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Maintenance Manager - Electrical

Country:  South Africa
City:  Mpumalanga



Sappi Southern Africa

Ngodwana Mill 


Maintenance Manager - Electrical  (HRL 19)




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 Maintenance Manager - Electrical to participate in developing and implementing strategic and tactical alignment with business unit objectives by ensuring reliability and availability of electrical equipment, services, and allocation of resources. 


As a Maintenance Manager - Electrical, you will be responsible for/to: 

  • Participate in developing and executing the Mill maintenance and improvement strategy to ensure equipment availability and efficiency.
  • Accountable to provide Mill wide service in engineering installation, maintenance plan, and fault finding on DCS, QCS, and VSD Drives.
  • Accountable for the integrity of the protection on the 132kV yard and 11kV electrical power reticulation system.
  • Accountable for Mill wide engineering, fault-finding, and maintenance plans on all hydraulic installations.
  • Accountable for control of instrument valve repairs, during normal Mill operations and Mill shutdowns (Instrument Valve Workshop).
  • Accountable for Mill wide air-conditioning maintenance and installation.
  • Accountable for the Main Electrical Workshop.
  • Accountable for the development and maintenance of the relevant Mill document reliability and standards.
  • Apply Sappi standard project management and process standards for capital projects and ensure sound change management practices are used for all changes to the plant.
  • Accountable for Mill-wide identification of reliability risks, improvement programs, and implementation.
  • Accountable for Mill wide electrical engineering support for Capex and Renewal project implementation.
  • Responsible for the identification and management of relevant major upgrade projects.
  • Represent the Mill in regional standardisation processes.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy work environment through compliance with legal regulations and mill procedures (e.g. OHS Act, ISO systems)
  • Effectively direct electrical engineering and project team members, in terms of performance management, talent management, goal alignment, career development, and learning.
  • Compile and implement annual (electrical budget) and participate in long-term (5-year plan) financial business plans to execute the maintenance and improvement strategy.



What are we looking for?

  • 4 Year B degree in Sciences or Engineering or National Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering (heavy current), with Recognition of Previous Learning or experience
  • Government Certificate of Competence (Factories)
  • Relevant management qualification 
  • Registration as a professional engineer would be advantageous
  • Relevant experience 8-10 years
  • Pulp and Paper Industry experience advantageous




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




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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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