Job Opportunity at CVPeople Tanzania, Artisan Assistant


Artisan Assistant

CVPeople Tanzania | Full time

Purpose of position

The purpose of this position is to assist with engineering maintenance activities and cleaning under the instruction and oversight of the artisan/supervisor

Main Functions

Health, Safety and Legal Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with Company and Client Health and Safety procedures and requirements
  • Identify hazards and risks while performing daily tasks and employ adequate control measures to ensure all work is performed safely. All work performed needs to have an associated continuous risk assessment.
  • Comply with legislative and operational requirements
  • Adhere to the Company and Client environmental management program

Functional Role

  • Lifts, holds, positions and supports parts and materials being worked on, manually or with appropriate tools as required
  • Assists with dismantling and re-assembling of components as per instruction
  • Loads and off -loads materials and parts onto and from transport vehicles etc. as required
  • Lifts, carries and moves materials to and from storage areas by hand or non-self-propelled equipment
  • Assists with installations and breakdowns where services are required under instruction from the Artisan or

Maintenance supervisor

  • Performs general housekeeping duties in the workshop and clean-up after maintenance activities
  • Performs observing role when instructed by Artisan / Maintenance Supervisor, e.g. fire watch check for burning conveyors or checking pipeline for leaks
  • Assist in regular lubrication schedules
  • Performs working at heights and confined space work
  • Basic hand tool operations e.g. drilling, grinding etc
  •  Plant walk-downs and inspections
  • Report all maintenance and safety risks immediately

Quality and Quantity outputs are achieved

  • Output achieved within given guidelines
  • Knowledge and experience to correctly apply maintenance methods e.g. standards pertaining greasing etc.
  • Reduce rework
  • Improve the efficiency of the Artisan through support and anticipating the next activity
  •  > 98% compliance to schedules and routines


  • Plant walk-downs and inspections to report failures and issues before equipment fails
  • Regular plant cleaning to prevent equipment failure


  • Formal Qualification Required Essential / Advantageous
  • Grade 12 equivalent / O-level with 1 year + experience Essential


  • Job Related Experience Required Time Span Essential / Advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge within industry 3 years + Essential
  • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of hand tools 3 years + Essential
  • Maintenance Assistant experience 3 years + Essential


  • Job Related Skills Required Essential / Advantageous
  • English Language Proficiency Essential
  • Time Management skills Essential
  • Good communication skills Essential
  • Good technical knowledge Essential


  • Key Competencies Essential / Advantageous
  • Willingness to learn Essential
  • Teamwork Essential
  • Compliance to procedures and instructions