Softwood Operator
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, ZA
5d ago
source : Latest Jobs

The main responsibilities of this job are :

  • Perform pre-operational checks prior to start-up by physical checks, monitoring closed circuit television(CCTV) and SCADA control panel monitors
  • Test the metal detector at the beginning of every shift and ensure it is repaired if faulty before starting up to prevent damage to the chipper
  • Safely start up and shut down plant machinery
  • Monitor plant during operation by physically checking through control room windows, CCTV and scada control panel monitors
  • Control the feeding of logs to prevent log blockages, misalignment and equipment damage.
  • Monitor and remove foreign material such as stones on conveyor system using CCTV monitor to prevent equipment damage
  • Control log debarking operation on debarker drums to ensure quality chips
  • Control log chipping operation to prevent / minimise timber wastage by correct log feeding and timeous chipper knife changes.
  • Identify abnormal / emergency plant conditions and take corrective action according to best operating procedure(BOP)
  • Isolate plant and issue work permits
  • Clear log and bark blockages on conveyor systems
  • Oversee and perform related tasks during knife change
  • Monitor log quality and report deviations to shift superintendent
  • Ensure plant is running at optimum state to deliver on daily production and quality targets
  • Monitor chip stacking operation to ensure compliance to FIFO principle and continuous chip supply to customers using CCTV and SCADA monitors
  • Perform BBS observations as per sections’ target
  • Report unsafe conditions and near misses
  • Understand and comply with SHEQ requirements
  • The ideal candidate should have :

  • Grade 12 with Maths and Science
  • N3 Pulp and Paper would be advantageous
  • 06-12 months experience in the Woodyard section
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