Minopex: Engineering Traineeship 2020/2021


This position will be based at a 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 practise

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

Experience and Skills Requirements

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience as a qualified Millwright
  • Must be willing work shifts
  • Must have knowledge of instrumentation equipment and VSD experience
  • Must have experience in pump maintenance and repairs
  • Must be able to do alignment have knowledge in changing bearings
  • Operating of Huckbolting and thread cutting machines will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of maintaining MV motors will be an added advantage
  • Medium voltage competency skills (certificated) will be an added advantage
  • Not colour blind
  • Must be able to work in confined space and at heights
  • Must be familiar with the risk assessment procedures
  • English language proficiency
  • Time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license code B, EB or C1
  • Own transport to attend to call outs

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