Grain Field Chickens: Electrician Maintenance (Manufacturing)

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Grain Field Chickens invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Electrician Maintenance (Manufacturing) to be based in Reitz, Free State.

Position: Electrician Maintenance ( Manufacturing)

Location: Reitz, Free State

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 23 November 2023

Job Details

VKB Agri Processors (Pty) Ltd

Business Unit
Grain Field Chickens (Pty) Ltd

Minimum experience

Company primary industry

Job functional area

Job Description


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

Responsible for performing skilled work in the installation, maintenance, repair, testing and commissioning of electrical and electronic equipment and systems, wiring, fixtures, apparatus, and control equipment. He may also work on electrical transmission and distribution equipment and perform other related work as required.

Job requirements

  • Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent.
  • Wireman’s Licence.
  • A valid Trade Certificate as an Electrician or Millwright.
  • At least 3 years electrical experience in maintenance as a qualified Electrician.
  • Experience in high and low voltage connections.
  • PLC & VSD experience and ability to read electrical plans.
  • FMCG Experience will be an added advantage.
  • Programming of PLC and related electronics.
  • CB – Code B driver’s license.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime including shifts when required.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Reduce breakdowns and downtimes periods in the plant to limit unnecessary costs.
  • Ensure preventative scheduled maintenance are done as scheduled according to company procedures and standards.
  • Work with management to ensure all machinery and infrastructure function electrically optimal on a continuous basis.
  • Ensure the workshop comply with occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Do fault finding and problem solving on electrical equipment.
  • Reduce breakdowns and downtime periods.
  • Solving of electrical problems from operational manager as specified in the job card.
  • Keep informed on newest electrical technology with regards to better functioning, energy saving and safety.
  • Complete all compulsory training interventions allocated by the direct Manager successfully.
  • Daily housekeeping.
  • Maintaining a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Any other duties as may be required by management.

Skills and Abilities required

  • Good mathematical/analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent client service.
  • Conflict handling.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to follow directions, instructions and work as a team member.
  • Ability to function independently and in a team.

Other Information

  • The company can expire jobs at any time at their own discretion.
  • VKB Group and/or its subsidiary companies will use any personal data collected through the job opportunities section of this website for recruitment purposes only and, should your application be successful, for purposes connected with your employment.
  • VKB Group is an equal opportunity employer. VKB Group’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned to VKB Group’s Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. VKB Group actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.
  • Things to take note of when applying through our Career Portal.
  • Use Google Chrome when accessing the portal
  • Clear copy of your CV in either PDF or Word
  • The CV should not have handwriting on the document
  • NB! Only Submit your CV on the Upload CV section of the application form and not a PDF that includes other documents such as ID, Driver’s License and other documents. The application form will make provision for the candidate to upload supporting documents.
  • When uploading profile picture, make sure the minimum size uploaded is 300 x 300px

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