Petra Diamonds SA (Pty) Ltd: Fitter ( Shaft Engineering)


Finsch Diamond Mine is located in the town of Lime Acres which is situated 160km north west of Kimberley and 109km south of Kuruman in the Northern Cape.

PLEASE NOTE: Petra Diamonds is currently aligning its organisational structure to the operational model therefore all job titles and job profiles are under review. This may influence the grading of the position.

Finsch Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer.  Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates.  Pre-screening, profile testing, assessments, medical and security clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process.  Short listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview.  Employment of the successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria.  Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of Kgatelopele (proof of residence may be requested).


Please send your résumé, qualifications and ID, to [email protected] by 22 September 2020.  Please note, applications must be sent to the correct e-mail as indicated.  Incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.


Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Petra Diamonds reserves the right not to fill this position.


If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are approached in this regard, you should report the incident immediately via one of the following hotlines:

Toll Free: 0800 007 247; Phone Call: +27 31 571 5573; Fax: +27 31 560 7395; Email: [email protected]; Post: KZ 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320; Website:

Duties & Responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Reporting to the Engineering Foreman the role is to maintain equipment according to sound engineering practice and equipment specifications.



  • Diagnose faults and perform maintenance of machines
  • Do quality control of spares and equipment
  • Assemble and fit fabricated parts into equipment using precision measuring instruments
  • Responsible for the management of consumable stock levels (amongst others, spares and hydro carbons)
  • Participate in planning shutdowns, resources, tools and spares relevant to the shutdown activities
  • Service equipment for optimal availability and performance
  • Repair and replace worn and defective parts and reassemble mechanical components, referring to service manuals
  • Responsible for attending to machinery breakdowns
  • Perform risk assessments (Activity based and Mini)
  • Responsible for cutting, theorizing, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines; erecting machines and equipment on-site; overhauling and repairing of mechanical parts and fluid power equipment
  • Study drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings to achieve specified tolerances
  • Responsible for trade related administration
  • Experience on dewatering pumps (centrifugal and multistage), ventilation doors, underground infrastructure will be an advantage
  • Experience on hydraulics, lathe, piping, booster and exhaust fans and compressor and winder infrastructure will be an advantage
  • Conduct on-the-job training for allocated apprentices
  • Must be able to work shifts, overtime and be able to do standby, callouts
  • Required to perform other duties that may reasonably be expected within the Company from time to time.
  • Ensure compliance to Statutory requirements and Mine Policies, Procedures and Codes of Practice

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • Grade 10
  • N2 Certificate
  • Qualified Fitter Trade Certificate through a recognised  institution and apprenticeship**
  • 3 years post Apprenticeship/Qualification experience
  • Valid Drivers’ License
  • Working at Heights

** Candidates holding a QCTO (Section 26D) Trade Test, where the learning route is not specified on the Certificate, must submit the following:  Statement of results issued by an accredited MQA trade test centre as well as evidence of training conducted at a technical training centre (e.g. Portfolio of Evidence, Logbooks).  Should these documents not be submitted, the application will not be considered.  Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered


Advantageous (Skills, Competencies, Experience & Qualifications)

  • Grade 12 / N3
  • Computer Literacy



  • Able to communicate in English (written & verbal)
  • Attention to Detail; Planning; Problem Solving; Reliability; Pro-active
  • Pass Vienna Assessment (level 2) – this assessment will be done on Mine

Package & Remuneration

Market Related