Engineer : Auto & Services – Sappi Tugela Mill

Sappi Tugela Mill based in MandeniKZN, requires an Engineer: Auto & Services to provide a professional systems/Instrumentation Engineering Support Service by managing and designing plant modifications and projects in accordance with Mill Procedures and Specifications.

This role reports to the Engineering Manager.

The main responsibilities of this role are:

  • Manages varied multi-disciplinary plant modifications/project work from concept to commissioning and closeout. Make use of some internal but mostly external (contractor) resources; draws up Enquiry / Specification documents as required.
  • Ensures that all modifications/projects conform fully to Mill Change Management Procedures, Mill Standard Specifications, Mill Safety Standards and the OHS Act.
  • Design control system modifications for both process and maintenance improvement applications and advice on equipment selection.
  • Provides technical support to and analyses breakdowns for Maintenance Engineers. Area of expertise to cover Instrumentation and distributed control systems.
  • Identifies and addresses plant maintenance problems through meetings, inspections and feedback mechanisms in order to ensure excellence in engineering services provided.
  • Oversees and ensures the provision, maintenance and integrity of plant drawings, technical documentation, process control software and equipment specifications by the institution and enforcement of effective control procedures.


The ideal candidate should have:

  • B Tech Diploma (Control Systems or equivalent).
  • 5 years industrial process control plus 3 years distributed process control in pulp and paper.
  • At least 3 years supervisor experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with ABB 800xA systems.
  • Install and configure networks switches, with Vlan experience.
  • Design, build and install fibre optic networks
  • Servers
  • Mantain backups in a networked environment

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