Bidla - Technician Electrical - East London, South Africa

Khruschev Simpiwe Bidla

East London, South Africa


Technician Electrical

Work History

Environmental Regulations and Driven Machinery Regulation

September 2013 - February 2014

Duties and Responsibilities
★ Performing maintenance, repairing and installations of primary equipment and commissioning activities in accordance with safety standards, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and statutory appointments. Conforming to General Machinery Regulations, Administration Regulations, General Safety Regulations, Environmental Regulations and Driven Machinery Regulation.
★ Attend to metering, protection, DC and telecontrol faults
★ Commissioning of breakers
★ Testing and commissioning of current and voltage transformers.
★ Commissioning and maintenance Transformer, capacitor banks and reactor
★ Produce drawings for design when there is new equipment and no drawing available
★ Commissioning and maintenance of Quality of Supply(QOS) instruments(Vectograph)
★ Do fault report analysis.
★ Commissioning and maintenance of metering and measurements
★ Closing of work requests and general administration
★ Testing of protection relays.
★ Doing modifications and marking up of drawings.
★ Performing standby duties on a scheduled basis

Senior Technician Secondary Plant

Eskom Transmission

From September 2008

Acting Senior Supervisor Commissioning

Senior Technician Telecontrol

Eskom Distribution

April 2007 - August 2008

Duties and Responsibilities
★ I was exposed to different types of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) used in Eskom such as Spescom units, Micro-RTU, IST PMRTU, DRTU and ERTUs.
★ I learned how to use different programs and software i.e. Pemmi, Unicon, Estel Varient and Field Comm to programme and monitor these units and enable them to communicate remotely to their master and SMART via a specified repeater by selecting valid protocol and radio channel.
★ I would then do modifications on the RTU to enable it to accommodate new points as required by the protection panel and re-program it to transmit/ receive changes from these newly added points together with the others to SMART.
★ Ensuring that all administration related duties pertaining to the standards, works orders and legal requirements are performed Taking leadership responsibility for EDFS discipline specific work during maintenance, faultfinding, repair and commissioning on major plant and key customer installations by applying advanced skills and experience and leading EDFS field work execution junior staff.
★ Undertaking and reporting on discipline specific customer and special investigations for Customer Services, Field Services, EDSS, EDNS, System Optimisation and other stake holders for network incidents.

Technician and Senior Technician Metering

Eskom Distribution

October 1995 - March 2007

Duties and Responsibilities
★ Commissioning of Large Power Users (LPU) customers.
★ Commissioning of substation metering(Statistical)
★ Do verification and maintenance of LPU customer metering and statistical metering.
★ Do load studies and investigation on metering problems.
★ Do remote metering on statistical and LPU metering,
★ Involved in metering audit.
★ Mentoring of trainees,
★ Monitoring of dam level and water flow on hydro stations.
★ Attend to faults.

Trainee Technician and Technician

Department Of Public Works Mthatha Eastern Cape

February 1988 - September 1995

Job Title: Trainee Technician and Technician
Duties and Responsibilities
★ Do maintenance on government property.
★ Do in house lighting designs.
★ Monitor contractor and do recommendation for payment.
★ Administer Government Electrical projects .

Savings Clerk and Bulk Teller

Barclays Bank

October 1984 - January 1988

Duties and Responsibilities
★ Advise customer about the bank products,
★ Opening and closing of account,
★ Do filling,
★ Bulk telling for large customer
★ Running an agency


Vuyani Substation Mthatha

The project was initiated for load strengthning. It has two 400kV lines coming in. Two 250MVA transfomers, seven 132kV feeders and one 400kV Reactor.

Qualifications & Certifications

Project Management

The Leadership Development Institute East London

Management Development Programme

The Leadership Development Institute

Electrical Engineering HC

Peninsula Technikon

Strategic Management


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