Vacancies

APPLICATIONS ARE HEREBY INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING VACANCIES

DEPARTMENT

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

2X SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIANS

CHEMISTRY (REF NO. HRM/23/22)

LOCATION: EBENEZER SCHEME

MINIMUM SALARY: R613 026.21 per annum on a C-Upper Paterson Broadband (All inclusive)

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with at least 4 years experience in Laboratory environment of which 2 years should be at supervisory level.   A valid driver’s license is a prerequisite. Previous experience as a Technical Signatory in SANAS accredited laboratory and registration with relevant professional body will be advantageous.
  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Proven experience in analytical chemistry
  • Knowledge of analyzing waste
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Adheres to Quality Management Systems to ensure compliance with ISO 17025
  • Compile, implement and validate new methods
  • Provide timeous results of routine and non-routine samples received
  • Serve as Technical Signatory and participate in Laboratory Proficiency Schemes
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of laboratory in proficiency test scheme (SABS) and initiate corrective action
  • Conduct root-cause-analysis on closing of non-conformances raised in internal and external audits
  • Maintains the laboratory accreditation and increase scope of accreditation with new methods
  • Maintains records on Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), as per ISO 17025 requirements, compilation of reports and cross- check results
  • Responsible for closing of non-conformances within the chemistry lab
  • Manages and controls stock of crucial reagents and chemicals
  • Prepares budget for laboratory chemicals, reagents and instrument
  • Responsible for daily and periodic calibration of instruments and react on outlier results
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT:

ENGINEERING SERVICES

DESIGN ENGINEER

(REFNO.HRM/26/22)

LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

MINIMUM SALARY: R733 974.68 per annum on a D-Lower Paterson Broadband (All-inclusive)

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree (B.sc)/B-Tech in Civil Engineering with at least 5 years experience, of which 3 years must be at supervisory level. A valid driver’s license and Registration with ECSA is prerequisite.

  • Developing long term infrastructure replacement or refurbishment plans and designs
  • Develops infrastructural plans for the extension of existing or new business
  • Links LNW’s infrastructural plans to that of DWS and WSA projects when macro planning and scheme expansions are planned
  • Submit technical reports for the unit
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES PRACTIONER

(REFNO.HRM/18/22)

LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

MINIMUM SALARY: R733 974.68 per annum on a D-Lower Paterson Broadband (All-inclusive)

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) with at least 5 years experience, of which 3 years must be at supervisory level.   A valid driver’s license is a prerequisite. Admission as an Attorney/Advocate is mandatory.

  • The Constitution
  • Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)
  • Treasury Regulations
  • Water Services Act
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act (PAJA)
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA)
  • Criminal Procedure Act
  • Law of Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Labour Relations Act etc.
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Report writing
  • Planning and Organising
  • Diplomacy
  • Policy Development
  • Networking
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • Negotiation and Interpretation of Legislative prescripts.
  • Providing the necessary and professional legal advice and support to Lepelle Northern Water
  • Draft, review and amend legal prescripts, policies, regulations, contracts, memoranda of understanding, service level agreements and other legal documents on behalf of LNW
  • Manage general litigation on behalf of LNW in consultation with legal practitioners / office of the State Attorney
  • Research and report on unique legal issues impacting the LNW
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the LNW
    Document and maintain legal files for ease reference
  • Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff
  • Facilitate the promotion of an effective relationship with all stakeholders Management and development of staff
  • Compile and monitor budget for legal services
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies and procedures, code of ethics and confidentiality.
DEPARTMENT:

ENGINEERING SERVICES

MECHANICAL PROJECT ENGINEER

(REFNO.HRM/25/22)

LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R733 974.68 per annum on a D-Lower Paterson Broadband (All-inclusive)

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree (B.sc) / B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering with at least 5 years experience, of which 3 years must be at supervisory level.   A valid driver’s license and registration with ECSA is a prerequisite.

  • Create and update all drawings, plans, designs and documentation thereto
  • Performs complex calculations and testing within well-defined or complex engineering problems
  • Performs on site supervision, planning and implementation of projects
  • Submit technical reports for the unit in both planning, design and project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT

FINANCE

PAYROLL OFFICER

(REFNO.HRM/22/22)

LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R304 880.16 per annum on a C – Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/allowance and pension/provident funds benefits

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management or Accounting with at least 2 years working experience in payroll or expenditure.  A valid driver’s license is a pre-requisite and registration with the relevant professional body is advantageous.

