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  • Post Date:August 10, 2022
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Certificate
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Construction
Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the post of Carpenter or Joiner on a 6 months contract in the DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL PLANNING, WORKS AND ESTATES.

Gwanda State University is an equal opportunities employer.

Female candidates and individuals living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Five (5) Ordinary Level passes including English Language and Mathematics.
  • National Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery from HEXCO/Equivalent
  • Journeyman Class 1, four (4) years apprentice trained.

Experience and Qualities

  • At least three (3) years post qualification experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Good arithmetical and analytical skills.
  • Observant and thorough.
  • Problem solver.
  • Physical dexterity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Surface preparation by filling holes, cracks and applying paint, stain, varnish and other finishes.
  • Reading blueprints, drawings and sketches to fully grasp requirements.
  • Ability to glaze, construction of aluminum, timber partitions, and shop fronts.
  • Taking the measurements and calculating materials required.
  • Cutting the materials and smothering according to measurements.
  • Built window frames, doors, staircases, and framed buildings by using raw materials or pre constructed materials.
  • Laying out flooring, roofing or dry wall ensuring they are levelled and compatible.
  • Carving and assembling furniture, cabinets, shelves and other items.
  • Building scaffolds and other construction structures.
  • Performing departmental duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Preparing cost estimate.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: A contributory Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates.


Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to: [email protected] or hand delivered to:

The Deputy Registrar
Gwanda State University
Epoch Mine Campus
P O Box 30

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 12 August 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.