Here at Africa Job Board, we work to place you in your perfect job. As such, we would like to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate you, our candidates, on our blogs! Today, we would like to spotlight candidate Munyaradzi, a Class One boiler maker who works in Metal Fabrication, Construction, Assembling, and Plant maintenance. He has completed a National Certificate (four years) and a Trade Test. He is quite the jet-setter, having worked in Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
A boilermaker is a tradesperson who manufactures, installs, and maintains boilers, tanks and vats. The job is quite physical in nature, and team work is imperative. Through this job, there is the potential to take on a supervisorial role. Munyarazi joined the industry because of his uncle, who had greatly inspired him. According to Munyaradzi, his uncle has been working in the industry “for close to three decades”. Munyaradzi tells us that in his line of work, a trainee/beginner can expect to earn $450 to 750 (at $3 to 6.50/hour). After 10 years in this work, one can expect to earn a Net Annual Income of $70 000 (at $20 to $45/hour). In South Africa, a Boilermaker earns an average wage of R88.11 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Plant Maintenance. To succeed in this industry, Munyaradzi argues that you need to be hardworking, focus on effective teamwork, and be goal-oriented.
Munyaradzi believes that Zimbabwe will be the next African hot-spot because of its “vast and diverse mineral deposits such as gold, platinum, nickel and diamonds”. Zimbabwe’s mineral resources include, amongst others: coal, chromium ore, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium,tin, platinum group metals (such as palladium) and diamonds. Globally it is a significant producer of lithium, chrysotile asbestos and vermiculite.
Munyaradzi lists Strive Masiyiwa, African billionaire and founder of Kwese TV as his biggest inspiration. According to Munyaradzi, Masiyiwa “possesses and demonstrates a diversity of good entrepreneurial skills and competences”, which inspired him in his own line of work. His desire is to one day become a “high-profile professional and entrepreneur “.
We believe in you, Munyaradzi! Keep working towards your goal!