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Rand Water Artisan Assistant Welding Learnership Programme 2023/24 in Vereeniging

Are you looking for a hands-on role in the welding field? Do you have a passion for maintenance and fabrication?

An exciting opportunity awaits you as an Artisan Assistant Welding in the Bulk Water Services – Operations division.

Let’s explore the details of this position and what you need to qualify.

As an Artisan Assistant Welding, you will work under the guidance of the Mechanical Foreman to support the Welder in various tasks related to the maintenance, manufacturing, and installation of structural equipment at the Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant.

This role is vital in ensuring the smooth operation of the plant and maintaining the integrity of its equipment.

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Job Title: Artisan Assistant Welding

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Three Rivers East, Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this position, you should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Grade 12 (National Senior Certificate) or NTC3 in welding.
  • At least 1 year of working experience in a welding workshop environment.
  • Successful completion of a Trade Test Certificate (Welder Artisan) is advantageous.
  • Possession of a valid Code B or C driver’s license is beneficial.

Primary Duties

Your primary responsibilities as an Artisan Assistant Welding will include:

  • Assisting the Artisan in various welding tasks involved in the maintenance, manufacturing, and installation of structural equipment.
  • Identifying and handling welding equipment and tools.
  • Maintaining a clean and organized workshop, ensuring proper care of tools and equipment.
  • Conducting minor welding repairs when necessary.


You should possess the following knowledge:

  • Welding techniques and practices.
  • Basic safety knowledge and adherence to safe working procedures.
  • General maintenance principles.


The following skills are essential for this role:

  • Ability to perform minor welding repairs.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Competence in completing job cards.
  • Understanding of welding work instructions and procedures.


The desired qualities and attitude for this position are:

  • Self-motivation to take initiative and complete tasks independently.
  • Strong safety consciousness to ensure a secure working environment.
  • Team player mentality to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  • Performance-driven mindset to meet and exceed expectations.
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills in the welding field.

Join The Team

If you are a motivated individual with a passion for welding and maintenance, this Artisan Assistant Welding position offers an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic environment of the Zuikerbosch Water Treatment Plant.

Bring your skills, knowledge, and positive attitude to contribute to the success of Rand Water’s team. Apply now and become part of our dedicated workforce!

About Rand water

Rand Water is the largest bulk water utility in Africa and one of the largest in the world, providing bulk potable water to over 11 million people across an area that spans over 18,000 kmĀ².

Its head office is based in Glenvista, Johannesburg, with two large pumping and purification stations in Vereeniging and Zuikerbosch, four main booster stations at Zwartkopjes, Palmiet, Mapleton, and Eikenhof, and thirteen tertiary pumping stations and 56 enclosed reservoirs.

Rand Water’s customers include metropolitan municipalities, local municipalities, mines, and large industries in Gauteng and surrounding areas.

Its global reputation for providing water of high quality has earned it the honor of consistently meeting and exceeding national standards and international guidelines on water quality.

Rand Water’s geographical expansion has seen it provide water and sanitation services in Mpumalanga, Free State, and North West Province, guided by bilateral and regional trade agreements entered into by the South African government to pursue opportunities that exist in those new markets.


Rand Water’s vision is to be a provider of sustainable, universally competitive water, and sanitation solutions for Africa.


To consistently meet the expectations of its customers, partners, and the government by strengthening its capacity to attract, develop, and retain leading-edge skills in water services,

sustain a robust financial performance, develop and sustain globally competitive capabilities in core areas, enter into and sustain productive partnerships, and develop, test, and deploy cost-effective technologies.


Rand Water upholds a set of values that include Equity, Integrity, Spirit of Partnership, Excellence, and Caring.

Strategic Objectives:

Rand Water’s strategic objectives are to achieve Growth, Operational Integrity and Use Best Fit Technology, a High-Performance Culture, Positively Engage Stakeholder Base, as well as to Maintain Financial Health & Sustainability.