Repair Technician (Port Elizabeth) - #366645


Date: 3 days ago
City: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Contract type: Full time
Job Description


The NOV Aftermarket Group is currently recruiting a Repair Technician - highly experienced Mechanical Fitter to join our team in Gqeberha, South Africa. The role offers the opportunity to be part of a professional, dynamic team, responsible for supporting our customer operations based in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Responsible for in shop disassembly, inspection, refurbishment, reassembly and testing of various NOV Rig Technologies equipment. Typical Assemblies: Top drives, roughnecks, pipe racking systems, Blow Out Preventors and sub-components.
  • Mechanical: Knowledge of – bearings, gearboxes / transmissions, seal arrangements; Able to interpret part drawings and complex assembly drawings; set-up and run Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) independently.
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics: Knowledge of - pumps, motors, gearboxes, valves, cylinders, etc; Able to interpret complex schematics; Effective assembly of hydraulic components; Troubleshooting/Fault finding of hydraulic/pneumatic systems; Perform high (>20 000 PSI) and low-pressure testing with charts
  • Have a basic understanding of electrical systems as assemblies typically contains all 3 disciplines – Mechanical; Hydraulics/Pneumatics; Electrical
  • Read, interpret, and follow specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or procedures to accurately disassemble/assemble equipment and products.
  • Ensure all job-related QA Plans, Work scopes, Route Cards, Inspection Reports, Test Reports and Build sheets are filled out as the job progresses.
  • Identify product defects and complete appropriate documentation when defects are identified
  • Rework and/or repair assembled equipment and products according to engineering specification changes

Qualifications & Experience

  • National Diploma (N6 minimum) in a relevant engineering discipline (Mechanical) with a minimum of 3 years’ Mechanical experience.
  • Relevant trade (Fitter) with a minimum of 6 years’ Mechanical experience.
  • Essential experience includes dismantling and inspection of various valves, pumps, etc.
  • Essential hydraulic installation and troubleshooting experience including reading of complex hydraulic schematic diagrams.
  • Working knowledge within an oil & gas, heavy plant, factory machinery or mechanical aerospace environment.
  • Exposure to and an understanding of Machining, Welding and Production related processes beneficial.

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This drives us to anticipate our customers’ needs and work with them to deliver the finest products and services on time and on budget.



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