Gibela Rail (Alstom) is Looking For A Semi-Skilled Paint Operator

Gibela Rail (Alstom) is Looking For A Semi-Skilled Paint Operator

  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Closing Date: Not Specified

About Gibela Rail (Alstom)

Gibela’s journey is intrinsically tied to a vision of socio-economic transformation, one that recognises the central role of passenger rail in propelling the South African economy forward. As the company embarks on this mission, it stands at the crossroads of opportunities and progress, where the revitalisation of commuter rail serves as a cornerstone for building a brighter future.

Gibela stands as Africa’s largest train manufacturing and passenger trains maintenance company, holding steadfast to its commitment to spearheading the revival of the South African railway sector. With a transformative vision, Gibela endeavoured to catalyse the shift towards commuter rail as the preferred mode of transport for urban communities.

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Key Responsibilities

Gibela invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for Paint Operator position under the Motors Manufacturing Department. The position will report to EPU Manager Motors and is based in Dunnottar, Nigel (Gauteng).

Job Purpose

Painting of the rotor, as well as supporting with the loading and cleaning (resin) of the completed stator frame windings between the VPI (Vacuum & Pressure Impregnation) and the various drying ovens. Reporting to the EPU Manager / Group Leader / Production Team Leader

Key Responsibilities

  • Mixing solvents and paints according to the described ratio
  • Masking and painting the rotor
  • Loading and unloading the rotor into paint booth
  • Cleaning equipment after use and tidying area in accordance with 5S
  • Performing equipment and tooling self-inspections (blocked filters / nozzles etc.)
  • Checking drying times of the product, according to the VPI special process
  • Loading and unloading the wound stator in the various ovens and VPI according to these drying times
  • Cleaning excess resin from the product and Sorting of waste
  • Adhering to continuous improvement processes and teamwork
  • Complying with all safety rules & regulations
  • Detecting, anticipating and reporting minor manufacturing anomalies, as well as more complex defects
  • Participate in applicable continuous improvement initiatives for motor


Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 or N3 Certificate
  • Relevant experience within a manufacturing and/or similar environment
  • Previous experience mixing and preparing the paint for application
  • Good knowledge of painting, resin, hot product handling and lifting hazards
  • Able to operate, start and stop the drying / curing ovens
  • Read and interpret technical documents (work instructions, safety instructions, etc.)
  • Able to operate hand power tools, slings, drilling machines, grinders and other hand tools related to the job requirement
  • Have appropriate knowledge of water base paint and solvents base paint
  • Appropriate knowledge on paint equipment settings and controls
  • Understanding of paint defects and rectifications thereof
  • Understand cleaning, masking and preparing paint surfaces
  • Able to use the crane for assembly operations and move the product with pallet trucks

Special Requirements: Previous experience mixing and preparing the paint for application

Closing Date: 07 June 2024

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