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Chief Industrial Technician: Forensic Pathology Services

Western Cape Government

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Forensic Pathology Services (Chief Directorate: Metro Health Services)

Engineering related and Support Personnel

Requirements, minimum educational qualification:

National Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (T-stream) (or equivalent qualification).


Extensive experience in refrigeration or air conditioning systems and heavy current electrical. Extensive experience of repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment. Appropriate experience in managing, planning and organising maintenance schedules on equipment. Proven track record in building maintenance and management systems.

Inherent requirements of the job:

Do standby duties and handle after-hour call-outs. Valid (Code B/EB) driver’s licence and own reliable transport.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Good written and verbal communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Ability and experience to fault-find and repair equipment. Computer literate (Excel, MS Word and Outlook).
Ability to compile technical specifications for equipment. Adhere to all legal requirements, protocols and procedures.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Render a quality electrical, mechanical and building service to the institution. Effect related to administrative duties in a structured manner. Control of scheduled services to the institution. Provide and maintain technical back-up and support to the institution. Involved in procurement, supply chain and contract management.
Responsible for the diagnosis, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems.
Note: Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a competency test on the day of the interview.

No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.


Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated in the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.


Salary R 299 709 per annum plus 37% in lieu of service benefits.
Salary Level Level 8

Applications apply to:

The Chief Directorate: Emergency and Clinical Support Services
Bellville Health Park
Private Bag X15
(For attention: Ms R Hatting)

Closing Date 22 March 2019
Prof LJ Martin
Tel: (021) 406- 6412