Wednesday - 10th of Aug 2022

Hydra-Arc

Destination Fairview Mine.
Baberton
Mpumalamga

Proudly South African fabrication


Tuesday - 02th of August 2022

A snapshot from our hard-working teams in the bays.

Friday - 29th of July 2022

“WE ARE NOW INCOME GENERATORS”

SAYS MRTT LEARNERS EMPLOYED AT HYDRA ARC

The Workplace and Incubation Programme of MRTT assists learners by giving them an opportunity to improve their skills and build their confidence for the workplace. The programme runs for a period of 4 months where learners are placed in the working environment to strengthen their skill.

Through the Workplace and Incubation Programme MRTT has built a network of partnerships with companies such as Hydra-Arc where MRTT learners have been received as part of learners’ work placement training. Hydra-Arc did not just afford these learners an opportunity to sharpen their skills but has also been employing the learners since 2016. The most recent group that the company has employed has signed their contracts in February 2022. This indeed shows that MRTT provides its learners with an employable skill through its training.

“We have gained more knowledge and exposure; we are now confident in what we do. We can be taken anywhere and we will excellently deliver. We are not just good at what we do but we are now income generators, and we can provide for our families,” says the young employees of Hydra Arc.

“Because of MRTT Hospitality and Tourism Academy we have become confident in the kitchen, we now know how to cook for big groups. We confidently recommend MRTT to aspiring learners who would love to pursue careers in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry” shared the two MRTT HTA trained chefs.

When asked to advice the current MRTT learners they said, “we advise the learners to commit themselves and not to take such an opportunity for granted. If the training offers stipend, no matter how little the stipend may be, learners must appreciate that and work hard”.

MRTT – EMPOWERMENT THROUGH TRAINING


Wednesday - 19th of July 2022

CREAMER MEDIA

Prices driving upgrades, maintenance

The current steep increase in commodity prices has led to mining clients’ upgrading and maintaining their equipment to reduce downtime and maximise output, says steel fabricator Hydra Arc project management office manager Tyrone van Heerden....

Click for CREAMER MEDIA Link to Full Article


Wednesday - 06th of July 2022


Monday - 27th of June 2022


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Tuesday - 14th of June 2022


Thursday - 09th of June 2022


Tuesday - 24th of May 2022

HYDRA ARC (PTY) LTD REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING TRADES URGENTLY

  • Supervision - Boilermaker / Pipefitting
  • Boilermakers
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Welding Supervisors
  • Coded Welders

Minimum Requirements:

  • Medically fit
  • Pass internal competency tests
  • Flexible to work shifts
  • Petrochemical / Shutdown experience
  • The number of years' experience and other requirements / qualifications are dependent on job type

Documentation Needed: with the advert reference number HA91 cited

  • Updated CV
  • Proof of referenced employment
  • Copy of all qualifications and/or trade papers
  • Proof of address

Jomele Training and Placement (Pty) Ltd is recruiting on behalf of Hydra-Arc (Pty) Ltd and the required documentation must be emailed to:

  • pricipal1@hydra-arc.com
  • Contact details: 076 810 7424

Note:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to report for competency testing & interviews
  • COVID Protocols will be followed before and during testing/interviewing
  • Should you not hear from us within four (4) weeks of application, then you application has been unsuccessful.
  • There is a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY regarding drugs and any Candidate who tests positive for drugs shall not be considered for placement.


Friday - 20th of May 2022

SkyHill Heavy Engineering

Mining Bucket Refurbishment.

Proudly South African fabrication


Tuesday - 10th of May 2022

Thursday - 5th of May 2022

SkyHill Heavy Engineering

Steam drum manufacturing and maintenance.

Proudly South African fabrication


Monday - 11th of April 2022


HYDRA-ARC (PTY) LTD REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING TRADES FOR THE UPCOMING SASOL SECUNDA SHUTDOWN 2022
  • Superintendents/EFT Leads
  • Mechanical and Welding Supervisors
  • Boilermakers and Pipe Fabricators
  • Mechanical Fitters
  • Coded Welders
  • Safety Officers
  • Storeman (Must be computer literate i.e. MS Office)
Requirements:
  • Medically fit
  • Pass internal competency tests
  • Flexible to work shifts
  • Petrochemical industry / Shutdown Experience
  • The number of years' experience and other requirements/qualifications are dependent on job type
Documentation Needed: with the advert referece number HA90 cited
  • Updated CV
  • Proof of all referenced employment
  • Copy of all qualifications and/or trade papers
  • Proof of address

Jomele Training and Placements (Pty) Ltd is recruiting on behalf of Hydra-Arc (Pty) Ltd and the requested Documents must be emailed to:

Closing Date: 31 July 2022

NOTE:
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to report for competency testing & interviews and completion of an application form.
  • COVID Protocols will be followed before and during testing/interviewing any shortlisted candidates.
  • Should you not hear from us within four (4) weeks of application, then your application has been unsuccessful.
  • There is a Zero-Tolerance Policy regarding drugs and any candidate who tests positive for drugs shall not be considered for placement.

