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Technical Assistant


GRS – Durban

Reporting to: 

Specifications Manager


An opportunity exists at GRS – Durban for a Technical Assistant with the following requirements


Main purpose of the job


The Technical Assistant will be responsible as Technical Back-up for the Sales Team and will handle walk in customers for Smaller Projects to calculate the cutting lists for Cash Sales, Managing all material and workmanship warranties, liaising with GRS Drawing Office on bigger projects, site measurements, site inspections and Quality Assurance when rolling sheeting onsite.

Qualifications and Experience required

  • Matric Certificate 

  • NQF4 or equivalent, preferably Architectural and or Engineering background will be an advantage 

  • Ability to understand and interpret Technical Drawings and Project Specifications 

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

  • Knowledge and understanding of various Roofing Products, Materials and Roofing Systems 

  • Strong aptitude for Math and Trigonometry 

  • Strong Draughting ability relating to the building and structural steel industry 

  • Experience in AutoCAD 2D, 3D and Revit 

  • Computer Literacy is essential (MS Office) 

  • Demonstrate Leadership, self confidence and vision in major projects or initiatives 

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a production environment in the steel industry is essential 

  • Sound knowledge of and experience in the South African roof sheeting industry is preferred 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Excellent Time Management Skills 

  • Result and deadline driven 

  • Must be able to work independently 

  • Must be able to work under pressure

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Estimations of sheeting & flashing requirements from drawings for quoting purposes 

  • Compiling cutting list on smaller projects for cash customers 

  • Liaising with Main Drawing office ensuring drawings are sent through for compiling of cutting lists 

  • Doing site measurements when required 

  • Attending site meetings with the relevant Sales person on project related work 

  • Site inspections to ensure roofing systems have been installed according to Global Roofing Solutions Roofing manual for applications of warranties 

  • Managing the process of applying and issuing of Material & Workmanship warranties on projects 

  • Ensure that all warranties are recorded properly for future access and reference 

  • Quality Assurance of profile for Mill on site rolling 

  • Work very closely with the Sales team to promote Service Excellence on technical backup 

  • Problem solving on site 

  • Report to Specifications Manager and assist Specifications department in updating Specifications Database to create a more accurate pipeline 

  • Assist Specifications department in setting up of appointments if required 

  • Liaising with Architects & Engineers regarding queries, offering technical support regarding GRS materials and application of products


Market Related, commensurate with the Company policy


Closing date

Close of business 15 September 2023


Please forward a detailed CV to

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“Our recruitment process is in line with our employment equity policy”


A short list of qualified candidates will be drawn up within a week after the closing date and these applicants will be contacted for an interview. If you have not heard from us within 5 days after the closing date, you may assume that your application was not successful.

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