Position Summary

Campus: Doornfontein Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy ((https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/). All applications and offers of employment is dependent upon compliance with the said policy.

The Technical Manager’s portfolio is responsible for the planning, installation and maintenance of electrical and air-conditioning systems, including electrical reticulation, earthing, cabling, transformers, adherence to policies and safety regulations related to HVAC systems, electrical and mechanical, and the review and implementation of maintenance strategies, planning and managing maintenance projects related to electrical and mechanical areas. Furthermore, the Technical Manager is responsible for the management of the maintenance budget within the department, customer care services, staff and equipment.

•      Prioritise and manage daily maintenance programs
•      Maintaining specialised installations in explosive areas, high tension (HT) 11 KVA and domestic installations
•      Maintain specialised HVAC systems
•      Formulate and implement electrical and mechanical maintenance strategies and procedures
•      Benchmarking of standards and operating procedures
•      Enforce 48 hours turnaround time strategy Re: maintenance/service requests
•      Effect all purchases/procurement requirements
•      Submit monthly reports to the Maintenance Manager
•      Manage contractors in terms of SLA’s agreements and specifications
•      Design electrical panel and circuit (drawing of Bill of Quantities)
•      Planning and Quality Control on emergency and Priority systems
•      Evaluate tenders
•      Accountable for safety legislation compliance
•      Compile and update risk register and institute corrective actions
•      Replace worn out asset/tools
•      Vehicle inspections and keep records
•      Manage projects requirements withing scope, quality, standards and budget
•      Manage plant standards according to
•      Vehicle inspections and keep records
•      Manage projects requirements within scope, quality, standards and budget
•      Manage plan standards according to legislation
•      Plan and implement disaster recovery plans for the section
•      Compile operational and capital budgets, manage expenditure and correct deviations
•      Accurate record keeping of all financial expenditure
•      Manage customer requests and complaints and escalate those you are unable to attend within 48 hours
•      Constantly provide customers with progress report on projects and tasks dealing with their concerns
•      Manage staff leave and keep records
•      Develop and implement staff succession plans and keep records
•      Training of subordinates and keep records
•      Supply of PPE/W and keep records
•      Record asset/tools register and keep records
•      Introduce and implement attendance register and keep records
      Manage staff performance
•      Ensure practices that safeguard safety

Minimum requirements

  • Degree or relevant qualification in the technical field (NQF 7)
  • Master or Installation Electrician
  • At least three to five years’ proven experience in maintenance
  • A valid driver’s license
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
•       Excellent written and verbal communication
•       Ability to plan, control, organise and lead
•       Computer literate in the MS Office suite (Word and Excel)
•       Ability to negotiate, manage conflict and solve problems
•       Ability to mentor, train, coach subordinates
•       Negotiation skills
•       Time management skills
•       Interpersonal skills
•       Stress and conflict handling skills
•       Presentation skills
•       Problem solving sills
•       Time management
•       Technical skills
•       People skills
•       Management skills
•       Good knowledge of the University’s Oracle system
•       Knowledge of CMMS (Preferably Archibus)

Enquiries regarding job content: Sparks Tlhagale, 011 559 9046 (Line Manager)
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Nozuko Mazibuko (HRBP)


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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