CSIR: General Assistant Opportunity

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate socio-economic prosperity in South Africa. The organisation’s work contributes to industrial development and supports a capable state.

General Assistant

About the job:

The CSIR has a vacancy for General Assistant in the Facilities Management and Security Services (FM&SS) portfolio. The incumbent will be responsible performing semi-skilled multiple repair and maintenance tasks as well as assisting with carrying out planned and breakdown maintenance, refurbishments and new installations. This role also involves carrying out preventative maintenance tasks on buildings, systems, equipment and ancillary areas. This position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist Artisans and Handyman in carrying out planned maintenance and repairs to CSIR buildings plant and equipment;
  • Perform minor electrical works to include but not limited to the following: replacing light bulbs and tubes and preventative maintenance inspections;
  • Perform electrical tasks under the supervision of the Artisan, such tasks to include but not limited to the following: Installation and replacement of light fittings; installation/replacement of electrical plugs; electrical wiring;
  • Perform minor air conditioning works to include but not limited to the following: preventative maintenance inspections and cleaning of filters; cleaning air conditioner outside units.
  • Perform air-conditioning and refrigeration tasks under the supervision of the Artisan, such tasks to include but not limited to the following: Installation and replacement of air conditioners; re-gassing, general repairs;
  • Perform general building maintenance works to include but not limited to the following: painting; flooring; furniture; blinds; mounting white boards and pictures; doors, door systems and locks; cleaning roofs; and preventative maintenance inspections.
  • Perform general facilities duties to include but not limited to the following: general housekeeping in all areas of work; cleaning of vehicles used by the section; attend to personnel visiting the site such as contractors;
  • Carry out other general duties within the section and assist clients with minor requests as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Grade 12 certificate;
  • Two years’ experience in a technical / maintenance environment;
  • Good knowledge of maintenance and Facilities management;
  • Knowledge and experienced in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and statutory compliance in workshop environment.
  • Code 8 driver’s License with medical clearance certificate.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.

For more info, please email us at [email protected] Please do-not send your application to this mailbox, it is only inquiries.

The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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