Artisan Roll Grinder Maintenance.

September 2, 2021
R0 - R0

Job Description

Artisan Roll Grinder Maintenance

Company Columbus Stainless
Reference # Cold Mill Rollshop
Published 23/08/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Location Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa

The Production Roll Grinder/Artisan forms an integrated support group to the Cold Rolling Mills and other production lines in the Cold Mill Department. The Roll Grinder-Maintenance is accountable for all matters relating to Roll Grinding including but not restricted to the following: Roll planning adherence, bearing stock take, month end reports, process control, safety, delay management, quality, overall plant efficiency, consumable cost, etc.


Nature of work is physical and requires people to be on their feet for long hours. Day shift work, Standby, Short time notice to work overtime on breakdowns and if work load require extra hours to get the Job done.
Job Functions Maintenance,Plant & Workshop
Industries Manufacturing

•Decision making regarding roll, bearing and blades quality (Send/Regrind).
•React and correct defects according to inspection rule sets to prevent non-conformances.
•Inspect and monitor roll and bearing quality to prevent unplanned changes at mills.
•Manage delays & assist Roll Grinders and Production where needed.
•Prevent stock loss due to excessive grinding.
•Train new Roll Grinders/Artisan where needed.
•Recovering and manufacturing of rolls on the lathe.
•Maintenance and precision work on plant equipment Roll Grinder machines.
•Maintain backup assemblies, Measurements T-dimension of Bearings, and Backup Saddles, Strip and build SP3 Backup rolls and chocks, Servicing SP2,3 Work and Backup chocks.
•Precision work and close tolerance on CNC Grinding machines and repairs, major fault finding and complicated work on the Lathes and maintenance function.


Minimum National Senior Certificate/Metals Production NQF 4.
Ideal qualification – Machine Tool Fitter or Fitter and Turner Trade Certificate.
Competent as a Roll Grinder/Machine Tool Fitter and Turner for at least 3-5 years.
Understanding of CNC grinders, hydraulics and v-belt / pulleys as well as basic drawings and measuring tools.
Competent and able to grind any type of roll and competent on all grinding machines.
Overhead Crane and Jib hoist License is required.
Ability to do computer feedback, Roll status booking, Delay booking, Defect booking, Check lists, Stock takes and Month ends.
Must be able to assess cause of problems on machine, read and use measuring instruments (micrometer, ra meter, and Vernier’s),

Job Closing Date 06/09/2021