Building Maintenance Officer



Job Title

Building Maintenance Officer



Organization Name

Wits Rural Facility – Hoedspruit (Limpopo)

Department Description



To assist the Operations Manager by taking delegated responsibility for all maintenance related work

Brief Description

Key responsibilities include the following:

•         Implementing and monitoring of the maintenance budget

•         Ensure quotations and invoices are submitted to the finance department

•         Establish effective communication channels in collaboration with internal clients and external Service Providers

•         Daily water reticulations inspections

•         Attend to specialized maintenance requests

•         Ensure that all staff have appropriate PPE for related task as per the Health & Safety Policy/Guideline

•         Monthly Health & Safety Inspection list completed

•         Reporting of IR and ER issues to Operations Manager

•         Involved in projects

•         Any other reasonable instruction by management



•         Grade 12

•         N6 Electrical Qualification

•         Trade Test will be advantageous

•         Valid driver’s license


Required years of related experience

•         At least 5 years’ experience in general building maintenance

•         3-5 years’ electrical maintenance experience

•         Own accommodation and transport in the Limpopo/ Hoedspruit area


Technical Competencies

•         Intermediate Computer Literacy (MS office)

•         Exposure to HVAC (Air-conditioning Systems)

•         Sound knowledge and understanding of Water Reticulation, Boreholes and Pumps

•         Sound knowledge and understanding of Stock -taking


Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors


•         Customer Focus

•         Problem-Solving Skills

•         Conflict Management Skills


Compliance/Statutory Requirements (Knowledge, Understanding and or Training)


•         Occupational Health and Safety (OHS Act)

•         Building Regulations

•         Understanding of LRA

•         Any other relevant legislation






Detailed Description

Job Requirements

Additional Details

How To Apply

To apply:

Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees.


External applicants are invited to apply, by registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.


Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: wits /Self Service application/” Apply for a job”


The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise


Closing Date: 28 January 2021