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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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Key Requirements:


Contract Type

24 Months

Market Related

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa


In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’ in South Africa and the region, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act No.17 of 2008.

The incumbent will be responsible for the electrical services which support the HSRC building. Performing the day to day maintenance of plant and equipment and assisting with electrical repairs to plant and other material handling equipment.

Ref no: Electr – 03/2021
Two years

Job Functions
Electrical Engineering


Key Responsibilities

Ensure day to day maintenance of plant and equipment.
Assist with electrical repairs to plant and other material handling equipment.
Ensure ongoing preventative maintenance.
Ensure fault rectification complies with legislation.
Ensure investigations, evaluations and resolution of problems are identified inclusive of Health and Safety measures are adhered to.
Coordinate and plan maintenance and servicing of LT, HT, and Transformers.
Changing of lighting bulbs in various offices, locations in the HSRC Building
Oversee new electrical installations
Test and document electrical functioning.


Ensuring an understanding and awareness of Occupational Health, Safety, and environmental protection in the workplace.
Department inspections/audits and weekly safety talks.
Ensuring a solid understanding of and adhere to Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO) procedures.
Ensure a review of safety devices is conducted on the machine and report immediately if a safety device may be faulty.
Ensure an understanding of all high risks present in and around the production plant.
Ensure a solid understanding of machine safety components and ensure that machine safety checks and maintenance are conducted on a regular basis.
Ensure all incidents/accidents are reported to immediate Supervisor or First Aider.
Ensure Maintenance HSE processes and procedures are being adhered to.

Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations.
Install, examine, replace, or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components.
Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance.
Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.

Key Requirements:

Relevant Tertiary Qualification (N3-N6/National Diploma in Electrical Engineering Studies).
Electrician Trade Test Certificate (Red Seal).
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in an industrial environment.
Experience with Light and Heavy duty electrical systems
Experience with Siemens S7 hardware (advantageous).
Drivers License code 8 or 10

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages, depending on qualifications and experience

Applications: In your application, please include: your comprehensive CV, a letter of motivation, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone and e-mail contact details). Ensure that you indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements.

Submission of Applications

Kindly submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Please note the following:

Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile
Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
Clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.

Enquiries, NOT CVs or applications, can be directed to Ms Mesele Matlala at [email protected]

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.

Closing Date: 09 April 2021

We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment


Job Closing Date

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