Transnet – Electrician


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Operating Division : Transnet Pipelines
Position Title : Electrician CP: Alrode, Jamesonpark, Kroonstad
Employee Group : Permanent
Department : Engineering
Location : Alrode
Reporting To : Cathodic Protect Field Technician Alrod
Grade Level : I3
Reference Number : 40001133
Position Purpose:
The incumbent of this post is responsible for electrical maintenance and repairs of the pipeline in classified locations and
potentially explosive atmospheres to international standards.
Position outputs:

  1. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
    To perform preventative maintenance tasks on electrical equipment by detecting, repairing and reporting defects, thereby
    ensuring reliable equipment for the continuous operation of the pipeline e.g. Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU), Forced
    Drainage Units (FDU), Natural Drainage Units (NDU), AC Mitigation.
    PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any
    suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.
  2. DEFECT REPAIR
    • Identify, analyse and repair defects on installed (live) equipment. Repair specific installed (live) equipment by performing
    diagnostic tests to identify defects and effect repairs. Reading and understanding schematics and computerised reports.
  3. Cathodic Protection
    Key roles included: Installation, monitoring and maintenance of a remote monitoring system.
    • Maintenance, fault-finding and repairs on Transnet pipeline rectifier units.
    • Carrying out duties in and around petrochemical environments.
    • CP Tests and surveys ( Soil resistivity, PCM, Data logging)
    • CP installations (General)
    • Take responsibility for the installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems which form part of projects countrywide
    • Interpret Electrical drawing and panel wiring
    • Test insulation Flange , CP bonding and wrapping
    • And all other CP related equipment
  4. REFURBISHMENT AND MODIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
  • Refurbishing equipment by disassembling the equipment, replacing defective parts, reassembling and testing the equipment
    to the manufacturers specification e.g.
    • Transformers Rectifier Units
    • Forced Drainage Units
    • Natural Drainage Units
    • AC Mitigation
  1. HIGH VOLTAGE EQUIPMENT
    Obtaining authorisation and undertaking switching (A-Brown) and earthing on high voltage switchgear and equipment, issuing
    of work and test permits as well as undertaking maintenance of the above equipment. Also supervise unathorised personnel
    in substations and HT yards
    Work to a clearance of live high voltage equipment as per electrical instruction
  2. SAFETY
    • Attend Meetings
    • Do Safety Inspections
    • Use of safety equipment
    • Ensure compliance of Equipment for flameproof safety and standards
    • HT – Ensure safety of personnel
  3. ADMIN
    The effective control of administration duties which includes:-
    • Reports (defect, inspection)
    • Obtain and cancel hot and cold work permits (Electrical and Mechanical)
    • Job cards
    • Operate SAP Modules (PM & IM)
  4. INTELLIGENT PIGGING
    Monitor an Intelligent Pigging process during a pipeline survey by identifying suitable monitoring points, installing monitoring
    devices, observing the actual time of arrival of the Intelligent Pig, reporting the relevant information to all role players
    timeously as well as undertaking defect repairs.
    Qualifications & Experience:
    Trade Test Electrical (3 years) with 3 years Electrical on the Job experience. Must have adequate knowledge of Cathodic
    Protection and Electrical equipment in a Petrochemical environment to be able to function on his/her own. The following
    courses must be passed with practical on the job experience during the three years’ experience in TRANSNET PIPELINES.
    Computer literate SAP Course in Plant Maintenance (MM & IM Modules).
    Inventory, Word Excel, etc.
    High Voltage safety instructions (A-Brown) Thereafter a person has to get practical experience (training) on depots in the
    region until passed out. He/she has to attend a refresher course every two years.
    GHSTC (Safety) course
    Fire Fighting
    Environmental training
    Code 08 drivers licence
    Working in confined spaces
    Cathodic Protection course ( Basic course)
    Theory: Operations Course: Thereafter a person has to get practical experience (training) on the depot where based until
    passes out on depot/manifold(s)
    Knowledge of testing instruments i.e. Megger, Holiday detector, etc
    Hazardous area training
    First Aid Level 11
    Hot Work Permit
    Excavation Permit
    Bonding course
    Chillers and HVAC
    Wireman licence
    Competencies:
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Management & Supervisory skills
  • Conflict Handling Skills
  • Tenacity
  • Analytical
  • Problem Solving skills

PLEASE NOTE: Transnet, its employees or representatives never ask for a fee from job seekers. Any such requests are fraudulent. Please report any
suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.