x3 General Assistant (Carpentry) job vacancies at University of Johannesburg

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The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is hiring and invites applications for the vacant posts of General Assistant I: Carpentry (P15) x3 Posts.

Closing date: 17 March 2023

UJ is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES).

With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice.

Job Description: To maintain the carpentry & joinery ware and other allied assets by assembling, installing, fixing, and repairing carpentry fixtures throughout the university, undertaking carpentry & joinery jobs & reporting thereon.


  • Action all maintenance call-outs relating to carpentry.
  • Inspect and determine the method of operations to locate, install, test, repair, or modify issues raised through call-outs.

  • Carry out in-house repairs within established targets and monitor out-tasked contractor/s as and when required.

  • Communicate breaks, repairs, and time frames to clients and the Supervisor.
  • Ensure completed jobs are signed off in accordance with SOPs requirements.

  • Assist the Supervisor or Management in compiling and maintaining a database of all carpentry repairs.
  • Perform general building maintenance e.g.: repairs to door locks, replacement curtain rails, and minor repairs.

  • Assist in monitoring and following up that service schedules are adhered to by planned maintenance contractors.

  • Recall or redo any service work not completed to established codes and standards.
  • Act as liaison between the Carpenter and Clients.
  • Inspect works carried out by project-appointed contractors and other maintenance services.

  • Monitor on-site spares, materials, and inventory for the carpentry discipline.
  • Support the Carpenter in their work.
  • Carry out regular inspections of doors, door handles, windows & window handles, etc.

  • Assist the Supervisor and Management in carrying out regular condition audits of all carpentry and infrastructure within his/her area.
  • Assess, determine, and undertake steps to prevent possible risks.

Minimum requirements

  • NQF Level 2 Qualification (Grade 10 or equivalent)
  • 1-year minimum experience in the building construction/carpentry and/or maintenance environment
  • Knowledge of University rules, regulations, and policies

Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to perform under pressure and independent
  • Active listening and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical and analytical skills

  • Ability to assess and mitigate risks
  • Collegial and emotionally intelligent


  • Prior experience in the Higher Education Institution

Enquiries regarding job content: Mr. Lindokuhle Mzolo on tel: (011) 559-7238

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Ms Nozuko Mazibuko on tel. (011) 559-3666 (HCM Business Partner)

Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal): If you have general enquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to [email protected]

If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email [email protected]

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. 

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