Road Maintenance Supervisor – NRF

Posted 2 months ago

Permanent position

Market Related salary



About the Position

SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Road Maintenance Supervisor to join our team based in Carnarvon, Northern Cape. The successful incumbent is responsible for supervising road construction and maintenance crews on SARAO property.


Minimum education requirement:

  • Grade: 12
  • Valid EC vehicle license (Professional Driving Permit)
  • Valid certificate to operate a Grader/Backhoe/Loader (essential)

Minimum work experience required:

  • Five years ‘experience coupled with a minimum of 2 years’ experience at supervisory level performing roadway, roadside, bridge or sign maintenance

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Supervising the execution of maintenance activities on the roads infrastructure
  • Responsible for effective resource allocation, including staff, equipment and plant
  • Providing input to the Site Technician for budget issues
  • Directing the activities and monitoring of subordinates
  • Providing training, guidance and encouragement to assigned roads crews
  • Ensuring of road equipment regularly maintained
  • Performing of other responsibilities as required or assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability to:

  • work safely and effectively around the public
  • maintain cooperative working relationships
  • perform physical labour with a variety of hand tools
  • demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population
  • follow written and oral instructions

Experience in:

  • mechanical repair
  • operating road maintenance equipment

Knowledge of:

  • general equipment safety
  • maintenance and operation of common hand tools
  • field safety regulations
  • weed and pest control
  • fundamental construction and maintenance procedures
  • modern road maintenance and methods
  • thorough working knowledge of road works equipment operation

About The Employer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress.

Type of employment: Permanent

SARAO reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification

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