Tuesday - 28th of March 2022


Arange of courses offering practical skills development in boiler making,
pipefitting and welding is now available through Hill Side artisan academy.

The academy is part of the Hydra Arc Group and is accredited with the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority, or CHIETA, and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations, or QCT.

Hill Side academy currently offers the following programmes:

Welding National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 2 learnership for approximately 12 months
Welding occupational qualification NQF level 4 for approximately two-and-a-half years
Boiler making NQF level 2 learnership for approximately 12 months
Boiler making occupational qualification NQF level 4 for approximately two-and-a-half years.
Future plans include the introduction of training programmes for electricians, welding inspectors, riggers and safety officers.

According to the National Artisan Moderation Body, or NAMB, regulations, in order for learners to progress to a trade test with the necessary experience, a Grade 9 schooling level is required. In addition, learnership agreement requirements stipulate that only employer- recruited learners can currently be accommodated.

Hill Side has the capacity to train approximately 1 200 learners at a time, training 1 000 learner welders, 450 pipe fitters and 50 boiler makers annually. The academy offers welding and boiler making (semiskilled) one-year learnerships, which don’t require grade 12 maths and science levels as a prerequisite. However learners are required to pass a basic numeracy and literacy test, as well as practical and medical assessments.

The academy boasts a 100% pass rate for learners who have completed its institutional training and it asserts that it has created more than 200 new jobs in its sector over the past 5 years.

Link to article : CREAMER MEDIA'S ENGINEERING NEWS


Monday - 22th of March 2022

SkyHill Heavy Engineering

Mining Bucket Refurbishment.
Nitrogen "in house" shrink and fit bushing.

Proudly South African fabrication


Tuesday - 18th of March 2022

The Safety and wellbeing of our employees and the protection of our environment is an essential survival factor for our business therefore management acknowledges accountability and stives to ensure that occupational health and safety is not just something we practice but is rather, a way of life.

We continue to reap the unique benefits from internal and external benchmarking and continual improvement. With the need to keep our clients satisfied and in joining the global shift toward sustainability, Hydra Arc has integrated its safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) management systems. Our team efforts across all levels within the organisation has brought about not only a positive safety culture and work environment but also top international accolades.

Hydra Arc was one of the first companies of our size within the fabrication industry to have achieved ISO 45001 certification in 2018 and remain a proud front-runner among our worthy competitors with continued surveillance and recertification by a global certification body, namely National Quality Assurance of London.

Adding to our bragging rights are the NOSA international Excellence Awards for 2nd and 3rd place Sector F NOSA Five Star System from 2017 to 2019: the Regional Award for 2nd place in 2018 and also, NOSA Mpumalanga Region Best Occupational Safety Programme 2018. Furthermore , we are proud to be among the top companies to carry NOSCAR status since 2019.

The successful completion of numerous projects is a sure sign of our excellent workmanship, of which we could not be prouder. We currently hold certification on ISO 3834 and ISO 9001 which has earned us a respected reputation within the welding sphere.

Jomele Training and Placement (Pty) Ltd is an important member of the Hydra Arc family also have an impressive track record of maintaining NOSA Five Star Status since 2016 and NOSCAR status since 2018, with other regional excellence awards received during the same period.

Our pressure vessel and piping fabrication facility, Sky Hill Heavy Engineering (Pty) Ltd also boasts similar outstanding achievement as Winner of Sector D4 NOSA Five Star System 2018 and 2019. In keeping up with expectations, Sky Hill also reached NOSCAR status in 2019

Link to article : CREAMER MEDIA'S MINING WEEKLY
Link to article : CREAMER MEDIA'S ENGINEERING NEWS


Tuesday - 15th of March 2022

Hillside Artisan Academy – Putting the art back into artisanship

Hill Side Artisan Academy is positive for the future. The Hydra Arc Group is a proudly South African business that has proved through developing local skills and paying attention to quality and on-time delivery, it is possible to be successful and competitive in this challenging industry. By taking on the global market, we fully intend to lead South Africa into a better future, with better job prospects for South Africans, and a stronger local economy.

