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Monday, 27 April 2020 09:59

Making Chemistry

The WearCheck family is growing, we have added new skills and expertise to our team.

Sharista Raghunath is WearCheck’s newest chemist, joining the team in the company’s Durban laboratory. Armed with a master’s degree in Applied Science, Sharista also has laboratory experience with a major paint manufacturer, where she focused on reverse-engineering of products, innovation of products, method development and validation of analytical procedures, optimisation of product formulae and assistance in cost-saving initiatives. At WearCheck, Sharista is tasked with ensuring the application of the company’s strict laboratory standards in terms of quality, environment, health and safety, along with research and development.

Sharista Raghunath has been appointed as chemist based at WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 17:56

Lab Instrument Doctor

The WearCheck family is growing, we have added new skills and expertise to our team.

The saying goes that “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!”, however, if it IS broken, then Lester Chetty is your man. As WearCheck’s new laboratory instrument technician, Lester aims to minimise instrument breakdowns with preventive maintenance. He provides support to all 17 of WearCheck’s laboratories, including the remote ones, keeping the lab processes running effectively and efficiently. Equipped with a national diploma in Electrical Engineering (light current) from the Durban University of Technology and six years as a service technician at a leading instrument provider, Lester is standing by to keep WearCheck’s instruments running smoothly.

Lester Chetty has been appointed as laboratory instrument technician based at WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory.

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:04

Capable in Cape Town

The WearCheck family is growing, we have added new skills and expertise to our team.

Guy Letellier has joined WearCheck’s Western Cape family, where he provides technical support to Cape-based operations, generates new business and conducts training to ensure sampling techniques are correct. Guy’s technical experience spans several industries, including petroleum, oil, gas, glass, paper, industrial fasteners, steel and tubing and bulk industrial oil sales. He has also completed many courses, covering industrial relations, safety, sales, asbestos, lubrication and oil analysis as well as high performance and defensive driving. Guy’s passions are the outdoors, wildlife and his family.

Guy Letellier has been appointed as technical/ sales support at WearCheck in Cape Town.

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Friday, 16 November 2018 10:35

Promotion for Patience

Sello Patience Mokoena has been promoted to laboratory supervisor at WearCheck’s Specialty Laboratory (WSL) in Johannesburg.

Patience began her career at WearCheck in 2015 initially as a volunteer, just looking to gain work experience. After just two days of volunteer work, she was offered a temporary lab technician post, which soon became a permanent post.

With professionalism and dedication, Patience has worked her way up to become laboratory supervisor of the WSL.

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Friday, 15 June 2018 19:12

We're Hiring

WearCheck TCS Branch Manager: Cape Town

Main Job Functions: 


  • Managing all operational aspects of the branch and staff
  • Providing technical services to customers (Diagnoses of results and issuing of reports)
  • Responsible for ensuring the branch meets all goals and objectives in a timely manner


Position Requirements: 


  • Minimum Education – 3 years tertiary chemical qualification and 6-8 years related experience
  • Minimum 5 years managerial experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the ISO17025 requirements
  • Sound knowledge of Giza, Oasis and TCS Software
  • Excellent Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Power Point)
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team building and change management skills
  • Methodical, accurate, conscientious, energetic and technically minded
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Ensure Laboratory staff work carefully and efficiently in the prescribed manner to produce accurate results
  • Ensure that samples are analysed timeously by Laboratory staff
  • Maintain comprehensive training of Laboratory Staff by means of structured training programmes, and promote continuous development of staff by providing coaching and motivation
  • Promote teamwork and co-operation in the branch by holding regular branch meetings
  • Implement and ensure safety compliance at the branch and monitor regularly
  • Maintain the efficient use of consumables and dispose of Laboratory waste streams in an environmentally responsible manner
  • Set realistic budget goals and monitor income and expenses as well as report deviations from the goal
  • Ensure that the branch has sufficient stock of consumables at all times
  • Ensure that all laboratory analytical testing and calibration is planned and performed accurately
  • Must be deemed competent and authorised to perform all calibration, test methods and be able to utilise all laboratory equipment
  • Perform accurate Diagnosis for WTCS and WSL Laboratories in accordance with IEC and related Standards
  • Send reports to customers timeously
  • Timeously address all customers’ queries regarding their reports
  • Develop forecasts for financial and business objectives
  • Meet company goals and objectives
  • Identify areas of improvement and propose corrective actions
  • Address customer and employee issues promptly
  • Network to improve the presence and reputation of the branch and the Company.


Availability: The successful candidate must be able to start in their position as soon as possible.

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

Applications close on 20th June 2018. If you have not received a response by 29th June 2018, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

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Monday, 11 December 2017 11:00

Long Service: 10 year tenure

WearCheck has many valuable assets, but the most valued of all are its members of staff, who dedicate their careers to providing fabulous customer service and world-class laboratory results.

One of the factors that helps develop great team work and excellent performance at work is when people know their jobs and the business well, which in turn comes from long-term commitment to the company.

This year, we celebrate these WearCheck workers who have reached the 10 year milestone of being part of the WearCheck family. Well done and thank you for your dedication.

