SAPPi: Grinder Controller  (Ngodwana Mill)

Sappi Southern Africa

Ngodwana Mill

Grinder Controller  ( P13  )

Sappi Ngodwana Mill requires a Grinder Controller to manage and operate the cone system, grinder loading and log washing station, as well as taking samples for analysis on shift to ensure continuous supply of good quality pulp for the Newsprint machine.

This role reports into the Superintendent

The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Responsible for the peeled log reclaimed and cone conveyors, log washing and surrounding area

  • Ensure the cone deck is fully loaded at all times during his shift

  • Liaise with the shift superintendent or process operator for wood supply and stock

  • Monitor wood quality and initiate timeous corrective action whenever specifications are not met.  Remove out of spec logs from the cone and dump it in the chute

  • Maintain cleanliness of all conveyors and surrounding areas

  • Ensure the cone deck and grinders are fully loaded at all times during his shift

  • Ensure proper operation to eliminate jam-ups and remove Jam-ups when they occur

  • Maintain grinder and grinder stone cleanliness

  • Take regular samples as per pre-defined schedule

  • Deliver samples to the relevant laboratory for analysis

  • Maintain cleanliness of sample points and surrounding areas

  • Ensure that safety, regulations, policies and procedures are followed at all times

  • Responsible to housekeeping and safety in the groundwood plant

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Grade 12 / N3 (Maths and Physical Science)

  • Minimum 12 months relevant experience in a production environment

Closing date for applications: 21 October 2020



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