VKB Group: Electrical Assistant


Grain Field Chickens, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (PTY)Ltd, is a dynamic role player in the integrated broiler industry with an abattoir in Reitz in the North Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.

Job description.

To perform specific semi-skilled activities supporting electricians during installation, repair works and maintenance. Will be responsible for assisting the Electrician with day-to-day duties.

Job requirements

  • Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 equivalent.
  • N2 Electrical qualification will be advantageous.
  • At least 2 years electrical experience in an Abattoir Maintenance Dept.
  • PLC & VSD experience and ability to read electrical plans.
  • FMCG Experience will be an added advantage.
  • A willingness to work overtime and shifts, incl. on weekends.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Performing general tasks as directed by the Electrician/ controller/ line manager.
  • Operate hand-held machines and tools relating to such duties.
  • Assist the Electrician with maintenance and repairs.
  • Performing cable duties effectively in accordance with safe working practices.
  • Keeping tools, specialized tools and specialized materials required for the tasks at hand.
  • Assist with breakdowns on all electrical equipment.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are available when attending to breakdowns.
  • Apply and enforce ISO / HACCP / Occupational health and safety / 20 keys in the workplace (must be aware of all the safety requirements).
  • Assist with fault-finding and problem solving on electrical equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining, cleaning, and sorting the workshop.
  • Must assist with maintenance work over weekends.
  • Effective communication with maintenance managers, electricians and production staff.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by management.

Skills required

  • Good communication Skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good reporting skills.
  • Problem solver.
  • Team player.
  • Able to work under pressure.

The company can expire jobs at any time at our own discretion. Should you not have received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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