Data Centre Technician

Job Detail

  • Qualifications Certificate
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference IT.10.4
  • Centre Johannesburg,ZA
  • Where to submit application
    External applicants are invited to apply by registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application, or going to the Wits website at and clicking on “Vacancies” at the bottom of the web page. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/ ”Apply for a job”
  • Notes
    By submitting an application for this post the Applicant acknowledges that their personal information will be processed by the University. The Applicant, by their conduct in proceeding with an application for this position, gives their consent to the processing of their personal information as required by the University’s Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy. Such processing includes logging their information on the University’s recruitment systems and disclosing their personal information to University employees identified to take part in the selection and recruitment process. The Applicant consents to any further processing of their personal information as may be required for relevant verification and reference check purposes. The confidentiality of the Applicant's personal information will be maintained. The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise

Job Description

Main Purpose: The Data Centre Technician, works as part of the team assisting with the maintenance of Data Centres on the technical, operational, monitoring, and reporting aspects of the Network and the integrity and protection of the network infrastructure, related systems and services to ensures high availability, reliability optimal performance to ensure the University achieves its strategic, teaching, research and service goals. Key Responsibilities: · Installation and decommissioning of machinery in the Data Centre including servers. · Patching of cabling (copper and fiber) · Management of third-party vendors in the data Centre. · Logging of calls to support vendors for hardware or software errors. · Printing of certificates, letters, reports, registration forms and academic transcripts. · Scanning of the MCQ cards and uploading. · Responsible for all environmental factors within data centres and server/network rooms, including but not limited to access. · Provide and follow up on quotations between the users and cabling contractors. · Scheduling and arranging UPS/Cooling Units/ Fire suppression maintenance with vendors. · Report on availability and other statistics for the cabling infrastructure and related services. · Works within the team on projects as well as the full range of technical considerations involved. · Works according to work procedures and schedules and keeps track of the daily work including service desk calls. · Escalate logs and errors from monitoring systems · 24/7 standby for emergency incidents. Requirements: · Qualifications: Matric; and A+ certification or equivalent. · Experience – Two years in ICT environment, including data centre environment. · Good written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail and accuracy Initiative. Listening and Collaboration Skills · Willing to work afterhours.

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