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Western Cape Government

Mechanical Engineer (Production level): Construction Coordination, Ref No. TPW 2019-07
Department of Transport and Public Works
Salary level OSD

Enquiries Mr H Strydom at (021) 483 2130
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Bellville South, Cape Town

Job Purpose
The Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a suitably qualified and competent individual to assists, provide, maintain and manage a fleet of Road Building and Road Maintenance machines and equipment. The post is based in Bellville South, Mechanical Workshop.

Minimum Requirements
Mechanical Engineering degree (B Eng/ BSc (Eng) or relevant qualification; Compulsory registration with ECSA as a Professional Engineer; A minimum of 3 years post qualification engineering experience; A valid code B driving licence.

A valid code EC driving licence; Post graduate qualification in Mechanical Engineering.

Key Performance Areas
Recommends vehicle and machine requirements; Does vehicle and machine inspections and reporting; Assists with vehicle and machine purchases; Investigates the market to determine which models of vehicles and machines would be suitable for the application and reports to Chief Engineer: Mechanical Services; Investigates and reports possible modifications to vehicles and machines to make them functional; Investigates and reports on possible new procedures and new ideas and equipment; Inspects old and worn plant and reports to Head Office; Visits and inspects plant at field workshops and construction sites; Gives advice regarding correct application, repair and maintenance of plant; Plans, introduces and maintains proper safety standards in all mechanical workshops.

Basic road construction and maintenance procedures; Basic properties of materials; Application of vehicles and machines; Mechanical preventative maintenance; Mechanical repair methods; Electrical systems; Electronic systems; Radio communications; Personnel Management; Financial Management; Planning; Legislative interpretations; Meeting skills; Good communication (verbal and written) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape province; Proven computer literacy.

All-inclusive salary package of R 679 338 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.

MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.
Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/ proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.