Internal Vacancies

Department: Operations & Maintenance

REGIONAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN – SEKHUKHUNE REGION
REGIONAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN – (REF. HRM/25/19)
LOCATION: SEKHUKHUNE REGION
MINIMUM SALARY: R280568,87per annum in the C-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/allowance and pension/provident funds benefits
National Diploma in Electronics with a Trade Test from an accredited institution
plus 3 years’ experience as an Instrument Technician. A valid driver’s license is a pre-requisite.
  • Time Management
  • Report writing skills
  • Working with Electrical Tools
  • Computer Literate
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours

Reporting to the Infrastructure and Planning Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Planning, coordinating and implementing instrumentation projects
  • Manages and maintains instrumentation, communication networks and control systems to ensure maximum systems functionality
  • Conducts research, makes recommendations on new technology, makes technical modifications on the instruments for operational improvements
  • Conducts research, makes recommendations on new technology, makes technical modifications on the instruments for operational improvements
  • Troubleshoots telemetry and process control hardware, maintains a functional knowledge of the operation of the telemetry system software and hardware
  • Manages equipment within the process control domain according to the prescribed key performance indicators
  • Tests, calibrates, repairs, installs, controls and maintains field instrumentation according to prescribed standards, good understanding of legal and safety frameworks to ensure accurate measurement and recording of information
  • Reads and interprets wiring diagrams, electrical and mechanical drawings and specifications in installations or in performing repair work
  • Compiles and manages the capital, the operational and abnormal budgets for instrumentation
  • Integrates process instrumentation control systems to electrical and technical equipment
  • Implements protective systems to prevent damage to equipment by setting of alarm/trip equipment
  • Manages systems data concerning process conditions and equipment to assist with planning and management information
  • Implements and executes the maintenance strategies for instrumentation infrastructure
  • Supervision of Artisan Assistants, Learners and Interns/Apprentices
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
CIVIL ARTISAN – MODJADJI SCHEME
CIVIL ARTISAN – (REF. HRM/27/19)
LOCATION: MODJADJI SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R280568,87per annum in the C-
Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/allowance and pension/provident funds benefits
National Diploma in Electronics with a Trade Test from an accredited institution
plus 3 years’ experience as an Instrument Technician. A valid driver’s license is a pre-requisite.
  • Time Management
  • Report writing skills
  • Working with Electrical Tools
  • Computer Literate
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours

Reporting to the Infrastructure and Planning Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Planning, coordinating and implementing instrumentation projects
  • Manages and maintains instrumentation, communication networks and control systems to ensure maximum systems functionality
  • Conducts research, makes recommendations on new technology, makes technical modifications on the instruments for operational improvements
  • Conducts research, makes recommendations on new technology, makes technical modifications on the instruments for operational improvements
  • Troubleshoots telemetry and process control hardware, maintains a functional knowledge of the operation of the telemetry system software and hardware
  • Manages equipment within the process control domain according to the prescribed key performance indicators
  • Tests, calibrates, repairs, installs, controls and maintains field instrumentation according to prescribed standards, good understanding of legal and safety frameworks to ensure accurate measurement and recording of information
  • Reads and interprets wiring diagrams, electrical and mechanical drawings and specifications in installations or in performing repair work
  • Compiles and manages the capital, the operational and abnormal budgets for instrumentation
  • Integrates process instrumentation control systems to electrical and technical equipment
  • Implements protective systems to prevent damage to equipment by setting of alarm/trip equipment
  • Manages systems data concerning process conditions and equipment to assist with planning and management information
  • Implements and executes the maintenance strategies for instrumentation infrastructure
  • Supervision of Artisan Assistants, Learners and Interns/Apprentices
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
2x MECHANICAL ARTISAN ASSISTANTS – PHALABORWA SCHEME

2x MECHANICAL ARTISAN ASSISTANTS – (REF. N0. HRM/28/19)
LOCATION: PHALABORWA SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R196 471,80 per annum on a B-Upper Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/ allowance & pension/provident fund benefits.

N3 in Mechanical Engineering plus 2 years work experience in Mechanical environment. A valid driver’s license is a requisite.

  • Time Management
  • Working with Mechanical Tools
  • Communicate effectively at plant levels
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.
    Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Fitter, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Assist the Artisan with advanced mechanical tasks such as removing, repairing and replacing mechanical components and installations
  • Clean tools and equipment used
  • Clean of place or area of work
  • Perform of inspection and maintenance duties on the steel rope and gearbox
  • Ensure through preventative maintenance that the seals on the stop blocks are functional and wheels are greased
  • Extract of screens from river and cleaning of screens
  • Perform of routine mechanical equipment checks e.g. greasing, oil checks
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
2x MACHINE OPERATORS – PHALABORWA AND POLITSI SCHEMES

2x MACHINE OPERATORS – (REF. N0. HRM/30/19)
LOCATION: PHALABORWA AND POLITSI SCHEMES
MINIMUM SALARY: R147 091,83 per annum on a B-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/ allowance & pension/provident fund benefits.

