South African Post Office: Maintenance Officers (4 Vacancies)

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7 Feb, 2014

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Government Jobs in South Africa

Reports to: Regional Manager: Properties
Summation: Renovate and maintain office furniture. Undertake minor painting, repairs and maintenance of buildings. Oversee work done by contractors.


Key Responsibilities:
 Renovate office equipment, e.g. painting/repair of office furniture
 Undertake minor painting of building internally and externally
 Undertake minor repairs to roofs, cracks in walls, locks and window catches
 Undertake minor plumbing, joinery, welding, etc
 Replace window panes, light bulbs and tubes
 Repair vertical/Venetian blinds
 Undertake minor maintenance of all floor areas
 Install burglar-proofing, partitions, laying of carpet tiles
 Remove and relocate minor assets and inventory items excluding specialist equipment
 Keep control over small workshop and all tools and equipment


• Receive complaints, record and follow up
• Check numbers and times of arrival and departure of cleaning staff
• Check stock level of cleaning material regularly
• Keep register with regard to the cleaning of the building
• Coordinate cleaning of external windows by private contractor


• Receive all complaints regarding defects, record and attend where possible
• Obtain quotations for specialist work in consultation with Works Inspectorate
• Monitor settlement of complaints to ensure that it has been attended to
• Arrange for the purchasing of the required equipment and material at the best price
• Check stock available regularly
• Check and clear roof area and gutters of refuse and other debris on a regular basis


• Check and ensure that work in connection with term contracts, e.g. pest control and refuse removal are done timeously
• Arrange for follow up of complaints in respect of lifts to ensure that maintenance work is done
• Certify accounts in respect of work done and arrange payment thereof


• Record all requests for new work
• Determine whether work must be undertaken by maintenance staff or on contract, and arrange accordingly


Minimum Requirements & Qualifications and Experience
 Grade twelve (NQF Level 4)
 At least 3 years experience in the relevant field
 General knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, safety features, repair and maintenance
 Valid Code B driving licence


Skills and Abilities & Attributes

Listening, Good eye / hand coordination, Ability to read and understand building plans, Ability to deliver work according to
specification, Coordination, Problem solving and Communication skills (verbal and writing).


Assertive, Able to work under pressure, Punctual, Honest, Accurate, Customer orientated and Sober habits

The South African Post Office is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in
employment, especially with regard to race, gender and disability. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you want to view the advert, please click on the links below to view and see details on how to submit an application:


Maintenance Officer Wits – Witspos 20 February 2014
Maintenance Officer Western Cape – Capemail 20 February 2014
Maintenance Officer Pretoria – Eco Point 20 February 2014
Maintenance Officer Northern Region – Tshwane Mail Centre 20 February 2014

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