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Branch: Infrastructure Management
CD: Water Resources Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance Operations Southern
SALARY: R171 537 per annum (Level 04)

CENTRE: Western Cape – Worcester (Breede/Gourits)


A Grade 10 certificate.

Driver’s license Code EC with valid PDP/ Operator License (The disclosure of a valid driver’s license, PDP and Operator License).

Minimum one (1) to three (3) years’ driving experience.

Knowledge in operating services. One (1) to two (2) years’ experience / knowledge of general work conducted in the civil construction environment.

Knowledge of daily maintenance procedures for efficient machine/equipment performance.

Communication skills and ability to work in a team.

Must be punctual, productive, and loyal.

Must be able to work around rivers, dams, and canals.

Must be able to work away from the office for long periods and stay at camping sites for extended periods.


Responsible for conducting quality assurance of driver/operator systems.

Implement best practice of driver/operator systems.

Responsible for daily roadworthy inspections.

Responsible to ensure that vehicle is serviced on time.

Transportation of personnel, equipment, and materials.

Function in accordance with applicable legislative requirements.

Routine maintenance of equipment.

Routine inspection of visible defects around the exterior of the equipment and vehicles.

Recording of daily trips, fuel and in daily logbooks.

Ensure that the place is clean, where the equipment is kept avoiding fire hazards.

Ensure the safekeeping of equipment and vehicles.

Assist civil maintenance team with maintenance work on Government Water Schemes.

Repair tools and structures such as buildings, fences and benches using hand and power tools.

Site preparation which includes site demolition and clearing of structures and buildings.

Excavation using spades and picks.

Correctly assemble reinforcement and shuttering.

Construct and maintain buildings by painting, hanging of doors and tiling.

Remove all construction material from site once construction is completed.

Clean site of all rubbish during and after a project.

Mr. L Janse Van Rensburg Tel No: (023) 3485600





Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the address specified on each post. Applications must be submitted using the newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge & experience).

All required information on the Z83 application form must be provided. Other related documentation such as copies of qualifications, identity document, drivers license etc need not to accompany the application when applying for a post as such documentation must only be produced by shortlisted candidates during the interview date in line with DPSA circular 19 of 2022. With reference to applicants bearing professional or occupational registration, fields provided in Part B of the Z83 must be completed as these fields are regarded as compulsory and such details must also be included in the applicants CV.

For posts requiring a drivers license, annotate such details on CV. Failure to complete or disclose all required information will automatically disqualify the applicant. No late, applications will be accepted. A SAQA evaluation certificate must accompany foreign qualification/s (only when shortlisted). Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance.

Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin (only when shortlisted). The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996) the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within three (3) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Targets.


Please forward your application to the Department of Water and Sanitation, P.O Box 5501, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6065 or Hand deliver at 50 Heugh Road, Lion Roars Office Park c/o 3rd Avenue and Heugh Road, Walmer.

Mr MN Jonkerman


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