General Worker – Grounds X2

Title: General Worker – Grounds X2

Location:  Facilities and Services Building – West Campus

Purpose:  To ensure that the University Campuses are clean and litter free at all times and all plants are well maintained

Brief Description

Key responsibilities include the following:

·       Operate landscape tools and minor machines to clean the campus
·       Ensure that the gardens are maintained as per expected standard
·       Putting the customers’ needs first
·       Empties trash bin and disposes of waste at pick up points
·       Clean the allocated areas (sweeping, raking, cultivating, weeding and picking up loose litter)
·       Performs a complete and thorough cleaning of areas assigned as per instructions
·       Ensure that tools and minor machines are cleaned and returned to allocated areas after use
·       Carry out responsibilities and duties according to the OHS Act
·       Annual Health Checks
·       Alcohol and Substance Abuse tests as per the University’s Policies
·       Emptying waste bins
·       Cleaning areas around the bins
·       Raking and collection of leaves after blowing
·       Edge all beds using scissors, spades and edger
·       Cultivating beds
·       Carrying and lifting items according to OHS Act
·       Undertake duties and tasks as prescribed from time to time
·       Required to work shifts, overtime or on weekends


•         Matric/N4

Required years of related experience

·       3 years landscaping maintenance exposure

Technical Competencies

·       Plant and soil knowledge
·       Landscape hand-held tools and machine
·       Physically fit

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours)

•         Customer Service
•         Communication Skills
•         Interpersonal Skills
•         Relationship Building

Compliance/Statutory Requirements (Knowledge, Understanding and or Training)
•         OHS Act
•         Road Traffic Act
•         National Environmental Management

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.

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

Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

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: 20 January 2022


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