Overberg Water Board: Handyman


Overberg Water requires 2 Handymen at the Caledon office for sites support at various water treatment and waste water treatment plants within Western Cape.

Job Functions:

Ground keeping,Housekeeping,Maintenance,Water and Sanitation

Main duties/responsibilities:

  • Ability to read, interpret and convey manual and electronic data.
  • Assist with general maintenance, ground keeping, housekeeping of premises
  • Handling and transportation of water quality samples, chemicals and other heavy materials or equipment.
  • Complete work procedures forms, time-sheets, stock-sheets, log-sheets, job cards, and other associated reporting forms
  • Repairing of pipe-bursts, cleaning of reservoirs, sediment tanks and filters.
  • Clearing, processing and disposal of grass, reedbeds, sludge and other foliage or waste
  • General cleaning, repair and maintenance of the purification plant, scheme offices and buildings.
  • Carry out other building maintenance activities.
  • Keep inventory of all plant consumables required for operational activities, housekeeping, and any other activities identified within the plant
  • Carry out reasonable and lawful instructions given by the line manager or supervisor within the ambit of the position taking into account competencies and operational requirements
  • Safeguard of the plant assets at Public Works sites
  • Adhere to related statutory and regulatory requirements for water and waste water facilities
  • Although based at specific facility, incumbents may need to rotate/travel to other sites and/or areas based on business operational demands

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 or Matric and/or relevant training
  • Job references from previous supplier will be evaluated as equivalent
  • Unendorsed code B driver’s licence a must
  • Excellent communication, writing and people skills
  • Ensuring ethical standards adherence to statutory requirements of all legislations
  • Willingness to work shifts/standby and physical fits, weekend, holidays
  • Minimum of two (2) years handyman/general assistant or related experience as a general worker preferably in water or related facilities


  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), desired
  • Mathematics literacy
  • Small Maintenance Skills, advantageous
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Health and safety basic skills
  • Quality orientated
  • Daily Plant Maintenance skills
  • Basic power-driven tools and machinery repairs
  • Attention to details and quality
  • Reporting
  • Sober habits

`Closing Date: 31 August 2021