Hill Side, neighbour to Hydra Arc’s Sky Hill Fabrication Facility, offers practical skills development in; boiler making, pipefitting and welding. Hill Side, as accredited with the CHIETA/QCTO, currently offers the following programmes:

Welding NQF level 2 learnership for approximately 12 months Welding occupational qualification NQF level 4 for approximately 2,5 years Boiler making NQF level 2 learnership for approximately 12 months Boiler making occupational qualification NQF level 4 for approximately 2,5 years. Hill Side further, where competent trainees show potential, assist where possible in terms of opportunities to complete their trade tests.

As per the NAMB regulations, and in order for learners to progress to a trade test with the necessary experience, Grade 9 is required.

Future plans include the introduction of programmers such as; Electrician, Welding Inspector Riggers and Safety Officer.

Hill Side has the capacity to train approximately 1 200 learners at a time, training 1 000 learner welders, 450 pipe fitters and 50 boiler makers annually.

“We offer both welding and boiler making (semi skilled) one year learnerships. For the learnership you do not require e.g. Grade 12 Maths & Science. However, you would have to

pass our basic theory test (numeracy & literacy), practical and medical assessments to enrol in the programme.

Certain educational and sufficient experience will be required in order to complete a trade test at a later stage. Regrettably we can only accommodate government recruited learners at this stage.

Currently we have a 100% pass rate for learners who have completed the institutional training at Hill Side. This is further evidence of our commitment and success.

We have created more than 2 000 new jobs, in our sector, over the past 5 years. Our commitment to skills development and empowerment is illustrated by our current BBBEE LEVEL certification.

Link to article : CREAMER MEDIA'S MINING WEEKLY
Link to article : CREAMER MEDIA'S ENGINEERING NEWS


Monday - 28th of February 2022

SkyHill Heavy Engineering

For all your mining needs Proudly South African fabrication


Tuesday - 15th of February 2022

Skyhill Heavy Engineering Bay 4 comprises of a fully equipped machine shop.

The machine shop houses a horizontal boring mill that consists of two milling stations, that can handle 40- and 60-tons work pieces. The stations travel along opposite ends of a 33-meter common rail. Allowing two independent machining operations to be completed on the same work piece simultaneously. This enables us to perform all turning, drilling, boring and milling in-house.


Tuesday - 5th of January 2022

2022 New Year Message from Jan Maswanganyi

Dear Colleagues,

Happy new year to you all. I hope you celebrated the start of 2022 in good spirits with family and friends. Now that we’re a few days into the new year, it’s good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us. But first, a quick look back.

2021 was quite a year for all of us at Hydra Arc. We’ve been through many developments, in sometimes less than favorable circumstances. But we’ve also achieved a huge amount. Within our Industry we have made good progress and completing a Sasol Shutdown successfully.

Of course, there’s still a lot of work ahead. With the challenge of the Omicron virus it's going to be tough, in short, the current circumstances are all quite challenging to work in. Looking forward to one of the biggest Shutdown this year, preparations and planning will be paramount to the success of the Shutdown. Within welding and mechanical space, we need to launch a new strategy and carefully executed on it throughout the year. In other clients outside Sasol, we must combine our efforts to maximize opportunities, so that we become a leading company in this sector in all what we always do and doing it Safely. But no matter what the circumstances are, we must not lose sight of our priority, to be strong and financially sustainable company that put the customer at the heart of everything we do. Showing our customers how we can support them in their financial needs by providing advice when needed, flexibility where possible and a range of clear and simple solutions to their challenges.

It’s important for us to use our time wisely and move forward as decisively and swiftly as we can in 2022. That will only be possible with your continued dedication and teamwork. Primarily in your own spaces, but equally across the whole group. We need to continue to work together to create successful service to our clients. So, I encourage all of us in our decision making to evaluate not only what is best for our part of space in the organization, but also the potential impact on other parts and on the Group as a whole.

The past years had a significant impact on all of us, but I would like to thank you all for your significant support and dedication during these challenging times. The year ahead will bring its own challenges, but I’m sure by working together, keeping focused on our priorities, and putting our customers first we can realize our ambitions. These will certainly continue to be my priorities, and I am convinced I can count on you to do the same.

Jan Maswanganyi
CEO Hydra Arc