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Gearbox Fitter

Position: Gearbox Fitter

Location: East Rand

Type: Permanent

Salary: Market Related

Starting date: ASAP/Immediately



  • Grade 12 with Fitter Qualification
  • Gearbox Specialist, with at least 4-5 years’ experience – strip, fault finding, repair, assemble & report
  • Computer literate
  • Must be able to read & understand blueprints and combine materials list, to obtain parts specs
  • Must be able to construct & fit structural components together, to create finished systems
  • Basic hand & power tools – hammers, drills, saws, etc.
  • Welding tools – to make structural components out of raw materials
  • Health & Safety Act.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Fits /assembles structural frameworks & housings (from materials such as: angle iron, I-beams, and plate steel) by using hand tools & welding equipment, following blueprint specifications: examine blueprint & material list to obtain parts specifications
  • Lays out parts dimensions on worktable - using square, chalk line & soapstone
  • To provide jig for assembly, tack-welds scrap metal to outline
  • In order to fit them together, position parts in jig & files, chisels and grinds parts (as indicated)
  • Heating parts with acetylene torch, in order to bend (in vise, on anvil, or around stakes mounted in table) and dip parts in cyanide bath to harden
  • Tack-welds fitted parts together, or instruct FITTER HELPER to tack-weld parts
  • Compares dimensions of assembly to blueprint specs, using square/rule/callipers
  • Work tolerances - 0625 inch
  • Removing stresses of welding (may anneal parts with acetylene torch)
  • Fasten parts together with acetylene torch/ brazing rod



  • Must be physical fit & hands-on
  • Work well in pressurized environment
  • Detailed orientated
  • Need manual dexterity to operate various hand tools used, during their duties
  • Must have excellent mechanical skills to understand which tools to be used & how to use them
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills, to solving & repair system related issues
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Troubleshooting systems (knowledge on how systems are designed to perform)
  • Welding components out of raw metals
  • Collaborating with colleagues on larger projects



  • To speed up the recruitment process, please apply for this job directly on Jobnet Recruitment’s website under vacancies
  • ONLY candidates who FULLY COMPLETE their profile will be considered
  • Please do not apply for this job if you are not suited
  • General candidate registrations, can send their CV’s on Jobnet Recruitment’s website under “become a candidate” Should you match the requirements, one of our qualified consultants will be in contact with you
  • If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful for this position

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