University Of Zimbabwe (UZ)

Electrician/ Welder

University Of Zimbabwe (UZ)
Mar. 10, 2023
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Job Description

We are seeking a hard-working and reliable Electrician/ Welder to join our team in the Service Centre Section. You will participate in a variety of projects following mechanical and electrical plans and instructions from the site supervisor. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting regular maintenance on machinery, systems, and automotive vehicles.
  • Assembling mechanical components according to specifications.
  • Maintaining worl{ logs, repairs, and maintenance records.
  • Monitoring inventory and order new parts when necessary.
  • Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures.
  • Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements.
  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements).
  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded.
  • Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces.
  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead).
  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps.
  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws.
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety.
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing electrical control, wiring, and lighting systems.
  • Reading technical diagrams and blueprints.
  • Performing general electrical maintenance.
  • Inspecting transformers and circuit breakers and other electrical components.
  • Troubleshooting electrical issues using appropriate testing devices.
  • Repairing and replace equipment, electrical wiring, or fixtures.
  • Advising on continued use of suitable equipment: appliances, and apparatus.
  • Circuit breaker corrective maintenance. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Possession of a Diploma, Certificate, or equivalent qualification in Welding and Power Electrical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role.
  • Strong attention to detail with an aptitude for problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication, safety awareness and customer service skills.


How to Apply

Applicants must submit six (6) copies of applications. Each set of application must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, giving full particulars including full name; place, date of birth, I.D, birth certificate and copies of academic and professional qualifications, all certified. Applicants must give information on experience, date of availability, telephone numbers, names and addresses of three contactable referees. Applications should be hand delivered to Office No. 113, Administration Building at the University of Zimbabwe or posted to: 


University of Zimbabwe

P O. Box MP167

Mount Pleasant


NB: The University of Zimbabwe is an equal opportunity employer and therefore men and women are equally encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline: 10 March 2023. 

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