Industrial Engineering Electrical Technician

Location: Richards Bay, KZN, South Africa
Date Posted: 29-03-2019
Our Client, in the Industrial Engineering Sector, needs the Engineering team to support the client directly, and to also support the internal repairable and project parts of the business.  The Electrical Technician is part of the Engineering team and reports to the Technical Manager. He/she works with other departments of the company to achieve his/her accountabilities, i.e. Sales, Purchasing, Finance, Warehouse and Production. Work takes place at, but not limited to, Richards Bay (Hillside), Johannesburg and Mozambique (Mozal).  

Primary Purpose
Perform electrical and electronic engineering work within the department to support:
 The client directly with technical queries they may have.
 The project managers with related project work on site and at the office.
 The production department with refurbishment of customer equipment.
Contribute to good company culture, improvements in quality, health, safety and environmental impacts.
Technical aspects include, but are not limited to, low voltage electrical systems (AC and DC), instrumentation, control systems, PLC’s and VFD’s, industrial communications, panel building, cabling, switchgear, power and control wiring, motors, system testing and auditing, running trials etc.
Other duties include drafting of electrical drawings, price estimations, generate quotations, writing reports (feasibility, technical, project etc.), working with basic financial systems, updating and creating part lists and bills of material, equipment and cable schedules, CRM software entries, SAP software work, spare parts inventory work etc.

Education & Qualifications
 N.Dip or B.Tech Degree in electrical engineering, B.Eng. Tech. or equivalent.
 GCC Factories is preferred.

Relevant Experience
 5 Years proven working experience in the field of electrical engineering.
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel), AutoCAD.
 Marketing skills for identifying possible new projects and business opportunities.
 Technical knowledge equipment used in aluminium industry is advantageous.
 Basic financial comprehension pertaining to budgets, estimations, cost control and reporting.
 Good understanding of principles of health, safety, environmental and quality in the workplace.
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