Government Printing Works Vacancies: Record Clerk & Printer Assistant

An opportunity to apply for Government Printing Works vacancies arises for the Record Clerk and Printer Assistant positions.

Government Printing Works of South Africa is responsible for the manufacture of security printed matter. For instance, passport, visa, and other related publishing. 

The most amazing thing about this public service is that they claim to be one of the most progressive security printing specialists in South Africa. With world leading equipment that they possess, no wonder that a high-tech production plant is possible to produce.

So, the claim is well-supported and the credibility also well-founded. For the two positions that they look for, there are some details that applicants can learn in order to prepare their application. 

Check out the summary we have compiled for you below.

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Job Description

Job Title: Government Printing Works Vacancies

Positions: Record Clerk & Printer Assistant

Recruiter: Government Printing Works

Reference Number: Record Clerk Ref No. GPW22/48; Printer Assistant Ref No. GPW22/49

Salary: R176 310 (Record Clerk); R147 459 (Printer Assistant)

Location: Pretoria

Type: Permanent


The Government Printing Works Vacancies have the specific duties for the positions of Record Clerk and Printer Assistant. Here are the details:

  • Record Clerk
    • Sort, register and dispatch.
    • Open GPW mail and record in registers.
    • Distribute mail, cheques and postal orders.
    • Returning undelivered mail.
    • Open and close files according to the record classification system and/or applicable register.
    • Issuing documents.
    • File/store, trace (manually) and retrieve documents and files.
    • Complete indexing files.
    • Open and maintain registered post registers, receipt of money registers, remittance register for all moved posts.
    • Attend to clients.
    • Handle telephonic and other enquiries received.
    • Open, maintain, operate, replenish franking equipment.
    • Creating and maintaining records management systems (updating, data entry, archiving).
  • Printer Assistant
    • Perform general assisting and supporting Artisans in operating Finishing and Packaging equipment in CMC mechanical packaging machines, Saddle-stitching /Gang-stitching,
      stapling, sewing, guillotines, folding, side stitching, gluing.
    • Packing in boxes, Moving, Loading and offloading of printing production materials.
    • Assist in quality assurance and control on printed and unprinted materials.
    • General housekeeping, cleaning duties in adherence to Health and Safety standards and procedures.
    • Operate gluing machines and assist artisans with binding of books.
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Eligibility and Requirements

The qualifications for each position are as follow:

  • Record Clerk
    • A Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or NQF Level 4.
    • 1-2 years’ experience in a record management environment.
    • Computer literate with good knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
    • Understanding of National Archives, Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations.
    • Basic understanding of PFMA and Treasury Regulations.
    • Understanding of Good Corporate Governance principles (King Report).
    • Have good communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Ability to work in a team and under pressure.
  • Printer Assistant
    • Grade 10 or equivalent qualification (Grade 12 will be an advantage).
    • Numerical proficiency.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Need to work extended hours and night shifts when necessary and when required.
    • Knowledge of the printing environment.


The documents for application are as follow:

  • Form Z83 with related reference number (download the form here)
  • CV
  • SAQA certificate for foreign qualifications

Forward the application to this address (for attention: Ms. L Pale / Ms. V Maja, Human Resources):

  • The Branch: Human Resources, Government Printing Works, Private Bag X85, Pretoria, 0001.
  • Or hand-deliver it to 149 Bosman Street, Pretoria.


Should there be any questions about each position you apply, address it to these numbers:

  • Record Clerk: Mr. E Louters, Tel. (012) 764 3970
  • Printer Assistant: Mr. T.H. Khumalo Tel No: (012) 748 6329

Closing Date

The Government Printing Works vacancies will be closed on 17 October 2022 at 16:00 noon. The candidates will get notifications after the closing date.

If you don’t hear from them within three months after the date, then your application is not successful.