Boiler Operators
Sovereign Foods
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, ZA
1d ago
source : JobVine

Sovereign Foods is seeking to employ 4 suitably qualified and skilled candidates as Boiler Operators in the Agriculture Division, based at the Uitenhage operations.

The Boiler Operator will be responsible for safely operating a coal-fired boiler to meet the Feedmill demand for process steam at the required pressure and temperature.

A minimum of Grade 12 qualification is required, with at least 3 years' experience in operating a coal-fired boiler in the manufacturing industry, with a fluctuating steam demand.

A valid Boiler Operating certificate and a mechanical aptitude would be advantageous.

  • Results Required Operate the coal-fired boiler according to standard and safe working procedures; Test boiler safeties daily per shift and report on the Coal Fired Boiler Inspection Sheet;
  • React timeously to fluctuating steam demands as per instruction of the Shift Manager; Continuously monitor the steam plant for leaks, abnormal conditions, out of range levels, pressures and temperatures and unusual noises and report any problems immediately to the Shift Manager / Senior Fitter;
  • Safely shut down and bank the coal-fired boiler on weekends and safely fire up again before the start of the next production shift to ensure that steam line is at the correct pressure and temperature for pelleting and / or extrusion;
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on selected equipment as per the Routine Preventative Maintenance Sheet and report any defects;
  • Ensure that Boiler House and surroundings are kept clean and tidy at all times and that the housekeeping is up to standard.

    Critical Competencies and Skills Knowledge of all aspects of coal-fired boilers and boiler operation Good written and verbal communication skills Attentive to detail As Sovereign Foods is an equal opportunity employer, preference will be given applicants of designated groups, as defined by the Employment Equity Act.

    Appropriately qualified and experienced individuals should submit a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates and a copy ID to the HR Team.

    Closing date : 07 May 2020

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