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Control & Instrumentation Technician (C&I) – Middelburg needed at Columbus Stainless

Job title : Control & Instrumentation Technician (C&I) – Middelburg

Job Location : Mpumalanga, Nelspruit

Deadline : April 08, 2024

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The C & I Technician is responsible to maintain and optimize all electrical and C & I Systems in responsible area, within budget, by managing breakdowns, processes and equipment, spares, procedures and quality files and documents.  Liaise with customer, i.e. production and mechanical colleagues on a daily basis to achieve the global delivery and quality targets set by the Company for the section.


  •  Minimum qualification of N6 Diploma, S4 or B. Tech in Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering with at least 5 years (for the senior C & I, and 3 years for the Junior C & I)  of experience in a metals manufacturing  industry:  furnaces, hot- and cold rolling, and/or other heavy engineering industries.
  •  The ideal candidate would have done programming and fault finding on Siemens, PLC’s, Rockwell or ABB (Siemens S5, S7, or 1500, TIA Portal);
  •  The ideal candidate must have fault finding and programming/commissioning experience on AC and DC variable speed Drives (ABB/Siemens/Nidec);
  •  The ideal candidate would also be able to do programming and fault finding on SCADA Systems (Intouch & WinCC)
  •  Experience on Electrical Distribution i.e. motor testing and electrical fault finding (525V)
  •  Sound knowledge of process instrumentation and PID Control loops
  •  Knowledge of radiation detection systems will be an advantage
  •  Knowledge of gas installations as well as ladle and vessel burners will be advantageous
  •  Ability to do report writing and data trending or analysis for reliability engineering will be advantageous
  •  Ability to work under pressure and meet work deadlines with attention to details


  •  Provide first line maintenance support to ensure 24 hours coverage in order to enhance plant availability, product quality and cost;
  •  Perform combination of Electrical and Instrumentation tasks
  •  Provide a service to production to minimize delay times and solve reoccurring delay’s
  •  Perform standard and shutdown schedules and tasks
  •  Test spares that have been repaired
  •  Maintain store items (spares) and identify and manage LRU’s
  •  Work in close relation with other Instrumentation Technicians, Electricians and Millwrights
  •  Standby duties
  •  Implementing optimizations and new capital projects.

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