The National Research Foundation (NRF) has vacancies for General Worker x2 posts

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has vacancies for General Worker x2 posts.

Closing Date: 22 July 2024

Contract type: Permanent
Job Level: Unskilled
Work Location: Carnarvon, Northern Cape


The National Research Foundation (NRF) supports and promotes research and human capital development through funding, the provision of National Research Facilities and science outreach platforms and programmes to the broader community in all fields of science and technology, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.

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 telescope 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.

Assisting in the operation and maintenance of the Karoo site.

Key Responsibilities

* Inspecting and Maintaining existing fences, gates, windmills, dams and farm roads
* Operating of heavy and light equipment including the Honey Sucker
* Assisting with the opening and closing of trenches
* Removal trims trees
* Performing maintenance/cleaning vehicles and equipment

* Assisting in maintaining power lines
* Collecting and removal of waste bins
* Assisting with fencing of grave yards and maintaining thereof
* Assists in maintaining existing gardens and orchards on farms
* All other general duties as assigned

Key Requirements


* Grade 10
* Driver license (advantageous)


2 years work experience as a general worker in construction or on a farm


* Safety procedures
* Operation of common hand tools (electrical and mechanical)
* Working on heights and lifting of heavy objects

How to Apply

Additional Notes:

* Ability to follow instructions
* Must be able to perform other general tasks as assigned by the line manager.
* Physically and mentally fit (Must be able to climb on large trucks)
* Safety orientated
* Sober habits
* Trustworthy and reliable
* Working in a team with minimum supervision


Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging to and apply online.

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position. The names and contact details of at least three referees should be provided.

Closing Date: 22 July 2024


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