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Laboratory Assistant: Material Testing

Western Cape Government

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Reference number:
TPW 2019-35

R115 437 per annum (Salary Level 3)

Mr C Malgas at 044 272 6071

Job purpose:
The Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape
Government seeks to employ a competent individual to deliver a geotechnical support
service in relation to quality control testing on road pavements,  reseal and re-gravelling
of roads and road maintenance. This post is stationed in Oudtshoorn.

Grade 10 (Junior Certificate or equivalent qualification) • Minimum of
one year’s relevant experience.

Accredited with SANAS with regard to soils laboratory tests • Mathematics or Mathematical literacy will be an added advantage.

Key performance areas:
Laboratory testing of all classes according to specifications • Assist Auxiliary Officer with duties (nuclear density testing of layer works and stockpile sampling) • Accurate and timeous processing of test results • Maintenance of all laboratory equipment • Assist with administrative duties in the laboratory.

Competencies: A good understanding of the following: Civil engineering laboratory testing • Road construction • Ability to function independently and work under pressure • Communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • Computer literacy.

NB: Candidates will be required to complete a practical exercise as part of the interview- process as well as a medical fitness test as prescribed by the Construction Regulations as contained in the OHS Act 85/1993.

To apply, you must submit a manual application. Please complete an application form (Z 83) and a current CV (5 pages maximum) together with certified copies of ID, Academic qualifications and proof of other requirements as indicated in the advertisement. The position 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 to 17:00).
(2) Postal address: PO 5496, Tyger Valley Centre Parking Area, Bellville 7536.
(3) E-mail address: Only one application will be accepted per job.

Applications not submitted on or before the closing date as well as faxed will not be