Dischem: Handyman – DC Longmeadow 2023

Job Description

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Distribution Centre in Longmeadow has an opportunity available for a Handyman to join the team. The main purpose of this role will be Assist with general plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, repairs and maintenance of building and surroundings. Help Plumber / Electrician as and when required

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 / Matric Minimum 1 – 2 years’ experience in building maintenance
  • Experience in warehouse environment

Job Specification

  • Help with general maintenance and repairs on the premises (both equipment and facilities) and Respond in a fast and efficient manner to equipment breakdown or facilities repair / maintenance.
  • Help with first-line trouble shooting in terms of repairs and facilities, including, but not limited to plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and general repairs and Help with analysing maintenance / repair requirement and identify suitable tools, materials and / or technical support required to repair.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety regulations by assisting up ventilation and other systems and conduct repairs when necessary.
  • Ensure all defects are repaired timeously and remain in a safe condition in accordance of Health and Safety regulations.
  • Perform welding repairs to steel gates and fencing, Install and maintain notice boards and shelving and Perform other maintenance duties as requested.
  • Help with troubleshoot, repair, inspect, and maintain plumbing equipment including, but not limited to faucets, lavatories, toilets, flush valves, sinks, water heaters, drinking fountains, domestic water heaters and boilers, garbage disposals, backflow devices, valves, and water meters.
  • Help with interpretation of blueprints and build specifications to map layout of pipes, drainage systems, and other plumbing materials and Help with installation and maintain other plumbing equipment, such as sinks, toilets, and water heaters.
  • Housekeeping must be in accordance with Dis-Chem standards and Adhere to Dis-Chem Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety rules and regulations and comply with plumbing codes and Adhere to Dis-Chem uniform and personal appearance policy.



  • Understanding of Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Understanding of general maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, and other systems. 
  • Approach problems in a rational and intellectual manner Able to ulti-task their activities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Manage time effectively
  • Numerical Skills
  • English – Read, write and speak well 
  • Advantageous2nd Additional language. 

Special conditions of employment

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  • South African citizen and MIE, clear criminal and credit
  • Driver’s license and/or own reliable transport and Must be willing to be rotated to where needed and must be willing to perform any other function within the department, should the need arise
  • Physical demands include walking and standing, climbing, kneeling, push and pull objects, lift and move objects , repetitive bending.


Remuneration and benefits

  • Market related salary and Medical aid
  • Provident fund and Staff account

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