Handyman - Facilities - R509A

South African Medical Research Council - Parow, Cape Town, Western Cape

Full-Time | Handyman

Closing date yi 24th ka May 2022

South African Medical Research Council Handyman - Facilities - R509A Parow, Cape Town


  • The Facilities Handyman will work closely with the Facilities Supervisor to assist with the management and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
  • The Handyman will lead the maintenance staff and will be responsible for the effective maintenance of all buildings and grounds.
  • The Facilities Handyman will provide administrative support to the Facilities Supervisor and will take charge of the supervisory function in the absence of the Facilities Supervisor.


  • Grade 12/ Matric or Equivalent
  • 5- years handyman experience (Building maintenance, upkeep of premises, Basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry and air conditioning experience)
  • Knowledge of OHS Act, (building/construction) and facilities regulations and municipal by-laws
  • A Code 8 manual driver's license is essential for the above post as the incumbent will be required to drive the company vehicle. A Driver’s test will be conducted to assess competency.

Skills & Competencies

  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Willing to work outside normal working hours when required
  • Must be able to work unsupervised/without direct supervision
  • MS Office packages, relevant computer skills


  • Complete all maintenance Activities/tasks as they arise (Example: Basic: plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other general building repairs).
  • Maintenance of buildings by ensuring safety (free from hazards and risks) and ensuring continuation of operations.
  • Prepare planned and preventative maintenance checklists and attend to basic general repairs.
  • Ensure that work/tasks carried out, complies with municipal by-laws and the OHS Act (building industry regulations).
  • Respond to facility related emergencies immediately (e.g. burst pipes, equipment/ machinery malfunction)
  • Maintenance of Office grounds and surroundings.
  • Adherence to recycling processes and procedure for waste disposal.
  • Monitoring Service delivery with Contractors/Service providers.
  • Transportation of staff to/from various destinations.
  • Collection and distribution of mail/correspondence within region
  • Asset control, Maintenance of assets and stocktaking
  • General Administration functions (Switchboard/reception relief, Copying, filing etc)

Additional Information

  • Please quote the reference number (R509A) in all communications.
  • Please be advised that your submission will not be considered should your application not be accompanied by the required information and documentation.
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  • Post Matric studies in Operations/ facilities/ Building maintenance
  • Understanding of compliance requirements and working with SLA’s
  • Greater than 5 years handyman experience (Building maintenance, upkeep of premises, Basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry and air conditioning experience)

Ref No

  • R509A


  • A salary in the region of R162 990 per annum, cost-to-company
Lo msebenzi ufakwe ngu Tebuho Moshoeshoe nge 11 ka May 2022