Company: TWK Agri

Location: White River, Mpumalanga


Posted 08 September 2022 – Closing Date 06 October 2022

Job Details

Minimum experience: Associate

Company primary industry: Agriculture

Job functional area: Manufacturing

Job Description

TWK Agri has the following vacancy available: Electrician within the Manufactured Timber Products Division at Rutland Sawmill, Mpumalanga. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations
  • Install, examine, replace, or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
  • Manually test fibre-optic cable assemblies
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, regulators, and electrical systems as per operational requirements
  • Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries (UPS) and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical, and electronic control systems and other related devices
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records
  • May install, maintain, and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices.
  • Always maintain a safe work environment
  • Give feedback to his manager on the condition of machinery, equipment and other electrical and non-electrical systems as required
  • Be able to troubleshoot and do fault finding in all aspects of the mill, including non-electrical equipment and machinery

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Matric / Grade 12
  • Red seal trade tested qualified artisan
  • At least three years’ experience in an industrial environment
  • Experience in HT, or holds a valid HT Switching certificate (advantageous)
  • Submit an exit medical certificate of health from previous employer
  • Basic knowledge of VSD’s and Soft Starters
  • Knowledge of PLC programming, installation and fault finding
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic systems and hydraulic drawings (advantageous)
  • Knowledge of wood-disc chippers (advantageous)
  • Have a fair understanding of proximity switches and limits
  • Have at least a basic knowledge of PLC’s and Scada system
  • Have strong communication and organizational skills
  • Be a team player and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Have problem solving skills and must be a pragmatic person
  • Be available to do standby duties on a rotational basis and be available to work over weekends as required
  • Be a versatile artisan with basic mechanics, mechanical and even boiler making skills
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Have a full set of tools as prescribed


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