Exxaro South Africa: Millwright (Maintenance Mining Plants, Hillendale Mine)

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25 Jul, 2010

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Mining Jobs in South Africa, Vacancies South Africa

Exxaro is a South African-based mining group, listed on the JSE Limited. Exxaro has a diverse and world-class commodity portfolio in coal, mineral sands, base metals and industrial minerals, with exposure to iron ore through a 20% interest in Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC). As the fourth-largest South African coal producer with capacity of 45 million tonnes per annum and the third-largest global producer of mineral sands, Exxaro is a significant participant in the coal and mineral sands markets and provides a unique listed investment opportunity into these commodities.

As one of South Africa’s largest, diversified mining companies, Exxaro is well positioned to grow domestically, and its existing operational interests in Namibia, Australia and China and strong project pipeline provide a base for growth in international markets.

Job Location: Kwa Zulu Natal (Exxaro KZN Sands – Empangeni)

Number of Positions Available: 1

Qualifications: Grade 12/N3 with Maths & Science, electrical & mechanical trade theory

An MQA Accredited Millwright Qualification

Experience & Requirements:

  • Experience: 3-5 years practical experience in a heavy minerals industry. Plant maintenance and workshop experience will be a recommendation. Experience in the Mineral Sands Industry will be advantagous
  • Knowledge required: Communication skills, leadership skills, able to work under pressure, individually or as a member of a team, relationship building, and able to work in a team environment.
  • Personal Attributes required: Planning & organizing, decision making, impact & influence, working to standards, initiative, team work & co-operation, interpersonal relationship, communication, and self confidence

Key Performance Areas:

  • The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Performing day to day shift duties as prescribed in the field of the Millwright
  • Keeping downtime to a minimum during plant operation
  • Making sound plant and equipment maintenance decisions
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and practices
  • Processing necessary documentation on shift and provide regular and clear feedback
  • Clean equipment / work area
  • Daily plant inspections


The position will be based at Exxaro KZN Sands, Hillendale Mine.


Appointments are dependent on the completion of a successful medical examination and receipt of a valid medical certificate. Exxaro facilicates such medical examinations where required.

Application Closing Date: 31/7/2010

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