The Department of Water and Sanitation Is Recruiting for the Position of Artisan Superintendent, Infrastructure Management

The Department of Water and Sanitation Is Recruiting for the Position of Artisan Superintendent, Infrastructure Management



  • SALARY: R811 560.00 total package per annum (Level 11)

  • CENTRE: Standerton (Construction East)

The Department of Water and Sanitation Is Recruiting for the Position of Artisan Superintendent, Infrastructure Management


An accredited institution must issue a trade test certificate (Diesel Mechanic, Welding, Boiler Making, or Electrical) and Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification.

Having worked as an artisan in one of the mentioned fields for at least eight (8) years, as well as having managed a manufacturing, electrical, or mechanical workshop for at least three years. As a result, the candidate must possess basic knowledge of fabrication, welding, corrosion protection, mechanical repairs, electrical installations, and be able to provide guidance to subordinates in these areas.

Fleet management, maintenance and repair of vehicles, and construction equipment and plant must be a specialty. It will be necessary for you to have a solid understanding of price analysis, procurement, and invoicing for machine parts and services. You will also need to be familiar with crane and hoisting equipment load testing, pneumatics, hydraulics, and auto electrical repair.

Construction plant and equipment problem solving skills will be of added advantage. Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills are required along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates should be computer literate, preferably with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Excellent report writing skills. Pay attention to detail. The ability to work under pressure.

The ability to work independently and as part of a team. Good leadership qualities. Proven experience and knowledge in relation to Human Resource Management.

Proven knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The candidate must have Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations, Government procurement procedures and other legislation prescripts.An official copy of the candidate’s driver’s license (Code B, C1, C, EB, EC1 or EC) is required..


Additionally, the incumbent will be required to visit multiple sites throughout the country as part of his Superintendent duties at the Grootdraai dam construction workshop.

The candidate will be responsible for controlling and arranging the transportation of plant and all equipment logistics, including obtaining any necessary permits and certificates. Control the quality of rebuilds and manufacturing processes.

Obtain licenses and certifications of fitness (COF) for construction equipment and vehicles, and requisition new construction plants and dispose of old ones. Ensure timely completion of maintenance and repairs of construction equipment and plants and that all work is performed in strict compliance with specifications and costs.

Prepare procurement documents for goods and services required. It is important to be capable of identifying conflicts in units, managing them, and resolving them. It is also essential to be able to build morale and group commitment in order to accomplish goals and objectives.


Ms SN Mdluli Tel No: 017 720 1600/9

How to apply

Standerton (Construction East): Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X2023, Standerton 2430 OR hand deliver at Construction East, Grootdraai Dam, Standerton 2430.

Application Note

Note: Applicants should apply for employment at the address specified in each posting. A comprehensive CV (which includes information about the applicant’s training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience) is required in addition to the newly implemented Z83 form, which can be found on the.

Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4). You must provide all the required information on the Z83 application form. DPSA circular 19 of 2022 specifies that other related documents, such as copies of qualifications, identity documents, etc., must not be included with an application when applying for a post, as these documents must be produced only during the interview process.

If the applicant has a professional or occupational registration, the fields in Part B of the Z83 must be filled in, as these fields are considered compulsory and they must also be included in the applicant’s CV.

If the applicant does not provide all the required information, they will automatically be disqualified. No late applications will be accepted. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by the SAQA evaluation certificate (only when shortlisted).

The Department of Water Sanitation does not consider applications that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements.

Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from their country of origin (only when shortlisted). In the filling of vacant posts, 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 of the.

Department will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. Please accept that your application has been unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within three (3) months of this advertisement. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. The EE Targets will be given preference. Based on section 76 of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998, successful candidates will be appointed on Standard Contracts.

Closing Date:26 May 2023

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