  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.) ¨
  • Time management
  • Strong business acumen and ethics
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  •  Good presentation skills
  • Knowledge of SAP system
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.
  • Implementing payroll processes and procedures
  • Ensure accurate and timeous capturing of payroll information and employee allowances
  • Collecting, calculating and entering data in order to maintain and update payroll information
  •  Prepare for payroll files, statutory payments, and third-party payments for each pay run
  • Calculation of employee related provisions
  • Ensure compliance with payroll policies and legislations
  • Prepare payroll reconciliations
  •  Ensure all external reports are submitted timeously
  • Effectively provide valuable contribution to assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Prepare and post payroll interface journal between the payroll system and ERP system
  •  Ensure that salary advice and IRP5’s are issued accurately and timeously
  • Ensure safe keeping of employee records
  • Interact with the HR Unit to ensure correct employee data.
  • Supervise and mentor subordinates
  • Uphold the LNW’s code of ethics and confidentiality when performing Payroll functions
  •  Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT:

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

(REFNO.HRM/16/22)

 LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R304 880.16 per annum on a C – Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy or allowance and pension or provident fund benefits

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Office Administration or related with at least 2 years working experience in an executive support role.  A valid driver’s license is a prerequisite.  Registration with relevant professional body will be advantageous.

  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong business acumen and ethical standards
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Good presentation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.
  • Managing the Chief Executive Officer’s diary and prioritising appointments
  • Handle confidential documents in ensuring that they remain secured
  • Receiving and screening phone calls and redirecting them when appropriate
  • Conduct research and prepare presentations or reports as assigned
  • Distribute documents and correspondence for the Chief Executive Officer’s meetings
  •  Make arrangements for national and international official trips to be undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer as and when required
  • Make bookings for accommodation, car rentals, etc. for the Chief Executive Officer
  • Compiles quarterly reports and correspondence to Department of Water and Sanitation, National Treasury, SALGA, Municipalities, Mines and Parliament
  •  Prepare internal and external correspondence for the Chief Executive Officer
  • Plan, organize and maintain a filing system and perform general office administration functions
  •  Performs any other tasks related to the office management and administration
  •  Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT

FINANCE

SENIOR SCM OPERATIONS OFFICER

(REFNO.HRM/20/22)

 LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R613 026.21 per annum on a C-Upper Paterson Broadband (All inclusive)

 Minimum Job Requirements:  National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or Logistics with at least 4 years experience in Supply Chain Management environment, of which 2 years should be at supervisory level.  A valid driver’s license is a pre-requisite and registration with the relevant professional body will be advantageous.

  • Must have thorough knowledge of Supply Chain Management Policies and Procedures (PPPFA, BBBEE and PFMA)
  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Time management
  • Strong business acumen and ethics
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good presentation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours
  • Knowledge of infrastructure project procurement.
  • Examining, analyzing and managing the departmental purchase requisitions and orders for completeness and accuracy
  • Implement the best method of procuring in line with legislation
  •  Conduct market analysis and benchmarking of specific goods to ensure value for money
  • Consolidate acquisition plan in line with the approved budget
  • Report on the implementation of the acquisition plan
  •  Implement risk and audit findings action plan
  • Facilitate tender briefing sessions
  •  Review the SCM bid documents for compliance
  •  Liaise with key stakeholders in the value chain
  •  Compile monthly reports on supply chain management for activities carried out in own area of responsibility  ¨
  • Directly supervise, coach and mentor subordinates for succession planning
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT:

CORPORATE SERVICES

LABOUR RELATIONS PRACTITIONER

(REFNO.HRM/17/22)

LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R733 974.68 per annum on a D-Lower Paterson Broadband (All-inclusive)

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Employee/Labour Relations with at least 5 year’s experience, of which 3 years must be at supervisory level. A valid driver’s license is a prerequisite. LLB and Registration with relevant professional body will be advantageous.

  • Understanding of the labour legislative framework
  • Conflict management
  • Strong business acumen and ethics
  • Problem solving
  • have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good presentation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours
  • Ability to negotiate and mediate
  • Analytical thinking.
  •  Developing and implementing the employee relations strategy and action programs
  • Represent the organisation at the CCMA on Conciliation and Arbitration matters
  • Facilitate the dispute resolution process within organization
  • Facilitate the grievance process within the organization
  • Facilitate matters related to collective bargaining
  • Represent LNW at the negotiations forums on matters of mutual interest
  • Render advice on substantive and procedural matters to ensure compliance with policy and statutory requirements at business level
  • Ensure that LNW is in compliance with all the Labour  related legislation
  • Act as custodian of fairness in disciplinary proceedings
  • Draft policies that govern relationships between employer and employees to ensure harmonious relationships
  • Compile cost-effective utilisation and management of the Labour Relations budget
  • Drive and oversee all employee relations initiatives within the LNW
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT:

ENGINEERING SERVICES

ELECTRICAL PROJECT ENGINEER

(REFNO.HRM/24/22)

LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R733 974.68 per annum on a D-Lower Paterson Broadband (All-inclusive)

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree (B.sc)/B-Tech in Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years experience, of which 3 years must be at supervisory level.   A valid driver’s license and Registration with ECSA is a prerequisite.

