Environmental Health Technician

8 July 2024

Website Tongaat Hulett Sugar

Purpose of the role

To implement promotive and preventive health programs in Triangle and Mwenezana Estates and supervise subordinates within the Department.



  • Plan and allocate duties to subordinates and monitors the
  • Analyses and respond to communicable disease
  • Carries out routine Environmental Health and hygiene premises inspections, compiles and circulates reports to relevant authorities for corrective actions as a requirement for public health practice.
  • Supervise the implementation of industrial and residential pest control
  • Coordinate TB control programme in Triangle through notification of diagnosed patients, conducting mobile and static TB review clinics, TB treatment monitoring (DOTS), defaulters and contact tracing.
  • Monitor refuse storage, collection, transportation and proper disposal in
  • Conduct drinking water quality monitoring through collection and analysis of bacteriological and chemical priority indicators in Triangle.
  • Routinely monitor cleanliness and hygiene of food handlers at their work places and educates them on hygiene standards required of them.
  • Initiate operational budgets and analyses monthly expenditure for discussion with Public Health Officer.
  • Conduct communicable disease surveillance, detects and reports outbreaks and respond to real-time upsurges and epidemics
  • Coordinate the carrying out of epidemic disease investigations contact tracing and notifications as per legal requirement.
  • Provide relevant information and consolidated feedback on public health to relevant stakeholders.
  • Conduct Public health and hygiene education on communicable disease prevention and control.
  • Appraise and counsel subordinates who directly reports to him or
  • Coordinate environmental and surface decontamination
  • Implement measures for malaria prevention and control. 


Qualifications and Experience 

  • Diploma/ BSc in Environmental/ Public
  • Must be registered and have a valid practicing certificate from the Environmental Health Practitioners Council.
  • Class 3 or 4 Driver’s license
  • At least one year working as an Environmental Health Technician in the Ministry of Health and Child Care or a recognized organization
  • Sound understanding of public health legislation
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills. Ability to interact with a team of Section Managers.