South Africa

Skilled Technician

Company Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Africa
Reference # #S-13/03/2020
Published 24/03/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Core purpose of the role:

The main purpose of the job is carry out service and repairs to specialised vehicle equipment which includes: trailers, semi- trailers, tankers, lifting equipment and truck tractors. This may include but is not limited to: suspensions, combinations, intermediate to advanced electrical and air braking systems, hydraulics and pneumatics within OEM requirements and specifications.

Job Functions Logistics,Plant & Workshop
Industries Logistics
Key deliverables and outputs:

1.Carry out a defect inspection and report on a trailer, semi-trailer, tanker, truck tractor and lifting equipment (incl. braking systems, suspensions, structural components, electrical systems, hydraulics, auxiliary equipment and pneumatics).
2.Carry out the services as per OEM requirements.
3.To complete/oversee the repairs of any defects found.
4.Complete complaint, cause and correction on job cards for sign off by supervisor/foreman.
5.Complete all relevant administrative requirements, including, but not limited to service sheets, stores requisitions, technical data sheets, etc.
6.Work according to OE standard repair times.
7.Use and understand diagnostic equipment.
8.Choose alternative ways of carrying out tasks (innovations).
9.Operate electrical and mechanical equipment pertaining to the job, i.e. power tools.
10.Carry out welding, grinding and assembling.
11.Work according to occupational health and safety requirements.
12.Supervision of employees, where applicable (incl. general worker, artisan assistant, semi-skilled worker and apprentice).
13.Helping where needed and carrying out any reasonable requests.

Academic qualifications


•Matric/Grade 12 with Mathematics and English / N3

Certificate of Fitness required (COF)
Valid Code EC (14) license with PrDP advantageous Willingness to work overtimeWork experience


•Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a heavy duty transport / commercial vehicle workshop.


•In-depth knowledge of diagnostic equipment
•Intermediate electrical knowledge
•Advanced knowledge of hydrostatic drive units
•Advanced knowledge of engines, transmissions and drive lines
•Advanced knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics
•Understanding of technical data specifications.
•Advanced administration and organisational skills
•Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and Outlook)
•Ability to work in a highly pressurised environment
Job Closing Date 30/03/2020
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