  • Create and update all electrical drawings, plans, designs and documentation thereto
  • Performs complex calculations and testing within well-defined or complex engineering problems
  • Performs on site supervision, planning and implementation of projects
  • Submit technical reports for the unit in both planning, design and project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT:

CORPORATE SERVICES

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS COORDINATOR

(REFNO.HRM/19/22)

LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R304 880.16 per annum on a C – Lower Paterson Broadband plus medical aid, housing subsidy/allowance and pension/provident funds benefits

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences / Human Resources with at least 2 years working experience in wellness environment.  A valid driver’s license is a prerequisite.  Registration with relevant professional body will be advantageous.

  •  must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong business ethics
  • Service delivery innovations
  • have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  •  good presentation skills
  • report writing skills
  • ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.
  • Implementation of wellness activities in line with LNW’s Strategic Objectives and Business Plans
  • Manage proper functioning of Integrated Wellness Committee
  • Launching of the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Develop, maintain and manage a Wellness programmes throughout the LNW
  • Manage participation in Health and Wellness National events
  • Ensure the implementation of Health and Wellness policies and procedures
  • Align wellness interventions with medical aid benefits
  •  Ensure effective communication and training of workforce in terms of all Employee Wellness programmes
  • Coordinate with key partners on programs, projects and initiatives; sport days and wellness days
  • Implement and manage Productivity Management and Sick Leave Abuse for LNW
  • Collect and analyse sick leave data to identify leave trends
  • Sensitise management on high-risk, high impact health and wellness concerns
  • Recommend corrective actions on wellness matters
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT:

FINANCE

INVENTORY OFFICER

(REFNO.HRM/21/22)

 LOCATION: HEAD OFFICE

 MINIMUM SALARY: R613 026.21 per annum on a C-Upper Paterson Broadband (All inclusive)

 Minimum Job Requirements:  National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management with at least 4 years experience in Supply Chain Management environment, of which 2 years’ should be at supervisory level.  A valid driver’s license is a pre-requisite and registration with the relevant professional body is advantageous.

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management Policies and Procedures (PPPFA, BBBEE and PFMA)
  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Time management
  • Strong business acumen and ethics
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Good presentation skills
  • Knowledge of SAP system
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and beyond normal working hours.
  • Developing and establishing inventory processes
  • Develop and ensure implementation of internal control system on inventory management
  • Prepare and report monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliation of stock items
  • Prepare journals on stock discrepancies and capture on SAP system
  • Maintenance of the stock items (physically and on the SAP system)
  •  Identify redundant stock items and recommend for removal
  •  Conduct monthly, quarterly and annual stock counting
  • Identification and disposal of obsolete or damaged stock
  • Prepares write-off reports for approval and capturing on the SAP System
  • Managing the receiving and issuing of goods / stock
  • Establishment of storehouse
  • Identification and management of stock levels
  • Ensure financial compliance and monitor the system in terms of the PFMA and all relevant pieces of legislation
  • Implement and report on Risk and Audit action plan related to stores management
  • Directly supervise, coach and mentor subordinates for succession planning
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.
DEPARTMENT:

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

2XSENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIANS:CHEMISTRY

(REFNO.HRM/23/22)

LOCATION: EBENEZER SCHEME

 MINIMUM SALARY: R613 026.21 per annum on a C-Upper Paterson Broadband (All inclusive)

 MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with at least 4 years experience in Laboratory environment of which 2 years should be at supervisory level.   A valid driver’s license is a prerequisite. Previous experience as a Technical Signatory in SANAS accredited laboratory and registration with relevant professional body will be advantageous.

  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Proven experience in analytical chemistry
  • Knowledge of analyzing waste
  • Report writing skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Adheres to Quality Management Systems to ensure compliance with ISO 17025
  • Compile, implement and validate new methods
  • Provide timeous results of routine and non-routine samples received
  • Serve as Technical Signatory and participate in Laboratory Proficiency Schemes
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of laboratory in proficiency test scheme (SABS) and initiate corrective action
  • Conduct root-cause-analysis on closing of non-conformances raised in internal and external audits
  • Maintains the laboratory accreditation and increase scope of accreditation with new methods
  • Maintains records on Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), as per ISO 17025 requirements, compilation of reports and cross- check results
  •  Responsible for closing of non-conformances within the chemistry lab
  • Manages and controls stock of crucial reagents and chemicals
  • Prepares budget for laboratory chemicals, reagents and instrument
  • Responsible for daily and periodic calibration of instruments and react on outlier results
  • Ensure compliance with all LNW’s policies, procedures and code of ethics.

CLOSING DATE: 14 OCTOBER 2022

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 or e-mail at hr@lepelle.co.za

 

IMPORTANT: Appointment will be made in accordance with Lepelle Northern Water’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan.  Recommended candidate will be subjected to the following checks: qualifications, criminal, credit [where applicable] and employment history. Appointable candidate may be subjected to competency assessment. Lepelle Northern Water reserves the right not to make appointment to the positions advertised.