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Junior Civil Technician



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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Sappi Southern Africa

Tugela Mill

Junior Civil Technician (HRL 13)

We are hiring!

At Sappi, we are a leading global provider with a reputation for delivering high-quality sustainable Woodfibre products and solutions for the global markets. We lead through our values centred around safety, integrity, courage, making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive and safe environment.

We’re on the lookout for an experienced Junior Civil Technician to coordinate building maintenance and new projects as per the Mill requirements by allocating priority tasks to the contractors in co-operation with Production and Engineering Departments.

As the Junior Civil Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Consult with production managers / engineers concerning major work in progress

  • Verify material and contract resources availability for future work on a weekly basis

  • Authorise labour, material and transport for work to be undertaken outside the factory premises

  • Inspect Mill buildings, roads, effluent channels as per maintenance schedules / daily rounds

  • Plan and effect remedial action identified during inspections in consultation with production managers / engineers concerned

  • Assist Planner: Assistant to order critical materials

  • Obtain quotations for projects / maintenance work via procurement

  • Develop maintenance schedule for all civil assets

  • Allocate daily work to contractors based on instructions from Technician: Project/ consultation with the relevant departments

  • Instruct contractors on safety / work procedures

  • Supervise contractors through daily inspections

  • Report suspected malpractices to Technician: Project

  • Maintain ethical work practices by taking the necessary action constantly and fairly

  • Draw up specifications for project and maintenance work which will form part of tender documents

  • Manage the civil building aspect of new project work onsite

  • Ensure compliance to construction regulations where applicable

  • Maintain standards of workmanship and quality of work of contractors and own staff on an ongoing basis by conducting regular inspections of work in progress and report noncompliance to Technician: Project

  • Record and allocate labour and materials against the relevant works order for cost allocation and expenditure control in consultation with the Technician: Project

  • Provide assitance to the Project manager to raise PR's, perfrom capitalizations, compile cost spreadsheets

What are we looking for?

  • NQF level 6 qualification in Civil Engineering

  • 2 years’ relevant experience in construction management

  • Factory exposure would be advantageous

  • SAP knowledge advantageous

  • Computer literacy

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work within a global organisation that continues to thrive in a rapidly changing world even after 80 years of existence
  • Learning and development programmes to fast-track your career within Sappi
  • Opportunities to travel (dependent on the role)
  • Market-leading leave benefits
  • Employee wellbeing benefits

Closing Date: 21 February 2024

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Sappi is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. At Sappi, we encourage and support vaccination.

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