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Position : Technical Official CNC x 50 (Distribution) Newcastle, Empangeni and PMB Zones Vacancy type: External/Internal

Task Grade : T06


Area of Speacialization : To ensure continuity of supply to customers by building, maintaining, and repairing infrastructure and plant in accordance with Dead and limited Live Work practices, guidelines, and Service Agreements on the electrical network up to and including 33kV


Department : Maintenance & Operations

Business Unit : Central East Cluster

Location : South Africa (Kwa-Zulu Natal)

Reference Number : CADTO12/2022KZN

Closing Date : 2022/12/30


Minimum Requirements
• Grade 10

• 2 years


Skills and Competencies
• Driver’s Licence
• Line Construction
• Basic Health and Safety
• Basic Workshop skills
• ORHVS (Authorised for access and responsible person)
• Battery maintenance
• Emergency switching
• Ground level substation inspection
• Basic Environmental knowledge
• Capability of working above ground level (working at heights)
• Communication skills


Key Responsibilities
• 1. Maintains equipment and structures by:
• 1.1. Responding to call outs and prompts from the dispatcher during abnormal conditions and power supply interruptions
• 1.2. Restoring equipment and structures on lines and substations by replacing, securing, and cleaning plant and equipment under supervision
• 1.3. Executing foot and vehicle patrols to identify, capture and report faulty plant and abnormal conditions
• 1.4. Switching on Low Voltage networks
• 1.5. Performing Basic Lifting Machinery operation

• 2. Performs planned maintenance on networks and infrastructure in accordance with the procedures, standards, and work practices by:
• 2.1. Operating vegetation control machines
• 2.2. Manually clearing vegetation encroaching on safe clearance distances and structures
• 2.3. Applying prescribed growth control chemicals
• 2.4. Installing, inspecting, and restoring fences and gates
• 2.5. Inspecting, restoring, maintaining, and reporting conditions of roads and drainage systems
• 2.6. Maintaining lines and structures by replacing, securing, and cleaning line components, electrical connections, and anti-oxidation measures
• 2.7. Excavating, backfilling, and compacting to secure structures and trenches
• 2.8. Maintaining substations and control rooms by replacing, repairing, securing, and cleaning plant and equipment in substations under guidance and supervision
• 2.9. Inspecting, topping up with electrolyte, cleaning and testing the Specific Gravity of batteries
• 2.10. Inspecting and reporting on condition of substation tools and equipment
• 2.11. Reporting any other abnormality found in/on the network to appropriate person
• 2.12. Executing vegetation control
• 2.13. Keeping the yard clear of weeds and debris
• 2.14. Replacing and levelling of crusher stone where required
• 2.15. Exposing earthing, Earth mats and assisting with inspection, repairing of damaged sections

• 3. Creates assets on urban and rural lines by:
• 3.1. Dressing, earthing, and installing poles and structures
• 3.2. Dismantling poles and structures
• 3.3. Installing/dismantling reticulation and urban pole mounted transformers, reclosers, sectionalises, metering points, isolators and drop out fuse links
• 3.4. Performing conductor stringing, binding in and jointing (including earthing)
• 3.5. Laying multicore cables correctly in the cable trenches
• 3.6. Restoring campsite to its original state after all camp facilities are removed
• 3.7. Clearing access area for vehicles of undergrowth and trees and levelling/back filling where required

• 4. Ensures healthy working environment and eliminates unsafe acts by:
• 4.1. Reporting all safety incidents, unsafe conditions, and abnormal conditions to immediate supervisor
• 4.2. Inspecting and reporting performance of security and safety lighting
• 4.3. Inspecting and reporting non-conformance of tools and equipment immediately before use
• 4.4. Using and caring for personal protective equipment as per requirement
• 4.5. Effecting statutory and non-statutory appointments in terms of Occupational Health and Safety Act
• 4.6. Carrying out stacking and securing loads as per safety standards
• 4.7. Cleaning of work sites, workstations, and infrastructure
• 4.8. Ensuring that quality and safety requirements are adhered to on site
• 4.9. Executing site restoration in accordance with environmental control measures
• 4.10. Executing safe handling and economic stacking and storing of material
• 4.11. Erecting barricades, danger notification, and preparing system earthing

• 5. Provides a one-stop customer service by:
• 5.1. Reading and sealing cyclic and demand meters on small power users
• 5.2. Conforming to Customer Service Charter
• 5.3. Giving milestone and Data feedback to Senior Technical Official and Dispatcher
• 5.4. Making public aware of danger of electricity
• 5.5. Reporting common customer problems to immediate supervisor/appropriate person
• 5.6. Leaving the place of work clean and tidy with minimum disturbance/damage to the environment and/or customer’s property
• 5.7. Completing documents relevant to tasks performed and submission thereof

“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”

“Eskom is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of Eskom and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  Eskom reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.  Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.”




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