully to Mill Change Management Procedures, Mill Standard Specifications, Mill Safety Standards and the OHS Act.
  • Optimisation of plant performance and control characteristics to maintain high plant availability.
  •  Reviews equipment in line with technological advancement within the industry on an on-going basis.
  •  Exploring quality products at reduced costs in the event of replacement.
  • Fault-finding of instrument loops
  • Fault-finding malfunctions of field devices and system components with the aid of loop diagrams and test equipment.
  • Using DCS information to assist with fault finding and preventative maintenance


  • Advance knowledge and understanding of Profibus Networks, Profibus Field Devices and Profibus Architecture
  • Advance knowledge of DCS Systems , Process Instrumentation and Control, Computer Systems


  • NQF level 6 Engineering qualification (S4 National Diploma) Instrumentation related
  • 5 years relevant experience within a heavy industry environment
  • Proven DCS / Profibus knowledge and experience

Closing Date:
26 June 2018

HR Contact

Kgwerano Notoane 
011 407 8111

Feel free to visit our website for further information 

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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