RCL FOODS Is Hiring: Electrical Technician – Pretoria West

Closing Date: 13 April 2023

Job Description

RCL FOODS is seeking an Electrical Technician to join our Foods Division. The role will be based in Pretoria West and report to the Maintenance Manager. RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent to be responsible for the implementation of new electrical machinery and equipment, and upgrade electrical machinery and equipment on a software and hardware level. Perform maintenance of all electrical machinery, equipment, processes and software applications according to SANS codes for a hazardous site on a higher level than electricians. Give a higher level of support to electrical staff and solve higher-level problems.

Minimum Requirements

National N6 Diploma and Trade test or National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Process Instrumentation)
Minimum 5 – 8 years of working experience in the following areas:
General factory maintenance
Reading and interpretation of electrical drawings
Wide range of instrumentation experience
Knowledge of SCADA systems
Knowledge of PLC programming experience
Experience in PLC, VSD Drives, Fans, Process Optimization, and Compressors would be highly advantageous
Previous experience as an instrumentation technician in the milling industry will be highly advantageous
Implementation of small projects
Advanced computer literacy (MS Word/Excel/Outlook)

Minimum 5 years of Siemens PLC S7 (1500, 1200) and TIA portal experience.
Minimum 5 years of Wonderware System Platform and InTouch experience.
Valid Code B driver’s license.

Duties & Responsibilities
Disseminate best practices in all instrumentation aspects.
System troubleshooting and hardware problems resolution, calibrating and maintaining all equipment within the control solution.
Assist with onsite project commissioning and ensuring adherence to RCL FOODS standards and change procedures.
Ensure cost-effective and efficient maintenance of all electrical, instrumentation, computer, network, and PLC equipment.
Ensure that all breakdowns are attended to in a cost-effective manner.
Be proactive in identifying potential faults and breakdowns before it occurs.
Willing to do stand-by duty.
Ensure all callouts are attended to in a timeous manner.
Willing to perform work outside of regular working hours (overtime).
Practice and enforce RCL Foods Milling codes of safety and housekeeping.
Ensure occupational health and safety electrical installation regulations and electrical machinery acts are adhered to.
Ensure that SANS 10142 wiring regulations are adhered to. Ensure that SANS 10108 hazardous location regulations are complied with.

Ensure that all information submitted on work orders is complete and correct.
Ensure that all completed work orders/documentation is submitted to the foreman for checking.
Respond quickly to work requests/defects.
Ensure that all promises/commitments made are kept.
Inspect all new electrical installations as per the maintenance manager’s instructions.
Ensure that all PLC and SCADA applications are backed up and up to date.
Recommend changes in PLCs and SCADA through the change request procedure.
Ensure correct devices, machinery, and software applications are installed for the correct processes.
Ensure proper functionality and maintenance of UPS systems.
Assist with the service of fire alarm panels.

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