MECHANICAL ENGINEER - (CHEMICAL INDUSTRY) - GCC essential
Johannesburg
8 days ago

Salary: R1.5 Million per annum

MECHANICAL ENGINEER - (CHEMICAL INDUSTRY) - gcc essential

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Engineering Manager (GCC)
Cape Town
9 days ago

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RB 414906 - Shaft/Surface Engineer (GCC Mines and Works) – North West
North Wesst
3 days ago

Salary: R1,7m - R2,15m CTC per annum

Shaft/Surface Engineer (gcc Mines and Works) – North West

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Maintenance Engineer (GCC)
Pietermaritzburg
27 days ago

Salary: 700 000 Annually

Join a dynamic team as a Maintenance Engineer (gcc) in a leading textile manufacturing facility. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your skills and expertise in a thriving and innovative work environment.

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Telescope Engineering Manager
Capetown
1 day ago

Salary: Annually

The Telescope Engineering Manager is part of the Engineering Operations team and will be responsible for managing the telescope engineering team. The telescope engineering team are essential to the construction, commissioning, and operational success of the SKA-MID radio telescope project. They will be responsible for ensuring that the telescope and its associated infrastructure are maintained to ...

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Design Engineer: Road – Pavement Specialist
Capetown
1 day ago

We are looking for a Road Pavement Specialist based in Cape Town CBD. The core purpose of this role is to lead and manage a team of Engineers and Technicians in the design, procurement & contract administration of roads projects.

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Plant Production Manager from FMCG
Polokwane
1 day ago

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Telescope Engineering Manager
Capetown
2 days ago

Salary: Annually

A well-established business is seeking to appoint a Telescope Engineering Manager

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Senior Engineer/Technologist or Lead Engineer
Pretoria
3 days ago

Salary: 90000 Monthly

Lead Engineer: Water and Sanitation

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Engineering Manager
Kwathema
3 days ago

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GCC Jobs in South Africa (Ultimate Guide)

 

Government Certificate of Competency, or GCC for short. In South Africa, is often referred to as "the ticket." We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to GCC jobs in South Africa.

What does a GCC job in South Africa entail?

The Chief Inspector of the Department of Employment and Labour (Factories Engineer), the Department of Mineral Resources (Mines Engineer), or the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Marine Engineer) issues the Government Certificate of Competence (GCC) to mechanical and electrical engineers working in the manufacturing, mining, and maritime sectors of the South African economy.

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What career opportunities are there for GCC jobs in South Africa?

GCC Factories is a good fit for those with mechanical or electrical training who work in sectors where machinery produces more than 3000 kW of power. If the equipment is for distributing power, the peak demand will be greater than 10,000 kVA.

How to get a GCC job in South Africa

You have to take and pass the GCC Factories plant engineering and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act exams to get the GCC factories. But these tests are not open to everyone. To take the exams, you will need to get permission from the Commission of Examiners at the Department of Employment and Labour. If you meet the requirements, the Commission of Examiners will let you take the test. You can apply for the test with having a Bachelor’s degree or a national diploma in mechanical or electrical engineering, or a national technical diploma in an engineering or mechanical trade.

How to become a GCC engineer

To get the GCC Factories, you must first meet the requirements set by the Commission of Examiners from the Department of Employment and Labour to take the GCC Factories exam. You will need to fill out the required application form and send it along with your qualifications and the required letters.

You will have to take the OHS Act and the GCC Factories plant engineering exams. On the tests, you need to get 50% to pass. Every year, the GCC Factories plant engineering and OHS Act exams are given at approved TVET colleges in June and November. Send the Statement of Results to the Commission of Examiners.

If the Commission of Examiners recommends you, the Chief Inspector may give you a Certificate of Competency in mechanical or electrical engineering. Engineers with a Government Certificate of Competency in mechanical or electrical are called Certified Engineers.

Pros and cons of being a GCC engineer

A GCC engineer makes good money. You need to have a mechanical or electrical engineering qualification and the licensing process can be tedious and frustrating. You must be 23 years to take GCC Factories Exams. Getting GCC factories will take four to seven years.

Frequently asked questions

Is a GCC job a good career?

Yes. A GCC job opens many door to further your career in the industry of your choice.

Are GCC jobs in demand?

The demand for engineers is high in South Africa and the rest of Africa. Mechanical engineers typically work in an office setting with other types of engineers.

How much does a GCC engineer earn?

In South Africa, a GCC factories engineer makes R 630 000. Entry-level jobs pay R 930 000 per year, while most experienced workers get R .1 500 000.