Senior Technician


DIVISION:                            TECHNOLOGY


POSITION ID:                      60018313

REGION:                              MPUMALANGA                               

SCALE CODE:                     402




Effective & efficient support of technology, operations and resources to install, sustain and provide administration of broadcast systems/ facilities, equipment, servers and networks in order to ensure optimum, functional, secure and available facilities/ equipment for SABC Technology.


  • Contribute (technical) submissions to Divisional Strategy in alignment with the Corporate Plan and the Target Operating Model.
  • Contribute to the business strategical requirement to develop the Opex and Capex investments
  • Capex and Opex involvement to input into the project scope development,
  • Participate in Capex project and system implementations, commissioning and workflows to deliver on functional requirements and avoid on-air disruptions.
  • Submission of Minor Capex & Opex inputs into departmental budget
  • Opex motivation submissions to ensure maintenance and systems sustainability.
  • Minor Capex motivation submissions to ensure new requirements are addressed.
  • Long-term Capex motivational planning assistance
  • Agreed % of targets met; Agreed % of resources, equipment and facility availability.
  • Above average rating of SLA
  • Products, processes, practices & equipment in line with SABC technical & operational broadcast standards
  • Adhere to service delivery standards and assist the team to achieve them.
  • Submission of ad-hoc incidence fault reports and resolutions to customers as required.
  • Prevention of on-air technical faults to less than agreed SLA %
  • Response time to match urgency for technical assistance in accordance with delivery requirements (in support of the % availability of the on-air systems)
  • Effective technical advice & support to users in order to reduce downtime.
  • Correct configuration & testing of digital equipment to ensure less than agreed % of technical on-air faults.
  • Compliance of upgrades with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications to ensure integrations with internal broadcasts systems.
  • Participating in preliminary research activities on the best practises, cutting edge technologically advancements and enhancements to improve facility efficiency, effectivity and sustainability.
  • Contributing and implementing fit-for-purpose innovative solutions in dialog with digital partners to create resolutions with principal team members.
  • Contribute to the specification requirements in line with customer requirements & Company Procurement policy & procedures.
  • Escalate Risk findings reported with corrective treatment plans.
  • Ensure adherence to OHS and compliance with SABC Company Policies & Procedures
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with company policies & procedures.
  • Compliance with OEM software licenses
  • SOP developments to ensure broadcast sustainability and business continuity.
  • 95% of assets verified annually.
  • Participate in annual asset verification exercise (manual or scan)
  • Customers served in technical proficient, friendly and helpful manner.
  • Maintain compliance of services rendered with customer request and address non-conformance.
  • Technical assistance & guidance to customers regarding capability of facilities and to provide best alternative options.
  • Attended resolutions to customer requests/ complaints.
  • Compliance with performance management policies and procedures
  • Performance agreements with manager annually
  • Formal reviews conducted with manager and documented as per deadlines (Quarterly)
  • Ad-hoc technical and operational presentation and training (In-house) provided on an ongoing basis.


  • 3 year National Diploma (S4/T3) in Electrical Engineering (Light Current, Communications, Computer Studies or Information systems/ Technology/ electronics) (NQF6)
  • BTech for the Electrical Engineering for the above formal qualification an advantage
  • Driver’s License
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in the technical broadcast environment, of the 5 years a minimum of 1 year at a shift/standby competence (full performer) Technician level in technical maintenance, system support of broadcasting equipment and client services


  • IT Network knowledge Essential. Computer literate (A+) and Network knowledge (N+)
  • IT Network knowledge advantage CISCO CCNA (ICDN1 +ICDN2) certified.
  • Physical attributes: Excellent hearing and eyesight (no colour blindness). Physically able.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team and lead the team if required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point.

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