General Assistant job vacancy at CSIR | APPLY WITH GRADE 12

General Assistant job vacancy at CSIR | APPLY WITH GRADE 12


General Assistant job vacancy at CSIR | APPLY WITH GRADE 12

In the following vacancy, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites applications: General Assistant.

General Assistant job vacancy at CSIR | APPLY WITH GRADE 12

South Africa’s CSIR is a leading scientific and technological research organization that researches, develops, localizes and diffuses technology to increase socioeconomic prosperity.

In addition to supporting industrial development, the organization’s work contributes to state capability.

A vacancy has been created in the Facilities Management and Security Services (FM&SS) portfolio for the position of General Assistant.

Besides performing semi-skilled maintenance tasks, the incumbent will assist with scheduled and breakdown maintenance, refurbishments and new installations.

The role also involves performing preventative maintenance tasks on buildings, systems, equipment, and ancillary areas. Pretoria is the location of this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Artisans and Handyman in carrying out planned maintenance and repairs to CSIR buildings plant and equipment;

  • Perform minor plumbing work to include but not limited to the following: assembling and installing piping, toilets, washbasins, valves, fittings and preventative maintenance inspections;

  • Assist the plumber with all types of plumbing work which will include assisting with installations, inspections, diagnosing problems/faults/leaks, testing, repair and maintenance of pipes, fixtures and other water and plumbing systems used anywhere for water distribution and waste disposal;

  • Perform a variety of routine tasks associated with erecting and repairing structures and facilities, maintaining stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems, excavating earth and clearing and levelling sites, and installing and maintaining piping systems, fixtures and water regulators;

  • Erecting and dismantling temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding;

  • Perform general facilities duties to include but are not limited to the following: general housekeeping in all areas of work; cleaning of vehicles used by the section; attending to personnel visiting the site such as contractors;

  • Carry out other general duties within the section and assist clients with minor requests as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • A Grade 12 certificate;

  • Two (2) years’ experience in a technical / maintenance environment;

  • Good knowledge of maintenance and Facilities management;

  • Knowledge and experienced in Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) and statutory compliance in workshop environment.

  • Code 8 driver’s License with medical clearance certificate.


A Shortlisted Candidate Will Receive Feedback Only.

CSIR Recruitment Centre can be reached at [email protected] for more information. This mailbox should not be used for applications. This is only for queries.

It is the CSIR’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all.

Closing date: 24 July 2023

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