Maintenance Technician


Branch: Firgrove

Min Qualifications:

  • N6 electrical/instruments qualification
  • Valid Code 8 Drivers licence
  • Computer literate
  • PLC literate

Advantageous extra:

  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration plants
  • Experience in food processing environment
  • Programing PLC’s/Invertors etc.
  • Extra language Xhosa

Age profile: 

  • 30 – 40 years old


  • At least 5 years as an electrician in a refrigeration environment or food processing environment
  • Experience in working with PLC’s and invertors
  • Experience with high capacity 3Ph motors
  • Experience with an array of sensors, photo, proximity, limit, pressure, temperature etc.
  • Experience with mechanical servicing, ie bearings, belts, drive trains etc.
  • Knowledge in Pneumatic systems
  • Knowledge of water treatment
  • Experience with switch gear


  • Operation and maintenance, availability end efficiencies of all electrical, electronic, mechanical refrigeration and pneumatic systems in the factory
  • Liaise with OEM’s to set up maintenance schedules for all equipment
  • Attend to breakdowns
  • Be involved in the design of new lines
  • Be involved with the OSHA act
  • Be involved in setting up of operation manuals
  • Be involved in operator training
  • Be involved in maintaining operation graphs, ie temperature, electrical consumption etc.
  • Liaise with QA and production on equipment maintenance
  • Maintain a list of critical spare parts inventory
  • Maintain a list of approved components/parts  suppliers