Tradesman Aid (Electrical) at the Department at the Department of Water and Sanitation

DEADLINE: 03 February 2023


  • Branch: Infrastructure Management: Southern Operations Electrical & Electronic Maintenance 
  • SALARY: R128 166 per annum (Level 03) 
  • CENTRE: Worcester 


Applicants must be in possession of an ABET certificate equivalent to Grade 10. One (1) to two (2) years experience in general electrical maintenance and workshop practices. A valid and unexpired driver’s license. Experience must include site work, maintenance of office related infrastructure (lights, switch gear), maintenance of water related equipment (pumps, valves, sluices, cranes). Basic knowledge of Health and Safety, First Aid, Crane Operator and rigging will be a recommendation. Must have good technical problem-solving abilities. Must be able to communicate in English. 


Assist and support the Artisan and other technical personnel in performing electrical services which include the following: maintenance of electrical and general equipment and perform inspections after returning from task. Loading and unloading equipment from vehicles. Clean equipment and workplace when returning to the office. Report any unserviceable and lost equipment to the Supervisor. The incumbent will work away from the office for extended periods of time. The candidate must be willing to travel in the execution of his/her duties. 

ENQUIRIES: Mr. P Gillespie Tel No: (023- 348 5600/ 082 809 5718) 


Worcester: Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to the 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 3rd Avenue and Heugh Road, Walmer,Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth. FOR ATTENTION : Mr M Jonkerman 

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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