Systems Technician

Full time Express Cape Town in IT
  • Post Date: November 17, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 31, 2020
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  • Experience 2 Years
  • Qualifications Diploma

Job Description

Our client is a supplier of choice in different markets within the open Information Technology industry, based in Cape Town.

The purpose of the role of the System Engineer is to provide a focal point for customers to contact the client’s support-departments for assistance. The System Engineer receives and responds to any inquiries or requests for technical assistance from customers. He/she provides possible solutions, assigning support actions to other departments where needed.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Customer Service (35%)
    • Professionally respond to and assist with all customer queries.
    • Remain courteous, tactful, honest, and professional in all communication with other parties.
    • Regularly update all customers with progress-information and estimated times to completion.
    • Regularly follow-up on outstanding queries with other entities who are involved with specific requests.
    • Adhere to and comply with all commitments made.
    • Remain calm and collected in adverse situations.
    • Be alert to deteriorating customer-service within the environment and intervene directly or by escalation.


  • Support- or Information-requests (25%)
    • Process support- or information-requests from various sources (phone, email, logging-system integration, etc.) for the purpose of providing solutions to the customer.
    • Telephonically and remotely identify, diagnose, and resolve all requests to the best of his / her capability.
    • Escalate to other support-entities (colleagues, other departments, other service providers) where personal resolution is unachievable.
    • Assess the need for onsite-support against the high cost thereof.
    • Monitor time spent on remote request-resolution to ensure resolutions (own or other entity) are achieved within contractual service-level obligations.
    • Retain ownership of support-calls and diligently manage to resolution.
    • Verify whether current requests are repeat-requests. If necessary apply different solutions and/or escalate to other support-entities to ensure that further repeats are minimized or eliminated.
    • Recognize and alert the team leader of trends in customer calls.
    • Perform research and continued effort towards education for the purpose of improving knowledge- and experience-levels in the products supported by the company.
    • Train and mentor junior technicians.
    • Create and distribute diagnostic guides generated from in-depth investigations.


  • Record Keeping (25%)
    • Before creating new support- or information-request record verify that the same request is not captured already.
    • Create the initial record for & accurately capture any reported support- or information-request in the call-logging software.
    • Ensure that all auxiliary fields in the call-logging software are completed accurately and updated as further information becomes available.
    • Accurately capture all information pertaining to resolution-attempts in the journals.
    • Escalate observations where the call-logging software is incorrect or incomplete in order to further improve the accuracy of records.
    • Maintains detailed and accurate records of all incidents, diagnostic attempts, and actual resolutions, including the relevant classifications & categorizations as provided for in the Call Logging tool.


  • Policies and Procedures (5%)
    • To adhere to the company policies and procedures code and regulations.
    • You may be required to conform the legitimate instruction of any employee in authority over yourself, which is not stipulated in your job description.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Detailed PC Hardware knowledge, including point-of-sale peripheral
  • 2 Years’ IT Diploma or equivalent
  • MCSA / MCP / QBE
  • Remote Support Experience
  • Database skills – SQL / Firebird/ Interbase
  • Technical Service Desk experience
  • Call Centre experience
  • Well-spoken
  • Reliable/Own transport
  • Sound literacy in English & Afrikaans
  • Must be prepared to work standby duties including weekends and public holidays.


Competencies (10%)

    • Attention to detail.
    • Initiatives and Self-motivation.
    • Coaching and Mentoring.
    • Interpersonal relationships.
    • Professionalism.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Good time-management.
    • Technical skills.


You may be required to work overtime outside the scheduled shift- and standby-allocation on management requests.


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Cape Town


We are located at:

Unit 18, T2 Building, Gants Plaza,

Gerber Boulevard, Strand,


Office: 021 111 0656


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