Department of Mineral Resources: Inspector of Mines x 3 Positions

Posted on :

8 Apr, 2015

Category :

Mining Jobs in South Africa


SALARY : R532 278 per annum Level 11
CENTRE : Mpumalanga Region, Witbank

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate Government Certificate Competency in Electrical and/or
Mechanical Engineering with relevant experience in the Mining Industry or the
person must be a Professional Engineer (Electrical or Mechanical), PLUS the
following competencies, Knowledge of: Mine Health and Safety Act, Extensive
knowledge of mine equipment used on all types of mines, surface and
underground, Knowledge of winders, boilers, elevators and chairlifts, Basic
knowledge of Labour relations and human resources management, Skills: High
level management, Risk assessment techniques, conflict resolution, planning
and organising, computer literacy, Communication: Ability to communicate
verbally and in writing at all levels to mine officials and public on the Mine Health
and Safety Act as well as matters regarding types of mine equipment used in
mining industry, exemptions, permissions and proposed legislation, Creativity:
Ability to analyse and work related problems and to draft and implement a
strategy to ensure an improvement. Recommendation: Appointment will be
subject to a pre-medical examination of fitness. Candidates who are not the
holders of a Certificate of Competency but are in possession of a Tertiary
Qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering will be appointed on a Four
(4) years contract at salary level 10 (R 337,998) and will be upgraded to the
correct salary level after obtaining the required Certificate.


DUTIES : The appointee’s primary responsibility will be enforce adherence to the Mine
Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996). Conduct inspections and
audits. Conduct inquiries and investigations into accidents and incidents. Give
inputs on regional action plans to develop strategies required to monitor legal
compliance by mines. Give support and assistance in the promotion of health
and safety in the mining industry. Play a role in the formulation of health and
safety legislation, guidelines and various regulatory mechanisms. Participate in
tripartite structures and develop strategies towards the promotion of tripartism
within the mining industry. Manage information systems. Support and develop a
transformation within the regional office.
ENQUIRIES : Ms EL Letsoko 013- 653 0537
NOTE : Coloureds, Indians as well as people living with disability are encouraged to


APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, Department of Mineral Resources, Private Bag X59,
Arcadia, 0007 or hand delivered to Trevenna Campus, corner Mentjies and
Francis Baard Street, former Schoeman, Sunnyside
FOR ATTENTION : Ms N Maseko or Ms T Sibutha
CLOSING DATE : 10 April 2015
NOTE : Applications should be on Z83, signed and dated and must be accompanied by a
comprehensive CV, and certified copies of qualifications as well as ID not longer
than 3 months. Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned
requirements, as well as application received late will not be considered.
Confirmation of final appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance.
Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited
to short listed candidates only. Short listed candidates will be contacted within
three weeks after the closing date. Applicants who have not been contacted
during this period may regard their applications as unsuccessful.

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