Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: EC, South Africa

Company: Distell Limited


Applications are invited for the position of Electrician based in the Engineering department at Port Elizabeth Production.

Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing maintenance and identifying maintenance requirements on electrical equipment, which entails:
  • Regular inspection of bottling equipment, electrical motors, pumps distribution boards etc.
  • Ensuring that preventative maintenance is executed according to schedule
  • Assisting with installation of new equipment
  • Ensuring that related administration is attended to timeously
  • Ensuring that operational services (electrical) are provided timeously and according to specification.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and policies.
  • Performing ad-hoc duties within the department if and when required
  • Fault Finding in Motor control centres. (MCC)
  • Execution and upgrading of maintenance schedules
  • Implemented initiatives of business plan
  • Operating / shutting down and changing over machines and equipment to prescribed quality standards.
  • Participation in Mini-Business activities
  • Reading and understanding of electrical drawings (eCad)
  • Good knowledge of electrical reticulation in a plant environment
  • Repairs of production machinery as well as site related electrical work eg; boilers, compressors, lighting, installations, etc.
  • Methodical fault finding and maintenance of electrical motors, control panels and distribution boards.
  • Excellent working knowledge of sensor control, HMI, switchgear, AC Motors, relay logic, industrial instrumentation, basic understanding of PLC, servo motors, VSD.
  • Comply with Distell’s standard operating practices.
  • Excellent housekeeping


The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:

  • N3 equivalent Electrical qualification (NQF 4), Electrician Trade
  • 2 years experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • N4-N6 technical qualification and experience in an FMCG environment will be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of wiring diagrams
  • Familiar with conveyor line control, PLC automation (preferably Siemens S7) and high speed machinery.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions under pressure.
  • Must be willing and able to perform standby duties when required (call-outs after hours)
  • Must be willing and able to work extended hours (overtime) and or shifts when required.
  • Ability to copy with the inherent physical demands of the position.
  • Possess good communication skills on all levels.
  • Working experience with bottling machinery will be a distinct advantage
  • Have own reliable transport available
  • Active involvement in mini-business activities
  • Able to work within a team


Application Process:

If interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell career portal by logging onto www.distell.co.za/careers.


Reference number: 18635                                Closing Date: 28 September 2021