Koffiefontein Diamond Mine is based in the town of Koffiefontein, located 100km from Kimberley and 136km from Bloemfontein.

Reference Nr: KOFF388


Reporting to the Engineering Foreman, The role will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, fault
finding and repair of Trackless Mobile Machinery (TMM) & Track bound equipment within the Diesel Mechanical discipline according
to OEM specifications, Mine Health and Safety Act and prescribed performance requirements.


 Provide subject matter expertise and skills in area of responsibility; advising on solutions to enhance or ensure the
effectiveness of the department/section.

 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 Foreman.

 Reports faults and unsafe conditions to the Central Control Room.

 Participate in planning shutdowns (Planned maintenance), resources, tools and spares relevant to the shutdown activities.

 Identify spares requirements and order according to departmental procedure.

 Responsible for the management of consumable stock levels (amongst others, spares and hydro carbons).

 Investigate, diagnose and perform trade related maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery according to the
maintenance requirements.

 Assist Foreman in executing his/his duties as and when required.
 Conduct planned task observations.
 Follow instructions as per job card and report any defects.
 De-energise and apply the lock-out procedure as per company policy.
 Dismantle and remove machine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and check parts.
 Detect and diagnose faults in machines and parts.

 Assemble machine components and fit parts after being repaired.
 Service machinery for optimal availability and performance.
 Responsible to perform lock out when required.
 Responsible for good housekeeping in working area.
 Provide input in preparing maintenance and inspection schedules.
 Conduct maintenance planning.

 Responsible for trade related administration.
 Perform standby duties and attend to breakdowns.
 Conduct on-the-job training for allocated apprentices.
 Ensure that all Engineering reporting is aligned with standards, guidelines and schedules.

 Establish and maintain good working relationships and effective / sound communication systems within the Engineering
Function and operation.
 Takes cognisance of and adhere to Company policies, procedures and relevant legislation. Manage and report on non
compliance issues.
 Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company Vision and Values. Manage and report on non compliance issues.
 Perform risk assessments (Mini) and participates in risk assessments (Activity based).

 Provide Input to risk assessments, safe work procedures and Planned Task Observations, monitor, train and implement all
codes of practice, policies, procedures, risk assessments and standards and ensure all are in place for the effective
management of safe working conditions in terms of related area of responsibilities and legal requirements.
 Effective Team Player and Effective Self-Management


 Grade 10
 N2 National Certificate
 Diesel Mechanic Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and/or apprenticeship
 A minimum of 3 years post Apprenticeship / Qualification experience (can be concurrent with the PDL trade experience).

 Valid driver’s license
 Grade 12 / N3
 Computer Literacy and Microsoft Office Suite.

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.


 Pass Vienna Level 2 Assessment.
 Know and adhere to the safe work procedures.
 Have knowledge and skill in diagnosing root causes of faults on machines and equipment.
 Have knowledge and skill in reading and interpreting technical diagrams, manuals and drawings.
 Detect faults and identify trends and report to ensure action to minimize losses or downtime.
 Have knowledge to identify and prioritised the critical tasks to be executed during the planned shutdown.
 Have knowledge and skill in assembling components in a logical order and according to specifications.
 Do Planned Maintenance on equipment according to OEM specifications and safe working procedures.
 Have knowledge and skill to complete job cards and record actions/findings.
 Respond and attend to breakdowns timeously and effectively to ensure minimum downtime and production losses.
 Identify the tools, spares and equipment required for the work activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Petra Diamonds is currently aligning its organisational structure to the operational model therefore all job titles and
job profiles are under review. This may influence the grading of the position.
Koffiefontein Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with
the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates. Pre-screening, profile testing, assessments, medical and security
clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process. Short listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the
successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area
of Letsemeng / Xhariep District Municipalities (proof of residence may be requested).

If you are already employed by Petra Diamonds, please submit an authorised Internal Application Form, your résumé, qualifications and ID when
Please complete an application form (available on and forward, together with
your résumé, SAPs certified qualifications and ID, to by 21 November 2021. Please note,
applications must be sent to the correct e-mail as indicated. Incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Petra Diamonds reserves the right not to fill this position.

If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are approached in this
regard, you should report the incident immediately to your local SAPS or via one of the following hotlines:

Toll Free: 0800 007 247; Phone Call: +27 31 571 5573; Fax: +27 31 560 7395; Email:; Post: KZ 138, Umhlanga
Rocks, 4320; Website:

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