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Instrumentation Technician


JobReq ID:  51669
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Brits, ZA



Job Purpose 


To manage and ensure execution of all instrumentation activities which includes calibration, maintenance activities through artisans, operations and service providers. To manage all line and services availability, safety adherence and maintenance budget.

Main responsibilities

  • Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on all shifts and execute small and improvement projects.
  • Must ensure that all Instruments on machines are available for maximum production.
  • Eliminating engineering, maintenance and breakdown related losses
  • Manage all breakdowns within the manufacturing plant.
  • Manage and plan shutdown and maintenance on instrumentation equipment.
  • Report and ensure spare availability for instruments.
  • Perform calibrations on Instruments and keep record thereof.
  • Identify, Initiate and manage small Continuous Improvement projects (Kaizen) and support engineering projects on site.
  • Adhere to standards, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 and ensure all safety issues are addressed and working according to company safety rules.
  • Ability to read P &IDs, Instrumentation and Electrical diagrams inclusive of device manuals
  • Strong knowledge and programming of Allen Bradley PLCs and FT View SE/ME Scada software development of Allen Bradley VSDs (Powerflex Range), Nidec Drives, Yaskawa Drives, Siemens Drives ,Mitsubishi Drives
  • Experience in PLC and HMI /SCADA  programming.
  • Setting up of Industrial IT networking (Device Net and Ethernet/IP) experience
  • Competence in instrumentation used in highly automated plants including  Boilers and auxiliary equipment
  • Should exhibit competence in Flow, Temperature ,Level ,Pressure ,Weight Control systems
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, provide support and recommendations for new and existing
  • equipment with regards to installations, upgrades and enhancements
  • Calibration
  • Perform tests and calibrations according to the schedule on the calibration management software in the manufacturing plant.
  • Ensure new instrument are added to the calibration database or calibration management software and schedule the calibration interval thereof.
  • Ensure calibration and / or test results are logged on the calibration management software and a written copy filed.
  • Ensure calibration methods are stipulated in the IB procedures, for any changes to the method changes ensure the changes are logged and updated accordingly.


Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Agility – to work in a matrix and complex environment where change happens at a rapid pace
  • Courage – to share ideas, think out of the box
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role




Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision:  Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment against the strategic direction
  • Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others:  Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
  • Promotes and enhances company culture:  Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
  • Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity
  • BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind:  Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence:  Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits.  Understands emotions and their effects
  • Intellectually curious in support of learning agility:  Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
  • Embraces and leads change and innovation:  Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
  • Identifies and develops organizational talent:  Attracts high calibre diverse talent , leads and guides others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives through on-going development and collaboration


Required capabilities


  • Strong Leadership and advanced coaching skills
  • Good knowledge of Programmable logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills
  • Technical aptitude / ability
  • Problem solving and analytic skills
  • Relationship building
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability





  • National Diploma or Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Trade Test Certificate




  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the electrical field on rotation machinery.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the tyre manufacturing and automotive industry will be an advantage.


Leadership Competencies:

  • Planning, Leading and Organizing skills
  • Communication skills and willingness to interact with shop floor staff
  • A  desire to be in a lead role
  • Be a self-starter
  • Emphasis on safe work practices
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Must pay attention to detail
  • Time management skills


All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMEA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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