Grade 12 or Further Education Certificate Level 4 or N3 in Civil or Mechanical, TLB (Backhoe) Certificate with at least five years’ experience in building construction or mechanical environment. A valid driver’s license with Public Driver’s Permit (PDP) is prerequisite.

  • Time Management
  • Working with civil or mechanical Tools
  • Communicate effectively at plant levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.

Reporting to the Maintenance Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Operating heavy equipment, e.g. water tanker, back actor, mobile cranes, etc.
  • Transporting heavy goods or passengers
  • Perform pre-and post-trip inspections on equipment and vehicles
  • Perform or report any maintenance work as and when required
  • Submits operational reports and defects to the Maintenance Officer
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
PRODUCTION OFFICER – NANDONI SCHEME

PRODUCTION OFFICER (REF HRM/32/19)
(FIXED TERM CONTRACT)
LOCATION: NANDONI SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R532 741,74 per annum in the C-Upper Paterson Broadband (All-inclusive)

Degree in Water Care or related field plus 4 years work experience or
a three year Diploma in Water Care or related field plus 6 years work experience / N3 in Water and Waste Water Treatment Care or related field plus 15 years work experience in the operation of water and wastewater purification plant. A valid driver’s license is a requisite and must be a Class V Plant
Operator. Registration with the relevant professional body will be an added advantageous.

  • Communication Skills
  • Service Delivery Innovation
  • Financial Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Skill
  • Strategic Capability and Leadership
  • Computer Skills
  • Report
  • Writing skill
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.

SANS 241: 2015, Water Service Act and Basic Conditions Act.

Reporting to the Scheme Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for both water and wastewater treatment works within area of operation and will:

  • Supervises operations of potable water and waste water treatment plants to ensure continuous supply of potable water and treatment of effluent that is compliant to the BLUE DROP requirements, standard operating instructions and procedures
  • Ensure the accurate and timeous reading of all the meters
  • Ensure water loss reduction
  • Managing shifts rosters to ensuring optimal utilization of staff
  • Ensure effective and efficient supply of water services to customers
  • Oversee the accuracy of chemical stock levels
  • Perform water quality analysis to ensure supply of quality water to customers at all times
  • Ensure that all process units within the plant are operated efficiently and effectively at all times
  • Managing and producing a hypo-chloride chemical at plant
  • Attending to breakdowns and call outs timeously
  • Managing the performance of subordinates through Performance Management System including training and Development
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
ARTISAN FITTER – PHALABORWA SCHEME
ARTISAN FITTER – (REF. HRM/26/19)
LOCATION: PHALABORWA SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R280568,87 per annum in the C-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/allowance and pension/provident funds benefits
N3 in Mechanical Engineering (NQF Level 4) with a Trade Test as a Fitter from an accredited institution plus 3 years’ experience as Artisan Fitter. A valid driver’s license is a pre-requisite.
  • Time Management
  • Report writing skills
  • Working with Electrical Tools
  • Computer Literate
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours
Reporting to the Scheme Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Installations, maintenance and repair of water scheme infrastructure
  • Plans and captures the layout of mechanical equipment
  • Performs standby duties
  • Control and manage the maintenance budget
  • Ordering,control and issuing of mechanical spares
  • Submission of maintenance reports
  • Supervision of Artisan Assistants, Learners and Interns/Apprentices
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
CIVIL ARTISAN – MODJADJI SCHEME

CIVIL ARTISAN – (REF. HRM/27/19)
LOCATION: MODJADJI SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R280 568,87 per annum in the C-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/allowance and pension/provident funds benefits

N3 in Civil Engineering with Trade Test as a Master Builder or Carpenter from an accredited institution. 3 years’ experience as a Master Builder (Mason) or Carpenter. A valid driver’s license is a pre-requisite.

  • Time Management
  • Report writing skills
  • Working with construction tools
  • Computer Literate
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.

