Govan Mbeki Municipality: General Workers – 50 Positions : Govan Mbeki Local Municipality Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

Job Summary


GENERAL WORKERS – 50 Positions

Solid Waste Management / Facilities / Roads and Stormwater / Energy (REF: 2021-2022/20)

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 11 October at 12:00


ANNUAL BASIC SALARY: R 122 280.00 per annum (post level 16) plus normal company benefits & a 25% non-pensionable allowance

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Performance Areas:

Implement safe working procedures
Report incidents to immediate Supervisor
Performing duties as instructed by Supervisor which may include digging of trenches and assisting with the preparation of the bedding, lying of pipes and cables, and repairing of roads backfilling and compacting the trench by using correct tools and equipment during the repair of pipelines
Unblock pipelines by removing roots and silt from pipe benching
Disinfect polluted areas by applying disinfectant
Leave site in a neat and tidy condition by removing items of pollution.
Maintain sewer manholes by replacing broken or stolen sewer manhole lids and frames
Clean silt traps and wet wells by using shovels, spades, buckets and sludge sumps
Load, off-load and move work related goods and equipment
Assist in operation & maintenance of all commercial and residential electricity
Assist with the rendering of Roads and Storm Water services for proper construction and maintenance of all services
Walking, picking up and loading refuse bags into the refuse vehicles.
Assisting in keeping refuse vehicles clean.
Ensuring that equipment is clean of debris.
Ensuring that all tasks are completed as instructed and scheduled.
Deliver notices, circulars, etc to residents whilst performing duties.
Distribute and deliver equipment eg: refuse bins & refuse bags when requested to do so.
Ensure that personal protective clothing issued is worn during working hours in compliance with the Occupation Health & Safety Act.
Clean and maintain Municipal facilities, Municipal Halls and equipment

Qualifications and Experience


Grade 10
Grade 12 will be an added advantage
Communication skills to ensure effective reporting
Ability to read and write and to converse in simple English
Physically fit to perform physical duties
Applicant must be prepared to work irregular and long hours
The incumbent will be required to follow instructions given and carry out labour-intensive duties
Ability to operate and work with heavy equipment and tools on a regular basis

How to Apply


Qualification and employment verification as well as criminal record and credit record enquiries will be performed as part of the screening process for all shortlisted candidates. Competency assessments must be undertaken by candidates who are recommended for appointment. Further enquiries may be directed to the Manager Human Resources, Ms J Cloete at (017) 620 6024 during office hours.

Govan Mbeki Municipality is committed to the achievement and compliance of diversity and employment equity, especially in terms of race, gender and disability.


Interested applicants meeting the requirements should forward a detailed CV with cover page and reference number (including certified copies of qualifications and identity document not older than 3 months old) to: The Municipal Manager, Govan Mbeki Municipality, c/o Manager Human Resources, Private Bag X1017, Secunda, 2302. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be considered.
All shortlisted applicants will be required to produce their original qualifications/documents at the interviews (failure to comply will result in disqualification).
Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. Applicants who have not been contacted within thirty (30) days of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.
The Govan Mbeki Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment and to re-advertise positions.
The submission of an application gives Govan Mbeki Municipality the right to perform reference checks from current and previous employers as well as academic institutions.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.

About Govan Mbeki Local Municipality

Secunda is a town built amidst the coalfields of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. It was named for being the second Sasol extraction refinery producing oil from coal, after Sasolburg, some ...

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