One Year Contract

SALARY: R311 859 – R327 888 per annum (OSD)

CENTRE: Joe Gqabi Ref No: DOT61/10/2020

Grahamstown (In-House) Ref No: DOT62/10/2020

REQUIREMENTS: National Senior Certificate, National Diploma (NQF Level 6) / Bachelor’s Degree (NQF Level 7) as recognized by SAQA in Mechanical Engineering. A Valid driver’s license. Registration with ECSA as a Candidate Mechanical Engineering Technician is compulsory upon appointment. 3 years of post-qualification technical experience. Knowledge: Project management, Technical design and analysis knowledge, Research and development, computer-aided engineering application, knowledge of legal compliance, Technical report writing, Networking, professional judgment. Generic: Problem-solving and analysis, Decision making, Teamwork, creativity, self-management, Customer focus and responsiveness, communication, computer skills, planning, and organizing.

DUTIES: Render technical services under supervision. Assist engineers, technologists, and associates in-field workshop and technical office activities. Promote safety inline with statutory and regulatory requirements. Adhere to existing technical manuals, standard drawings, and procedures to incorporate new technology. Produce technical designs with specifications and submit for evaluation and approval by the applicable authority. Perform administrative and related functions. Compile and submit reports as required Keep up with new technologies and procedures. Provide inputs to the technical/ engineering operational plan. Develop, implement, and maintain the database. Conduct research and development. Keep up with new technologies and procedures. Research/literature studies on technical engineering technology to improve expertise. Liaise with relevant bodies or councils on engineering related matters. Follow the approved program of development for registration purposes.

ENQUIRIES: can be directed to Mr. M.L Ngcobo/Mrs. N. Nyamakazi Tel No: 043 604 7455/7458


APPLICATIONS: Please take note, NO hand delivered and postal applications will be allowed due to COVID 19. Applicants can apply online through the E-recruitment system using the following link

CLOSING DATE: 13 November 2020

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on a Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the internet at which must be signed (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) [Matric certificate must also be attached] and ID-document and Driver’s license [where applicable]. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification, and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply. For SMS posts all shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. The selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic Managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessment. The department welcomes applications from all racial groups. However, in making appointments preference for these posts will be given to the designated groups in pursuit of departmental EE targets. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In terms of the DPSA Directive for SMS appointments, applicants are required to produce or attach a pre-entry Certificate for entry into the SMS posts and the full details can be sourced by following the link: To obtain more information on requirements and functions: visit or or