Auto Electrician - Cape Town

Position Title: Auto Electrician

The main purpose of the job is to provide diagnostic and fault finding expertise for all auto-electrical work including advice to technicians where required.
Reporting: This role will report to the Service Manager.
Job Objectives

  • Fault tracing and diagnosis on Volvo Products.

  • Apply knowledge and experience to interpret symptoms of “under performance” or failure of components.

  • Follow directives provided in Workshop Manuals.

  • Interpret Volvo manuals, specifications, directives and instructions.

    • Produce work of acceptable standards as per instructions/directives.

  • Produce and maintain work of acceptable standard.

    • Follow repair and maintenance instructions and specifications provided in Manual and Service Literature.

    • Follow procedures/processes to ensure vehicles/components are presented to customers in acceptable condition.

  • Provide comprehensive and accurate reports of diagnosis, assessment of component/part failures, observations, actions and recommendations.

    • Document observations, actions, recommendations and job cards and relevant service/information sheets.

  • Follow Instructions from Management and supervisors concerning work allocated and produce and maintain work of a Volvo standard.

    • Carry out work allocated i.e. job cards.

    • Carry out the work allocated to the Volvo standard and specifications.

  • On completion of the work completed the Job cards.

    • When completing the job cards the following will be looked at:

      • Complaint.

      • Cause.

      • Correction.

      • Complete QC documentation.

      • Complete servicing schedules.

      • Parts invoicing.

      • Vehicle standard times.

      • Complete the job cards in such a manner so as that the service advisor can interpret the information correctly.

      • Hours worked are reflection of the job card.

  • Ensure that House keeping is maintained to the Volvo standard and the management requirement.

    • All tooling is maintained.

    • Work area is as required by management and the Volvo prescription.

    • Store the equipment as prescribed by management.

  • Assist when mechanical repairs are required.

    • When there is insufficient auto electrical work assist in mechanical repairs as when requested by the supervisor.

  • Compliance to ISO 9001 and Safety.

    • All process in your area of responsibility are following ISO standard.

    • Ensure the safety process are followed.

    • Ensure the Safety Act and Regulation is adhered to.

Education & Job Experience

  • Matric/N3.
  • Must be a qualified Auto Electrician.
  • Must have ealth and safety training courses.​
  • ​3 years in maintenance and repairs of commercial vehicles.

Job Experience & Skills

  • Ability to read all relevant measuring equipment.

  • Must be willing to work standby and overtime.

  • Knowledge/skills to effect correct repair work.

  • Ability to apply correct interpretation of technical manuals and specifications in practice.

  • Must be able to speak, read and write English.

  • Must be in possession of a PRDP driver’s license.

  • Computer literate.

​This position has been identified as an Affirmative Action appointment in line with the Groups’ Employment Equity Plan.

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

The Volvo Trucks brand has been built up over decades and enjoys a solid position worldwide. It is one of the world’s best known and respected brands within the commercial vehicle industry. It is associated with the core values quality, safety and environmental care. With Volvo Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. Together we move the world we want to live in and help our customers keep their promises.

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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.


When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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