Maintenance Electrician (CR423)

Our client in Stellenbosch is looking for a Maintenance Electrician. Maintains and repairs electrical motors and equipment and electrical control systems, ensuring minimum disruption to process and production procedures by performing routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly and electrical systems operate efficiently.


Electrical Installation & Maintenance

  • Installs and maintains distribution components (e.g. switches, resistors, circuit-breaker panels, transformers or other components)

  • Connects wiring in electrical circuits and networks ensuring compatibility of components.

  • Prevents breakdown of systems by routinely inspecting and replacing old wiring and insulated cables, cleaning circuits etc.

  • Performs effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repairs or substitutes damaged units.

  • Inspects electrical systems, components, such as transformers and circuit breakers regularly to identify hazards, defects and to ensure compliance with codes.

  • Identifies electrical problems, malfunctioning systems and corrects the problem e.g. repairs or replaces wiring, equipment or fixtures.

  • Advises management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.

Machine & Equipment Maintenance

  • Carries out preventative machine maintenance according to the maintenance plan and attends to break downs on all machines, equipment, vehicles, etc.

  • Performs improvements on machines and equipment when and if necessary.

  • Ensures correct lubricants are used for a specified machine/product as advised by the machine/product specifications.

  • Ensures proper care and use of workshop machines, tools and equipment.

  • Orders and collects spares and other maintenance requirements in conjunction with Maintenance Manager and Production Manager Bottling.

  • Responds to call outs and attends to breakdowns when required.

  • Maintains registers according to the OHAS Act statutory requirements for power tools, ladders, pressure vessels and lifting devices.

  • Liaises with service companies on plant service issues, air compressors, hoists and fork lift trucks.

  • Completes all break down and preventative maintenance records according to QMS procedures.

Buildings & Grounds Maintenance

  • Carries out preventative maintenance and repair work on buildings when required.

  • Attends to breakdowns and liaises with departmental managers to limit disruption to processes.

  • Carries out basic plumbing and electrical repairs as required in plant.

Quality Management Systems

  • Adheres to QMS standards and procedures.

  • Follows QMS protocol as described by QMS procedures.

  • Ensures that the security of the premises is intact for responsible areas.

  • Adheres to the set GMP protocol and participates in various quality seminars.

Health, Safety and Housekeeping

  • Controls CCPs including Sanitation Testing of machines and equipment worked on during maintenance.

  • Carries out sanitation of workshop and parts store.

  • Participates in annual HACCP training and in H&S committee meetings.

  • Adheres to protective clothing policy.

  • Ensures compliance with company and statutory H&S policies and procedures.

  • Works closely with the safety representative to ensure adherence to safe work practices.

  • Contributes to the company’s safety awareness by monitoring contractors whilst on site and reports any deviations to the Maintenance Manager.

  • Ensures housekeeping is kept in order and meets required standards and all areas of responsibility are clean and neat.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent etc

  • Relevant Technical Qualification

  • Trade Tested Certificate

  • Training - On the job process and production procedures

  • Valid Driver’s Licence Required

  • Strong Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of safety procedures and legal regulations and guidelines

  • Basic knowledge of HACCP system, Pre-requisite Program – ISOPE01 and HACCP Plan for glass and Bib filling - ISOPH02

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving ability.

  • Excellent physical condition and flexibility to work long shifts.

  • Must be willing to be on call out one week in three.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to identify problem areas.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Must have mechanical ability, strength and manual dexterity,

  • Ability to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring.

  • Ability to plan and organize.

  • Ability to work at heights.

  • Minimum Five years industrial electrical systems and maintenance experience in similar environment


R30 000 (plus 13th cheque) plus monthly performance bonuses

Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email: CR423 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format to Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.


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