Technical Specialist | Discovery Ltd

Business Unit: Discovery Central Services

Function: Facilities

Date: 06-Sep-2022

Discovery – CRES Technical services

Wet services for Plumbing assistant

About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

Key Purpose

This Role is to assist with maintenance strategies and that they are carried out timeously. This role will entail fault finding, analysis of equipment and problems. The aspects of this is to ensure that Key water systems are operational and problems resolved quickly within the associated SLA for both Critical and non-critical areas.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

• Maintenance strategies

• Ensure Maintenance strategies are carried out to building, relevant equipment, water systems and services. [preventative, reactive, statutory, condition]
• Plan, develop/create and conduct preventative maintenance to equipment and new equipment.
• Conduct statutory maintenance as per regulatory compliance requirements and to Discovery set Standards
• Conduct reactive maintenance with urgency and complete it with required quality standards and within prudence.

• Maintenance plumbing work

• Identify problem with equipment, pipe work and substandard installation work
• Carry out necessary work to repair equipment and unblock pipes
• Fault diagnoses boilers and heat pumps systems
• Water closet system are kept on good order
• Testing of equipment that is water related such as Dishwasher, water dispensers, irrigation, pumps and so on.

• Safety and compliance

• Ensure compliance to safety, health and environment Act as well as adherence to the Discovery standards and practices and compliance to the OHS Act.
• Ensure required maintenance activities is carried out at required intervals and that the service and equipment comply to regulations

Personal Attributes and Skills

• Solutions driven
• Able to work alone
• Good communication in English
• Customer focused
• Proficient with computers

Education and Experience

• Plumbing skills – understanding the principles of water reticulation and drainage systems experience in repairs of minor blockages and WC flushing systems.
• Understand maintenance strategies [preventative, reactive, statutory]
• Environmental knowledge of the impacts of poorly maintained water systems, chemicals
• Knowledge and work experience in Plumbing Field (2 years minimum) and working in a corporate or similar environment. Working with Geberit systems, high pressure piping and on a number installation with boilers and plumbing piping. Good understand filtration systems, and pumps.
• Advantages – qualification in plumbing and or Pllumbing training that covers the fundamental concepts


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.