Cullinan Diamond Mine is situated in the town of Cullinan 30km east from Pretoria.

Reference No: CUL548


Reporting to the Engineering Foreman, the role will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, fault
finding and repair of mechanical equipment within the mechanical discipline according to sound engineering practice and equipment


 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 hydrocarbons).

 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 lockout procedure as per company policy.

 Repair and replace worn and defective parts and reassemble mechanical components, referring to service manuals.

 Responsible for the installation of de-watering systems (Pumps and Columns)

 Responsible for cutting, theorizing, bending, lapping and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.

 Responsible for winder machinery , maintenance signal devices and safety devices as applicable

 Responsible for compressor maintenance as applicable.

 Responsible for ventilation equipment e.g. main / booster fans as applicable.

 Responsible for erecting machines and equipment on-site.

 Responsible for the overhauling and repairing of mechanical parts and fluid power equipment.

 Responsible for the maintenance of mechanical equipment.

 Responsible for conveyer maintenance.

 Strip, analyse and inspect failures to determine root cause and prevent Recurrences .

 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 an effective / sound communication system with the Engineering
Function and operation.

 Take 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 Certificate

 Qualified Fitter Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and apprenticeship**

 A minimum of 3 years post Apprenticeship / Qualification experience (can be concurrent with the PDL trade experience)

 Valid Drivers’ License
** Candidates holding a QCTO (Section 26D) Trade Test, where the learning route is not specified on the Certificate, must submit the

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

Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered.


 Grade 12/N3

 Computer Literacy and Microsoft Office Suite


 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.

 Use trade related machining tools according to specifications in order to achieve finishing tolerances.

 Detect faults and identify trends and report to ensure action to minimize losses or downtime.

 Have knowledge and skill in reading and interpreting technical diagrams, manuals and drawings.

 Have knowledge and skill in assembling components in a logical order and according to specifications.

 Have knowledge to identify and prioritise critical tasks to be executed during planned shutdown.

 Have knowledge and skill to complete job cards and record actions/findings.

 Do Planned Maintenance on equipment according to OEM specifications and safe working procedures.

 Identify tools, spares and equipment required for work activities.

 Respond and attend to breakdowns timeously and effectively to ensure minimum downtime and production losses.


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.
Cullinan 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 areas (proof of
residence may be requested).

If you are already employed by Petra Diamonds – please submit an authorised internal application form, your CV, ID and supporting
documents/qualifications to the e-mail below.

External candidates, please complete an application form (available on and
forward, together with your résumé, SAPS certified qualifications and ID, to by 02
January 2022.

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 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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