Junior Technician : Electrical (Recovery)

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The main responsibilities of this job are :

  • Maintain all PLC,VFD, SCADA Installations and Profibus Networks;
  • Perform system backups; 
  • Implement and commission electrical and PLC system related projects;
  • Ensure all modifications/projects conform fully to Mill Change Management Procedures, Mill Standard Specifications, Mill Safety Standards and the OHS Act; 
  • Optimise plant performance and control characteristics to maintain high plant availability; 
  • Review equipment in line with technological advancement within the industry on an on-going basis;
  • Explore quality products at reduced costs in the event of replacement;
  • Complete fault-finding on malfunctions of field devices and system components with the aid of electrical drawings,test equipment, plc information and diagnostic tools;
  • Knowledge of specialist areas such PLC’s, VFD’s, HV and LV reticulation and Protection Equipment, Power Generator and Auxiliary Equipment;
  • Complete similar tasks when assigned by senior technicians or area engineers;
  • Assist in carrying out specialized testing on electrical and electronic equipment;
  • Provide technical support in as far as troubleshooting is concerned;
  • Assist with on-going training of personnel to perform specific tasks on new equipment, completed projects and maintenance of equipment;
  • Explain operational control to Engineers and Operators;
  • Assist with shut planning, preparation and execution;
  • Assist with the development of maintenance schedules for plant equipment in consultation with Engineer and Foreman;
  • Sourcing and cataloguing of maintenance spares; 
  • Approve expenditure within signing authority;
  • Complete projects from concept to commissioning and close out making use of necessary resources and project management principles.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • NQF level 6 qualification in Electrical Engineering or related qualification;
  • 1 year relevant experience within a heavy industry environment.

Closing date : 17 May 2021