Wednesday, 27 February 2019 10:03

We're Hiring

On-Site Oil Sampling Specialist (6 month Fixed Term Contract) based at Customer premises in

Boksburg

Main Job Functions:

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for the co-ordination of the entire oil sampling program on a WearCheck Customer Site.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Education – Matric
  • Previous work experience in a technical environment is essential
  • High level of MS Excel knowledge including the generation and working with pivot tables
  • Knowledge of oil analysis, oil analysis programs and off road machines will be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills and customer liaison skills – ability to liaise at all levels
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail, team player, friendly and patient personality

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receiving, monitoring and screening of samples from sites and ensuring all required information is supplied with the sample and with feedback
  • Monitoring and managing all sample reports, Online users and the Fleet Technical Library
  • Monthly KPIs regarding trend analysis
  • Maintain a detailed history of sampling in MS Excel (Pivot Tables)
  • Managing and co-ordinating trial projects such as inter alia lubricant trials, filtration effectiveness
  • Communicate and compare lubricant equivalents between lubricant suppliers and OEMs and inform OEM of latest lubrication and wear analytics
  • Provide in-house advice on lubricants and suitability of customer oil vs OEM recommendations and provide telephonic / email assistance to customers on analysis results via the OEM Sample hotline
  • Authorise and maintain movement of equipment and database access
  • Schedule training with WearCheck for artisans, mechanics, etc
  • In conjunction with WearCheck’s diagnostic department inform the OEM of irregularities/trends/unusual phenomena across fleets
  • Liaising with WearCheck’s technical team to assist with Tribology / technical backup and historical data
  • Assist OEM in improving and maintaining a high quality of sampling practices and compile weekly and monthly reports with a dashboard detailing analysis results trends for the OEM
  • Attend and present on a quarterly basis, at the Customer’s Engineering Overview meeting/conference, the overall progress of the oil analysis program

Availability: The successful candidate must be available to start as soon as possible.

Only CV’s sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it will be considered.

Applications close on 8th March 2019. If you have not received a response by 22nd March 2019, please

consider your application as being unsuccessful.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 10:01

We're Hiring

Lubrigard Onsite Sampler (Site: Izimbiwa Coal-Graspan)

Main Job Functions:

  • Sampling EME (Earth Moving Equipment) and other Mining equipment, including Diesel Fuel Samples

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Education – Grade 12, Grade 12 Mathematics and Science compulsory
  • Experience with working diesel machinery
  • Experience working in a mining environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Taking oil samples of all mining equipment
  • Registered Sampler using WearCheck’s Online System
  • Ensure samples are ready for collection, ensuring speedy turnaround time.

Desirable qualities: Good communication skills, team player, responsible, accurate, good time management skills.

Availability: The successful candidate must be available to start as soon as possible.

Only CV’s sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it will be considered.

Applications close on 8th March 2019. If you have not received a response by 22nd March 2019, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

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Monday, 25 February 2019 19:35

RS technicians ace their CAT certification

Four more of WearCheck’s RS (reliability solutions) technicians recently passed their CAT certification through the Mobius Institute, which is a worldwide provider of education in reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision maintenance. This follows the ten WearCheck technicians who gained their CAT certification earlier this year.

WearCheck is the certified Mobius training centre for Africa, and courses are run for WearCheck customers anywhere, any date, on demand.

Technicians who gained their CAT 111 certification are Alastair Mac Gillicudy and Roeloff Hoffmann, while those who earned their CAT 11 certification are Reinier Kalp and Stephanie du Plessis.

CAT 11 students underwent a compulsory 18-month practical experience, followed by four days of lectures and a full day examination. CAT 111 students had to complete a 36-month practical experience, lectures for four days and examinations.

Vibration database setup and fault analysis are the predominant focus of both CAT 11 and CAT 111. The training sessions are practical and hands-on, enabling the technicians to hone their skills and progress to the next level.

Dennis Swanepoel - WearCheck reliability solutions consultant, Mobius trainer and CAT 1V graduate - is extra proud of his latest graduates. ‘Congratulations, everyone!’

