Network Technician – JNB

Under limited supervision, is responsible for assisting with the maintenance, planning, and installation of communications networks and services. Performing troubleshooting to system failures and identify bottlenecks to ensure long term efficiency of network

About this Position

JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Randburg, Johannesburg
SALARY: Market Related
DATE POSTED: 24 July 2019
DESIGNATION: Network Technician REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

Role Responsibility Summary

  • Design and install well-functioning computer networks, connections and cabling using LTE, wireless or other technologies
  • Perform troubleshooting to network or system failures, identify bottlenecks to ensure long term efficiency of client networks
  • Inspect WAN/LAN infrastructure and fix minor or major problems/bugs
  • Test and configure router software and maintain and repair hardware and peripheral devices
  • Evaluate network performance and find ways of improvement
  • Organize and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their own work
  • Do regular data backups to protect the organization’s information
  • Provide technical direction to co-workers on computer and network usage and offer comprehensive advice and instructions

Job Requirements

  • Must have sufficient experience working independently on most tasks, requiring only general direction
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Proven experience as network technician or relevant position
  • Outstanding diagnostic, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, must be reachable by telephone to respond to emergencies,
  • Must have the capability to travel throughout South-Africa for installation of services
  • Good knowledge of LAN/WAN networks, TCP/IP protocols and network technologies
  • Hands-on experience with common software and hardware
  • MTCNA/CCNA qualifications are strongly preferred
  • Able to do external anntenna installations
  • Will be expected to work one week night shift every second month
  • Be presentable, have an excellent command of the English language and be able to compile reports.

Technical & Specialist Skills / Knowledge / Experience

  • Minimum three years networking experience in a large scale multi-vendor network environment
  • Miktrotik RouterOS, Cisco IOS  or other network operating systems knowledge is required
  • Basic programming and/or scripting knowledge preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience with Linux or  MS Windows OSs.
  • Demonstrated experience in the configuration, installation and maintenance of routers, switches, firewalls, wireless LANs, security appliances, and other network hardware is required.
  • Required experience with network techniques / protocols / software with specific emphasis on NAT, PPTP, VPN, LTE Technology and more
  • Must have experience with communications software, Internet software (e-mail, WWW, FTP, TFTP,etc.) and common desktop application packages such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.



  • Matric
  • Driver’s license required


  • BSc/BA in computer science, computer engineering or relevant field

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