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Automation Technician


Western Cape

Job Description :

A specialist agricultural irrigation company has an opportunity available for a suitably qualified and experience Automation Technician to join their team, based in Grabouw.

The role will focus on the installation and commissioning of electrical, automation and communication equipment that forms part of agricultural irrigation systems, including maintenance and fault finding. More specific tasks and functions will entail:

  • New installations and upgrades to existing systems.
  • Decommissioning of old systems and making the site safe.
  • Installing & Maintaining of Communication systems.
  • Fault finding and troubleshooting on systems .
  • Accurate reporting on faults repaired.
  • Maintenance of systems.
  • Building Electrical panels at Stores.
  • Taking care of Tools & Vehicles used, including check lists.
  • Ensuring legal standards are met on all work.
  • Acting as a point of contact on sites when applicable.
  • Handing in of Job cards
  • Taking responsibility for Material booked out for a Maintenance Job or a New Installation.
  • Related administrative work.

The role calls for a reliable and self-motivated person with good communication skills who is solution-orientated, able to trouble shoot, and who can work with the appropriate health and safety awareness demanded in such a role.


  • Matric plus relevant electrical trade training (e.g. N3, Elconop 1/2/3);
  • Experience within an electrical company working with single phase and 3 phase electrical motors and starters;
  • Understanding of electrical control systems including VSD's, PLC's and Irrigation Controllers;
  • Literacy in electrical drawings and knowledge of legal electrical standards;
  • General understanding of irrigation systems and components;
  • Ability to work safely and competently with power tools;
  • Exposure to electrical fault finding and diagnostics;
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in both English & Afrikaans;
  • Physically fit and able to work in a hands-on manner under field conditions;
  • A driver's licence.
Salary Details:
A market-related salary package is available and will depend on the level of experience of the appointed candidate. 

To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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