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Breede Valley Municipality invites unemployed youth to apply for General Assistants posts!

General Assistants

Closing date: 02 June 2023 Industry: Government Job Type: Permanent Salary: R112 722,46 - R133 085,32 Description: Job Purpose: Undertakes general manual labour activities associated with maintaining the Water and Wastewater Treatment Works, Pump Stations, Commodities, and Tanker services in accordance with laid down instructions to support acceptable standards of service delivery.

Performs labouring activities associated with providing support during the installation, repair and maintenance of water systems and sewer networks by using hand held tools to excavate defined areas, laying of pipes and lines, cleaning or clearing obstructions and overgrown vegetation interfering with the systems and the loading and unloading of rubble on vehicles. Duties:

  • Assist the Process Controller with daily duties.

  • Open blockages on pump and pipes to ensure continuous flow and prevent damage to the pumps.

  • Clean outside area of all external pump stations to maintain neat appearances and prevent health and safety risks to personnel.

  • Clean the sumps, grids and screenings from all external pump-stations.

  • Assist with pipe repair and replacement, and digging of trenches.

  • Assist with the dismantle and assemble pumps and motors for and after repair works under supervision of Supervisor.

  • Cut edges of lawns with lawn mower, weed eaters, pick-up and shuffle surroundings where needed to maintain neat appearance of the site.

  • Control the growth of all weeds on paved areas and gardens using weed killer spray and garden tools respectively to prevent growth.

  • Execution of all general housekeeping on whole premises, e.g. cleaning the area around the perimeter of the treatment works.

  • Responsible for the safe keeping and maintenance of tools and equipment.

  • Open, and close manholes and connect/disconnect pipes to truck

  • Open and close valves and start/ stop the pump to empty septic tank

  • Adhere to Health and Safety regulations as prescribed in Councils policies and enforced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

  • Receiving instructions/ guidance from the Supervisor and attends to the preparation of work site. (e.g., placing road signage, loading/off-loading equipment, tools, etc) and/ or fastening slings/ ropes and guiding/ holding material/ equipment during the loading/off-loading sequence.

  • Providing support to the Artisan during the marking off of work area/ site holding measuring tapes and inserting level indicators.

  • Excavating and backfilling trenches to defined levels using handheld tools (e.g., spade, picks, etc.).

  • Connect new water meter.

  • Place sewerage rods into pipes and connect to rotating machine.

  • Repair broken pipes at the pump station and disconnect sewerage pumps

  • Remove excess soil, plant back grass and garden plants and fill up with top soil.

  • Removing and washing off debris from tools and equipment.

  • Physically loading materials and other products and/ or holding and guiding plant/ equipment during the hoisting and placement.

  • Adhere to Health and Safety regulations.

Requirements: Minimum Requirements: 0 - 1 years’ experience required. Basic literacy. Other Requirement: Proficiency in at least 2 of the official languages in the Western Cape Preferred Requirement: Grade 8 and relevant experience in Water & Wastewater Treatment. Functional Competencies: Performs routine work; Takes basic instruction; Performs digging, sweeping, lifting, packing, cleaning, tea-making, operating levers; and performs basic implements Public Service Orientation Competencies: Able to understand basic verbal instructions from supervisors and colleagues; Checks own understanding of tasks and expectations to avoid making mistakes; Understands basic technical jargon. Personal Competencies: Conducts self in accordance with organisational values and Shows willingness to learn new things and acquire knowledge. PLEASE NOTE: Please read the below conditions carefully, only those who comply with the conditions will be considered

  1. No late applications will be considered.

  2. The Municipality is an equal opportunity employer and as such will observe the requirements of the Employment Equity Act and its EE plan

  3. Note that BVM is using a new Recruitment Portal which is an online portal.

  4. Only online applications will be accepted.

  5. Any candidate appointed at the Breede Valley Municipality will sign an employment and performance agreement that will be subject to probation monitoring and performance monitoring in accordance with the Local Government : Municipal Staff Regulations. ‘

  6. For enquiries contact the Human Resources Office at 023 348 4961 or on email address: /

  7. Canvassing with Councillors or any other decision-maker is not permitted, and proof thereof will result in disqualification.

  8. Fraudulent qualifications documentation will immediately disqualify any applicant.

  9. If you have not heard from us within 60 days of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. All applications should reach us by 02 June 2023 at 13:00.

The Municipality reserves its right not to make an appointment.

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