South Africa

Surface Electrician

Company Barberton Mines (Pty) Ltd
Reference # SFEL2021-01
Published 13/01/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Barberton Mines first produced gold in 1886. The mining complex now comprises three mines: Fairview, New Consort and Sheba.

A vacancy exists for the above position. Individuals that meet the requirements are invited to apply for this position.

Purpose of the job:
Install, maintain and repair electrical power installations, communications, lighting and control systems. Knowledge of Compressors, fridge plants, Ventilation fans, HT Substation, conveyor belts, crushers, winders and House wiring.

Job Functions Trade
Industries Mining

Main Role Outcomes:

•Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
•Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
•Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
•Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
•Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
•Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
•Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on specifications and Mine Health and Safety Act requirements.
•Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
•Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
•Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.
•Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
•Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
•Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
•Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
•Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications.
•Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
•Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit, cables and moving and lifting heavy objects.
•Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators, placing flares, and driving needed vehicles.

Minimum Requirements:

•N3 or Grade 12 qualification
•Relevant trade certificate (MIETTB Section13 or 26D)
•Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Electrician
•Valid certificate of physical fitness for Underground
•Ability to read and write in English
•Ability to communicate with people on different levels
•Valid driver’s license

Selection will be made in accordance with the Company’s Employment Equity Plan.
Should you not be contacted by us within 7 days, please assume that your application has not been successful.

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Job Closing Date 22/01/2021
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