CHIEF ARTISAN GRADE A (MECHANICAL) – DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

REF NO:
151119/10
Branch: IBOM Central Operations
Div: Operations and Maintenance Jagersrust
SALARY : R386 487 per annum (OSD)
CENTRE : Tugela Vaal

REQUIREMENTS :
An Appropriate Trade Test Certificate. Ten (10) years post-qualification
experience as an Artisan/Artisan Foreman (Mechanical). A Valid driver’s
license (Attach certified copy). Practical experience gathered on Pump stations
or Government Water Schemes will be an added advantage. Project
Management skills. Good writing and verbal communications skills. Technical
report writing skills. Ability to read and interpret manufacturing drawings.
Computer literacy preferably in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS
Outlook). Good leadership qualities. Proven experience and knowledge in
relation to Human Resource Management. Knowledge of procurement policies
and procedures in the public sector will be an added advantage. Proven
knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

DUTIES :
Manage mechanical services and support in conjunction with
Technicians/Artisans and associates in the field, workshop and technical office
activities. Ensure that all machinery is maintained in accordance with the
manufacturers specifications i.e. pumps, valves, compressors, hydraulic
systems, pipelines, generators, sluices, auxiliary drives, cranes, water vessels,
etc. Ensure that planned maintenance schedules are utilized by the mechanical
team. Accept appointment as GMR 2(7) for mechanical equipment. Ensure and
promote the Occupational Health and Safety Act and ensure its regulations are
complied with. Provide inputs into existing technical problems, manuals,
standard drawings and procedures to incorporate new technology. Ensure
quality assurance in line with specifications. Provide inputs into the budgeting
process. Compile and submit reports as required. Provide and consolidate
inputs to the technical operational plan. Update databases. Manage assets,
artisans and related personnel. Control and monitor expenditure according to
the budget to ensure efficient cash flow management. Manage the
development, motivation and utilization of human resources for the discipline
to ensure competent knowledge base for the continued success of technical
services according to organizational needs and requirements. Manage
subordinates’ key performance areas by setting and monitoring performance
standards and taking actions to correct deviations to achieve departmental
objectives. Continuous individual and team development to keep up with new
technologies and procedures. Research/literature studies on
technical/engineering technology to improve expertise. Liaise with relevant
bodies/councils on technical/engineering-related matters. Perform any other
related duties.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr. P Motsepe Tel No: (036) 438 8301/8312

APPLICATIONS :
Tugela Vaal (O&M Jagersrust) Please forward your applications quoting
relevant reference number to the Department of Water & Sanitation, The Area
Manager, Private Bag 1652, Bergville, 3350, or Hand deliver to Tugela Vaal, 1
Kiepersol Avenue, Jagersrust, 3354.

FOR ATTENTION :
Mr. FT Botha

NOTE :
Applications must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form, obtainable
from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a
comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity
document. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Note: If you
have not heard from us within two (2) months of the closing date, please accept
that your application was unsuccessful. Preference will be given to previously
disadvantage groups. Successful applicants will be required to undergo
standard Government security clearance procedures including verification of
qualifications. Should you be in a possession of a foreign qualification(s), it
must be accompanied by an evaluation from South African Qualification
Authority (SAQA). People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the
posts. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment. The
successful candidate will be appointed on Standard Contract in terms of
section 76 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998. Be prepared to travel to
remote areas and work overnight away from home on regular basis. Standby
and occasional overtime work, including weekends and public holidays.
Candidates may be subjected to skills and Knowledge test.

CLOSING DATE :
15 November 2019