Boilermakers Wanted Petra Diamonds

Petra Diamonds Limited is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rough diamonds and one of the largest independent diamond groups by resource. It’s a polished diamond we’re after for this role – an individual that clearly outshines his/her peers:

Blue Diamond Mines Pty Ltd – t/a Koffiefontein Diamond Mine

Boiler maker (Fixed Term Contract) – Internal & External

Koffiefontein Diamond Mine is based in the town of Koffiefontein, located 100km from Kimberley and 136km from Bloemfontein.

Job Grade: C2T Reference Nr: KOFF219

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 procedure
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
Perform 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
Perform de-energize and lock out of electrical equipment
Perform 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; grinding
activities; lock out when necessary; signing the mobile machinery pre-start log books; trade related administration

Conduct on-the-job training for allocated apprentices


Grade 10
N2 National Certificate
Boilermaker / Plater Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and/or apprenticeship


Grade 12
Computer Literate

** 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)

Analytical thinking; Attention to detail; Accuracy; Planning; Problem solving; Reliability; Pro-active

Koffiefontein 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 Letsemeng / Xhariep District Municipalities (proof of residence may be requested). If you are already employed by Petra Diamonds, please submit an authorised Internal Application Form, your résumé, qualifications and ID when applying.

How to apply

Please complete an application form here and forward, together with your résumé, qualifications and ID, to by 05 September 2019. Please note, applications must be sent to the correct e-mail as indicated. Incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

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