Armaments Corporation of South Africa has a vacancy for Handyman. Apply with Grade 9!

Job Summary

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is hiring a Handyman.

Closing date: 14 February 2024

Ref. Number: DY23/12/02

The Armscor Dockyard Operations division has a vacancy for a Handyman. Applications are invited from people meeting the qualifications and experience requirements set out below.

Job Purpose

Responsible for supporting experienced senior and chief handymen in performing various maintenance tasks to ensure the operational readiness of Navy Fleet, Dockyard facilities, and equipment, meeting the objectives of the South African Navy (SAN) and Dockyard.

About Armscor

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence (DOD), and other organs of state and entities.

Armscor’s mandate is to provide the armed forces with state-of-the-art defence materiel, delivering innovative defence solutions efficiently and effectively.

The organisation manages the strategic capabilities of the DOD, producing research and vanguard technological solutions required to provide safety and security for South Africa, its citizens and the continent

Performance Objectives

Provision of tools and equipment to senior and chief handymen for shipboard and workshop repairs, maintenance, and overhaul of equipment.

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Support senior and chief handymen with equipment lifting and basic slinging on ships and in the workshop. Sweep, mop, and polish all spaces and furniture in the workshop, mess, ablution, and office areas on a regular basis.

Remove all waste from the workshop. Perform yard cleaning of work areas by pulling out weeds and cutting grass. Perform general maintenance of facilities such as paint work as guided and instructed by a superior.

Transport variety of tools, equipment and supplies safely to the job site to enable work to progress efficiently. Clean equipment aboard ships and in workshops as ordered and guided by superiors.

Utilize safely basic hand and power tools whilst assisting workers and performing DIY facility maintenance. Provide transport and lifting capability support by driving a fork lift and cherry picker. Adherence to Occupational Health and Safety codes and regulations.


  • Grade 9


  • Minimum 1 year experience in an industrial or similar environment.

Skills and Proficiency

  • >> Knowledge of general hand and power tools
  • >> Knowledge of cleaning standards
  • >> Ability to work overtime
  • >> Basic knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • >> Ability to work at heights, able to work in very confined and awkward spaces
  • >> Ability to function as part of a team
  • >> Ability to recognize dangerous situations in the workplace
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How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 14 February 2024. Late applications will not be considered. Send your application via the APPLY NOW link below this post.

NB: All applicants must indicate reference number of the position they are applying for in the subject heading.

Short-listed candidates will be subjected to reference checking, verification of personal data and security clearance as part of the selection process.

In line with Armscor’s commitment to compliance with the Employment Equity Act, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries: Ms Zanele Masiza (021 787 3137)


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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