SABC Careers: Senior Technician- Free State (7666)


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 Technology)  (NQF6)
  • BTech for the Electrical Engineering for the above formal qualification an advantage
  • Driver’s License: OB – Code 10
  • Driver’s License: minimum B (specific to the Job Profile)
  • 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.


JOB TITLE: SENIOR TECHNICIAN (Free State x1) (Northern Cape x1)



POSITION ID: 60018268; 60018269 





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Established in August 1936, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SOC) Limited (“The SABC”) is a public broadcaster (Schedule 2: “Major Public Entity” in terms of the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999, “PFMA”), with a mandate to inform, educate and entertain the public of South Africa. Founded on the statute of The Broadcasting Act (The Act) the SABC’s obligations are captured in the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”) Regulations and license conditions, providing five television channels and 18 Radio stations.