Apply for the Artisan Foreman Post at the Department of Water and Sanitation.

DEADLINE: 03 February 2023


  • Branch: Infrastructure Management Southern Operations SD: Mech/Elec Maintenance 
  • SALARY: R318 090 per annum, (OSD) 
  • CENTRE: Uitkeer 


An appropriate Mechanical related Trade Test Certificate. Five (5) years post qualification experience as an Artisan. A valid and unexpired driver’s license. Technical report writing. Communication and computer skills. The applicant must be able to read and interpret manufacturing drawings. Knowledge and experience regarding compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act in workshop and –site environment is essential. 


Manage the mechanical workshop with about 10 people and ensure compliance to prescribed standards to ensure safe and serviceable infrastructure (pumps, valves, sluices, auxiliary drives, cranes, water vessels) on Western Cape Government Water Schemes through planned maintenance, scheduled- and unscheduled repairs and refurbishment projects. Manufacture items from own planning and from design drawings. Source, liaise and obtain quotations from suppliers and ensure product compliance to specifications and standards. Accept appointment as a Section 2(1), responsible person, for mechanical equipment. Evaluate and identify staff training needs and assist with training facilitation process. Manage and evaluate staff performance on an ongoing basis. Work requires traveling to remote areas and to overnight away from home on a regular basis. Standby and occasional overtime work, including weekends and public holidays, will be expected from time to time. 

ENQUIRIES : Mr JM Viljoen Tel No: (041) 508 9703 


Uitkeer: Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to Department of Water and Sanitation, P.O Box 5501, Walmer, Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth, 6065 or hand deliver at 50 Heugh Road, Lion Roars Office Park c/o 3 rd Avenue and Heugh Road, Walmer, Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth. 101 

FOR ATTENTION: M Jonkerman NOTE : Applicants may be subjected to skills testing as part of the recruitment process, to prove technical competence for the post.

Application Notes

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. 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.

All shortlisted candidates pertaining to Senior Management Services (SMS) posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment and a pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of government is required prior to the appointment. (Individuals who have completed the course already, and who are therefore in possession of a certificate are welcome to submit such, however, it is not required that an applicant submit such when applying for the post prior to the closing date. The link for the completion of the course for the certificate for the pre-entry into SMS can be found on

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 the Department within three (3) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. 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.



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