Electrical Technician

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Electrical Technician

  • Post Date:May 23, 2024
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  • Career Level Technician
    Qualification Certificate
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Manufacturing
Job Description

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT Zimbabwe would like to conduct a Talent Map – To build a pool of candidates for Electrical Technician role within our Operations department. Note that talent mapping is not an active recruitment to fill an existing vacancy but a process to identify & build a pipeline of potential external candidates who

  • have the interest in working for BAT;
  • meet the requirements of the role and
  • will be contacted once suitable opportunities become available.

FUNCTION: Operations
SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary + excellent benefits + market leading bonus
REPORTS TO: Team Leader: Engineering Maintenance


The electrical Technician will carry out planned and corrective maintenance on electrical and electronics systems and installations including PLCs and factory instrumentation and pneumatic system to ensure maximum availability of equipment and utilities. He will also ensure interlocks are in good working condition.


  • Trouble shooting and carrying out repairs on production lines with the aim of reducing factory downtime.
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on electrical plant equipment/utilities like vacuum pumps, boilers, compressors, generators, HV panels and Voltage Stabilisers.
  • Carry out a monthly audit on safety interlocks and carry out any necessary repair.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance of electrical components and equipment to reduce cost of spares.
  • Carry out electrical installations, overhaul and commissioning in line with the regulation standards of BAT Co guidelines under supervision of the manager.
  • Checking motors for proper operation and servicing of the same in case of malfunction.
  • Keep accurate records of daily quality detector checklists (for PMD & SMD)
  • Work on radioactive mean weight control equipment during repairs or routine maintenance under the prescribed safety standards.
  • Proper housekeeping by ensuring 5S is adhered to at the electrical workshops, cabinets, catalogues manuals and workplaces.
  • Keep accurate daily records/report of work done.


  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a factory setting in a similar position in a manufacturing environment
  • Electrical operator with demonstrated Preventive Maintenance skills and ability and able to competently carry-out machine installations and troubleshooting. Working experience on a Protos or GD or KDF machine in SMD will represent an added advantage.
  • Certificate/Diploma in Electrical Engineering/Instrumentation or equivalent
  • Lead problem resolution through Gap analysis and troubleshooting by using problem solving and improvement tools.
  • Consistently demonstrate positive leadership attributes and leads by example to be a good role model for your managers, peers and Technical Operators.
  • Ensure adherence to production schedules/plans to ensure all products are produced according to the production plan
  • Actively participate and lead (where applicable) IWS activities and initiatives through others to contribute to the team success
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively work in a team and communicate with the team members, managers, and other stakeholders from other sections/departments.


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!