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Kindly be informed IPTS Bus Service will not be operating tomorrow due to the taxi industry strike action. The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure.

The municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused. For schedules and more information -click here or call 0800 47 87 87.

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PLEASE NOTE:Unless otherwise stated on the vacancy, all applications must be hand delivered to Brister House, OR ADDRESSED TO:
Executive Director
PO BOX 116
Alternatively contact the Corporate Services Directorate, tel. (041) 506-3259

NO faxed applications will be accepted.



In terms of its Employment Equity Plan, the  Nelson  Mandela  Bay  Municipality is committed to employment practices that redress past imbalances in respect of race, gender, creed and disability, and as such the relevant policy will be considered during selection and placement. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified person for appointment to the under-mentioned position. Persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.





TASK Grade 11 (R299 628 – R416 592 per annum)

(Basic salary only, excluding benefits) 


  • National Diploma (Electrical Engineering) or equivalent.
  • Valid Code B driver’s license.
  • Two years’ relevant experience. 


  • Must be able to cope with the mental stress that arises from potential or actual physical threat – actual threat due to working in presence of live high voltage; potential threat as a result of often working in an environment in which the explosion of switchgear can occur and in high risk residential areas.
  • Other factors inherent to the post that are mentally stressful pertain to tripping and incorrect breakers, which can lead to electricity shutdowns with financial loss for the Municipality and commercial consumers.
  • Must be physically fit and healthy – test equipment weighing in excess of 20 kg must be carried into substations.
  • Must be able to perform manual operations and duties on foot.
  • Having to work overtime and standby duty is inherent to the post.
  • Ability to meet frequent pre-determined deadlines and interruptions in the job – fault analysis of an incident will take priority over other functions.
  • Good sight, speech and hearing ability (may not be colour blind – interpreting colou wiring codes and plant status indication is required). 

Job purpose: 

  • Responsible for performing protection commissioning on transmission, distribution and rural level of the Municipality’s electricity network for the purposes of providing a sustainable electrical supply to the industrial, commercial and domestic community in the municipal area.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be tested on any requirement, skill or competency, which will include pre-employment screening, security vetting and psychometric assessment. 


Kindly note that all applications for employment should be completed on the official employment application form of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and accompanied by certified copies of academic qualifications (please do not submit original supporting documentation, as this will not be returned). Z83 applications and faxed applications are no longer accepted. A CV not accompanied by a fully completed official application form will not be accepted. 

Please complete one employment application form per vacancy, clearly stating the position code of the post for which you are applying. 

Official application forms are obtainable from the Employment Application Receiving Centres that are located on ground floor of: Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth OR Town Hall, Market Street, Uitenhage.  Application forms may also be downloaded from the municipal website: Telephonic enquires may be directed to the Receptionist, Tel: 041 506 3259. 

Mail to the Executive Director: Corporate Services (Human Resources Management Services Sub-Directorate), PO Box 116, Port Elizabeth6000 or deliver to the relevant Employment Application Receiving Centre. 

Kindly note that the Municipality contacts shortlisted applicants only. Applicants not contacted within six weeks of the closing date may safely assume that their applications were not successful. They are nevertheless thanked for their interest shown in the position/s advertised. 

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY,  9 OCTOBER 2017 before 12h00 noon.

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