Workshop Assistant required on STELLENBOSCH wine estate

Wednesday, 4 September, 2019

Workshop Assistant – Maintenance Department
Full time (07:00 – 17:00) – 5 days a week. Dependent on Farm Requirements. 

Well-known wine estate, situated in the Stellenbosch region, requires a hardworking, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join our busy maintenance team. The ideal candidates should be a responsible self-starter, fluent in English and Afrikaans and will have at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role or mechanical maintenance role and be eager to learn new skills in estate maintenance.

Transport can be negotiated in the Stellenbosch area, otherwise own reliable transport is essential. 

Duties & responsibilities include, but is not limited to: 

- Mechanical maintenance on farm vehicles and implements

- Conducting general and technical checks as directed.

- Completing technical checklists.

- Conducting general equipment and building inspections on all farm assets as directed.

- Assist with workshop administration, tool and equipment sign out/in, and documenting use of consumables, spares and tools.

- Practical plumbing, painting and decorating, cement-works/ building, paving, carpentry, mechanical repairs/installations/servicing, landscaping, tiling, specialized cleaning, minor electrical repairs/replacements, routine checks and other maintenance related tasks as directed by management.


Paying attention to detail and reporting damages to management as soon as possible.

Effectively and efficiently conduct maintenance tasks given.

Completing maintenance tasks to the required standard and leaving areas clean and tidy after works completion.

Taking care using / storing tools and consumables to avoid wastage or damages.

Reporting spares required to complete tasks to the maintenance manager as soon as possible.

At all times adhering to health and safety standards, following safe working practice and wearing the correct Personal protective equipment for the task/tools used.

Making use of the correct tools for the task, cleaning and returning tools to correct storage space in the workshop by the end of the day.

Signing out/in tools required correctly from the workshop tool store.

Using tools safely and in the correct manner as directed.

Reporting any tool defects or discrepancies immediately to maintenance manager.

Acting as a safety and maintenance representative, advising farm colleagues on safety and preventative measures regarding equipment and infrastructure care.

You will be expected to work over-time, as and when directed by management when required to meet deadlines of operational importance or when conducting certain tasks which during normal working hours are deemed to be too disruptive to guests or hospitality departments by discretion of management.

Application closing date: 13/09/2019 

Please consider your application unsuccessful if no communication received within one week of closing date. Please forward CV to: