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SARAO: General Worker

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) invites interested and suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of General Worker to be based in Carnarvon, Northern Cape.

Position Details

  • Position: General Worker
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Location: Carnarvon, Northern Cape
  • Closing Date: 22 July 2024

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspecting and maintaining existing fences, gates, windmills, dams, and farm roads
  • Operating heavy and light equipment, including the Honey Sucker
  • Assisting with the opening and closing of trenches
  • Trimming and removing trees
  • Performing maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and equipment
  • Assisting in maintaining power lines
  • Collecting and removing waste bins
  • Assisting with the fencing of graveyards and their maintenance
  • Maintaining existing gardens and orchards on farms
  • Performing all other general duties as assigned

Key Requirements


  • Grade 10
  • Driver’s license (advantageous)


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


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

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-oriented
  • Sober habits
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision


Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging into SARAO Recruitment 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

The NRF offers a challenging career and a competitive remuneration package which is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The NRF is committed to employment equity and redress, and the appointment to the position will be made in line with the NRF Employment Equity Plan.

SARAO: General Worker

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