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Mechanical Technician

Sohar Aluminium


Ref: LP159-62

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

- Action the SA Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) procedures to ensure safety and compliance
- Continuously action the SA EHS Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including:
- Wearing correct PPE
- Applying the 5S principles; ensuring a clean and tidy work area
- Maintaining the work areas, tool storages in a safe, efficient condition
- Cleaning the equipment
- Generating and closing equipment notifications
- Use of job safe analysis tools
- Actively participate in the daily safe-start meetings and the weekly safety meetings. Attend EHS training
- Conserve resources (eg; small tools) to minimize waste
- Know and apply the SA authorisation and isolation procedures, for example:
- Inform the Supervisor immediately of any accidents or unforeseen problems
- Be aware of the protected work areas and those who have authority to enter these areas
- Attend incident report investigations
- Repair and maintain the equipment to maximize operational reliability at the optimum cost. Troubleshoot problems
- Perform work to Sohar Aluminum’s standard work procedures and practices, obey Plant and Department rules
- Analyse risks, implement appropriate controls, commencing each task
- Analyse, diagnose and correct equipment faults
- Execute preventive and predictive maintenance to optimize availability and reliability and quickly return under-performing equipment to design specification
- Action emergency breakdown repairs to minimize downtime
- Input information to the SAP Plant Maintenance module (eg: create reservations/spending, raise requisitions to procure materials, create closure)
- Operate and maintain equipment as per SOP, where applicable
- Think about ways to improve practices and procedures. Recommend improvements to the leadership
- Participate in CI Projects
- Actively participate in training and development activities to enhance own development and to ensure a safe and productive workplace
- Develop own skills and knowledge by reading, participating in HRD training activities and by practicing new skills
- Coach others. Assist others to train new recruits
- Know and apply the mobile equipment operating procedures to ensure safe, efficient production outcomes and to maximize the life of the equipment.
- Learn to recognize the hazards associated with the operation of mobile equipment.
- Take action to mitigate risk and ensure safe operation of the equipment
- Conduct daily checks on the mobile equipment which is assigned for use. Refer standard checklist.
- Check the operation, adjust, replace, repair, configure, calibrate and maintain the Area equipment to ensure its efficient operation and availability
- Repair breakdowns
- Carry out the preventive and predictive maintenance program (calibration, inspections, cleaning, adjustment)
- Ensure high quality standards
- Ability to read and understand the Hydraulic and pneumatic drawing and troubleshooting Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems.
- Ability to work as Casthouse First Response shift technician and carry out all inspection and troubleshooting of equipment and write the details of the finding in SAP system.
- Repair hydraulic and pneumatic components including cylinders, actuators, pumps, motors
- Ensure high quality standards


Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with 2 years of relevant experience

Generic Skills:
- English language: Good verbal English; the ability to read and understand technical documents in English
- EHS: The capacity to learn and continuously execute the basic2 EHS policies and procedures which are required in a heavy industrial environment
- SAP: Intermediate. The Job Holder is required to action transactions in the Plant Maintenance modules of SAP (eg: create reservations, raise requisitions to procure materials, create closure).
- The Job Holder must also use the basic
- SAP functions, including maintenance notifications and leave requests in SAP

About the Company

Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman and is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.

By implementing decades of industry insight in its design, specification and construction Sohar Aluminium has been created to ensure efficiency, environmental protection and the utmost safety of its workforce. The smelter has an annual production capacity of 375,000 tonnes of high quality Aluminium.

Omanisation, which currently stands at 72% of its workforce, is a driving force within the organisation. The development of its young employees is paramount and with that in mind, Sohar Aluminium has its own internationally recognised training centre which gives each and every employee the opportunity for further learning.

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