Petra Diamonds Mine: Mechanician

Reference No: KOFF347

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the C & I Technician, this role is responsible for the installation, maintenance, fault finding and repair within the control and instrumentation discipline.


  • Perform inspections in accordance with the Mine Health and Safety Act Regulations and Manufacturing and Company Standards to report all defects and breakdowns on equipment and machinery to the Supervisor.
  • Perform risk assessments (Activity based and Mini).
  • Perform trip and alarm checks.
  • Report damaged equipment and repair plant defects.
  • Responsible for assembling/commissioning, decommissioning, installing and maintaining instruments and equipment.
  • Responsible for performing basic rigging activities in line of duty.
  • Responsible to apply the lock-out procedure as per Company policy.
  • Responsible to perform general housekeeping duties.
  • Identify spares requirements and order according to departmental procedure.
  • Conduct fault finding on PLCs and field instrumentation.
  • Responsible to install and maintain networks.
  • Responsible to de-energize and lock-out equipment.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of x-ray and radiation equipment.
  • Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation Audit: Ensure that all Engineering reporting is aligned with standards, guidelines and schedules.
  • Engagement and Communication: Establish and maintain good working relationships and an effective / sound communication system with the Engineering Function.


  • Grade 10
  • N2 National Certificate
  • Instrument Mechanician Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and/or apprenticeship
  • 3 years post Apprenticeship/Qualification experience as an Instrument Mechanician
  • Experience and knowledge in the operation of Wonderware In Touch SCADA and Allen Bradley RS logic 5000 PLC
  • Valid Drivers’ License


  • Grade 12; Computer Literate; Experience in a Mining environment
  • Knowledge in Devicenet communication
  • Knowledge in Variable Speed Drives and Soft-Starters

Candidates holding a QCTO (Section 26D) Trade Test, where the learning route is not specified on the Certificate, must submit the following: Statement of results issued by an accredited MQA trade test centre as well as evidence of training conducted at a technical training centre (e.g. Portfolio of Evidence, Logbooks). Should these documents not be submitted, the application will not be considered. Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered.


  • Able to communicate in English (written & verbal)
  • Analytical thinking; Attention to detail; Accuracy; Planning; Problem solving; Reliability; Pro-active

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Forward, together with your resume, qualifications and ID, to by 25 October 2020. Please note, applications must be sent to the correct e-mail as indicated. Incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered