South Africa

Mechanic for Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling

Company Tharisa Minerals
Reference # MECHDRIL001
Published 07/12/2018
Contract Type Permanent
Location Marikana, North West, South Africa
“Tharisa plc (Tharisa) is a European headquartered, integrated resource group. We are uniquely positioned incorporating mining, processing, beneficiation, marketing, sales and logistics.” Tharisa Minerals Mine is situated near the town of Marikana in the North West Province, and is seeking to appoint a qualified candidate to the following position based at the mine
Job Functions Mining
Industries Mining
Mechanic for Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling REF MECHDRIL001
Internal / External

Role Context
The mechanic is responsible for failures and breakdown elimination through preventative interventions inspections, checklist and condition monitoring repair activities without disrupting production; Ensures spares are available prior to planned maintenance activity; knowledge of correct oil for different applications; Ensure work performance comply with Tharisa standards, maintain a high standard of workmanship, attention to details and deliver quality work.

Core work outputs:
Maintain a clean work place; Inspect equipment’s regularly and fix in-time mechanic deficiencies; Must be able to identify and correct present and possible future causes of failure or breakdown; ensure sufficient strategic spares are available for tasks performed; Start and completes tasks timeously to ensure a high level of plant/equipment availability; He/she might be required to work shifts and holidays as per management requirements; Create and maintain good and healthy relationship with operating team. Conform to MHSA guidelines by continuously working according to the stipulated mine procedures.
Minimum Requirements:
Grade 12 Certificate with passed math’s and science subject’s or equivalent; Red seal mechanic trade certificate; Minimum of 3 years’ post apprenticeship experience in the mechanical trade; Record keeping; Must be computer literate; Good oral and written communication skills; Plus 3 years working in the RC drilling environment; Valid code 8 driver’s license (EB); Superock certificate/experience will be advantageous.

Inherent requirements
Must be medically fit; Technical knowledge (Methodology) of reverse circulation drilling; mechanical drill-rig key safety consideration;
Job Closing Date 14/12/2018
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