Electrical & Automation Technician
Cape Town, ZA
5d ago

Electrical & Automation Technician

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets.

Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 73 GW of power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world, including 80 energy storage systems?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?

Electrical and Automation Engineer

The role forms part of the Field Service Team at Wartsila South Africa in Cape Town and will support the Region with engineering Services, commissioning activities, maintenance activities and customer enquiries and or concerns.

The successful candidate will work either as Standalone Service Technician or part of a Site Team at sites located throughout South and East Africa region as well as in other locations across the countries where we are present as needed.

What will you be doing?

  • Receive Assignment from Coordinator / Project Team
  • Prepare for Assignment : Gather all technical and project related Information Kick Off meeting with Coordinator and Customer Plan Travel / Visa / Accommodation with Planner Ensure proper planning and execution schedule is confirmed prior to travel
  • Travel to site and carry out assignment Service work or commissioning Fulfil customer requests and expectations Ensure all required tests and qualification of work done is completed
  • Complete all handover / completion certificates at site and obtain customer signatures
  • Return to normal work location and complete debriefing and work report and expense report
  • Submit all documentation, work report and update software / documentation
  • You will shine in this role, when you have?

  • B. Tech Mechatronics / B. Tech Electrical (Control Systems).
  • Degree / National Diploma in Mechatronics / Electromechanical / Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum Three (3) years proven experience gained as Service Technician.
  • Industry Training in Power Plant Power Generation or Marine Power Generation.
  • National Technical Certificate (NTC) 6 + Trade Certificate in Electromechanical / Process Control / Electrical Engineering.
  • Must be independent and analytic with high attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and think on their feet.
  • Must be able to manage their time and workload accordingly to meet all deadlines.
  • Must display strong customer orientation with a commitment to upholding plant processes through strict adherence to the Safety and Quality systems of both Customer and Company.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to execute and achieve results, while organizing and managing multiple priorities within the specified timeframe.
  • Must have a proven willingness to take part in teamwork and be a team player.
  • Must have the ability to serve as a strong and confident technical knowledge expert.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as technical writing.
  • Must be able to work and communicate professionally with customers and superiors.
  • Willing to travel throughout Africa and Europe for extended periods.
  • Prepared to work shifts, additional hours and weekends as required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership as well as be able to work under a Team Leader.
  • Must be adaptable to new ways of working and environment.
  • Must having a good attitude and an eager to learn mentality.
  • Previous project management experience will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and maintenance principles will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of constraint management principles will be advantageous.
  • Safety and Quality Control experience will be advantageous.
  • South African ID Document.
  • South African Passport.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence.
  • No Criminal Record.
  • Physically Fit and Mentally Strong.
  • Why you and us?

    We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation.

    We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.

    We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self.

    We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely.

    That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for.

    Are you eager to be part of this ambition?

    How to apply?

    If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application through our career’s portal.

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