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Testing and Commissioning Technician

Wadeville, South Africa


Job Description

  • Experience in the production of test and commissioning procedures and plans.
  • Preparation and restoration of components and/or systems before and after testing.
  • Testing of components (primary testing): power transformers, current transformers, voltage transformers, distribution bars and power cables.
  • Testing of protection relay, protection of distribution centers, verification of control wiring and the related circuits.
  • Functional testing of the power systems prior to energization.
  • Signals detection and functional testing with distributed control.
  • Execute project outcomes efficiently and effectively.
  • Managing the flow of information and documentation between the Design Engineers, Project Engineers, System Control Engineers and Commissioning Team Leader.
  • Commission new and existing Protection, Metering, DC or SCADA installations where required
  • Apply fault finding techniques as well as innovative ideas, logic and novel approaches to commission specific equipment to functional status.
  • Undertake Site Acceptance Testing test results to be in accordance with the Company standards, procedures, directives, work practice, guidelines and policies
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of FAT and SAT documentation.
  • Designs: To ensure that as commissioned, drawings are updated to site specifics
  • Lead and manage employees in coaching, mentorship and development.
  • Execute project outcomes efficiently and effectively.
  • To ensure that all relevant test documentation is completed at the end of the project and supplied to the Project Manager for each project.
  • To work safely and in full compliance at all times and on all occasions.
  • To ensure compliance with Quality Management System, Safety Procedures.


  • Language(s): English
  • B Tech Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering with a minimum 4 Years relevant industry experience.
  • Or National Diploma or equivalent in Electrical Engineering with a minimum 8 years relevant industry experience.
  • Good knowledge of primary and secondary testing equipment.(CMC, PCM, ..)
  • CT and VT testing.
  • Protection relay knowledge. (Woodbeam, Micom, ABB,…)
  • Scheme testing.
  • ACO systems
  • Protection design capability
  • Must offer a flexible approach to work tasks, will be prepared to work additional hours as the project may require to ensure delivery of successful design solutions.
  • A full team player with ability to work within a multi-national, multi-cultural team.
  • To mentor other team members as required.
  • Valued team leader who is equally capable of lone working and working as a member of a team.
  • Interact with all customers to maintain or exceed their expectation of our services.
  • Responsive to customer requests.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer focus.
  • Strong people skills.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Quality

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: ES EMEA Region

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 045415