Amatola Water Is Hiring: Foreman Maintenance(Salary Package: R653 613.30 – R769 913.93 per annum) – Eastern Cape

Closing Date: 06 April 2023


Project based fixed term contract
Qualified Artisan (Electrical/ Millwright) with Trade Test Certificate
National Diploma Engineering (Electrical)
At least 5 years (post trade test) general maintenance experience gained in a production environment preferably in water and wastewater treatment works
Valid unendorsed drivers’ licence

Skills & Competencies

Sound knowledge of maintenance and safety systems (i.e. safety requirements and standards as per OHS Act)
Good project management skills
Extensive knowledge and experience of all diverse engineering fields gained in the operations and maintenance of pumps and water treatment equipment including pipelines
Sound knowledge of the operation and maintenance of wastewater and water purification and distribution equipment
Computer literacy – spreadsheets, word processing, presentation skills etc.
IR and people Skills
Good communication skills
Financial skills
Good trouble shooting abilities
Basic Budget Control experience


Monitor the execution of electrical, mechanical and civil work allocated by visiting the work sites, attending relevant site meetings, attending to problems which might arise, providing technical expertise and assess the quality of completed work.
Evaluate Artisans monthly breakdown reports and utilisation and report to Area Operations Manager.
Identify plant, equipment requiring major maintenance, costing and planning thereof to ensure optimum efficiency.
Determine which specialised spares and equipment are necessary for stock purposes considering lead times and delivery times and ensuring such spares are ordered to minimise plant outage time.
Identify and ensure all staff are adequately trained with respect to applicable safety regulations in order to create safety awareness amongst staff.
Assist with identifying and prioritizing of minor projects and refurbishments within the maintenance section to ensure correct work allocation and expenditure.
Supervise the manpower utilisation and section requirements ensuring the correct staff compliment within the maintenance section.

Additional Information

Applicants to submit a detailed CV, certified copies of academic certificates and ID copy, not older than six months.If you have not heard from us within 60 days after the closing date, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.These appointments will be finalized in accordance with Amatola Water’s Employment Equity Plan and Recruitment Policy.

Preference will be given to suitably qualified persons from designated groups, specifically women and people with disabilities.Amatola Water reserves the right not to make appointments.Lobbying of members of the Board and/ or the Executive / Management and Supervisors to treat any application, at any level, more favourably than any other for the same vacancy, will disqualify a candidate from selection.

Salary Package: R653 613.30 – R769 913.93 per annum
(043) 707 3700
Based at Mthatha and East London
For Attention
Human Resources Manager
Email Application
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