• Full Time
  • Port Elizabeth
  • July 19, 2024


Basic Requirements:

  • Formal Tertiary education: N. Dip or Degree in Electrical Engineering or
    Mechatronics Degree
  • Experience: 2-5 Years in Design or Controls Capacity
  • Computer Literate
  • Languages:
    • English – Read, write and speak (required)
    • Afrikaans – Read, write and speak (optional)
  • Drivers Licence: Code 8- (required)

Job Objectives:

  • The functional safety technician is to ensure that the controls department adhere to the safety requirements
    set out in standards and designs documentation (risk assessment, safety matrix, safety function layout)
  • Drives functional safety aspects within the controls and commissioning department to ensure that Jendamark
    machines conform to CE requirements
  • Set up & program safety and non-safety controls systems to accommodate project requirements

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Know and understand machine functional safety concepts and principles encompassing mechanical electrical fluid power and controls
  • Know and understand applicable directives and standards
  • Ensure that controls department are adhering to safety requirements set out in standards
  • Drives functional safety aspects within the controls and commissioning department
  • Produce document for the safety function layout for F.S. Engineer to assess and approve
  • Produce validated documentation for F.S. Engineer to assess and approve
  • Ensure commissioning department perform and document functional safety validations as set out in the CE validation checklist
  • 3rd party assessor interaction when required
  • Set up & program control systems to accommodate project requirements
  • Test & commission facilities to completion as specified in project scope of work
  • Have involvement on project initiation with design to understand safety requirements
  • Travel locally and internationally to assist with installation & commissioning of facilities on site
  • Compilation of inspection and measuring reports after measuring of components has been completed
  • Provide supporting explanations if required to supporting departments
  • Increase knowledge of functional safety concepts, standards, and directives
  • Staying current and aware of different products and developments plays an important role
  • Supplier relations need to be fostered
  • Liaise with customer, if necessary, with regards to requirements & control system
  • Introduce functional safety training within the company and departments with the goal of up-skilling others
  • Perform all the above tasks with efficiency, excellence, and finesse
  • Mentor, instruct, and uplift designers and commissioning team in functional safety aspects
  • Proactively involved with the customer to ensure highly successful project outcomes.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Duties:

  • Functional safety concepts
  • Must self-learn relevant directives and standards
  • Technical problem-solving skills
  • Set up & program control systems
  • Continuous learning and keeping abreast with constantly improving functional safety developments
  • TÜV Functional Safety Technician certification is greatly beneficial
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills
  • Up-skilling controls and commissioning team
  • Ability to go “head-to-head” with a customer if necessary if they do not want to accept correct functional safety principles
  • Siemens or any relevant safety programming certificate would be beneficial
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of all aspects required for functionally safe machinery
  • Aspire to be certified as a TÜV Functional Safety Engineer
  • Strategic thinking and be able to foresee problems before they arise

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Must be able to work well under pressure
  • Must have an understanding of what is required to lead a team and strive towards this
  • Good people management, motivational and leadership skills
  • Must practice good conflict resolution skills
  • Provide an environment where designers feel enthused and want to perform and achieve personal growth
  • Must be a good role model, and a leader that sub-ordinates would be eager to work under

Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998

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