Admin clerk Anneline Chinsamy has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 10 years

Reliability solutions technician Hein Coetzer of Richards Bay has worked at WearCheck for 10 years

Stores assistant Victoria Gama has worked at WearCheck Johannesburg for 10 years

Pinetown laboratory manager Meshach Govender has worked at WearCheck for 10 years. Meshach, a qualified chemist, began his career with WearCheck as laboratory technician, and was promoted to laboratory manager four years ago

Junior bookkeeper Preshnie Govender has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 10 years

Junior laboratory assistant Cowboy Manana has worked at WearCheck Johannesburg for 10 years

Stores assistant / driver Joe Ngcobo has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 10 years

Pinetown laboratory cleaner Lindiwe Nobuntu has worked at WearCheck for 10 years

Reliability solutions technician Surette Roets of Elisras has worked at WearCheck for 10 years

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Monday, 16 October 2017 09:35

Dedicated for two decades

One of the things that makes WearCheck stand head and shoulders above its competitors is the people that work for the company, and the great rapport they have with our customers and with their colleagues.

This rapport is not developed overnight, but rather, it is nurtured and grown over time, and WearCheck is fortunate to have many dedicated team members who have worked for the company for long stretches of time.

HR manager Michelle Padayachee praised the long-serving staff members who have dedicated their energy to the company and applauded the loyalty of all long-serving staff members. ‘We appreciate your dedication and recognise your commitment to the company – thank you.’

Michelle noted several team members who have now been with WearCheck for two decades.


  • Managing director Neil Robinson has been at WearCheck for 20 years. He began his career with the company as a chemist in 1997, was promoted to lab manager in 1999 then technical manager in 2002. He has lead the company as MD for the past 12 years.
  • Field service customer support officer Isaac Mabaso has worked at WearCheck’s Johannesburg branch for 20 years
  • Laboratory assistant Shireen Brijlal has worked in WearCheck Pinetown’s lab for 20 years
  • Software support assistant Collin Naicker has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 20 years
  • Reliability solutions lead technician Eddie Pieterse, fondly known as “Eddie Senior”, has worked at this job for 20 years. Eddie was part of WearCheck’s ABB acquisition in 2012.
  • Credit supervisor Kay Pillay has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 20 years
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:50

Loyalty Recognised

WearCheck is a family of very dedicated and loyal staff members, many of whom have clocked up several decades with the company. HR Manager Michelle Padayachee commended all long-serving staff, particularly those who reached important milestones recently.

‘Your loyalty and experience benefits both the company as well as our customers – helping us to continue to run the business efficiently and to offer excellent customer service. Thank you for your loyalty.’


Image 1: Springs-based reliability solutions technician Frank Nkuna has worked at WearCheck for 10 years.

Image 2: Pinetown lab assistant Malcolm Govender has worked at WearCheck for 15 years.

Image 3: Isando-based reliability solutions technician Marcelle Symons has worked at WearCheck for 10 years.

Image 4: Ellisras-based reliability solutions technician Simon Mosima has worked at WearCheck for 10 years.

Image 5: Johannesburg-based driver Danny Nkomo has worked at WearCheck for 10 years.

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Monday, 30 January 2017 12:14

Prestigious peer review

WearCheck's diagnostic manager, John Evans, who - in his more than 25 years with the company - has had many of his articles published in many scientific journals in several countries,  has diagnosed over a million samples, has conducted many training courses and is widely recognised as an inveterate expert in the oil analysis field.

WearCheck, and John, were recently honoured when John was invited to conduct a peer review on a manual chapter written by two American scientists, entitled "Particle Counting: Fuels and Lubricants" for the ASTM-Books.

Reviewing papers for publication is perhaps the highest mark of respect bestowed upon a researcher.  To be asked to review a scientific paper is an acknowledgment of a researcher's superior knowledge and experience.

Well done, John, you have done WearCheck proud.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:09

Making headway

There have been some well-earned promotions and new appointments at WearCheck recently. Here, we introduce you to the new folk in their new positions…

Our man in the Middle East (image 3)
Peter Safadi recently joined the WearCheck family as the regional manager: Middle East, based at WearCheck PM in Dubai.  Peter has spent over 40 years running businesses in the Middle East, including Jeddah, Riyadh, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Spain, Morocco and even Iraq. His main focus to date has been on electronics and hydraulics and managing a steel factory. He recently travelled to South Africa to meet the team at WearCheck head office.

Our foreign figure watcher (image 1)
Brandon Bisunath is in the hotseat as one of WearCheck’s two foreign operations book-keepers, where he handles the accounts for the company’s cross-border operations in Zambia, Mozambique and Ghana. Armed with a B.Comm degree from UKZN, and work experience in a shipping company (accounts and finance) and an oil company (logistics), Brandon keeps track of WearCheck’s foreign currency accounting.

Our lady in sales (image 4)
Juliané de Beer has already been part of the WearCheck team for two years, and recently moved across into the sales development arena from customer support. Juliané, who holds a certificate in Business Management, travels many kilometres every day to visit existing customers as well as potential new ones.

Our Steelpoort team (image 2 & 5)
Thomas Madlala has been promoted to business development and technical support at WearCheck Steelpoort.

Josephine Rakolota has been appointed as sales and customer support at WearCheck Steelpoort, with an in depth knowledge of WearCheck’s customers, having provided customer support for 17 years for the company.

Our Witbank worker (image 6)
Dennis Swanepoel has been promoted to branch co-ordinator for WearCheck Witbank, having worked with the company for fourteen years as an analyst and a site manager.

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