Eskom is hiring — Here are the available jobs

Hanno Labuschagne

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Eskom is hiring — Here are the available jobs

Eskom is one of South Africa’s largest technical skills employers, with nearly 45,000 employees across the country.

Eskom was established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission—ESCOM—by the South African government in terms of the Electricity Act.

The coal-fired Congella Power Station in Durban and Salt River Power Station in Cape Town, both completed in 1928, were the first power stations built by Eskom.
 

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That's a lot of jobs. They've had a moratorium on new hires for a while now. They don't list requirements - think I'll apply for the chief one. Chief has a nice ring to it.
 
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A World Bank study in 2016 found that South African utilities pay workers more than double the norm in 35 other countries on the continent, with staff costs coming in at an average $61,000 per employee per year. Eskom is potentially overstaffed by 66 percent, the report said.
 

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I'm betting its much like the police force article the other day where only a small percentage are fit for their job. They need the skilled resources that they got rid of over the last two decades.
 

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They're already so bloated, not to mention the amount of work outsourced :oops:
I agree. The subcontracting that Eskom carries out for work that they should be qualified to do in house is mind boggling.

They should also be able to move around the engineers and staff that they have from other departments to those that are short staffed.
 

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No senior O2 injection specialist engineer managers listed... I guess after paid leave, they'll be back at it :ROFL:
 

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I'm betting its much like the police force article the other day where only a small percentage are fit for their job. They need the skilled resources that they got rid of over the last two decades.
That is whats happening. Can't get rid of the dead wood.. so just add more. When you have unlimited money, you can just hire till Jesus comes.
 

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Why the hell would they be hiring if they're already overloaded with employees that's can't even manage a power station and not blow it up?
 

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Can't be that desperate as they haven't stated that they are getting rid of the BEE/AA garbage.
 

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I suppose it is difficult to move or transfer the bloated staff employed elsewhere to WC. But still, this feels one of those Ramaphosa shocked moments! :mad:
 
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