Machine Operators

Leita Steel

Website Leita Steel (Pty) Ltd

Africa’s leading structural steel fabricator.

Machine Operator Position

We are looking for Machine Operators.

We encourage anyone with a Matric Certificate to apply for this position as on the Job Training will be provided for selected candidates.

Experience Required:

The successful candidates must possess the following skills and attributes:


  • High School NSC Certificate (Matric Certificate).
  • 1 year of experience independently operating computer-controlled machine operation.


  • Experience working on Ficep and/or Peddinghaus CNC Machinery.
  •  Certificate from technical school or 6 additional months of relevant experience and/or training in computerised numerically controlled (CNC) machine operations.
  • 2 years of experience in computer-controlled machine operation.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings.
  • Attention to detail


  • Ensure the safe and proper running of all machinery and equipment are conducted.
  • Ensure that all planned maintenance schedules are accurately performed.
  • Ensures and maintains a clean working area and environment.
  • Observe machine during operation to monitor quality of finished product and/or material issues, adjusting machine as necessary.
  • Generate computer programs to direct machine for proper operation and specification for job as needed.
  • Set up and operate machines with proper tooling and consumables for current job needs.
  • Maintain material reporting and plan best material usage to maximize finished products with least amount of raw material and consumables used.
  • Use lifting devices and mobile equipment to place materials/parts where needed.
  • Use appropriate measuring tools, processes, and systems to perform First Piece Inspection and other quality checks before, during and after production to confirm material and/or product meets specifications.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement and corrective action activities.
  • Accurately reporting on cutting list items and offcuts.

Technical Competencies:

  • Safety awareness.
  • Reporting skills.
  • Production Environment Awareness.
  • Flexible and Adaptable. Can adapt to new ideas and situations.
  • Meets proposed deadlines with ability to work under pressure.
  • Effective teamwork.

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