Available Position:

Maintenance Fitter (Reference number: OPS051)

1     Summary of Role

Talbot’s Operations Business Unit involved in the Operation and Maintenance of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants has a vacancy for a Maintenance fitter.  The successful candidate would be involved in the day to day maintenance matters in collaboration with on-site teams as well as the support on Adhoc maintenance projects.  The position requires travel locally in Southern Africa and potentially to Africa as we expand our footprint.

2     How you will contribute
  • Onsite and Adhoc Mechanical Maintenance
3     Travel Requirements
  • Site Based (Gauteng/Pretoria)
4     Primary Responsibilities

Maintenance (Technical and Process) Ongoing Projects:

  • Ensure adherence to health and safety, environment, quality and housekeeping
  • Establish operations and maintenance routines/ schedules (preventive, general and emergency) to service all equipment
  • Maintain accurate and current equipment documentation, schematics, and preventive maintenance procedures
  • Recommend equipment acquisitions and participate in negotiation of equipment purchases and service contracts.
  • Undertake the installation and maintenance of all equipment.
  • Maintain quality and integrity of all operational equipment.
  • Apply fault-finding techniques, conduct root cause failure analysis and regular plant inspections.
  • Clean, maintain and repair mechanical parts, components and equipment as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Complete breakdown and preventive maintenance work orders, create subsequent notifications, and provide feedback on work performed.
  • Maintenance Input into the reports for internal review
  • Maintenance site audits when required/ during site visits
  • Support the Project Managers on Adhoc site visits.
  • Maintenance input into for proposals outside of routine operations (tenders & RFQs)

Adhoc Maintenance Projects:

  • Support on the costing for the Projects
  • Input into the development of Project Plan
  • Placing of orders for all material required
  • Ensure all H&S requirements and documentation are in place
  • Undertaking of the maintenance as per project plan under the supervision of the Project Manager.


  • Ensure operation of the plant to meet final effluent compliance
  • Plant troubleshooting
  • Routine assessment of state of the WTP
  • Regular feedback to the client and head office on plant performance (incl incident reporting)
  • 24/7 telephonic support when required to onsite team
  • Management of onsite laboratory: lab testing; calibration of equipment and quality assurance
  • Management of onsite stock levels & placing orders through admin
  • Site H&S requirements onsite – H&S file and site-specific compliance.  Designated as per OHS Act.
  • Formal weekly reporting to your line Manager level on site activities, incidents and outcomes
  • Communication of any H&S/ HR matters to Operations Manager level
  • Communication/ escalation of any technical issues to Technical Specialist (cc Operations Manager)

Management/ Administrative: 

  • Ensure quality and output targets for all projects are met
  • Ensure compliance with all H&S aspects within assigned base
  • Input into Development of systems to improve productivity and efficiencies
  • Weekly operational meeting/ feedback
  • Support on maintenance related costings
5     Your technical Skills
  • Minimum Requirements
    • Qualified Fitter and Turner
    • Valid trade test applicable
    • 3 to 5 years working as a fitter
    • Drivers Licence (for more than 5 years)
  • The following would be advantageous
    • 1 to 2 years’ experience in maintenance for water and wastewater
6     Your personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, energetic, driven and confident
  • Innovative, creative thinking and ability to problem solve.
  • Enjoy diverse and challenging work environment
  • Organized and efficient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A team player
7     What drives Talbot

Talbot is an innovative and entrepreneurial business which aims to become a key player in the African water market. We are a well-aligned, enthusiastic, and driven team and are able to respond rapidly to market opportunities which creates a diverse and rapidly changing work environment.

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your CV to Human Resources at hr@talbot.co.za before the close of business on the 26 March 2021.

Please consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted by 31 March 2021.

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20 Pentrich Road
Masons Mill

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T: +27 (0) 33 346 1444
E: talbot@talbot.co.za
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