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Handyman: Technical Support Services

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: RR122 595 per annum (Salary level 3)

Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works





Cape Town

Reference number: TPW 2019-73

Salary: R122 595 per annum (Salary level 3)

Job purpose: The Department of the Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a competent individual to perform a variety of semiskilled maintenance work and operate a variety of light and moderately heavy garden machinery equipment and perform minor repairs at Leeuwenhof Estate and other provincial buildings. This post is based in Cape Town.

Requirements: ABET Level 4 (or equivalent qualification) • Experience in operating a diverse range of garden equipment.

Recommendations: Ability to drive, operate and repair machines • Experience in tree felling with a chainsaw.

Key performance areas: Perform a variety of other grounds maintenance duties • Operate a variety of light maintenance machines to neatly maintain Leeuwenhof gardens and grounds • Perform repairs on equipment to ensure equipment is in a proper working condition and report minor/major services or repair problems to supervisors • Inspect visible working parts to observe wear and replaces faulty parts to prevent breakdown • Comply to standard operating procedures and adhere to safety procedures at all times • Transport mowers and other heavy equipment to and from work sites to ensure their availability for use in completing work assignment.

Competencies: A good understanding of the following: Occupational Health and Safety Act • Ability to follow complex, multi-step written and verbal instructions as well as written procedure and operating manuals • Methods used in caring for plants (shrubs, flowers, trees and lawns) • Tools and operation of garden and grounds maintenance machines • Communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • Ability to work under pressure • Work independently as well as in a team • Ability to perform routine tasks.

NB: Applicants from relevant local communities will receive preference. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

To apply, please complete an application form (Z 83) and current CV (5 pages maximum) together with certified copies of ID, academic qualifications and proof of other requirements as indicated in the advertisement. The post being applied for and the reference number must be clearly indicated on the Z83 application form.

To submit your application, only use 1 of the 3 options available: (1) Hand deliver to: Affirmative Portfolios, Unit 14, 1st Floor, 3 Canal Edge, Tyger Waterfront, Carl Cronje Drive, Bellville 7530 (Between 08:00 and 17:00 pm). (2) Postal address: PO 5496, Tyger Valley Centre Parking Area, Bellville 7536. (3) E-mail address: Only one application will be accepted per job. Late or faxed applications will not be considered.

Enquiries: Ms Y Sihawula at 021 422 1677

Closing date: 27 May 2019

The WCG is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.