Belt Splicer

FQM

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Job description:

Overall Job Purpose:

The position exists rovide the activities of maintenance, repairs and installation of all conveyor belt related works at the Sentinel mine site and belt repairs in the Rubber, Ceramic & Splicing workshop. This role will support the smooth running of the conveyor belts in order to achieve acceptable equipment availability at the Sentinel mines.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;

  • To Perform any other duties as reasonably assigned by the section Supervisor or Superintendent.
  • To carry out online and offline PMs (preventive maintenance) on conveyor belts and report to the supervisor.
  • To carry out new conveyor belt installation and conveyor belt change out.
  • To carry out plant shutdown jobs within our area of responsibility.
  • To carry out cold room splicing material auditing and report to the supervisor.
  • The position will be expected to positively impact and contribute to the performance of the company through individual activity.
  • To carry out workshop conveyor belt repairs and rubber related works.
  • To carry out cold and hot repairs on conveyor belt.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Ability to show initiative and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with both hot and cold conveyor belt splicing.
  • Able to recognize the cause of damage to the conveyor belt and pulley lagging    works found on routine inspections and report correctly.
  • Ability to meet deadlines of the task as expected by the section supervisor.
  • Ability to continue improving in safety performance as per site safety standard.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to reach or exceed maintenance, operational and safety goals as per site standard.
  • Ability to plan for the job given and do it in the safe manner.
  • Ability to do housekeeping within and outside the workshop.
  • Ability to work in shifts.
  • Ability to measure the required counterweight slack as per splicing procedure.
  • Ability to inspect and determine correct preparation of all substrates prior to splicing.
  • Able to bond to different materials (cement, steel, ceramic wear resistance and rubber).
  • Able to identify and mixed splicing chemicals.

Key Job Attributes:

  • Capability of making timely, rational decisions.
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Accuracy
  • Confidentiality and able to work under minimum supervision
  • Highly motivated & driven
  • Methodological and organized.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Able to pass all health examinations.

Experience required to perform in this job:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a maintenance role covering belt splicing & rubber lining as well as pulley lagging.
  • 1 – 2 Years’ experience in high output workshops with a high aptitude in splicing, ceramic & rubber initiatives required of today’s mining industry.
  • 1 – 3 Years’ experience in both ceramic pulley lagging and rubber repairs.
  • 2 – 3 Years hands on skills and experience with large multi skill operations both ceramic & rubber being undertaken simultaneously within tight time restrictions exposure would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience with chute and hopper relines in both ceramic & rubber would be well regarded.
  • 2 – 3 Years demonstrable experience with fixed plant maintenance will be an advantage.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of the appropriate certification with experience in rubber & belt splicing repairs in fixed plant & workshop relining environments.
  • minimum grade 12 school certificate.
  • A craft certificate in cold and hot splice.
  • A trained and competent vulcanization machine technician and able to drive.

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