Operator: Heavy Equipment, Ref No. DOI 76/2023

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Purpose

The Department of Infrastructure, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a dynamic individual to transport heavy road construction machinery and equipment by means of a Transporter, as well as the assistance with the maintenance of the Proclaimed Road Network. This post is based in Oudtshoorn.

Minimum Requirements

Grade 10 certificate or equivalent;
A minimum of 6 years relevant experience;
A valid code EC/EC1 driving license with a professional driving permit (PDP).

Experience in the following:

Use, loading and transporting of road construction equipment;
Use of safety equipment; Basic maintenance of the Transporter.
Willingness to travel and sleepout using caravans throughout the Central Korea and Garden Route Districts.

Key Performance Areas

Transportation of road construction machinery and equipment with Transporter;
Ensure load on Transporter is legally compliant according to the permit and check validity of transport permit;
Load and secure road construction equipment;
Check Transporter for roadworthiness;
Check safety equipment;
Complete logs for Transporter;
Clean and daily maintenance on Transporter;
Test road construction equipment at workshop;
Collect spares and material;
Transport employees to and from work when required;
Maintenance of roads.
Operate various other construction and maintenance machinery.


Knowledge of the following: Operating of construction related machines;
Safety precautions pertaining to the transporting of abnormal loads;
Abnormal load permits;
perating minor and large construction machines;
Conflict and diversity management;

Skills needed:

Planning, Organising
; Planning and problem solving;
Professional driving;
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
Ability to work in a team; Self-motivated.