Reporting to the Scheme Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Building, Repairing and maintaining all buildings and other brick and concrete infrastructure
  • Repairing and maintaining furniture
  • Performing standby duties
  • Controlling and managing the civil budget
  • Ordering, controlling and issuing of civil spares
  • Submission of maintenance report within the area of responsibility
  • Performs preventative maintenance by painting all buildings to ensure good aesthetics
  • Maintains and cleans drains at the pant Makes wooden furniture as and when required
  • Maintains and performs basic plumbing tasks at the plant, offices and houses
  • Maintains and upkeeps fire-extinguishers to ensure compliance
  • Supervision of Artisan Assistants, Learners and Interns/Apprentices
  • Ensures compliance with all the health, safety and environmental requirements.
CIVIL ARTISAN ASSISTANT – PHALABORWA SCHEME

CIVIL ARTISAN ASSISTANT – (REF. HRM/29/19)
LOCATION: PHALABORWA SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R147 091,83 per annum on a B-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/ allowance & pension/provident fund benefits.

Grade 12 or Further Education Certificate Level 4 or N3 in Civil Engineering and one year experience in civil environment. A valid driver’s license and a Trade Test will be advantages.

  • Time Management
  • Working with civil Tools
  • Communicate effectively at plant levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.

Reporting to the Civil Artisan, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Artisan with general civil tasks
  • Cleans tools, work area and equipment used to ensure good housekeeping
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
ASSISTANT PROCESS CONTROLLER – STEELPOORT SCHEME

ASSISTANT PROCESS CONTROLLER – (REF. HRM/31/19)
LOCATION: STEELPOORT SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R147 091,83 per annum on a B-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid,
housing subsidy/ allowance & pension/provident fund benefits.

N3 in Water and Waste Water or NQF Level 4 in Water Treatment
Practice with at least one year experience in Water Treatment Scheme and/or or legible to register as
a Class III Process Controller as per Regulation 2834.

  • Time management
  • Safety Awareness
  • Team orientation
  • Ability to
    communicate effectively at plant level
  • Utilise process monitoring equipment’s.

Reporting to the Process Controller, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Taking samples as per sampling schedule
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintain stock availability
  • Desludge of sedimentation tanks
  • Backwashing of filters
  • Ensure continuous supply of potable water that is
    compliant to the SANS 241 and BLUE DROP requirements
  • Submit operational report
  • Ability to work under pressure and perform shift work
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and
    procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
3x PROCESS CONTROLLERS – NANDONI AND GIYANI SCHEMES

MECHANICAL ARTISAN ASSISTANT – (REF. N0. HRM/34/17)
(FIXED TERM CONTRACT)
LOCATION: NANDONI SCHEME
MINIMUM SALARY: R147 091,83 per annum on a B-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/ allowance & pension/provident fund benefits.

Grade 12 or Further Education Certificate Level 4 or N3 in Mechanical Engineering and one year experience in mechanical environment. A valid driver’s license is prerequisite.

  • Time Management
  • Working with Mechanical Tools
  • Communicate effectively at plant levels
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.

Reporting to the Fitter, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Assist the Artisan with general mechanical maintenance tasks
  • Cleans tools, work area and equipment used to
    ensure good housekeeping
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures
    requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.

3x PROCESS CONTROLLERS – (REF. HRM/33/19)
(FIXED TERM CONTRACT)
LOCATION: NANDONI AND GIYANI SCHEMES
MINIMUM SALARY: R280 568,87 per annum in the C-Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/allowance and pension/provident funds benefits

Class IV Process Controller with a 3 year Diploma (NQF Level 6) or Degree in Water Care or related field plus 2 years work experience / N3 in Water and Waste Water Treatment Care or related field plus 8 years work experience in the operation of water and wastewater purification plant. A valid driver’s license is a requisite. Registration with the relevant professional body will be advantageous.

  • Time Management
  • Report writing skills
  • Team orientation
  • Computer literate
  • Utilise process monitoring equipment’s
  • Communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.

Reporting to the Production Officer: The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Operates the waste water treatment plant according to the required to ensure continuous supply of waste water that is compliant to the GREEN DROP requirements, standard operating instructions and procedures
  • Records and captures the information required for effective operations
  • Submits shift operational report within the area of responsibility
  • Directly supervise subordinates
  • Ensures compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures requirements, code of ethics and confidentiality.
MECHANICAL ARTISAN ASSISTANT – NANDONI SCHEME
CLOSING DATE: 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

An application letter together with a detailed CV, certified copies of qualifications and a drivers’ license must be addressed to: Human Resource Manager, Lepelle Northern Water, Private Bag x9522, Polokwane, 0700. Alternatively, applications can be hand delivered at NO.1 Landros Mare Street, Polokwane. Faxed or e-mailed application will not be considered.

Lepelle Northern Water is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in its recruitment and employment practices. The business necessitates the recruitment and appointment of suitably qualified person who can add value and make contributions to the effective and efficient operations of our water schemes.

IMPORTANT: Appointments will be made in accordance with Lepelle Northern Water’s Employment Equity Policy. The selection process is subject to employment reference checks, qualifications verifications and criminal records checks.

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