Agricultural Research Council: Maintenance Assistant

Job Description:

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with
partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It provides
diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services
as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its wider network of research institutes
and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology
transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

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The ARC-Small Grain (ARC-SG) seeks to appoint a highly, experienced and dynamic person to the
following position at Bethlehem:

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Key Performance Areas:.
• Maintenance of assets, infrastructure and agricultural equipment.
• Ensure that assets are well maintained and structures are well constructed in order to contribute
to the execution of core business.
• Be versatile and capable of maintaining/ repairing/ constructing assets in various areas such as
plumbling,electricity, building/ construction, welding, woodwork, roadwork, irrigation system
maintenance, garden maintenance etc.
• Ensure deadlines are met by effective distribution of tasks amongst team members.
• Repairs/ maintain projects according to job requests.
• Comply with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
• Carry out ad hoc duties.

• Grade 12/ Matric qualification or apprenticeship.
• 1 to 2 years’ experience in wide rage of artisan works and in Occupational Health and Safety.
• Good communication and planning skills.
• Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
• Valid driver’s license

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Enquiries: Mr Riaan Muller, Tel: (0)58 304 3400/ 3467

How To Apply:

A competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference
will be given to South African citizens.

Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (including certificates, supporting documents, copy of drivers’ license and nationality. NB: Non RSA Citizens/ work permit holders must
attach certified copies, as well as the names and particulars of three (3) traceable referees, must be
sent to


SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be
considered. Applicants who do not receive any response from us within 4 weeks of the closing date
must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer but is committed to the principles and processes of Employment Equity. The company has the right not to appoint.


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