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Witbank, Mpumalanga 1034
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Witbank, Mpumalanga 1034

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Date: Feb 26, 2024
Location: Klipfontein, eMalahleni, ZA, 1034
Req ID: 29535
Onsite or Remote: Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

To assist in the daily of testing of samples in the Oil Laboratory.

The position will be based at Emalahleni and the incumbent will report to the Manager - Condition Monitoring.

Key Job Responsibilities

Job Specification (not totally inclusive)

  • Viscosity;
  • Put samples in shaker;
  • Prepare Viles and Pipettes;
  • Load samples for ICP testing;
  • Do water test;
  • Do FQ;
  • FTIR. (When doing diesel engine samples);
  • Prepare Patches;
  • Take images of the patches.


Minimum Skills and experience required

  • Grade 12;
  • Basic experience in industrial oil laboratory;
  • Oil analysis level 2 will be an added advantage;
  • MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel);
  • Able to work under pressure, deadline driven, customer focused and ability to communicate at all levels.

Additional Information

Behavioural Competencies required

  • Must be able to work under extreme pressure;
  • Good communication and people skills;
  • Must be a self-starter who takes control and accountability and willing to work overtime.

Key Performance Behaviors

Continuous Learning
Effective Relationships
Critical Thinking
Service Orientation
Drive for Results
Customer Focus
Results Driven
Zero Harm
Accountability Culture

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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