University Of Johannesburg Is Hiring: General Assistant ×2

Closing Date: 07 April 2023

Job Description:

In this position of general assistant I, the tasks/activities are associated with providing generalist support work and moving furniture or equipment to the correct locations as per the client’s request, contributing to the excellence in service delivery within the University of Johannesburg.


Daily Moving and Placement of furniture and accessories.
To ensure that the assessment venues are prepared on time and at the furniture/equipment is at the correct venue.
To ensure that venues are prepared for events according to the requirements of the event organiser
Stacking and redistribution of furniture to offices and venues on request.
Moving furniture and equipment between all 4 UJ campuses
Moving all redundant furniture and equipment on campus to a designated area.
Mantling and dismantling of furniture and equipment
Ensure job cards are closed timeously
Ensure the asset register is maintained (toolbox etc are kept in good condition)

Support work within cleaning general work & waste management
Driving as instructed by line manager to conduct general work and disposing of waste/refuge as and when required. Including assisting peers with driving upon request within the Campus Facilities Management environment. Pick up cleaners from the outside houses when required.
Assisting with the stock at stores (Moving stock etc)
Ensuring storeroom is stacked and set according to managers requirements

Compliance & Health and Safety
Understand and ensure the implementation of the University Health & Safety policy, and emergency fire procedures.
Report any faulty appliances, damaged equipment, or any potential hazard.
Promote safe working practices within the university grounds and off-campus residences.
Wear uniform and or protective clothing.
To ensure all equipment, machinery and buildings are secure.

Professional Development
To attend recommended training as per the employee’s personal developmental plan.
Ensure you are trained on UJ Performance Management System
Ensure you are knowledgeable on UJ policies and procedures.

UJ Policy

Employee must work within UJ policy and guidelines.Live the UJ Values

Minimum requirements
Grade 10 or Vocational certificate (NQF Level 3)
One year of job-related experience
Driver’s license


Knowledge of basic moving furniture and equipment.
Professional driver’s permit (PDP)

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

High responsiveness to moving.
Ability to work physically under pressure and independently.
Ability to follow instructions with good understanding.
Respectful in interactions with clients/customers in the service field.
Good communication skills.
Must be reliable and punctual.
Must have basic reading and writing skills
Must be customer focused


Enquiries regarding job content: Shahistha Osman on Tel: (011) 559-3666

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Shahistha Osman on Tel (011) 559-3666 (HCM Business Partner)

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