AECI: Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship 2023

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AECI Property Services is recruiting and invites applications for the AECI Property Services vacancy: Mechanical Fitter Apprentice.

  • Closing date: 26 May 2023
  • Location: Umbogintwini, KwaZulu-Natal

Job Description

  • Acquire knowledge and skills of Artisan in your designated trade. (Mechanical Fitter Apprentice).
  • Participate in the formal training plan for the apprenticeship; make reasonable progress to achieve the competencies in this regard; attend the necessary training or assessments related hereto.
  • Perform duties required and make reasonable progress to achieve the competencies in the training plan.

  • As instructed, undertake and attend any training or assessment related to the training plan. (Shukela Training Centre) 60 days training block each year.
  • Keep the training record (logbook) in possession, and produce it to the employer and/or training organisation, when requested. (Apprentice and Fitter Mentor).

  • Acknowledge that all workplace instructions and other material that comes into the apprentice’s possession, as a result of training, remains the property of employer.
  • Maintain, repair and carry out Scheduled Maintenance to plant equipment, such as pumps, Centrifuges, steam traps and Steam reticulation equipment under guidance of qualified Artisans, from the Utilities Maintenance Department.

  • Work effectively with others to successfully complete maintenance activities and objectives.
  • Adherence to Health, Safety and Environmental procedures, work instructions, guidelines, regulations / legislation and programs & proactive action to identify and correct potential unsafe conditions and acts.

  • Assist Fitter in carrying out daily routine maintenance activities in the various AECI Property Services plants, and assist with breakdowns.
  • Assist with the Maintenance Fitter assigned for Standby Duty in the second year of Apprenticeship program.
  • Efficient use of power tools & Hand Tools.
  • Adhering to AECI safety standards and codes of practice.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Matric / Grade 12 with Mathematics and Science.
  • An N3 required to apply for Trade Test is essential. (Candidate must obtain within 12 months of starting date of employment)
  • Driver’s license will be a benefit.

  • Basic understanding of process plant and the importance of maintenance.
  • Must be able to obtain health clearance to work in a chemical environment.
  • Mechanical experience will be a benefit.
  • Hand and Power tools will be a benefit.

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