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Industry: Other / Job Expires: 2022-01-18 17:00:00 / Location: Mpumalanga

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The Technician will be responsible for providing both electrical and mechanical services to the underground mobile equipment. This will be achieved through the maintenance of the following: control systems, radio remote controls, Siemens PLC systems on mobile equipment and auto electrical wiring systems.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance, fault finding and repairs on auto electrical equipment, PLCs, instrumentation, radio equipment, safety system and engine management systems.
  • Conducting root cause analysis on all maintenance related equipment.
  • Programming of PLCs, designing, re-writing and implement modifications on mobile equipment.
  • Performing legal inspections on mobile equipment.
  • Planning, reviewing, and executing tasks as per planned maintenance system.
  • Liaising with operational staff to plan and execute planned and breakdown maintenance tasks.
  • Ensuring maximum availability of mobile machinery and minimizing production downtime.
  • Performing audits to ensure legal compliance of safety systems.
  • Sourcing of electrical equipment from various suppliers.
  • Preparing reports.
  • Performing standby and overtime when required.
  • Willingness to work underground.
  • Ensuring adherence to SHEQ standards.

Intrinsic Qualities:

  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Analytical and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of planned maintenance principle.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and hydraulic drawings.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • National Diploma in Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering.
  • Hands on experience on Siemens S7 PLC’s on trackless mobile machinery.
  • Hands on experience on auto electrical maintenance on medium reach rigs – MacLean, Rock breakers – Sandvik 1400, LHD – Xingye and Fermel utility vehicles.
  • Computer literate and in possession of a valid driver's license.
  • A minimum of three years working experience in a maintenance.
  • Instrumentation and radio knowledge will be an advantage.

Qualifying candidates to send cv to lethabo@heitha.co.za , lodrick@heitha.co.za  and robert@heitha.co.za 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you haven't heard from us in 4 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

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