5 Top semi skilled jobs in SA you can apply for

Semi skilled jobs typically refer to manual work that requires limited training. Employees in semi skilled positions are required to have some skills but specialised training is not essential. If you have undergone training but are not fully qualified then semi skilled work may be perfect for you. Semi skilled positions are also a great way to gain experience so that you can increase your chance of being hired once you are qualified. Another benefit of this type of employment is that you can learn new skills and increase your capabilities.

Semi skilled boiler maker jobs can be found in South Africa. Whether you are in the process of becoming a fully qualified electrician or you have completed basic training, finding semi skilled electrician jobs can be advantageous. Browse for semi skilled fitter jobs on Job Mail, register your CV and apply. Take a look at the top five semi skilled positions that you can find in South Africa.

1. Semi skilled Electrician


Semi skilled electrician jobs need some training and experience in the industry. It is possible to find positions as an assistant electrician, and the benefit of this work is that you get to increase your knowledge in this area. If you are physically fit then you can consider becoming a semi skilled electrician. You will also need to be good with your hands, trustworthy and observant to excel at this position. Core duties include assisting the Electrician with installing, operating and maintaining electrical systems. Repair work is also part of the duties of a semi skilled electrician. Employment is available in large factories and power stations as well as in individual homes.

You can find a position for a semi skilled electrician on Job Mail. Applicants must have a minimum of five years of experience which relates to 11KV Cable Joining and Terminations. A Code 8 Licence is also required. This part-time position is available through DRC Labour Hire and a monthly remuneration is offered.


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2. Semi skilled Mechanic

The work of a semi skilled mechanic will depend on what industry they find employment in. They can be hired to assist Diesel Mechanics, Motor Mechanics or Earthmoving Equipment Mechanics. To be considered for a semi skilled mechanic position you will need to be hard working and responsible. A general knowledge of mechanics is also required. Some of the duties that a semi skilled mechanic can expect to be involved in is helping to perform routine checks on machinery to make sure that everything is operating effectively. A semi skilled mechanic needs to be comfortable using tools such as screwdrivers and welding equipment.

A semi skilled mechanic is required for a global business. Suitable candidates will have matric as well as a minimum of two years relevant experience. Duties that are associated with this position include stripping and assembling parts as well as helping in the vehicle yard.


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3. Semi skilled Welder


If you are detail orientated and a fast learner, why not apply for a position as a semi skilled welder? To be eligible for these positions you will need to have knowledge of metals as well as an understanding of how to work with different types of metals. Knowing the strength and weaknesses of each metal is also an important part of these semi skilled jobs. As a semi skilled welder you will be responsible for helping the welder to apply heat to metal to join it together. Positions are available in shipbuilding as well as in the automotive industry.

Vacancies are available for semi skilled welders. Suitable applicants will have a minimum of five years of experience as well as an in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry. This position has an immediate start.


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4. Semi skilled Setter

If you enjoy working with machines, consider applying for semi skilled setter positions. You will need to have some knowledge of machinery to be considered for this position.

A position for a semi skilled setter is open at a well-known packing company. Candidates must have relevant experience. A matric and N3 are required for this position. Duties include setting, running and performing minor repair work. Quality control and housekeeping are other duties which the successful candidate will be responsible for.

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5. General Administrative Position


General administrative positions are a suitable option if you enjoy working with people and have the ability to multi-task. The core duty of this position is to support other staff members. Tasks vary according to the requirements of the office that you are working in. General administrative work includes answering phones, filing and keeping the office tidy. Employment can be found in educational institutes, businesses and medical facilities.

You can find a general administrative position on Job Mail. The core duty of this position is data capturing. Suitable candidates will be computer literate with knowledge of Excel and Microsoft. The ability to speak English and Afrikaans is important. Applicants must be trustworthy, outgoing and friendly. The monthly remuneration is R 8500.


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Semi skilled jobs are a great opportunity to learn new skills once you have completed basic training. It is also possible to find shift work and part-time positions which will allow you to study further in your spare time. If you are interested in learning more about the semi skilled work that is currently available, you can browse Job Mail and take a look at the vacancies. Before you start training, it is a good idea to consider which positions are in demand. Remember, registering your CV on Job Mail is easy and absolutely free!

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25 Responses

  1. Phumlani says:

    Im seeking for the job I’v got certificate in Bookkeeping + Drivers License C1 with PDP

  2. Adolf says:

    24 years experience in precision grinding 7 years for Yscor(Mittal) worked on grinding machines from 28” 711mm to 1524mm(backup rollers)17 years for SA hard Chrome,confidant tospecifications to plan layout andusing precision instrument,dressing metal parts using hand tools,analizes eng drawings and work with small tolerances, Mechanical background,semi skilled welder, can work on lathe

  3. Mbulelo says:

    I hope this works

  4. Mbulelo says:

    Is there jobs for people without grade 12?

  5. Mbulelo says:

    Thought so

  6. Sydney says:

    Hope to get something

  7. Sydney says:

    Looking for simeskill boilermaker and welding

  8. sithembiso mhlongo says:

    i am willing to be a semi skilled welder i have done co2 welding at emfolozi college but i havnt done any practical i am willing to learn

  9. sithembiso mhlongo says:

    i would love to get that opportunity

  10. sithembiso mhlongo says:


  11. Thulani says:

    I want a want job

    • Annabel Schoeman says:

      Hi Thulani,

      You can register your CV on Job Mail here – http://goo.gl/yrWkMY. After you have registered your CV, you can start applying for vacancies advertised on Job Mail.

      We hope you find employment soon!

  12. john says:

    Hi , i really have a problem, I’m a qualified electrician but I’m working as a semi skilled electrician and the most painful thing is that there are some guys who were hired after me and they were hired as a cat 4 but me I was taken as a categories 3, and remember there is no interview that was done to both of us, and i feel discriminated, please advice

  13. Stephen says:

    Hi, i’m Stephen Motaung looking for a semi skilled rigging job.

  14. rachel says:

    Am looking for boilermaker semiskill

  15. nico meyer says:

    Good day
    We are 7 people in search of jobs. All of us has mining experience / semi skilled mech fitting/boiler making/welding and valve technicians. We do shutdowns all over SA. Whereto can we is and our cv’s. Please help?

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