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CHIEF ARTISAN

CENTRE : PORT SHEPSTONE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
NO OF POSTS : 01
REFERENCE NO : PSH 01/2022
REMUNERATION : R 392 283 – 00
Medical Aid (optional) and Housing Allowance (employee must meet prescribed requirements)
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST
Grade 12 or NTS 2
Appropriate Trade Test Certificate in all trades (Electrical, Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fitter) in
term of provisions of section 13 (2) (h) of the MANPOWER TRAINING ACT OF 1981
Ten (10) years post qualification experience as an Artisan / Artisan Foreman
Valid code 08 drivers licence and OWN TRANSPORT
Attach proof of working experience endorsed by Human Resource Department/ Employer
N.B.: (Proof of experience and / or certificates of service are compulsory and must have
complete dates and months, and must be attached to determine experience and grading).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Sound knowledge of the occupational health and safety act, Public Finance Management Act and
Treasury Regulations and Practice Notes. Good communication skills ,interpersonal skills
,negotiation and planning. Technical and practical skills and experience of the trade. Good
knowledge of hospital plant and machinery , equipment, pumps and air condition, as well as gas
applications and gas equipment. General repairs, maintenance, testing AC welding and gas.
Sound problem solving skills Safe working procedures, isolation procedures as stipulated by the
OHS act. Exposure in Project Management and Programme Management. Computer Literacy: MS
Office Software Package
RESPONSIBILITIES / KRA’S
Manage technical services and support in conjunction with Technicians/Artisans and
associates in field, workshop and technical office activities
Provide technical & specialized engineering support to all trades within the institution ensuring
compliance with the OHS act. Provide inputs into existing technical manuals, standard
drawings and procedures to incorporate new technology and ensure quality assurance in line with
specification. Manage artisans and related personnel and assets in terms of their job outputs and
related tasks and determine performance standards for the different trades in the Maintenance
Section. Manage human resources effectively & efficiently and promote sound labour relations.
Manage the development, motivation and utilization of human resources for the discipline to
ensure competent knowledge base for the continued success of technical services according to
organizational needs and requirements. Manage subordinates’ key performance areas by setting
and monitoring performance standards and taking actions to correct deviations to achieve
departmental objectives. Control and monitor expenditure according to budget to ensure efficient
cash flow management. Implement and monitor the maintenance department internal audit system
in order to exercise financial control over allocated budget. Maintain standards on plant control
networks for the different trades whilst ensure their cost effectiveness
Research/literature studies on technical/engineering technology to improve expertise and
Liaise with relevant bodies/councils on technical/engineering-related matters
Oversee the maintenance of a portfolio of buildings
Develop quality control protocols to ensure that artisan services function according to required
standards and indicators
The incumbent will be expected to do Standby duties, work overtime and extended hours.

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KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health
Chief Artisan
PSH01/2022
R 392283
PORT SHEPSTONE
1 July 2022

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