Artisan Foreman (Grade A) Vacancies at Government Printing Works

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Applications are now open for the Artisan Foreman (Grade A) vacancies at Government Printing Works. Two positions are available for Graphic Design and Rubberstamp Production, one of each. The employing department is accepting applications from any interested candidate with at least a Grade 10 qualification. If you think you have the right skills needed for either of these positions, apply today!

Job Details

Both successful incumbents will be stationed in Pretoria. Interested candidates must hold at least a Grade 10 or equivalent qualification as the minimum educational requirement. This qualification should be accompanied by a completed apprenticeship as well as passed trade test in Electronic Origination or Pre-press with five years of post-qualification experience. It would also serve as a plus if candidates also possess a Grade 12 certificate. These Artisan Foreman (Grade A) vacancies at Government Printing Works offer an attractive salary amounting to R 286 500 per year.

Below are the more specified requirements and duties for each position. Please include the relevant reference number of the position you are applying for within your application form.

  • Graphic Design (Reference number: GPW 19/02)
  • Computer skills in Apple Mac with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to take a project from brief to print, including concept as well as finished art
  • Advanced typing skills
  • Knowledge of commercialised printing as well as printing processes
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving, organising and planning skills
  • Knowledge of CTP is mandatory

The duties that come with this position are as follows:

  • Proof reading of jobs
  • Handle quality of designs during the course of all phases of a project
  • Perform scanning of jobs
  • Mentor and manage artisan (designers)
  • Liaising with clients
  • Imposition jobs and printing of plates
  • Rubberstamp Production (reference number: GPW 19/01)
  • Excellent understanding of printing process
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS6 and CorelDraw is a necessity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent reading skills
  • Quality conscious
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
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The duties that come with this position include:

  • Overseeing the rubberstamp production section
  • Creating quotations, layout and design of stamps according to client requirements
  • Editing and proofing of copy for rubberstamps
  • Liaising with clients
  • Managing stock and consumables
  • Mentoring and managing junior artisans or support staff

How to Apply

To apply for the Artisan Foreman (Grade A) vacancies at Government Printing Works, please forward the following documents within your application:

  • Z83 application form
  • A CV specifying all experience and qualification with respective dates
  • Certified copy of ID, a valid driver’s license where required and qualifications
  • A SAQA evaluation results if you hold any foreign qualification

Forward your application via post to: Private Bag X85, Pretoria, 0001

Or, hand deliver to: The Branch: Human Resources, Government Printing Works, 149 Bosman Street, Pretoria

For attention: Ms M Mbokane, Human Resources Tel No: 012 748 6296

Apply before February 1, 2019 in order to be considered.

Should you need further assistance, please refer to: Ms H Masilo Tel No: (012) 748-6345