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Job Description

  • To Install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems. May also work on electrical transmission and distribribution equipment.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Reduce breakdowns and downtimes periods in the plant to limit unnecessary costs.
  • Ensure preventative scheduled maintenance are done as scheduled according to company procedures and standards.
  • Work with management to ensure all machinery and infrastructure function electrically optimal on a continuous basis.
  • Ensure the workshop comply with occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Do fault finding and problem solving on electrical equipment.
  • Reduce breakdowns and downtime periods.
  • Solving of electrical problems from operational manager as specified in the job card.
  • Keep informed on newest electrical technology with regards to better functioning, energy saving and safety.
  • Complete all compulsory training interventions allocated by the direct Manager successfully.
  • Apply and enforce ISO / HACCP / Occupational health and safety / 20 keys in the workplace.
  • Attending to all electrical breakdowns & maintenance at Worker Trust broiler houses and Municipality infrastructure
  • Daily housekeeping.
  • Maintaining a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Any other duties as may be required by management.



Job requirements

  • Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent.
  • Wireman’s License.
  • A valid Trade Certificate as an Electrician or Millwright.
  • At least 3 years electrical experience in maintenance as a qualified Electrician.
  • Experience in high and low voltage connections.
  • PLC & VSD experience and ability to read electrical plans.
  • FMCG Experience will be an added advantage.
  • Programming of PLC and related electronics.
  • CB – Code B driver’s license.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime including shifts when required.

Skills and Abilities required

  • Good mathematical/analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent client service.
  • Conflict handling.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to follow directions, instructions and work as a team member.
  • Ability to function independently and in a team.
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