John Thompson a Division of ACTOM (Pty)Ltd: Service Technician


JOHN THOMPSON (A Division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) is one of South Africa’s largest manufacturers of industrial and utility boilers. The company services local and export markets and is an equal opportunity company, promoting affirmative action. Preference will be given to EE Candidates, in line with our employment equity plan.

A vacancy exists in the Package Boiler Business Unit in Isando for a Service Technician reporting to the Service Manager. The successful candidate should be willing to travel regularly (local and abroad) and willing to work beyond normal working hours when required.

Duties & Responsibilities

Key Performance Areas


  • Maintenance and Servicing of Existing Package Boiler Plants
  • Commissioning of New Package Boiler Plants
  • Boiler control panel upgrades
  • Field equipment calibrations (Pressure, Flow, Temp and Level TX and switches)
  • Electrical Motor Inspections and services
  • Sourcing and installing electrical/instrument and appropriate spare parts
  • Variable speed drive configurations
  • Field equipment configuration and set up
  • Carry out detailed technical investigations
  • PLC Controls

Desired Experience & Qualification

Minimum Qualifications

  • N4 Electrical Engineering/Millwright
  • Trade Test Electrical Engineering/Millwright
  • Unendorsed drivers’ licence
  • SAGA Membership will be advantageous



  • A minimum of 2 years Technical Studies
  • 5 Years in service training
  • Boiler servicing and commissioning on John Thompson Boilers will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of package boilers
  • Computer literacy

Package & Remuneration

Market Related