Job Details

  • Reference number: 24537
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 13th
  • Remuneration package: Peromnes Post Level: 08

Background to Position

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

Job Description


The incumbent will be responsible for:

Instructor tasks:

  • Providing instruction to students in Electrical Engineering, before and during practical sessions;
  • Aiding the module lecturer and assistant lecturers during practical sessions;
  • Develop circuits and laboratory setups for practicums as required by the module lecturer;
  • Setup and test practicums so that these are ready before practicum sessions. This includes testing of designs and verification of results against requirements, and adaption as necessary;
  • Evaluate students during practicum sessions, as required by module lecturer;
  • Provide guidance to and support final year Project students.

Operational Laboratory management:

  • Operational laboratory management and maintenance including overseeing the life-cycle administration of assets (specification, acquisition, maintenance of instruments, record- keeping;
  • Overseeing the administration, storage and lending of assets to personnel and students (laboratory. instruments, furniture) and recordkeeping of the latter;
  • Administer components (specification, determining availability locally and abroad, quotations, orders, purchases, log into asset register, store or distribute as needed);
  • Management/maintenance of equipment.

Liaison and marketing:

  • Interact with students and aiding as needed;
  • Handle internal technical inquiries in connection with Electrical and Electronic Laboratories
  • Aiding other departments as needed (via line manager);
  • Market the University of Pretoria and the Department with local collaboration with stakeholders in the industry (via line manager);
  • General logistical support in Dept;
  • Aiding with general maintenance in the Department (instructions via line manager);
  • Assist during Open Days, Engineering Week and other special departmental or University events;
  • Attend to specific tasks, requests or instructions from line manager (Control Instructor) Function Head: Labs. and Head of Department; Supervise during tests and exams.

Inherent Criteria


  • Relevant BTech (Electronics) degree (Technikon) or National Diploma for Technicians (Electronics) (Technicon);

Technical industry experience;

  • A total of 3 years’ experience with a Technicon B Tech degree or a total of 5 years’ experience with a Technicon National Diploma for Technicians.


  • Electronic Engineering: Analog and Digital;
  • Control Systems;
  • Automation;
  • Microcontroller systems;
  • PCB CAD and simulation software;
  • Knowledge and experience in electronic test and measurement;
  • Repair knowledge and experience of electric/electronic T&M equipment;
  • Knowledge of the content and application of the AHS Act and Regulation (Act 85 of 1993), updated 2003;
  • Knowledge of FPGA’s and VHDL;
  • Knowledge and experience in programming DSP’s;
  • Python Programming;
  • C or C++ programming;
  • MATLAB, Simulink, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, 3D printing;
  • Troubleshoot and repair of electronic lab equipment;
  • Desktop applications (including e-mail, spreadsheet and word processors) and engineering software.

    Behavioural competencies:

    • Self-starter, dependable, competent, fluent communication, able to collaborate, team worker, good interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, adaptable, willing to learn, to keep on studying, resilience, conceptual thinking, good judgement and decision-making ability, assertiveness, driving execution;
    • Good communication and writing skills, Proficient in languages of instruction.  Must read, write and speak fluently: and have a working knowledge of technical language;
    • Ability to communicate with personnel and students and able to give instruction in both languages of instruction.


      • First aid qualification;
      • Firefighting training;
      • OHS Act 3 of 1993 qualification;
      • Good judgement and decision-making ability;
      • Communication and problem-solving skills;
      • Assertiveness;
      • Working knowledge of technical language;
      • Familiar with Health and Safety Act;
      • Ten years of relevant experience.

      Application Requirement

      PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

      The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

      Applicants are requested to apply online at, and follow the link:

      • A comprehensive CV;
      • Certified copies of qualifications;
      • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

        No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

        ENQUIRIES:  Mrs E Greyling contact person, Tel: (012) 420 2100  for application-related enquiries, and contact person, Mr. Helmut Schütte Tel: (012) 420 4385  for enquiries relating to the post content.

        • Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 August 2022 please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
        • The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.
        • In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under- represented designated groups.
        • All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.
        • The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.
        • CLOSING DATE:  23 May 2022

        About University of Pretoria

        The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.