Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (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. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

Job Description:

To supervise the carpentry maintenance teams in discharging their responsibilities and ensuring execution of preventative maintenance and timeous reactive maintenance. Managing the department and generating of weekly reports and any other carpentry related reports which may be required.  Planning and assigning of work and ensuring execution completion of job cards and any relevant tasks within turnaround time.

  • Perform the duties of a Foreman Carpentry & Joinery in conformity to OHS Act in order to comply with the regulations and Act, and to ensure that staff and students are in a safe environment.
  • Implement carpentry & joinery maintenance strategies and tactics, and to schedule tasks with reference to the maintenance plan and philosophies.
  • Ensure that the carpentry infrastructure and installations are optimally available for the operational and business continuity purposes and to avoid disastrous situations and Health & Safety Risks and Hazards.
  • Supervise staff effectively and ensure that tasks are executed qualitatively and within an acceptable time-frame.
  • Assist in the compilation of an asset register and maintain the register with reference to infrastructure, installation, equipment, and tools.
  • Assist with the compilation of the Carpentry budget and the control of the expenditure.
  • Advise the management regarding the latest technology and legislation to contribute to the effective use of resources.
  • Communication & reporting to users, clients & stakeholders regarding their requests, jobs and/or projects.
  • Improving production and performance of the department.
  • Fostering conformance with Health & Safety precautions at all times.
  • Mentoring and coaching of staff who require assistance in order to ensure effective skills development and a safe working environment.
  • Ensure that the staff is qualified to perform their tasks as required in legislation and for quality assurance purposes.
  • Assist with skill development and internal training of staff.
  • Ensure that employees perform to standards
  • Monitor resource balancing and workload
  • Ensuring all carpentry assets and infrastructure is available and reliable for its users
  • Supervise staff effectively and ensure that tasks are qualitatively executed within turnaround times and acceptable time frames
  • Action orientated, calm & composed, established technical knowledge, & team orientated disposition.
  • Management of materials, spare and ordering thereof .
  • Planning & administration of procurement processes for projects and sourcing of contractors where applicable & necessary
  • Ensure adherence to Occupational Health & Safety Act and Risk Assessments 
  • Ensure proper work control and management
  • Preparation of Weekly reports, specifications etc.

Minimum requirements

  • NQF Level 6 Qualification (National Diploma or equivalent)
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years’ appropriate experience in Carpentry maintenance and/or construction environment.
  • A Valid Driver’s License
  • Knowledge and experience of carpentry repairs, maintenance, and installation
  • Knowledge of carpentry codes and standards
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:

  • Good planning, organisational skills, and attention to detail
  • Good Report Writing skills
  • Good resource & staff management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, coupled with interpersonal, intercultural and assertiveness.
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to lead others in troubleshooting
  • The ability to handle conflict situations in a diplomatic manner and have social perceptiveness.
  • Basic knowledge of Building Regulations
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations


  • Prior experience in the Higher Education Institution
  • Trade Test Certificate in Carpentry
  • Knowledge of University rules, regulations, and policies
Enquiries regarding job content: Mr. Lindokuhle Mzolo on Tel: (011) 559 7238
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Ms Nozuko Mazibuko (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559 4690


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.

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

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. 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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