• Full Time
  • Port Elizabeth
  • July 19, 2024


Basic Requirements:

  • Formal Tertiary education: N.Dip (Electrical Engineering); N.Dip (Mechatronics);
    B.Eng (Mechatronics) or similar
  • Languages:
    • English – Read, write and speak (required)
    • Afrikaans – Read, write and speak (optional)
    • German – Speak (advantageous)
  • Drivers Licence: Code 8- (required)


  • 5+ years of PLC programming experience in the automotive industry
  • PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Siemens, Beckhoff, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, Omron, etc.
  • Experience with Interfacing SCADA, motion control, Robotic and measuring systems to PLC applications
  • Computer and PLC system configuration knowledge and understanding.
  • Able to create and read logic and flow diagrams for program design, programming simulation, testing and start up
  • Work logically and systematically and apply problem solving techniques to gain purposeful and conclusive resolve
  • Practical understanding and ability to trouble shoot electrical circuitry
  • Practical usage of MS Office software or similar
  • Confidently interface and communicate with other technical professionals.
  • Odin experience will be an advantage.

Job Objectives:

  • Ensuring effective resolution of customer breakdowns
  • Managing technicians to ensure that breakdowns are solved with the minimum customer downtime
  • Enforcing company policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that machines are tested and validated before leaving site.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Managing customer breakdowns to ensure that there is a technician available to provide support
  • Ensuring that the technicians have the support required to fix the breakdown
  • Give accurate feedback to superiors
  • Ensuring that works orders are properly completed for easier feedback and invoicing
  • Attend & positively contribute to breakdown discussions
  • Liaise confidently & constructively with customers during breakdowns
  • Provide production support after a breakdown where needed
  • Modify & adjust existing programs
  • Assist fellow employees remotely or on-site when required.

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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