Engineering Artisan – Electrician

Engineering Artisan - Electrician

Engineering Artisan – Electrician


Aggeneys, Northern Cape


Closing Date 14 January 2022 

Job Details


Northern Cape Metallurgical Operations (Pty) Ltd (Gamsberg)

Minimum experience


Company primary industry

Mining and Metals

Job functional area


Job Description


This position will be based at the Gamsberg site close to Aggeneys in the Northern Cape.


The purpose of this position is to diagnose and maintain machinery and equipment according to technical specification and sound engineering practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Investigate, diagnose and perform trade related maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery according to maintenance requirements, standards and specifications
  • Perform daily inspections in accordance with the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations, operational and Company standards, and to report all defects and breakdowns on equipment and machinery to the Supervisor
  • Develop, modify, construct and install all types of trade related equipment required for the safe operation of all engineering equipment
  • Ensure that all installations and equipment are safe and in good working order after task completion
  • Continuously monitor equipment failure and efficiency to improve trade specific equipment and systems
  • Consult with production teams on maintenance activities that affect production
  • Support the achievement of engineering availability and production performance levels
  • Ensure that maintenance related information is recorded and reported to the relevant planning office to support the maintenance of the planned/asset maintenance system

Qualification Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Valid section 13 Trade Test / Section 26(D) Certificate required
  • Valid driver’s license code B, EB or C1
  • Own transport to attend to call outs

Experience and Skills Requirements

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience as a qualified Electrician in a concentrator plant
  • Medium Voltage (MV) competency, including valid certification thereof will be an advantage
  • Variable Speed Drive (VSD) training and experience will be an advantage
  • Experience in one of the following smart relays; Siemens, Allen Bradley, or Schneider will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of maintaining MV equipment will be an added advantage
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces and at heights
  • Must be familiar with safety and electrical standards as per Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996
  • Not colour blind
  • English language proficiency
  • Time management skills
  • Decision making skills


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