Role Description: Reporting directly to the Specialist: Control and Instrumentation, this key role will provide specialist support, analysis, research, and advice to operations with regard to industrial communications (O.T.) networks.


  • Assist Operations to configure and install various OT network devices and services. This includes fibre optic and copper cabling, Wi-Fi points, routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, QoS, VLAN, etc.
  • Monitor OT network performance and ensure system availability and reliability. Assist operations to maintain network cabling and equipment, identify and resolve issues related to network transmission and other system issues.
  • Ensure maximum uptime and performance of Cabling, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, Wi-Fi AP’s, Media Converters, Fibre Optic Network equipment, etc.
  • Assist Operations with SCADA, PLC and field instrument networks. Networks include Profinet, Profibus, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Modbus (TCP/IP and RS485).
  • Set OT network standards, specification and design parameters.
  • Provide expert Industrial Network advice on Industry Best Practice and keep abreast of latest developments in area of expertise.
  • Liaise with Group ICT for interface between ICT and OT networks.
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders on Industrial Network related matters, and support operations on Industrial Network related engagement.
  • Establish & maintain good working relationships and an effective / sound communication system with the Engineering Function and operations.
  • Ensure that all Engineering reporting is aligned with standards, guidelines and schedules.
  • Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company Vision and Values.
  • Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company’s values and Code of Ethical Conduct.


  • Technical Diploma NQF level 6 in the electrical, electronic, instrumentation or communication fields.
  • CompTIA Network+ or equivalent.
  • Certification in any courses provided by network equipment OEM’s – please attach and indicate clearly on your CV
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the installation and management of industrial computer networks.
  • Computer Literacy in MS Office suite
  • Valid drivers’ license.


  • Install and configure and manage industrial communications networks and equipment.
  • Interpret user/client requirement statements.
  • Troubleshoot and repair network equipment.
  • Document networks using CAD software.


  • Planning and Organising; Decision Making; Earning Trust; Communication; Continuous Improvement; Safety Focus
  • Customer Orientation; Valuing Differences; Initiating Action; Managing Relationships


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