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Senior Civil Technician

Country:  South Africa
City:  Umkomaas
State/Province:  Kwazulu-Natal



Sappi Southern Africa

Saiccor Mill, Umkomaas 


Senior Civil Technician  (HRL 15U)



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


We’re on the lookout for an experienced Senior Civil Technician to provide Sappi Saiccor Mill with sound civil technical support and apply the theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing the construction and maintenance of structures and facilities.



As Senior Civil Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Plan yearly civil shutdown work, maintenance work, work orders, and breakdowns within a section of responsibility as per mill standards and procedures
  • Monitor contractor productivity and schedule performance 
  • Evaluate the structural stability of factory buildings, roads, effluent, and drainage through visual assessments
  • Assist in developing engineering specifications and drawings for maintenance works
  • Monitor the erection, installation, and commissioning of civil works ensuring all mill and safety standards are adhered to
  • Document all changes to specifications, work scope, and drawings timeously and accurately
  • Monitor and control civil maintenance expenditure and cost reporting on planned budget spent
  • Maintain and understand the SHEQ requirements within the area of responsibility to ensure compliance with statutory legislation and codes of practice




What are we looking for?

  • Minimum NQF level 7 qualification (B. Tech in Civil Engineering while B. Tech in Structures would be preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience within heavy industry
  • Construction Management experience would be considered advantageous
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office) with SAP knowledge will be 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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