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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable clean energy worldwide. A long- term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants and has an installation track record of more than 1.3 GW. The company has a total of 1.9 GW in operation and un...
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    Electrical Assistant

    About the job

    Electrical Assistant

    Location: Upington, South Africa

    Want to join a frontrunner in renewable energy that is actively seeking early entry into new markets globally? Since the establishment in 2007, Scatec has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building and operating solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Driven by our company values and competent global workforce, we aim to deliver competitive and sustainable renewable energy globally; protect our environment and improve quality of life through innovative integration of technology; and create shareholder value. We are present on four continents and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

    Main purpose of position

    Currently we are looking for an Electrical Assistant in Upington, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Electrical Assistant you are responsible to assist the Solar Technician with repairs, preventative, and corrective maintenance of all PV Plants with equipment to exceed Plant Production KPIs. You will work under general supervision, reviewed by Management

    Main responsibilities

    • Assist the Technician in all related work or complete certain tasks himself of which he is capable with the supervision of the Technician

    • Learn from the Solar Technicians and completing all assigned duties

    • Identify analysing, troubleshooting, and assisting with repairs of equipment and electrical faults

    • Interpreting drawings and schematics

    • Plan which tool and equipment to be used with which tasks under guidance of the Solar Technician

    • Perform the following duties under supervision of Technicians and authorized to perform duties such as cutting, stripping, and terminating cables

    • Replacing of modules and connecting of MC4 connectors

    • Monitor safety equipment and tools, including PPE

    • Meeting the strategies and goals of the QHSSE manual

    Qualifications and competencies

    • Min: A Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics (not Literacy), Physical Science and Electrical trade theory and/or

    • N2 Electrical certificate with at least one year’s experience in the electrical industry or

    • N1 Electrical with at least two years’ experience in the electrical industry with proven track record in either construction or maintenance

    • Ideal: A Grade 12 Certificate with Mathematics (not Literacy), Physical Science and

    • N3 Electrical certificate with two year’s experience in the electrical industry

    • Fluent in English, spoken and written

    • You are used to changing environments and to quickly meet new challenges

    • Proven knowledge of electricity and electrical safety

    • Proven understanding of Solar power generation and distribution

    Personal characteristics

    It is part of every employees’ terms of reference to contribute to Scatec's vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

    • Predictable: demonstrate clear communication and listening skills, shares information in an open and honest way

    • Driving results: demonstrate determination, pro-activeness, can prioritise and work independently

    • Changemaker: demonstrate entrepreneurship, can challenge, fast learner, take initiates and adjust

    • Working together: demonstrate teamwork, shares responsibilities, can compromise, has a can-do attitude

    For the particular role we also expect

    • Proven understanding of LV and HV also be able to discriminate between AC and DC voltages

    • Ideal: Firm understanding of electricity and electrical safety

    • Excellent understanding of Solar power generation and distribution

    • Clear understanding of LV and HV also be able to discriminate between AC and DC voltages

    • Good understanding of the PSR and ORHVS

    • Good understanding of SANS 10142

    Additional information:

    Travelling not required

    We offer

    Scatec is an exciting, innovative and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference.

    Scatec is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

    Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Scatec Solar on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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