at Life Westville Hospital
Location 7 Harry Gwala Rd, Westville, Durban, 3630, Durban, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Durban



A vacancy exists for an Artisan at Life Westville. The position reports to the Engineering Manager, Phumelele Ndimeni. The successful candidate will ensure the installation and maintenance of electrical power equipment, lighting, and control systems in the hospital.


Critical Outputs

Accurately read and translate electrical blueprints or technical diagrams and networks.

Install and maintain electrical wiring, control, and lighting systems.

Inspect electrical components and equipment, such as transformers, Generators, UPS systems and various types of circuit breakers.

Understand and execute inspections, installations and testing of distribution boards (DBs) of low and medium voltage ratings.

Demonstrate competency in using electrical and electronic measuring and testing devices such as

Multimeters, Amp meters, Megger, phase rotation meter, earth leakage tester, plug tester, etc.

Identify electrical problems or faults using a variety of electrical and electronic testing and measuring devices

Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools.

Inspect and make electrical repairs to basic and complicated workshop handheld and fixed power tools.

Follow state and local building regulations based on SANS10142, R158 and NBR to carryout inspections, installations and repairs.

Direct and train workers, assistants and trainees to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment.

Assemble, install, test, and maintain low voltage electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair to ensure compliance with OHS Act.

Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.

Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on function specifications and SANS10142.

Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment using the company’s active CMMS (SAP).

Safely work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for electrical materials and services.

Provide assistance and perform stand-by duties during emergencies by operating floodlights, generators, UPS, and driving needed vehicles.

Maintain and control electrical spares and store room or area adhering to company procedures around safety, housekeeping and general engineering best practices.




N5 qualification with Trade Test certificate in Electrical (Heavy Current) engineering

Minimum of 3 years in operations or engineering maintenance.

Practical experience in a hospital environment or similar environment is essential.

Computer literacy and experience on a CMMS preferably SAP PM would be an added advantage

Please note that Life Healthcare has a mandatory Covid vaccination policy. Only vaccinated candidates will be considered.”




Problem-solving, analysis and judgement


Engaging diversity

Verbal & written communication and presentation


Drive & energy

Excellence orientation

Ethical behaviour

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness

Leading my example (Key for Managers)

Motivating and developing people(Key for Managers)


Interested candidates can send their CV