Takealot Group is hiring a

Facilities Coordinator

Johannesburg, South Africa

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Facilities Coordinator  to join our Supply Chain team in Johannesburg Warehouse.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.  We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Reporting to the Site and Services Manager 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preventative maintenance to conveyor systems (PLC experience, an advantage) in line with supplier guidelines and maintenance requirements to ensure maximum uptime
  • On-going maintenance and troubleshooting to operational equipment such as air-con’s, dock levellers, sectional overhead doors, boom gates, tiger teeth, turnstiles, biometric systems, CCTV, alarms, plumbing systems, etc.
  • Basic repairs to items such as fencing, gates, rolltainers, etc.
  • Management of spares and re-ordering of critical components under supervision of DC manager


  • Identify & solve problems
  • Conduct electrical and mechanical tests using test equipment
  • Knowledge of electronic components, instrumentation and test equipment
  • Understanding electrical and mechanical principals - hands on
  • Able to apply safety measures in electrical and mechanical environment, ensure OHS policies and procedures are followed
  • Knowledge of PLC may be advantageous but is not essential
  • Wiring qualifications / knowledge could be advantage
  • Knowledge of Drives and controls
  • Read wiring diagrams, electrical and mechanical diagrams/plans
  • Undertake, improvement, repairs and modifications
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player
  • Comfortable with learning and adapting to new systems
  • Be able to work in a pressured environment.
  • Be able to complete tasks quickly & efficiently.
  • Be willing to go the extra mile.
  • Flexible working times and extended hours to resolve problems which affect


  • Relevant technical electrical, mechanical or similar qualification
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in a relevant industry or service with automated material handling systems, electrical and mechanical engineering / mechatronics
  • Experience in the retail/distribution industry would be advantageous.


The Environment:

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, but it’s also all in the execution.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input.
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration Next>
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com
  • thinks like an owner of the business

If you meet the above, you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

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