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Agric Dev Agency invites unemployed youth with N3 + valves & Pump operating experience in Jozini



Job Title Pump Operator Ref Number: ADAHRM 06/2023

Location Makhathini Irrigation Scheme – jozini

Grade/Salary L05 (DPSA Salary Scale)

Types of employment 3 Years (Fixed Term Contract)

Reporting Officer Control Technician

Unit Operations

Minimum Requirements: Grade 12 or N3 in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, two years’ experience in operating mechanical (valves and pumps) and electrical equipment (Motors and electrical panels). Certificate of Pump Operator or Fitter or Electrician will be added as an advantage.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal),

  • Good work attendance,

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure,

  • Record Keeping,

  • Good interpersonal relations,

  • Accuracy and attention to details,


  • Operation and maintenance of pump systems, as well as general maintenance (Housekeeping) and maintenance of control valves and motors.


  • Operates pumping equipment to transfer raw water to fields, Turns valves, pulls levers, and flips,

  • Reads flowmeters and gauges to regulate equipment according to water consumption and demand,

  • switches to operate and control turbine- or motor-driven pumps that transfer water from canal to fields,

  • Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions, such as pump leaks or worn bearings.

  • Repairs and lubricates equipment, using hand tools,

  • Records data, such as utilization of equipment, power consumption, and water output in logbook,

  • Occupational Health and Safety,

Suitable candidates will be selected with the intention of promoting representivity. Note:

  • All applicants are subject to the signing of performance agreement;

  • ADA reserves the right not to appoint any applicant to the above position.

  • Preference will be given to members of designated group

  • Females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

  • Applications must be submitted in the following manner:

  • A covering letter indicating the reference number and the post that you are applying for, together with a brief motivation

  • A Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (Previous experience must be comprehensively detailed)

  • Failure to submit the requested documents will result in the application being disqualified.

  • Full names, addresses and telephone numbers of three work related referees.

  • If you are applying for more than one post, please submit a separate application for each post.

Enquiries: Mr. M.E Thekiso

Closing date: 22 May 2023 Tel: (033) 347 8600

Forward your applications, stating the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which you saw the advertisement, for attention of Mr. Siphamandla Shabalala, Agribusiness Development Agency, Private Bag x01, Montrose, Pietermaritzburg 3202 or hand deliver to No5 Cascades Crescent, Cascades Office Park, Montrose Pietermaritzburg or send applications via the ADA or hand delivered to Makhathini Irrigation scheme, Section 2 , JoziniShould you not hear from us 8 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful


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