Artisans Assistant-2020 At SA Metal Group

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.


The Engineering Department currently has a vacancy for a hardworking, dedicated individual to join their team in the Fitters department. The duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting mechanical inspections on all production machinery when required
  • Compliance and adherence to the Company in-house maintenance program and procedures
  • Responsible for conducting routine planned and preventative maintenance
  • Hydraulic systems (leaks repairs, Filter change outs)
  • Conveyor belts, drives, pulleys and replacement of rollers
  • Lubrication tasks
  • V-belts replacements
  • General housekeeping
  • Attend breakdowns when required on all Production machinery
  • Fault finding on hydraulic systems
  • Assembly and pressure testing of hydraulic cylinders
  • Servicing of various hydraulic components
  • Provide coaching to semi-skilled staff
  • Adhering to the regulations as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act


  • Qualified Fitter Artisan (Red Seal certification)
  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in as a Qualified Fitter in a heavy industry environment
  • Must be physical fit and able to work at heights
  • Strong Hydraulic background will be an advantage


  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and results orientated
  • Must have sober habits
  • Enjoy practical and manual work & be able to work in a pressurized environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to work overtime when required
  • Must be a team player
  • Sound understanding of an array of tools and technical equipment

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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