Maintenance driver required for Stellenbosch wine estate

Wednesday, 22 January, 2020

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 will have the following:

  • Be a responsible self-starter, fluent in English and Afrikaans.
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role with driving / general maintenance responsibilities and be eager to learn new skills in estate maintenance.
  • Have a valid driver’s license (preferably Code C1) and PrDP. (or be able to attain a PrDP)
  • Be resident in the Stellenbosch area, as staff need to be transported in the morning and afternoon in this area.
  • Be willing to work over-time and after-hours when required.

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

 Duties & Responsibilities include, but is not limited to:

 - You will be responsible to transport staff to and from work in a timely manner; ensuring staff are transported safely and at the correct times as instructed.

- General driving duties as directed by management.

- Sourcing, purchasing and collecting the correct spares/parts/equipment as directed by management.

- 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.

 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.


Accurately conduct driving responsibilities, and at all times adhere to the Road Safety Regulations.

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 estate colleagues on safety and preventative measures regarding equipment and infrastructure care.

Full time (07:00 – 17:00) – 5 days a week. Subject to Farm Requirements

Please send up to date CVs with contactable references to