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Sappi invites unemployed youth to apply for this Dry End Assistant posts in Ngodwana Mill

Sappi Southern Africa

Ngodwana Mill

Dry End Assistant (P13)


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 integrity, courage, making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

We’re on the lookout for an experienced Dry End Assistant to ensure, in conjunction with the Dryerman, that the dryer, calendar and pope operations run effectively and ensuring the correct sampling is done, tested and indicated accordingly.

As a Dry End Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Assist in the clearing of broke spools returned from the winder. This will go hand in hand with the input of the tonnages into the PTS system

  • Assist in the housekeeping in and outside of the dryer, calendar pope- and kitchen rail areas.

  • Report equipment problems to the shift superintendent.

  • Responsible for taking and transferal of samples to the laboratory.

  • Assist with rope changes on the machine.

  • Assist in the preparation of clothing for the machine.

  • Assist on the winder on an ad-hoc basis as required.

  • Stand in for the dryerman as required.

  • Assist on KLB paper machine shuts, as required/directed.

  • Assist with the feeding of paper after a break and other areas in the Paper Mills jurisdiction, other than their normal functional area.

  • Assists with the feeding of paper slab onto the broke conveyor for repulping

  • Inspect all printouts of every reel against standard specifications for mass and moisture.

  • Required to do a comparison of every reel against standards whereby the shift superintendent will have to be informed to decide regarding the paper

  • Ensure that all webs requiring a retest are marked “HOLD”. These webs must also be sampled and delivered to the lab for further testing

  • Inspect all jumbos for appearance, coverage, formation, sizes, winding, barcoding, levels, slackness, stenciling, strapping, wrapping, creases, blotches, and dirt

  • Enter all defective webs into the computer to provide an up-to-date list of rejects at the end of the shift

  • Enter reel details on winder PTS before winding and changes the details after winding ins the event of the paper being rejected.

  • Mark the trial reel with trail tape when produced.

What are we looking for?

  • N3 Pulp and Paper or Matric with Maths and Physical Science

  • 0 - 6 months of relevant production experience

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 upon the role)

  • Market leading leave benefits

  • Employee wellbeing benefits

Closing Date: 14 April 2023



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