Special Projects Senior Draftsman (Former Employee) – Durban, South Africa – 14 November 2017
My manager always took a personal interest in her staff and still keeps in contact with me after almost 13 years after I left to immigrate to Australia. When I relocated to Australia in 2006, I recruited three of my old colleagues to come and join me. That is how closely we worked together and how much we enjoyed the working environment.
I am a young lady who is humble and willing to learn. I can work as team or individual and I have a good approach when it comes to other people. I'm humble and easily approached. My company taught me a lot. I have learned to respect other people. The only hardest part of my job is that I work six weekends before i get the long weekend.
Management style is highly autocratic. Leaving a lot of workers in a vulnerable position. The hardest part of the job is having to execute highly professional work at last minute. I enjoyed having a lot of freedom to do things the way I see them, and see them through to the end, having all the resources needed to ensure the work is well accomplished. I enjoyed working through their efficient systems, although they are sometimes slower than I need them to be.
it is very important to understand different kinds of people, its makes things easy for you to get your work done and enjoy your work place. u must know your position and try to excel at what you good at
Principal Clerk (Intern) (Former Employee) – Durban, Pinetown – 22 September 2017
Doing my internship to the municipality was a tremendous honour. It had helped me unwind alot of potential in me and I got to understand the coperate world better. I learnt alot of customers services tactics and other diversified skills.
Technician in Training (In-Service Trainee) (Former Employee) – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – 1 September 2017
Construction, planning, design and inspection responsibility for the street lighting department. Upgrading of Conducting acceptance testing on all new equipment purchased, i.e. minisubstations, transformers, ring main panels, autoreclosers, sectionaliser and motors in the workshop or onsite, prior to it being handed over to stores. I carried out repairs and overhauls to transformers, minisubstations circuit breaker in the workshop. Set up and operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions, and record results. Effective maintenance and repair of protection equipment at all MV and HV substations according to stipulated maintenance guidelines. I provided technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after construction.
Site operator (Current Employee) – Durban – 11 August 2017
I am under the department of roads and storm water maintenance ,unit engineering .DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MY POST....Discusses and participates in the preparation of the work inspection/verification programme by....interacting with work scheduler as necessary on reported repair work, interacting as necessary with superintendent, engaging on the approach and plan for inspection /verification activities including the allocation of personnel for assistance ,giving consideration during the planning to priorities, backlog and timing of maintenance work based on information obtained from the work management system
water pollution inspector (Former Employee) – kzn – 3 August 2017
Inspect,investigate and trace ingress of storm water Compile visuals in order to analyse non compliance Jit delivery service to client Compiling various reports for management Monthly vehicle inspection
Principal Clerk (Current Employee) – Durban – 1 August 2017
Typical work day one comes in with nothing to do. Not much growth everything is relaxed and staff is very friendly. there is no challenge. it is no place for someone who is career orientated and looking to learn and grow.
We work from 7 am till 4 pm. Our HR systems are structured in a way that we all do specialised duties, e.g. Payroll section, Talent Management, Recruitment section, Performance Manangent. There is also Occopational Health (specialises in sick leave management), Wellness section and they both work closely with HR. Management work closely with HR (as we are their business partners. Our main function include advising line management on policies & procedures as well as ensuring that consistency is applied at all times.
performance rewards does not seem to motivate hard workers
Small Plant Operator, working with electricians. (Current Employee) – Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal – 12 July 2017
Typical day at work, it was a very bad for. That was a shortlisting day and unfortunately my name never got shortlisted because they just assumed that I did not meet all the requirements that time. I learned that if you do not open your mind and mouth some times you will ended up get nothing. Management does their jobs but some time they do not think much of the general workers and they are the ones who does the production done at the end of the day, they should take good care of them as they do to each other. The hardest part of the job is when one of the team got injured or got burnt by electricity and tomorrow you have to wake up and go do your work as normal. Enjoyable part is when we work as a team especial when we are on standby and working night shift and we got all the material we need, everything is going very well.
Free lunches for our superiours from contractors, yes.
Long hours yes we get them, we got standbys every after 6weeks.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – eThekwini Municipality – 28 June 2017
Set-up for the day with controlling opening of facility and doing a site inspection. General assessment of the water levels, colour of the water etc. Checking if the we have enough staff available on duty and ensuring that they are all wearing PPE and are in line with health and safety standards as set by the act. Signing on staff and myself. Check previous days' filtration records and adjust chemicals and tanks accordingly. Opening the facility to public once safety has been established. Supervision of staff and contractors through-out the day. Supervising bathing public and providing first aid where applicable. Taking instructions and information from superiors. Stock control and maintenance records. Liaising with members of public.
It was a kind of a work place where you always learn something new each and every day. You are exposed to a diversified staff as well as customers the only thing is that you must teach yourself to be dynamic and flexible.
It is a place whereby one can grow professionally because we are given all resources to do our jobs things like Laptops,stationary and vehicles to visits sites of depots.
Having the opportunity to live in a cultural diverse society has really empowered and enriched me with a vast reservoir of knowledge to effectively deal with individual differences.
Management is very transparent and operate in a professional manner.
The hardest part of the job is when the Bus drivers decide to go on a strike and we need to outsource the special hire at the last moment where we need to get three quotes and follow all supply chain processes within a short period of time.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when we get complimented for the job well done by our Heads and Deputy Heads.
it was a relaxed working environment but with defined duties
Small Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – 8 June 2017
the supervisor will assign us sites that we need to work on and where he requires detail of job execution. Daily monitoring and reporting of tasks. We worked under minimal supervision but with clear duties. I was also gradually introduced to horticulture and report writing for our department.