Specialist Electrician- Bush Based

  • Okavango Wilderness Safaris
  • Maun, North West, Botswana
  • Mar 01, 2019
Permanent Engineering

Job Description


Wilderness Safaris is a responsible luxury ecotourism company that exists to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna that they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world.
We are looking for dynamic and energy packed suitable individual who is a self- motivated team player, and is dedicated and committed to providing excellent service within a high pressure environment. The individual should have the ability to interact well and be able to form good relationships with employees across all levels. We wish to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the below position.


Primary Purpose
Maintaining solar, generators and inverters. Making sure all our camps meet the minimum standards for wiring.
  • Solar & Camp Power Supplies
-Repairs, modifies, constructs, fabricates, installs and maintains solar plants & electrical installations.
-Install all components comprising a PV systems and invertors.
-Install PV systems as per design specifications.
-Monitor and identify any issues for all the solar installations via the internet.
-Monitor weekly & monthly Solar readings from camps, identifying & rectifying areas requiring attention promptly
-Create & regularly maintain electrical reticulation diagrams for each camp
-Create & regularly maintain an electrical equipment register for each camp, auditing this on a bi-annual basis.
  • Generator Servicing
-Performing preventive maintenance on uninterrupted power supply systems, generators, and air compressors
-Repairs and maintains remote standby generator systems and prime power generators, to maintain and provide a reliable communications system and electric power to all areas of the concession.
-Repairs, modifies, constructs, fabricates, installs and maintains 100KVA generator sets.
-Installs, repairs and maintains new and replacement generator systems to enhance communications systems reliability.
-Inspect, tests, evaluates, calibrates and updates generator systems and wiring to improve reliability and to assure dependability and safety and compliance.


  • Degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience
  • An experience working in a remote area would be an added advantage
  • Leadership and supervisory skills
  • Honest and hardworking
  • Team player
  • Organized, methodical, analytical and with an eye for detail
  • Self-starter and being able to work with supervision

Application Deadline

Mar 15, 2019