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Technician Production Mech Lab – Middelburg needed at Columbus Stainless

Job title : Technician Production Mech Lab – Middelburg

Job Location : Mpumalanga, Nelspruit

Deadline : April 08, 2024

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Description

The incumbent will be responsible for the overall quality of the testing performed in the area-Mechanical Laboratory, as well as for continuously identifying areas of improvement related to testing and process optimization. The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the quality of testing performed in the Mechanical Laboratory is in line with the required standard of the Laboratory and the business as a whole business. The incumbent, will further be responsible for conducting non-routine test work, continuously optimizing processes, developing new tests methods, improving exiting test methods, solving technical problem and ensuring that all relevant systems are updated and changes implemented accordingly.

Requirements

Key Performance Indicators include the following: 

  • Ensuring that the quality of testing performed in the Mechanical Laboratory is in line with the required standards of the business and the laboratory.
  • Conducting non-routine test work, continuous optimization of processes, development of new test methods, improving existing test methods, solving technical problems and ensuring that all relevant systems are updated and changes implemented accordingly.
  • Perform validations, identify criteria for revalidation as well as compile validation documentation.
  • Commission equipment and instruments in line with the required Laboratory practices and procedures.
  • Maintain and improve current quality control systems to ensure validity and accuracy of testing.
  • Perform the required internal calibrations and/ or verifications on relevant equipment.
  • Evaluate quality critical suppliers

Qualification:

  • Minimum qualification required is a BEng (Metallurgy and Material Science / BSc. (Hons) Material Science.

Experience:

  • 2-4 years’ relevant laboratory experience at technician level in testing and quality management.

Competencies/Skills:

  • Possess knowledge of mechanical and metallurgical testing and processes, statistics and quality control systems, testing equipment principles, root cause analysis, method development and method validation, as well as data analysis and interpretation
  • Must be computer literate
  • Experience as a Technical signatory in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory will be an added advantage
  • Technical skills required; Mechanical and metallurgical testing and equipment, statistics, quality principles, in depth problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Basic people management skills required include conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring and written and oral communication
  • Personal competencies required; time management, initiative, attention to detail, integrity, self-discipline, proactive, sound judgement, ability to work independently and within a team.

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