SABC: Henley Television Facilities Technicians x 2 Vacancies

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16 Oct, 2013

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South African Broadcasting Corporation Vacancies








Technical support, installations, design, repair and maintenance of technical equipment and systems, in order to ensure facilities and equipment are in perfect operational order 24 hours a day for broadcast.




  • Plan, control and the efficient maintenance of all technical equipment and facilities, in order to provide optimal correct functionality, whilst ensuring adherence to manufacturing specifications
  • Efficient and effective repair of faulty equipment, ensuring smallest possible turnaround time and minimal disruption for broadcast
  • Continual upgrading of facilities and equipment at Post Production Facilities, in order to ensure operational delivery on client needs and requirements
  • Prompt response to fault call-outs, assessment of the situation and alternatives (bypass of equipment etc.), in order to provide a solution that will ensure 24 hour broadcast ability
  • Continual monitoring and evaluation of Post Production facilities, in order to assess if facilities are correctly equipped to provide a professional broadcast environment
  • Maintain close working relationships with internal and external clients, in order to ensure optimal delivery on client needs and requirements
  • Informal guidance and support to clients, in order to familiarise clients with the capabilities and utilisation of equipment
  • The workflow design and installation of all technical equipment in the facilities, ensuring adherence to technical specifications and optimal delivery on client’s needs and requirements, within specified budget
  • Liaise with internal and external service providers and vendors, in order to ensure optimal delivery on SABC needs and requirements
  • Continually monitor and assess the external environment, new equipment, technologies and technology trends, in order to enhance the efficiencies and effectiveness of technology operations
  • Ensure adherence to safety and health regulations
  • Sound administration, ensuring accurate registering of faults, time, costs and solutions
  • Ensuring the Asset management and control of technical equipment in the facilities
  • Update technical documentation and plans for future reference
  • On-the-job, informal training of team members, in order to ensure a competent staff compliment and exchange and sharing of knowledge and expertise.
  • Doing shifts/after-hours technical support and assistance to the facilities




  • National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Light Current)
  • 1-Year experience in technical maintenance in Post Production related equipment e.g. NLE(AVID & FCP), AFM(ProTools), VT-TRF & GRAPHICS
  • A+ Computer Qualification (Advantageous)
  • N+ Computer Qualification/Network Essentials (Advantageous)



  • Ability to accurately assess situations and select the most appropriate action
  • Ability to “think on your feet”
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Understanding of Post Production Avid Workgroup Network and File-Based Workflows



  • Decisiveness

Willing to make firm and speedy decisions and commit to definite courses of action – on the basis of limited information if necessary

  • Technical Skill and Competence

Demonstrated detailed knowledge and expertise in relation to job; readily absorbs new technical information and keeps up-to-date to technological developments within Post Production and Broadcasting.

  • Customer Service Orientation

Concerned to provide a prompt, efficient and personalised service to clients; goes out of way to ensure that individual customer needs are met

  • Concern for Excellence

Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality; sets high standards of performance for self and others

  • Problem Analysis

Breaks problem into constituent parts and differentiates key elements from the irrelevant or trivial; makes accurate use of logic, and draws sound inferences from information available.

  • Judgement

Makes rational, realistic and sound decisions based on consideration of all the facts and alternatives available

  • Self Confidence

Independent and self-reliant; conveys a realistic confidence in own ability to select appropriate courses of action and in likely success of own initiatives; able to stand ground in face of opposition




  • Complexity of South African environment
  • Facility maintenance
  • Technology
  • Asset management and control
  • Maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Broadcast




  • Channels S1; S2 & S3
  • SABC News
  • SABC Sport
  • Education
  • External clients
  • SABC management
  • Internal and external service providers and vendors
  • Henley TV-Facilities


Interested candidates must apply with a concise CV to

Closing Date:  18 October 2013

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designation groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act and the SABC’s Employment Equity initiatives. Correspondence will only be entered into with short listed candidates. If you have not had any response within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application has not been successful.

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