Principal Industrial Technician Post at the Department of Water and Sanitation

Principal Industrial Technician Post at the Department of Water and Sanitation



  • SALARY: R424 104.00 per annum (Level 09) CENTRE: Construction South (Clanwilliam Dam)

Principal Industrial Technician Post at the Department of Water and Sanitation


As a candidate, you must possess an appropriate National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering; you must have four (4) years post-graduation experience in workshops (minor and major plants) in construction of workshops, dams, and roadworks; you must possess the following skills and attributes: machinery,

Planning and organizing, safety, computer, finance, HR issues, advanced skills in performing engineering technical duties in maintaining and operating various equipment, project management, interpersonal relations, general administration, computer and report writing skills. A valid driver’s license with at least code 8 (attach a copy) is required. Excellent communication skills, ability to work under pressure, ability to work in a team, willingness to work irregular hours.


It will be incumbent’s responsibility to plan and allocate resources within his/her section that contribute to work processes.Monitor expenses related to projects for which they are directly responsible for junior staff and day to day supervision and in house training; Liaise with multidisciplinary line function areas within the Department to gather information required to process designs, provide advice, or construct structures; Coordinates support functional areas with supply chain, human resources, and finance needs;

Provide guidance and advice to other personnel, consultants, and independent contractors; Design equipment, systems, structures and installations; Inspect and/or test equipment, systems, structures and installations; Compile quantity lists for tender purposes; Build and develop new/existing equipment. Execute instructions from supervisor and support site management.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. NJ Meyer Tel No: 021-872 0591

How to apply

Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X3042, Paarl, 7620 OR hand deliver at 6A Voortrekker Street, Clanwilliam, 6135.


Application Notes

In order to apply for employment, you must follow the instructions provided on the job postings. The newly implemented Z83 form can be found on the

Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities or on the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (including details on the candidate’s training, qualifications, skills, knowledge, and experience). On the Z83 application form, all required information must be included.

In accordance with DPSA circular 19 of 2022, other related documentation such as copies of qualifications, identity documents, etc need not accompany the application when applying for a post; such documentation will only be required from shortlisted candidates during the interview.

For applicants with professional or occupational registrations, the fields in Part B of the Z83 must be completed as these fields are regarded as compulsory and must also be included in the CV of the applicant. When all required information is not provided, the applicant will be automatically disqualified.

No late applications will be accepted. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by SAQA evaluation certificates (only if shortlisted). The Department of Water Sanitation will not consider applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.

Foreigners and dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from their country of origin (only when shortlisted). It is the responsibility of the Department to consider the objectives of section 195(1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996),

Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998), and relevant Human Resources policies. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by correspondence.

The department reserves the right to not fill these positions if you do not hear from us within three (3) months of this advertisement. EE Targets will be given preference, and women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be appointed on a Specialist Contract under section 76 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998.

Closing Date:02 June 2023

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