Engineering Specialist Job Opportunity at BHP Billiton - Jobs in South Africa

Engineering Specialist Job Opportunity at BHP Billiton

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27 Nov, 2013

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Hotazel Manganese Mines (HMM), is based in the Kalahari. We mine one of the largest manganese resources in the world.  We offer a unique lifestyle choice with a family-friendly, secure environment and value our employees as our greatest asset.

Role Description:

The purpose of the role will be:

  • To support the Engineers to ensure the safe execution and physical delivery of all work activities within Engineering Section.
  • To ensure equipment is installed, tested and maintained in accordance with legal and safety regulations.
  • To enforce the fatal risk control (FRC) standards for the operation and to assist the maintenance team with implementation of effective maintenance plans and safety procedures.
  • To assist in writing of engineering standards, procedures, SOPs and COPs and application of these documents in practice.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • National Technical Diploma (N6) or Project Management Diploma/Degree or T4 or S4 Engineering qualification or Minimum N4 Trade coupled with a 2 – 4 years engineering experience.
  • Demonstrate written and oral proficiency of the English language.

The following will be to your advantage:

  • Supervisory experience

 Legal Requirements

  • Valid code 08 driver’s license
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination and must be found fit to work in an underground mining environment, in line with the inherent requirements of the position



Equipment Strategy:

  • Participate in the planning, development, implementation and review of Equipment and Maintenance Strategies

 Reliability Engineering:

  • Recommend Technical Changes (Engineering standards, specifications, etc.)
  • Liaise with maintenance and engineering to improve the reliability of equipment (Plant and mobile machines)

 Mechanical / Electrical Engineering:

  • Comply with Management Of Change (MOC) procedures

Maintenance Work Management and Execution:

  • Comply with the Maintenance Work Management process

Maintenance Planning:

  • Channel all FRC related work through the maintenance planning department
  • Conduct all routine FRC inspections and close out the work orders

Mechanical/electrical Design:

  • Participate in the design of major equipment/plant to ensure FRC and legal compliance

 Mobile Equipment:

  • Enforce FRC requirements on mobile equipment


  • Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control regarding FRC requirements
  • Work as a project team member
  • Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives
  • Identify, suggest and implement corrective actions to improve quality of project work 


  • Compile needed engineering procedures, SOPs, COPs, standards for legal compliance of the mine.


Click here to apply online

Closing date: 10 Dec 2013 5:00pm South Africa Standard Time

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