Demand Planning Manager Contractor
Johannesburg
9 days ago

Salary: 45000 Monthly

Fixed term contract (12 months) is available within this automotive organisationThe incumbent of this position (reporting to the Senior Manager: Demand Planning) will be responsible for supporting planning and decision making in the Demand Planning Department to ensure an effective daily management of model range ordering based on sales planning and production planning. The main focus area will be...

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Tilling Contractor
Groblersdal
11 days ago

Salary: Market related

An Agricultural Services Provider is seeking a hands-on Tilling contractor to provide land preparation services to growers and farmers within the area, ensuring strong customer relationships and higher production yields.

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Project Manager
Somerset West
1 day ago

Are you an experienced Project Manager with a knack for orchestrating successful installations? A digital signage company is on the lookout for a committed individual to spearhead the planning, execution, and supervision of regional installation teams. This role entails project oversight, risk management, and meticulous adherence to health and safety standards. Based in Somerset West.

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Quality Manager/Welding Specialist
Vanderbijlpark
1 day ago

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Leasing Clerk / Rental Liaison
Capetown
1 day ago

Salary: Salary: R 14 000.00 pm

Leasing Clerk

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Facility Supervisor
Johannesburg
2 days ago

Salary: 600 000 Annually

Are you an experienced professional seeking an exciting opportunity to lead and manage facility operations? My client is currently looking for a skilled Facility Supervisor with expertise in electrical and refrigeration systems, coupled with strong supervisory experience. In this role, you will oversee the efficient operation of critical facility infrastructure while leading a team of dedicated te...

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Senior Project Quality Control Coordinator
Capetown
2 days ago

Our global EPCM client require s the skills of a highly professional Senior Project Quality Control Coordinator for a 6 month assignment in Cape Town (with possibility of renewal).  The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the quality assurance and quality control requirements during the construction phase of the project are met.  The roles also entails leading and educating o...

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Process Controller
Brakpan, Gauteng
2 days ago

Salary: Salary; Medical Insurance; 8.7% Provident Fund

Seeking energetic and committed Process Controller for a factory based in Brakpan. Hands-on experience with Process, mechanical, and hydraulic activities. Processes include looking for defects, and quality checks. Computer experience is required. Looking for true go-getters for this demanding role.

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Project Manager
Johannesburg
2 days ago

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Junior Electronics Technician - Solar
Portelizabeth
3 days ago

Salary: Market-Related

Our client, a well established Electrical contractor focused on the renewable energy sector, seeks to employ a Junior Electronics Technician, for their solar and renewable energy projects team in Gqeberha.

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The complete guide to contracting jobs

The main difference between an employee, who is hired permanently, and an independent contractor is the nature of the contract.

In a Contract of Service, an employee promises to provide services to an employer in exchange for payment, rather than agreeing to perform specific duties for a set period of time.

To put it slightly different, a contract with an independent contractor is usually a contract in which the contractor agrees to do a specific service or task and is paid when the service or task is done or when the agreed-upon result is produced.

We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to contractor jobs in South Africa.

What does a contracting job entail?

An Independent Contractor is not subject to the control or direction of the organisation, corporation, or individual who would be considered his, her, or its client. This means that an Independent Contractor is not subject to the terms of the employment agreement. The Independent Contractor is, in essence, performing the service as part of his or hers own firm.

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What career opportunities are there for contracting jobs?

Many young people in today do not want to have a career that lasts their entire life with a single company. At the same time, businesses are increasingly wanting to harness expertise and talents when they need them and on an adhoc bases which creates flexibility.  This   means that there are more  opportunities for individuals to choose the type of job they do, the times  they work, and even the location of their employment.

How to get a contractor job

If a contractor is looking for their first contract or looking for fresh contract employment, taking a targeted approach to obtaining contractor jobs can increase their odds of success, decrease their unpaid time between contracts, and increase their rates. Finding work as a contractor requires a different approach than looking for a full-time job.

However the basics are the same as with any job search, starting with an  excellent resume or CV is essential. Submit your resume to job boards and search for open positions. All online applications for contract work should be tracked  so that you can keep a record of what  has been submitted and when. As you are keeping records of all aaplications  it will be a good idea to follow up on them by calling the designated person at the recruitment agency or at the company.

How to become a contractor

When applying for jobs, it's a good idea to put down somewhere that you're open to being considered for freelance or contract work.

Pros and cons of being a contractor

Advantages

  • You decide when, where, and how much to work.
  • Contractors are paid by hour.
  • You obtain significant client experience.
  • You can work from home and explore a variety of office setups.
  • You build a client and coworker network.
  • Compared to permanent employment, you can charge more.

Disadvantages

  • How many contracts you have can affect your income and earnings.
  • Employers can cancel agreements with 24 hours' notice, so nothing is guaranteed.
  • Home or car loans may be denied.
  • You must pay your own income tax.
  • You need to be responsible and save for your pension fund and medical aid.
  • You need to acquire your own tools.
Frequently asked questions

Is contracting a good career

You should consider a contract job since it provides greater experience, education, and control over your schedule.

Are contracting jobs in demand?

Yes, businesses want to access expertise whenever they need it.

How much do contractors earn?

This will all depend upon the job that you are contracting to do but you will be paid substantially more than a full time employee.