Sappi Technician in Training Programme – Electrical Engineering

Job Summary

Sappi South Africa invites suitably qualified candidates to submit applications for the Technician in Training Programme – Electrical Engineering.

Closing Date: 08 March 2024

Location: Ngodwana Mills, Mpumalanga

Job Purpose

Are you an engineering whiz with a passion for world impact? Sappi, a global leader in the pulp and paper industry, is offering ypu an opportunity to shine!

We’re on the lookout for a Technician in Training – Electrical to complete a Technician in Training programme and to assist technicians by performing various project work, maintenance tasks, technical investigations, and management tasks.

Careers at Sappi

Sappi Limited, originally incorporated as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited in 1936, is a South African pulp and paper company with global operations.

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

We’re on the lookout for various skills and talent to ensure that duties and functions are performed professionally and effectively. Service driven delivery to ensure objectives are met.

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Job Responsibilities

As a Technician in Training – Electrical, you will be responsible for:

  • Complete the training and development as per the Technician in Training (TIT) programme.
  • Complete practical needed generic training for technicians.
  • Complete plant-specific equipment exposure and training as per discipline requirements.
  • Work with and assist the assigned area and section Engineer/s, Technicians with day-to-day tasks, projects, and associated work.

  • Shadowing senior engineers to learn and assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical issues.
  • Assisting with the installation, calibration, and maintenance of engineering systems and equipment.
  • Conducting research and staying updated on the latest engineering advancements.
  • Act as a Maintenance Support/Foreman/Superintendent for a period as per the job profile for Technicians in Training.
  • Act as a Shift Foreman for a period as per the job profile for Technicians in Training.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma(S4), Advance Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree in the electrical engineering field.
  • Valid Driver License.

Skills and Competencies

Key Competencies / Skills

  • Strong technical aptitude and basic understanding of electrical engineering principles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to analyse complex systems.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Eagerness to learn and be mentored by experienced engineers.

How to Apply

Closing Date:  08 March 2024

Apply now and join the team at Sappi! Interested? You can apply via the link button below:

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  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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