Department of Mineral Resources Vacancies: Technical Adviser (Engineering)

Posted on :

15 Oct, 2014

Category :

Technical Jobs in South Africa


SALARY : R630 822 per annum (All inclusive Package), Level 12

CENTRE : Pretoria – Head Office


REQUIREMENTS : A Certificate of Competency as a Mechanical/Electrical Engineer with extensive
relevant practical experience in the mining environment, at least 5 years’
experience in the inspecting / auditing management arena, have experience in
fatal accident investigation and inquiries and have experience in the development
of Standards and Legislation. PLUS the following key competencies: Knowledge
of: Knowledge of Mine Health and Safety Act and other mine health and safety
related prescripts, Knowledge of the mining environment in South Africa and
internationally (both small and traditional), Knowledge of Strategy Development,
Knowledge of political protocol and understanding of his broader political
environment, Knowledge of health risk assessment techniques, Knowledge of
guidelines and instructions issued by the Chief Inspector of the Mines, Knowledge of research process and methodologies. Specialised investigation and inquiry techniques, Skills: Leadership Skills, Report Writing Skills, Inspection / Auditing,
Project and Programme Management Skills, Analytical Skills, Specialised
Investigation Skills, Fatal Accident Audits/Enquiries, Communication: Competent
communicator (written and verbal), Creativity: Innovative and creative abilities.


DUTIES : to participate in specialist investigations and inquiries within the regions when
required. To marshal /mobilise specialist skills when required… To provide
integrated professional advice and expertise to regional offices when required.
Identify key research areas and Influence key research agenda via the policy unit
for research institutions. Conduct literature research, benchmark and liaise with
other counter parts nationally And internationally to maintain specialist
knowledge. Monitor accidents, analyse trends and make recommendations within
the mining sector and policy unit to minimise such accidents. Provide input into
the development of legislation, guidelines and instructions to the policy unit.
Provide mentorship and knowledge transference to Mine Health and Safety
Inspectorate and mining sector. Quality assurance of inspectorate processes and
outputs (e.g. inspections, audits, investigations and inquiries). Promotion of mine
and health safety. Liaise with institutions, mining houses and other government
departments. Partake in technical task groups for the development of standards
and specifications. Provide input for the monthly, quarterly and annual reports of
the technical support unit.

ENQUIRIES : Mr A Coutinho 012 444 3611

NOTE : Candidates who are not the holders of a certificate of competency but are holders
of a Tertiary Qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineer will be considered
at a lower level. The appointment will be subject to a premedical examination of
fitness. The person must be in possession of a valid code 08 driver’s licence.



APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, Departmental 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 T Sibutha/ Ms N Maseko

CLOSING DATE : 24 October 2014

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 note 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. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within
three weeks after closing date. Applicants who have not been contacted during
this period may regard their applications as unsuccessful.

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