Sappi: Boiler Apprenticeship 2016

Sappi: Boiler Apprenticeship 2016
Sappi – Tugela Mill, Mandeni is seeking a suitably qualified candidate to assist the Process Controller : Steam in the safe and effective running of boilers and all boiler house duties.Sappi is the world’s largest single site manufacturing dissolving wood pulp (specialised cellulose).


  • Matric and/or N3 Engineering Certificate or N3 Pulp and Paper Certificate (4 subjects)
  • Minimum 3 months experience in a similar position

Job Specification


  • Takes and hand over shift.
  • Conducts a section walkabout to inspect plant for start-up and completes checklist
  • Checks on coal bunker levels at the beginning of every shift.
  • Cleans Hydro Seals on Boiler’s.
  • Slices and breaks up ash clinkers.
  • Initiates light up of Boilers, after instruction from Process Controller: Steam.
  • Blows soot on the boilers by operating soot blowers, after instruction from Process Controller: Steam.
  • Maintain coal supply to Coal fired boiler.
  • Assists Process Controller: Steam with plant operation.
  • Clears blockages on grit hoppers on boilers.
  • Reports defects or any unsafe conditions.
  • Collects ash samples from each boiler, crushes the ash, numbers the containers and takes them to the laboratory on instruction from Process Controller: Steam.
  • Collects Boiler water samples and deliver them to the demin plant operator on instruction from Process Controller: Steam.
  • Keeps Grit re-firing hoppers on CFB’s clean
  • Remove and replace covers on Hydro seals and jammed stokers for cleaning
  • Carries out Plant related tasks on instruction from the Supervisor.
  • HP cleaning of Boilers.
  • Assist Process Controller Steam with all related tasks at Power Station e.g. Opening and Closing of Valves.


  • Ensures a safe working environment with the development of safety and housekeeping strategies.
  • Ensures that the Section complies in all respects with the relevant statutory requirements (OHS Act, Legal Appointment, etc) by implementing the necessary control measures and rectifying inadequacies and non-conformances.

How to apply

Closing date is 29 December 2015. Click here to apply online 

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