Foreman
Company:

Construction


Place:

Northern Cape


Area:

Mason

Details of the offer

Global solar company is looking for an experienced Foreman with extensive electrical experience to provide support and assistance to the Plant Manager to ensure the successful Operation and Maintenance of the Plant for a 4.5 year contract.

Qualification Required

- Matric
- Qualified Electrician 10+ years experience of which two years must be in the solar industry
- If you have studied logistics or procurement, it would be an advantage
- Previous experience in leading electrical teams will be an advantage
- A valid drivers license.
- A valid ORHVS certificate or must be able to obtain this certificate within the first two months of appointment.
- Computer literate with a good understanding of word and excel
- Spares management and a technical background
- Experience procuring technical spares an advantage
- Experience with services to a plant an advantage

GENERAL TASKS

Electrical

- To schedule and perform plant maintenance as per the Jasper O&M Plan.
- To assist the Plant Manager in Monitoring and checking on suitability and quality of equipment and generating monthly report using the O&M software. Maintain and review maintenance procedures to ensure maximum availability of photovoltaic system.
- Plant Troubleshooting: Able to critically evaluate problems which may arise in the photovoltaic system, undertake a
- Technical investigation, if required, provide and implement a technically sound solution to the problem(s).
- Perform HV fault switching
- Team Management: Assure smooth running of the electrical maintenance team. Participate in and agree to appointment of new functional reports and support the development of their capabilities.
- Developing subordinates to ensure that electrical services have the required level of technical proficiency to maintain current and identified future electrical systems and processes.
- Monitoring of maintenance contractors like Siemens, MV and HV Subcontractors and ensure adherence to requirements of Service Level Agreements with contractors and suppliers.
- Ensure immediate response and close out of preventives and correctives on daily basis
- Oversee and ensure installation and maintenance of transformers as and when
- Ensure authorization of Electrical Assistants to complete tasks on their own (after assessment)
- To inform the facility Manager and Plant manager as part of maintaining availability of spares.
- Ensure smooth flow of information between plant manager, electricians, facility Manager and suppliers.
- Ensure adherence of team to safety standards such as Occupational Health and Safety Act and Safety regulations (ensure DSTIs are completed daily are carried out before commencing tasks).
- Implement Log out and Tag out procedures and issue permits in cooperation with the health and safety officer.
- Monitor and review safety trends to establish methodologies to maintain a safe environment ensure SOPs are up to date (and create new ones when necessary)
- Focus on continuous improvement of efficiency
- Take up acting plant manager role from time to time
- Specification of required tools and oversee their care
- Assist electrical team on correctives and preventives when required
- Track progress of correctives and preventives in Master Tool
- Review and input on maintenance schedule
- Predictive maintenance

General Maintenance

- Maintenance and upkeep of all buildings
- Monthly inspections
- Repairs (manage sub-contractors and/or internal teams)
- Oversee maintenance of the septic tank (oxidation unit, pumps, removal)
- Oversight of General Workers (modules, weather station, vegetation, infrastructure and animal control)
- Modules: metal frame, module surface inspections ,PCBs, cleaning panels, replace
- Weather Station: inspect and clean
- Vegetation: manage height and volume to prevent shadows on the modules and ease of access for the tractor (brush cutting and spraying)
- Maintenance and inspections of the tractor
- Infrastructure: clean storm water channels, upgrade roads and prevent erosion
- Animal Control: snake handling
- Maintain fencing: holes, corrosion and overgrown vegetation
- Fire Extinguisher inspections
- Ensure compliance to all building regulations and Local Authority Regulations and Statutes (OHS Act 85 of 1993, CIDB act and Construction Regulations
- Adhere to maintenance manual for facilities and general works

Services

- Manage service level agreements to include penalties and remedial action
- Manage security services (OB books, access control, camera systems)
- Implement pest control process and maintain equipment
- Oversee water treatment plant (cleaning, pump, alarms, spillages, testing and disposal)
- Manage filtered water supply
- Waste Management

Key Competencies

- Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a solid team environment.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees and team leaders;
- Ability to work efficiently.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.


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