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Gardening Machine Operators posts for Grade 10 + Experience youth at UFS in Bloemfontein

Machine Operator/ Services Worker (post level 18) Job ID: 5337 - (1053)

Job Title Machine Operator/ Services Worker (post level 18) Job ID: 5337 Organizational Unit University of the Free State -> Vice-Rector: Operations -> Facilities Management -> University Estates Contract Type Permanent Occupational Level Unskilled Location Bloemfontein Campus - Bloemfontein, FS ZA (Primary) Closing Date 26/7/2023

Description *NB! Hard copy applications may be submitted at the University of the Free State, George du Toit Building, Human Resources Department (Reception: Room S201). Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter. • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications). • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID). • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable). • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable). • A service record of your current employer / last employer (only applicable to external applicants).

Duties and responsibilities: • Operation and control - Operate mowing and other gardening equipment. - Ensure equipment is signed out for and returned to the store daily. - Hand in, after inspections, a weekly report on equipment. - General maintenance and cleaning of gardens and terrain within working hours. - Follow the daily program schedule or as instructed by the line manager. - Complete schedule according to UE standard operating procedures and protocol set. - Load general/garden refuse. - Pick litter, service refuse bins etc. - Report any breakages, lost or ineffective equipment to management. - Report any work-related concerns to the line manager. - Utilize all relevant equipment correctly. - Services sheet completion, Write and read. - Assist in ensuring the Observatory is kept neat and clean.

Internal Reporting - Report to supervisor. - Sign off maintenance program and checklist.

Quality Assurance - Ensure all grounds/terrain are maintained within accordance with standard procedures. and specifications. - Ensure cleaning of equipment and workspace. - Ensure safe working procedure with equipment. - Comply with health and safety standards. - Comply with PPE clothing. - Upkeep of equipment - ensure all equipment is within health and safety standards. -

Inherent requirements: • Grade 10 on NQF level 2. • A minimum of One (1) year’s relevant working experience relating to the duties and responsibilities. Recommendation: • Machine operating certificate. • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Competencies Required competencies: • Results Orientated: - The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task. - The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations. • Strategic Thinking: - The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner. - The ability to plan work and to follow plans. • Business Acumen: - The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations. • Leading: - The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together. • Building Coalitions: - The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 2979 or email at or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9810/ 9813/ 9814/ 9848 for assistance.


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