Work as a Tunnel Operator at the Department of Health X3 posts

Department of Health Is recruiting unemployed people with grade 11 or equivalent qualifications to apply for the tunnel operator positions

Tunnel Operator x3 

  • Reference Number : refs/020769
  • Directorate : Laundry Services
  • Number of Posts : 3
  • Package : R 155 148.00 per annum, (plus benefits)
  • Enquiries : Mr. AL Mokgetle 012-564 6300


  • NQF Level 3 or Grade 11 or equivalent qualification with 3-5 years laundry Worker or related experience in a laundry hospital or factory setting. Knowledge: of a limited range of handling of laundry industrial machine operator equipment, working procedure in respect of laundry industrial machine operator working environment Skills: Planning and Organising, Basic numeracy, literacy, good communication, sound human relation, ability to perform routine tasks and Basic interpersonal relationship. Have ability to liaise with stake holders. Be prepared to work under pressure and be able to work in a team. Be prepared to rotate and work shifts. Be prepared to do physical labour (Heavy duty). It is a legal requirement that employees wear protective clothing. 


  • Ensure correct water level, air pressure and steam supply, before operating the Tunnel Machine. Cleaning of tumble dryers and surrounding areas, cleaning, loading and monitor conveyer belt. Loading of soil linen. Maitain loading scale.Monitor of the clean linen and release from dryers and deliver to next working point. Unblocking of tunnel washer. Be responsible for all allocated resources.Constant supervision of performance of pumps, supplying of detergents and liquid soap to the tunnel washer. Completion of work orders, reporting of any disturbance or malfunction of tunnel machine.


  • Applications should be submitted strictly online at the following E-Recruitment portal: No hand-delivered, faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. NB: For assistance with online applications please email your query to Application should be accompanied by a fully completed and signed new Z83 application form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at plus a recently updated comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). Applications without proof of a new Z83 application form and detailed CV will be disqualified. Applicants must indicate the post reference number on their applications. (Shortlisted candidates will receive communication from HR to submit certified copies of educational qualifications and other relevant documents not older than 6 months on or before the day of the interview). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All foreign qualification must be accompanied by evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. Suitable candidates will be subjected to vetting and personnel pre-employment suitability checks (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification). Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Medical Surveillance will be conducted on the recommended candidates. It is Department’s intention to promote representivity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. The Department reserves the right not to appoint/fill this post.

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