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Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory Assistant

Reference Number: LDARD 81/08/2023

Salary: R171 573 per annum (Level 04)

Centre: Head Office – Mokopane Laboratory

Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualification (preferably with science and math background).
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Interpersonal skills, effective communication, time management, and conflict management.
  • Data analysis ability.

Laboratory Assistant Duties:

  • Support Technicians in preparing laboratory tests for analysis.
  • Prepare samples for chemical residues, pH, EC, mycology, etc.
  • Perform routine sample analysis under senior personnel’s mentorship.
  • Conduct basic maintenance on equipment and instrumentation.
  • Maintain laboratory cleanliness and sterilize glassware and equipment.
  • Control functions of animal production stock.
  • Perform administrative and related tasks.

Enquiries:

  • Mr. Mabula NJ – Tel No: (015) 294 3582
  • Ms. Mtswene PV – Tel No: (015) 294 3395
  • Ms. Mothapo RL – Tel No: (015) 294 3235
  • Ms. Kgobe MA – Tel No: (015) 294 3587

APPLICATIONS :

Application Submission:
Applicants must include the relevant reference number on their application and send it to the following addresses based on the district:

  • Head Office; Tompi Seleka and Madzivhandila College of Agriculture:
    The Head of Department, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X9487, Polokwane 0700 or hand-delivered to: Office 48, Temo Towers Floor 2, 67/69 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0699.
  • Mara and Towoomba Research Centre:
    The Head of Department, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X9487, Polokwane 0700 or hand-delivered to: Office 48, Temo Towers Floor 2, 67/69 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0699.
  • Mopani District:
    The Director: Mopani District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X577, Giyani, 0826 or hand-delivered to: Old Parliamentary Building, Giyani 0826.
  • Waterberg District:
    The Director Waterberg District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X1048, Modimolle, 0510 or hand-delivered to: NTK Building, Modimolle 0510.
  • Capricorn District:
    The Director: Capricorn District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X28, Chuenespoort, 0745 or hand-delivered to: Block 28 Next to Traffic Government offices.
  • Sekhukhune District:
    The Director: Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X01, Chuenespoort, 0745 hand-delivered to: Block 27 Next to Traffic Government offices.
  • Vhembe District:
    The Director: Vhembe District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X2247, Sibasa, 0970 or Hand in at Makwarela Government offices.

Closing Date: 01 September 2023 at 16H00.

Notes:

  • Applications must be submitted on the prescribed 2021 Z83 form obtainable from Government Departments or downloaded from www.gov.za.
  • Utilize the most recent Z83 application form issued by the Minister for Public Service and Administration.
  • Ensure complete and accurate completion of the form; follow guidelines for various sections.
  • Shortlisted candidates submit additional documents for verification.
  • Separate applications required for multiple positions.
  • Limited correspondence; no response in 90 days means unsuccessful.
  • Applicants can request reasons for adverse administrative actions within 90 days.
  • Consent to personnel suitability checks.
  • Foreign qualifications require SAQA accreditation.
  • Successful candidates sign performance agreement and disclose financial interests.
  • SMS candidates undergo technical exercise and competency assessment.
  • SMS pre-entry certificate required for appointment at SMS level.
  • Department reserves right not to appoint.
  • Employment Equity Plan informs employment decision.
  • Austerity measures: No related costs covered for interview candidates.

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