O&M Technician (m/w/d) /Engineer (m/w/d)

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Juwi South Africa is part of the international juwi Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Our business is focused on deploying the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic and Onshore Wind energy projects.
 
We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the transition to greater utilization of sustainable energy globally and are also recognized leaders in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-thermal-storage energy solutions.
 
We are looking for you as a

O&M Technician/Engineer

Objectives

The purpose of this role is to provide technical support to the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team in South Africa, as well as managing and processing technical documentation, datasets and reports and liaising with internal and external stakeholders to timely resolve technical issues.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Perform Maintenance planning and scheduling by:
    • Creating new FOP’s (facility operating plan) for newly acquired plants
    • Assisting with the updating of current FOP’s
    • Collecting and processing of maintenance checklists & work orders from sites
    • Tracking compliance to the FOP to ensure maintenance done in accordance with the schedule
    • Measuring progress of work against schedule, creating maintenance statistics and report monthly deviations to the FOP
    • Assisting with preparing of investigation /productivity reports referring to statistical data and qualitative information related to service
    • Performing analysis using information from the CMMS system to reduce reactive maintenance
    • Providing advice and direction by having continuous contact with site staff regarding equipment quantities and stock replenishment.
  • Perform technical investigations on equipment and instrument failure and provide reports with recommendations, by:
    • Investigating serious plant equipment failures (transformers, inverters, trackers) and report on it
    • Performing root cause analysis when required by Plants
    • Investigating failure modes and performing effects analysis
    • Conducting site inspections/meetings regarding possible deviations from SOP’s/SWP’s
    • Assisting with technical due diligence or handover inspections on potential or newly acquired projects
  • Perform data analysis and reporting on the following:
    • Substation maintenance reports
    • Thermal drone scans
    • Analyse and improve our maintenance procedures and FOP.
    • Tool and equipment requirements for site, based on work requirements or contractual obligations.
  • Conduct business case investigations
    • Conduct research into work efficiency, equipment optimising and financial saving initiatives and projects
    • Investigating business improvement by introducing lean principles
  • Liaise with suppliers and subcontractors on technical & logistic issues
    • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders
  • Technical documentation Management by:
    • Compiling new standards, procedures and specifications to a high degree of quality
    • Updating of standards, procedures and specifications, drawings, manuals, feedback form the sites and ensuring the latest updates are filed on the server.
  • Managing the tools and equipment purchase/calibration by:
    • Managing the logistics, packaging and transport to different sites
    • Research and advise on appropriate tools and equipment required.
    • Advise the purchasing division with appropriate technical information
    • Advising purchasing as to which companies to buy form
    • Arranging calibration with suppliers
    • Assigning asset numbers
    • Keeping registers up to date on with calibration dates
    • Record keeping and storing of calibration certificates 
  • Provide general technical support of O&M department, according to needs by:
    • Performing Infra-Red scans at substations and providing high quality reports
    • Preforming training to site employees on technical matters around Thermal imaging
    • Investigating faults and inaccuracies on DGA equipment and liaising with the OEM to find corrective measures
    • Working independently attending to numerous site meetings with contractors for work to be done, recording discussions and preparing and circulating minutes to personnel, outlining agreed steps and actions
  • Occasional travelling to sites, to support local O&M activities

Your Profile

  • Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) degree or Electrical Technician (Electrical H/C Diploma/Degree )
  • Experience in electrical works will be highly beneficial
  • Experience in supporting maintenance works in an industrial environment will be highly beneficial
  • Experience in PV plants will be beneficial
  • Willingness to learn and interest in renewable energy
  • Good IT skills
  • Responsible and reliable character
  • Team player
  • Willing to be on reach at all times
  • Based in Cape Town, available to travel within SA
  • Experience of working within a project, engineering or construction environment
  • Exposure to project management tools and methodologies
  • Exposure to contracts
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Occasional travel may be required in line with business requirements
  • In addition to the duties mentioned above, the job holder is required to carry out other duties that are in essence part of his area of activity, according to his/ her knowledge and abilities.

Benefits of working for juwi

  • Ability to shape technology innovation within juwi and influence solutions of the future.
  • International mandate within a global organization.
  • Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid project worldwide.
  • juwi has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.

Interested?

Please submit your application on our recruitment portal, including cover letter, full CV and credentials (related to school, university, work etc.) and stating your salary expectation.

We are looking forward to your energy!