The fight against water leaks has been intensified as Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has advertised seven vacancies for Artisan plumbers.
Mandela Bay is currently facing severe water shortages due to a prolonged drought and is also grappling with fresh water leakages across the Metro.
This puts the Metro in a dire situation as its water reserves continue to be depleted with no immediate and meaningful rainfall relief in the immediate future.
Artisan plumbers form part of the core team that fixes water leaks in the City and also ensure reduction of turnaround times in fixing these leaks.
The current turnaround time to fix small leaks is between 15-20 working days. As such, the Municipality has moved swiftly by employing an additional seven.
It’s an envisaged that their recruitment will immediately reduce turnaround times drastically.
The Municipality’s organogram structure consists of 51 Artisan plumber teams. Currently, a total of 27 plumbers are in the system and there is a total of 24 plumbing vacancies.
Once the recruitment process has been completed, the new recruits will bring the number of Artisan plumbers to 34, bring the vacancy figure to 17.
The Metro is committed to strengthening its internal operations through the employment of highly skilled and qualified employees to take this City forward.
The Advert is BELOW:
TITLE: ARTISAN – PLUMBER
PUBLISHED DATE: 24-Jul-2017
CLOSING DATE: 04-Aug-2017
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is committed to employment practices that redress past imbalances in respect of race, gender, creed and disability, and as such the relevant policy will be considered during selection and placement.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the under-mentioned position. Persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
ARTISAN – PLUMBER (SEVEN POSITIONS)
(WATER AND SANITATION – WATER DISTRIBUTION)
POSITION CODE: 7246
Task Grade 9 (R236 448 – R328 716 per annum) (Basic salary only, excluding benefits)
- A trade tested Artisan.
- A valid Code EC Driver’s License, with a Professional Driving Permit.
- Physically fit and able-bodied.
- One to two years’ relevant plumbing experience.
Good oral and written communication skills in English (a prerequisite).
The incumbent will be required to work outside normal working hours during emergencies and planned overtime, as well as perform standby duties.
- Coordinating and controlling the set-up, work in progress and completion of specialised task activities associated with the installation, maintenance and repair to water reticulation mains, municipal plumbing and meters, including monitoring and correcting the productivity and performance outputs of support personnel.
- Attending to routine/general administrative recording requirements in order to ensure that downtime and disruption are minimised to contribute positively towards sustaining acceptable service delivery standards.
As part of the selection process, candidates may be tested on any requirement, skill or competency, which will include pre-employment screening, security vetting and psychometric assessment.
Fringe benefits will include membership of a Retirement Fund, Medical Aid Scheme, Group Life Assurance Scheme, participation in a Housing Subsidy and Car Schemes (subject to the conditions of the various Schemes), and normal leave and sick leave benefits.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:
Kindly note that all applications for employment should be completed on the official employment application form of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and accompanied by certified copies of academic qualifications (please do not submit original supporting documentation, as this will not be returned). Z83 applications and faxed applications are no longer accepted. A CV not accompanied by a fully completed official application form will not be accepted.
Please complete one employment application form per vacancy, clearly stating the position code of the post for which you are applying.
Official application forms are obtainable from the Employment Application Receiving Centres that are located on ground floor of: Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth OR Town Hall, Market Street, Uitenhage. Application forms may also be downloaded from the municipal website: www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za. Telephonic enquires may be directed to the Receptionist, Tel: 041 506 3259.
Mail to the Executive Director: Corporate Services (Human Resources Management Services Sub-Directorate), PO Box 116, Port Elizabeth 6000 or deliver to the relevant Employment Application Receiving Centre.
Kindly note that the Municipality contacts shortlisted applicants only. Applicants not contacted within six weeks of the closing date may safely assume that their applications were not successful. They are nevertheless thanked for their interest shown in the position advertised.
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 4 AUGUST 2017 before 12h00 noon.
Ref. 159 – 24 July 2017
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