Diesel Mechanic vacancy at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment

DEADLINE: 13 October 2023

Diesel Mechanic vacancy at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment

  • REF NO: OC31/2023
  • (Approximately Fifteen Months Contract)
  • SALARY: R424 104 per annum, (plus 37% in lieu of service benefits)
  • CENTRE: Marion Island

REQUIREMENTS: A National NTC 3 certificate or relevant comparable qualification, with a minimum of three years post trade experience. Competency in diesel engine and generator maintenance, diagnostics, repairs and fault-finding, with knowledge of engine management systems, experience in operating electronic diagnostic tools as well as the ability to interpret results. The candidate has to be familiar with good workshop practices, correct use of basic workshop tools and an understanding of current work, health and safety policies. It would be an advantage if there is experience on refrigeration. The incumbent must be computer literate, have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team.

DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for maintenance and operation of the power generators and related equipment. Maintenance and repairs of air- conditioning, refrigeration-, water reticulation- and wastewater systems. Replacement and repair of mechanical pumps and valves as well as pipe fitting. Maintenance and all repairs of forklift, telescopic cranes, portable generators, and transfer pumps. Operate forklift and cargo handling equipment. Maintenance of field huts and field equipment. The incumbent will report to the team leader and will be part of the technical team, led by the technical team leader that has to perform any additional base related technical functions. Prepare monthly and annual reports, do stock-takes to order spares and equipment and do other common “non-technical” duties performed by expedition members.

ENQUIRIES: Mr W Boshoff Tel No: (021) 405 9418

APPLICATIONS: May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 63 Strand Street, Cape Town. FOR ATTENTION: Human Resources Management

Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents when applying but submit fully completed Z83 form and detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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