Roeloff Hoffmann, reliability solutions technician from WearCheck in Limpopo, earned his CAT 111 certification. Reinier Kalp from Springs and Stephanie du Plessis from KZN WearCheck successfully earned their CAT 11 certification.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 13:11

Mining Indaba 2019

The WearCheck team of condition monitoring experts who attended Mining Indaba this month reports that they were delighted to chat with many customers at the WearCheck stand, as well as answering technical questions from people who are new to the concept of condition monitoring.

There was strong interest in WearCheck’s mobile laboratories, which are placed on-site in remote areas to make condition monitoring services more accessible in areas with limited infrastructure.

Another popular enquiry was regarding WearCheck’s site-specific fuel and lubrication improvement programmes that boost the bottom line for our customers by extending component life, reducing maintenance costs and increasing equipment availability.

WearCheck shared a stand with sister company Set Point Laboratories. The technical team members who attended Mining Indaba were (from left) Phillip Croucamp, Michelle van Dyk, Steven Lumley, Jon Hillary, Quentin Von Klesit, Moses Lelaka and Gerrit Fouché.

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Monday, 18 February 2019 13:35

We're Hiring

WearCheck Lubrigard
Onsite Technical Support. Klipspruit Mine, Mpumalanga

Main Job Functions:
Qualified / Semi Qualified Diesel Mechanic/Fitter

Position Requirements:
Minimum Education – Grade 12, Tertiary Education (Diesel Mechanic/Fitter). Valid Drivers Licence. Must be experienced and competent in working on Mining Machinery such as Haul Trucks, ADT’s, Excavators, Loaders and Dozers. Preferably 2 years experience. Must be familiar with Filtration Systems on EME Equipment. Must be experienced and competent in Servicing and maintenance of this type of machines. Intermediate Computer skills. Supervisory experience.

Key Responsibilities:
Meeting set Targets (Filter replacement). Oversee WearCheck onsite samplers. Oversee WearCheck Oil Analysis Program. Client reporting. Managing improvement projects. Training- Samplers. Managing Suppliers (Installations)

Desirable qualities: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, team player, responsible, accurate, attention to detail, computer literate, decision maker, good time management skills.

Availability: The successful candidate must be available to start as soon as possible.

Only CV’s sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it will be considered.

Applications close on 28th February 2019. If you have not received a response by 15th March 2019, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 19:36

Super Rugby 2019 Viewing Schedule

SUPER RUGBY! If that got your attention then, like us, you’re also a rugby fan! To make sure that our fellow rugby fans don’t miss a single match during the 2019 Super Rugby tournament, we’ve created a handy viewing schedule – download it for free on our website.

The 2019 Super Rugby – the annual competition’s 24th season – sees 15 teams from five countries tackle each team in the league to see who will emerge victorious.

South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Japan will battle it out, kicking off on 15 February with matches between Highlanders vs. Chiefs (08.35am) and Brumbies vs. Rebels (10.45am)

In 2018, New Zealand’s Crusaders team was crowned the Super Rugby champs, after beating the South African Lions 37-18 in the finals. 

Since being reduced from an 18-team competition in 2017, this year is the second season using the reduced 15-team format, which consists of three geographical conferences.

Be sure to keep 6 July free to watch the final match. The quarter finals take place on 22 June, while the semi-finals are on 29 June.

Click here to download our match schedule (Download Size: 4.1mb)

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Monday, 04 February 2019 13:03

You talk, we listen…

Our annual customer survey was recently conducted, and we sincerely thank the people who took the time to give us feedback. Your answers are critical to how we re-shape our business services going forwards.

WearCheck sales developer Kay Meyrick extends her gratitude to customers for the positive feedback. These are some of the replies from our valued customers:

‘It has been 11 years now using WearCheck, so far [this] has done wonders for our company’

‘Overall, WearCheck provides an excellent service.’

’Keep up the good work.’

‘WearCheck helps us to be on top of premature failures and prevent unnecessary expenses.’

‘I would only like to thank WearCheck for their assistance.’

‘Very professional.’

‘I always encourage my friends to use WearCheck for condition monitoring.’

‘WearCheck has been a major factor in my passion to do my own maintenance on my vehicles.’

Lucky winner! Wendy Bester of Universal Equipment had her name drawn out of the hat to win the lucky draw prize for customers who completed WearCheck’s customer survey 2018. Here, Wendy accepts her cash prize in PE from Leon Marshall, WearCheck’s Eastern Cape representative.

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