Our client based in Ceres is looking for a General/ Workshop Assistant to provide assistance to the Technician, Team Leader or Supervisor(s) in terms of any aspect of duties to assist to be performed


  • Minimum Grade 10 or equivalent qualification, plus appropriate job-related work experience (minimum of 3 years)
  • Ability to drive a forklift, have forklift operator’s licence or have the ability and competence to successfully obtain a forklift operator’s licence
  • Must have knowledge of machines and tools and their uses
  • Must have practical knowledge and experience of disassembling (stripping) of machines and reassembling
  • Must have practical knowledge and experience of various minor repairs to equipment / machines
  • Excellent work ethic – honest, reliable, hardworking, dedicated and takes pride in work carried out
  • Good communication skills with people at all levels in an organisation – must be able to converse comfortably in English; must be able to read and write English
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and still complete tasks timeously; enthusiastic, self-motivated and can use own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to manage own time – to work according to a schedule and complete set tasks in time
  • Ability to understand and follow safety measures and precautions
  • Must be of sober habits, have high energy levels and general good health – must be physically able to carry, lift, and move heavy objects; must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time; must be able to bend, stretch, twist and reach with body, arms and/or legs.
  • Ability to function effectively in a group and add value to the team / environment
  • Ability and desire to improve skills and knowledge; eager to learn and able to translate knowledge into improved behaviour / actions
  • Code 10, or 14 / EC without any vehicle or driver restrictions + Professional Drivers’ Permit and appropriate medical clearance
  • Valid forklift operator licence
  • Code 8 / EB drivers licence

Responsibilities/ Requirements

  • Provide assistance to technicians / mechanics with adjustment, maintenance, part replacement and repair of equipment / machines
  • Carry out minor repairs; responsible to do such requested repairs according to instruction, correctly and promptly
  • Assist with stripping / disassembling of equipment in order to perform checks / do quotes / complete repairs; assist with re-assembly of equipment
  • Check forklift going to and coming from customers for damages, tyre conditions and abuse
  • Preparation of machines and spray painting
  • Cleaning and lubrication of machinery, vehicles, equipment, tools
  • General cleaning of parts and / or equipment
  • Ensuring cleanliness and neatness of work area, store and / or yard area – e.g., housekeeping, cleaning of oil spills, etc.
  • On request – obtaining parts / tools / other products from store, signing for it, taking proper care during use of it and storage thereof, returning spare parts / tools to appropriate person / store
  • Provide general physical assistance to Technicians / Mechanics / Team Leader / Supervisor as and Suppliers when requested
  • Assisting with the load and offload of forklifts
  • Check and charge batteries
  • Must generally act and work in an efficient and safety conscious manner
  • Must operate equipment, use hand power tools and specialised hand tools in correct and safe manner with or without supervision
  • Perform various other tasks the Team Leader / Supervisor might need the workshop assistant to do

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