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    9 months ago
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    February 12, 2019
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Wellfield Plant Operator

Job description

To operate and monitor the day-to-day operations of the well field pumps to ensure a continuous supply of raw water for the running of the organisation.

Framework for Operation – The jobholders works within detailed rules and instructions.

Tools and Equipment – The jobholder uses simple tools and equipment.

Supervision – The jobholder is closely supervised / monitored.

Key activities

  1. Operating Machine or Equipment
    Operates auxiliary plant and equipment to ensure output is in accordance with set specifications. Monitors plant auxiliaries, identifying faults, reporting defects to ensure that plant is operating continuously at its optimum efficiency.
  2. Facilities
    Cleans auxiliary plant and equipment including the removal of spillages and carries out routine lubrication as directed.
  3. Maintenance and Repair
    Carries out running, standby and shutdown plant routine checks, identifies and reports auxiliary equipment defects to enable effective repairs.
  4. Quality
    Collates auxiliary data of running plant and standby conditions accurately and timeously for performance monitoring.
  5. Safety, Health and Environment
    Operates in accordance with policies and rules, while performing routine safety checks on own equipment and workspace. Participates in safety inspections and reports on findings to maintain safety of personnel and good housekeeping of the plant

Education required

  1. Trade Test C in Borehole Operations or Equivalent. Recognised Class B driver’s License is a requirement.

Experience required

  1. A minimum of 2 years driving experience. Knowledge of Water supply environment and Borehole operations is an added advantage.

Critical success factors

  1. Behavioral Skills
    Responds to differences and changes in the internal or external context, taking a flexible approach to reach business outcomes. Specifically, is open to change; for example, having a can-do attitude and being willing to try new things.
  2. Organizational Commitment
    Aligning one’s own behavior with the organization’s needs and acting in a way that promotes the organization’s goals. Specifically, adapts to the organization; for example, doing what is expected of a member of the organization.
  3. Responsibility for Safety
    Focuses on safety, strives for high standards in safety, health, environmental performance and sets a new standard. Specifically, complies with requirements; for example, consistently meeting the requirements of code of conduct and of relevant regulations.
  4. Drive for Results
    Focuses on assessing, measuring and improving performance. Shows drive and determination to meet short- and long-term goals. Specifically, takes accountability; for example, tracking his/her own performance against standards or measures.
  5. Approach to Thinking
    Thinks through situations of varying degrees of complexity and ambiguity, in order to understand them clearly. Specifically, uses common sense; for example, choosing practical approaches based on what most people would do.
  6. Attention to Detail
    Manages, tracks and attends to multiple pieces of information, bringing order and clarity. Specifically, checks own work; for example, using systems such as checklists to ensure accuracy.
  7. Business Perspective
    Has an understanding of the business context in which they are operating that informs planning and decision making. Specifically, understands the immediate context; for example, understanding what is most important, in his/her role.
  8. Initiative
    Acts proactively to avoid problems or identifies and takes advantage of opportunities. Specifically, responds; for example, acting on presented opportunities.


Technical Skills


  1.  Policy and procedures:Works under supervision at an elementary level to develop, monitor, interpret and understand policies and procedures, while making sure they match organizational strategies and objectives.
  2. Planning and Organizing:Works under supervision at an elementary level to plan, organize, prioritize and oversee activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
  3. Policy and Regulation:Works under supervision at an elementary level to interpret and apply knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in area of expertise.
  4. Action Planning:Works under supervision at an elementary level to develop appropriate plans or perform necessary actions based on recommendations and requirements.
  5. Equipment Utilization:Works with guidance (but not constant supervision) to optimize the utilization of production plant, equipment and materials.
  6. Health and Safety:Manages and applies safe systems of work with guidance (but not constant supervision).
  7. Reporting:Works under supervision at an elementary level to report on issues encountered onsite affecting equipment.
  8. Risk Management:Identifies, assesses, prioritizes and manages risks in a production process at an elementary level, under supervision
  9. Verbal Communication:Uses clear and effective verbal communications skills with guidance (but not constant supervision) to express ideas and request actions.
  10. Writing skills:Uses clear and effective elementary writing skills under supervision to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.

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