Electrical Technician (1 Post)


Electrical Technician

The incumbent is expected to Install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in the University infrastructure.

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should have a Journeyman class 1 or 2, 2 years of experience working as an Electrical Technician. Extensive knowledge of electrical systems, wiring, and all necessary equipment is a prerequisite and must be able to read blueprints and technical drawings. The candidate must be proficient with manual and power tools, familiar with code requirements and Government and Local Authority Safety Regulations. Strong ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, supervisors, suppliers, vendors, contractors, community groups, general public, and external public agencies and also knowledge of and ability to implement safe work practices.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Executing both predictive and planned preventive maintenance functions in the institution.
  • Participating in independent maintenance related activities organized by the management and coordinating shutdowns to ensure that failure rates and downtime are significantly reduced to minimize cost.
  • Carrying out all field repairs with the whole of the institution’s operations, which include electrical, mechanical and instrumentation.
  • Planning and ensuring effective spare parts management and supervising continuous project improvement.
  • Performs process improvements, providing support and enhancement to the institution’s health, safety, and environmental system that conforms to the required legal and standard requirements.
  • Contributing to maintenance standards and procedures, and also leading efforts on equipment standardization. He/she carries out major overhauls or outages of equipment to ensure best practices within the plant.
  • Participates actively in daily meetings and assists in ensuring specified continuous improvement in the institution’s equipment and operations.
  • Direct response to maintenance needs and fixing them, including repairing pumps/exchangers, replacing fittings, and fixing instrumentation faults. He/she may also perform weld repairs as required.
  • Repairing or replacing items such as gaskets, compensators, seals, switches, circuit breakers, various motors, starters, and conducting fault finding procedures are part of his/her tasks.

NB: Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Applications should be submitted in PDF Format to: jrusemo@buse.ac.zw or czindi@buse.ac.zw. Applications should include an Application letter, certified copies of Educational Certificates, National ID, Birth Certificate and Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, previous employment and working experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three (3) referees including email addresses. Visit the University’s website on www.buse.ac.zw/vacancies.

If you intend to submit hard copies, applications should clearly indicate the “Post applied for” and submitted to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar – Human Resources
Bindura University of Science Education
P Bag 1020

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. The closing date for applications is Monday, 01 March 2021. For more information phone (066210) 7531-2, 842711 (066210) 6230.

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