Sibanye-Stillwater: Instrument Technician

Instrument Technician

Job no: 498928
Work type: Permanent
Location: North West
Categories: Engineering, Mining
Grade: C4



VACANCY: Instrument Technician
Section: Marikana – EPL 3 Reference: 498928
Closing Date: 27 November 2020 Job Grading: C-Upper
Type of employment  Permanent No of Positions 01










Your manager should be aware of and support your application. Pre-screening and psychometric evaluation may form part of the selection process. Short listed candidates will be requested to attend a panel interview. Applicants who receive no response to their applications within 14 days may consider their application for the position to be unsuccessful.

Sibanye-Stillwater is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

The appointee should:


  • N6 / S4 / T3 electronic light current Diploma in Instrumentation or Diploma in Instrumentation and Process Control.
  • Passed area specific systems training modules for role within the organisation.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in current role.
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk based medical examination at the relevant Sibanye Stillwater Occupational Health Centre.


Advantageous requirements:


  • Instrumentation Trade Certificate will be an advantage when T3 and S4 Diploma is obtained.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Ensure that safety and legal requirements are adhere to.
  • Ensure that Operating standards and procedures are adhere to, up to date and understood by team.
  • Monitor the Operational Process regularly to ensure conformance to specifications and understanding of standards.
  • Maintain applicable safety devices and Regulations, The Act, Codes of practice and standards appropriate to systems.
  • Test new equipment to ensure operation up to standard.
  • Ensure all hazardous instrumentations devices are maintained and stored properly. (e.g. Radioactive equipment)

Operationalized and optimise work processes

  • Conduct effective planning for function / process.
  • Ensure that all planned maintenance schedules are accurately performed.
  • Communicate process problems to necessary people.
  • Monitor and advice on the settings of machinery to optimise performance.
  • Ensure that PLC/ DCS / SCADA programming is performed to standard.
  • Maintain and ensure good reliability of field instrumentation, Control and network system and equipment.
  • Maintain and ensure good reliability of video surveillance systems.
  • Investigate equipment failures, identify the causes and give recommendations with regards to sustainability of equipment.

Business Improvement

  • Participate in design projects to ensure equipment/instrumentation meet requirements for area specific work.
  • Identify opportunities to improve instrument operations.
  • Identify risks and threats to the process proactively and take appropriate actions.
  • Administration

    Compile accurate system reports and action plans.

  • Prepare ad-hic reports for management and other Information customers.
  • Ensure the system technical data is accurate and secure.
  • Interpret data for first level information reports.
  • Ensure that any operational problem that is encountered is reported even if outside immediate area of responsibility.


Interested parties should complete and submit the standard job application form using the link below:

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HR Contact Person                     : Zonnica Jooste

Recruitment Person                    : Lariozette Smit

Contract Details                         : 014 495 2565

Advertised: 20 Nov 2020 South Africa Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Nov 2020 South Africa Standard Time

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