Available Position:

Electrical Engineer (Reference number : PROJ001)

  1. Summary of Role

Talbot’s Operations Business Unit involved in the Operation and Maintenance of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants has a vacancy for an Electrical Technician.  The successful candidate would be involved in the day to day overseeing of the electrical matters in collaboration with on-site teams as well as the support on Adhoc and associated projects.


2. How you will contribute
  • Onsite and Adhoc Electrical Support


3. Travel Requirements
  • Minimal


4. Primary Responsibilities

Electrical Support

  • Maintain, electronic control systems, PLC, SCADA and instrumentation
  • Minimise equipment downtime through planned maintenance inspections.
  • Complete preventative maintenance checks and fault-finding inspections on all electrical equipment
  • Installing electrical equipment in panels, wiring and numbering of panels and testing electrical circuits
  • Notification of any Electrical issues/faults
  • Input into the reports for internal review

Adhoc Support

  • Relevant Support as and when required by the Projects team.

Management/ Administrative:

  • Ensure quality and output targets for all projects are met
  • Ensure compliance with all H&S aspects within assigned base
  • Input into Development of systems to improve productivity and efficiencies
  • Weekly operational meeting/ feedback
  • Support on maintenance related costings
  • Any other reasonable task requested by your Manager


5.    Your technical Skills
  • Diploma/ NQF level 6 qualification or equivalent in electrical or electronic engineering.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in electrical and PLC control systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Capability to design, build and execute basic PLC and HMI programs.
  • Knowledge of valve and pump control systems
  • Working understanding of computers would be an advantage.
  • The following would be advantageous
    • 1 to 2 years’ experience in with electrical work on water and wastewater treatment plant.
    • Electrician Trade Test is advantageous
    • Experience working with Allen Bradley, Siemens and Rockwell PLC


6. Your personal Attributes
  • Self-motivated, energetic, driven and confident
  • Innovative, creative thinking and ability to problem solve.
  • Enjoy diverse and challenging work environment
  • Organised and efficient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A team player


  1. What drives Talbot

Talbot is an innovative and entrepreneurial business which aims to become a key player in the African water market. We are a well-aligned, enthusiastic and driven team and are able to respond rapidly to market opportunities which creates a diverse and rapidly changing work environment.

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your CV to Zanele Makhathini at hr@talbot.co.za before the close of business on the 06 January 2020.

Please consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted by 30 January 2020.

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Address (Head Office):
20 Pentrich Road
Masons Mill

Contact Details:
T: +27 (0) 33 346 1444
E: talbot@talbot.co.za
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