Fitter & Turner

Fitter & Turner, FSOil, Villiers
VKB Group
Villiers, Free State


Posted 07 May 2021 – Closing Date 17 May 2021

Job Details

Job Description

Free State Oil (Pty) Ltd is a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (Pty) Ltd, a dynamic role player in the edible oil industry, situated in Villiers in the Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.



  • Grade 12 or NQF Level Equivalent.
  • N3 Mechanical engineering.
  • Mechanical Fitter or Fitter & Turner Trade Certificate.
  • At least 3 years’ proven experience within the FMCG environment.
  • Working knowledge of pneumatics, pumps, conveyors, shafts, sprockets, bearings, and gearboxes.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • A willingness to work overtime, shifts and weekends when required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reduce breakdowns and downtime period in the plant to limit unnecessary costs.
  • Install, maintain, and repair all mechanical equipment and systems at the plant.
  • Report machine failure and breakdowns to management, record it on daily log sheet.
  • Ensure job cards are filled in correctly and signed off by production and maintenance.
  • Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
  • Dismantle faulty equipment and assemblies and repair or replace defective parts.
  • Continuously improve on all equipment and installation measures.
  • Continuously do fault-finding and problem- solving on mechanical equipment.
  • Visual inspection of parts.
  • Test Operation of machine daily.
  • Fix issues that might occur during the shift.
  • Comply with all occupational health and safety requirement.
  • Complete all compulsory training interventions.
  • Mentor employees to follow standard practices and processes to ensure quality services.
  • Performs other duties as may be required by line managers.

Skills Required

  • Basis awareness training in Manual Handling, Working at Heights and confined Spaces.
  • Understanding of production procedures.
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures (PPE).
  • Ability to read manual, blueprint and schematics.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to details.
  • Team player.
  • Able to work under pressure.


  • Please note You will be vetted and your MIE checked if you apply


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