Posted time 8th May 2024 Location Port Elizabeth Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 3 years maintenance experience in PLC and VSD
  • Salary: R55 000 CTC pm negotiable

Maintenance Technicians (PLC and VSDs)

  • Uitenhage
  • Permanent
  • R negotiable


An automotive company based in Gceberha is looking for Electrical Maintenance Technician to join their production paintshop team to take ownership and responsibility for all the Electrical installations allocated to Paint shop and to ensure that all facilities are properly maintained to perform at optimum levels.

Job Description and Responsibilities      

  • Ensuring that all Paint shop electrical installations and PLC systems are maintained to company standards and requirements in order to ensure safe plant operation by means of structured maintenance systems such as PM’s, check lists, weekend work job cards etc.
  • Recommending, updating and modifying electrical installations to the latest engineering technology in order to stay in line with the latest technologies available on the market by constantly dealing with external suppliers and similar industrial companies.
  • Maintaining of electrical equipment to meet the required health & safety standards to ensure a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Making the necessary adjustments to facilities such as conveyor speeds, fan speeds, system pressures, tank levels etc. by means of PLC settings, controller adjustments and thereafter verify that the adjustments produced the required outcome by measuring the output performance/parameters.
  • Carrying out planned maintenance activities using the correct tools and testing equipment according to company’s systems, processes and procedures to ensure that all equipment are serviced at the required intervals as determined from time to time by the maintenance planner / original equipment supplier.
  • Activating participation on daily basis in the Shop Floor Management structure. This includes sectional meetings and problem resolution activities/implementation as driven by the team

Education and Experience           

  • A National N Diploma/ National Diploma in Electrical Engineering/ Mechatronics.
  • Millwright trade test
  • At least 2 – 4 years in manufacturing maintenance and/or technical environment.


Skills, Attributes & Other requirements


  • Good experience in VSD control system (Danfoss & SEW)
  • Understanding of PLC systems (preferably Siemens Simatic S7) / SCADA (WinCC or similar)
  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and orally at various levels (operator to management level)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office)
  • Automation experience and certified training in PLC & Drives is an advantage

Package & Remuneration

Basic salary between R30 000 and R40 000 negotiable plus benefits such as medical aid, car lease allowance, provident fund, 13th cheque, relocation allowance


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