Cullinan Diamond Mine is situated in the town of Cullinan 30km east from Pretoria.

Duties & Responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Develop, fabricate and maintain equipment according to sound engineering practice and equipment specifications.



  • Assist Foreman in executing his duties as and when required
  • Conduct maintenance planning, planned task observations, plastic pipe welding, risk assessments (activity based and mini), welding of HDPE (high density pressure equipment)
  • Continuously monitor equipment failure and efficiency to improve trade specific equipment and systems
  • Cut and weld components to repair and maintain steel constructions
  • Fabricate steel fabrications by drawing, measuring, conducting layout and erecting structures
  • Identify spares requirements and order according to departmental procedures
  • Inspect materials, products or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Investigate, diagnose and perform trade related maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery according to the maintenance requirements
  • Manufacture trade specific items according to diagrams and drawings when setting up equipment
  • Perform assigned work during shutdowns; inspections in accordance with the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations, manufacturing and company standards to report all defects and breakdowns on equipment and machinery to the Foreman; de-energize and lock out of electrical equipment; basic rigging activities
  • Remove and replace components to maintain steel fabrications
  • Responsible for conducting fault finding on default structures and deterring the steps to be taken to repair faults; good housekeeping in relevant area; painting steel fabrications; performing drilling activities using a hand drill and pedestal; performing grinding activities; lock out when necessary; signing the mobile machinery pre-start log books; trade related administration
  • Responsible for trade related administration
  • 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 National Certificate
  • Boilermaker/Plater Welder Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and/or apprenticeship**
  • 3 years post Apprenticeship/Qualification experience
  • Valid Drivers’ License

Advantageous (Skills, Competencies, Experience & Qualifications)

  • Grade 12/N3
  • Computer Literacy


** 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.



  • Able to communicate in English (written & verbal)
  • Pass Vienna Assessment (level 2) – this assessment will be done on Mine
  • Attention to Detail and accuracy; Drive for results; Planning; Problem Solving; Reliability

Package & Remuneration

Market Related