Workshop Assistant


Boardroom Appointments


07 May 2018

Reference Number



Market Related cost to company Neg


Our client based in Centurion is looking for a Workshop Assistant to provide assistance to the Engineering workshop foremen / supervisor(s) in terms of any aspect of technical and / or workshop duties to be performed.Education and Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent qualification, plus appropriate job-related work experience (minimum of 3 years)
  • Ability to drive a forklift, have forklift operator’s licence or have the ability and competence to successfully obtain a forklift operator’s licence
  • Must have knowledge of machines and tools and their uses
  • Must have practical knowledge and experience of disassembling (stripping) of machines and reassembling
  • Must have practical knowledge and experience of various minor repairs to equipment / machines


  • Excellent work ethic – honest, reliable, hardworking, dedicated and takes pride in work carried out
  • Good communication skills with people at all levels in an organisation – must be able to converse comfortably in English; must be able to read and write English
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and still complete tasks timeously; enthusiastic, self-motivated and can use own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to manage own time – to work according to a schedule and complete set tasks in time
  • Ability to understand and follow safety measures and precautions
  • Must be of sober habits, have high energy levels and general good health – must be physically able to carry, lift, and move heavy objects; must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time; must be able to bend, stretch, twist and reach with body, arms and/or legs.
  • Ability to function effectively in a group and add value to the team / environment
  • Ability and desire to improve skills and knowledge; eager to learn and able to translate knowledge into improved behaviour / actions


  • Technical / Mechanical assistance to be given to technicians / mechanics as and when requested:
  • Provide assistance to technicians / mechanics, part replacement and repair of equipment / machines
  • Carry out minor welding repairs; responsible to do such requested repairs according to instruction, correctly and promptly
  • Assisting with grinding and cutting of steel as requested
  • Assist with stripping / disassembling of equipment to perform complete repairs; assist with re-assembly of equipment
  • Cleaning and lubrication of machinery, equipment, tools
  • General cleaning of parts and / or equipment
  • Ensuring cleanliness and neatness of work area, store and / or yard area – e.g. housekeeping, cleaning of oil spills, etc.
  • On request - obtaining parts / tools / other products from store, signing for it, taking proper care during use of it and storage thereof, returning spare parts / tools to appropriate person / store
  • Provide general physical assistance to technicians / mechanics / workshop foreman / supervisor as and when requested
  • Must generally act and work in an efficient and safety conscious manner
  • Must operate equipment, use hand power tools and specialised hand tools in correct and safe manner with or without supervision
  • Perform various other tasks the foreman / supervisor might need the workshop assistant to do

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Contract Type:

Permanent, Permanent/Contract


South Africa