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Based in Samrand, Gauteng, Hetzner has an opportunity for a quality driven individual who will enjoy applying his/her trade in a sophisticated, well-run data centre environment.

Job description

Led by an Engineer and master Technician the individual will be responsible for:

  • Electrical wiring and installations on single phase and three phase systems
  • Electrical preventative maintenance and repair work to:
  • Distribution boards and electrical distribution LV and MV up to 11kV
  • Critical supply systems such as standby generators and UPS systems.
  • Mechanical preventative maintenance and repair work to:
  • Critical supply systems such as diesel pumps and filtering systems.
  • Basic HVAC aspects
  • General building services maintenance tasks
  • Managing relevant projects
  • Health and safety inspections and record keeping
  • Provide emergency after hours standby support


Skills and Attributes:

  • Self-management, takes ownership, meticulous, proactive
  • Aptitude for the technical aspects of the role as well as good administrative skills
  • Good English communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and do on-the-job training
  • Passionate interest in electrical and mechanical systems
  • Good problem-solving skills and can handle high pressure situations

Education and Experience:

  • Grade 12 with maths and science and/or electrical/mechanical trade theory
  • Qualified electrician as per central trade test organisation requirements
  • Wireman’s license (or willingness to obtain within two years)
  • Understanding of electrical basic circuits, contactors, switches and control components
  • Understanding and interpretation of basic electrical and electronic circuit drawings
  • Five years’ experience in electrical installations and maintenance
  • Experience with UPS, STS and generators
  • Track record of managing small scale projects

The following will be an advantage:

  • Relevant experience within a data centre environment
  • NTS 5/6 electrical engineering qualification
  • Experience on 11kV medium voltage systems, switching procedures and maintenance
  • PLC fault finding

Email:                 Deidre Tyson on


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