Artisan Production Grade A to C (Carpentry)

Reference Number: Bul G19/2014: P5
Component: Department of Health

Core Title: Artisan and Support Personnel

Institution: Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory

Service benefits:
- 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

Minimum educational qualification:
- Appropriate Trade Test Certificate.

- Grade A: No experience required.
- Grade B: At least 18 years appropriate/recognisable experience in the area after obtaining the relevant Trade Test Certificate.
- Grade C: At least 34 years appropriate/recognisable experience in the area after obtaining the relevant Trade Test Certificate.

Inherent requirement of the job:
- Valid driver’s licence (Code B/EB).

Competencies (knowledge/skills):
- Extensive experience and knowledge in carpentry environment.
- Good communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
- Conversant with the requirement of the Machinery and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Ability to manage a workshop.
- Project Management skills.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):
- Carry out routine inspection, maintenance and repairs including alteration and installation of building/carpentry/furniture, fittings and in the manufacturing of assistive devices.
- Assist Artisan Foreman with administration, planning and schedules.
- Complete and return repair requisitions and assist in ordering and controlling the workshop, materials and tools.
- Do quality assurance on all maintenance and repair work performed and keep register of all work done.
- Liaise with all relevant personnel in ensuring Groote Schuur Hospital is within regulations regarding carpentry department.
- Liaise with service providers and agents to negotiate quotations and maintenance.
- Supervise and training of staff.

Note: Candidates may be subjected to a practical test.

Note: This post was also advertised in the People's Post 13/5/2014, Vukani 15/5/2014
Salary: Grade A: R 135 813 per annum, Grade B: R 159 978 per annum, Grade C: R 186 762 per annum
Salary Level: OSD

Closing Date: 6 June 2014

Mr N Mbobo
Tel: 021 404-6230/1

Click here to apply

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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