Petra Diamonds Vacancies: Rigger – Finsch Diamond Mine

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15 Oct, 2013

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Mining Jobs in South Africa

Finsch Diamond Mine is located in the town of Lime Acres which is situated 160km north west of Kimberley and 109km south of
Kuruman in the Northern Cape.

Job Grade: C2
Reference Nr: FIN103

Job Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants who will be required to perform all activities necessary
to accomplish the effective, safe and reliable lifting and rigging of heavy loads and maintain and inspect all rigging equipment,
winder ropes and overhead cranes in the area of responsibility.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
 Verify tasks and plan equipment requirements to facilitate efficient and effective job completion to lift loads and rig into position
 Perform equipment/machine over-inspections and diagnose/identify problems
 Maintenance and control of overhead and mobile crane ropes as and when required
 Manage spares requirements of rigging equipment to ensure availability
 Assist the engineering teams when setting up project plans
 Perform rigging on major jobs
 Comply with legal and mine safety standards and procedures
 Work according to the Mine Health and Safety Act
 Conduct regular safety inspections and initiate corrective action if necessary
 Prioritise and supervise the tasks of subordinates in the area of responsibility
 Assist with recovering of broken down or redundant mining machinery and equipment from the mine face
 Work overtime and standby when required

Minimum Requirements:
 Grade 12/N3
 Recognised Apprenticeship and Rigger Trade Certificate
 3 years post apprenticeship experience in a Shaft environment
 Code 14 driver’s license
 Mechanical knowledge of overhead cranes

Other Skills/Competencies:
 Good verbal and written communication skills in English
 Able to work at elevated heights
 Ability to work in a team
 Independent, proactive thinker and have the ability to do own job planning
 Basic computer literacy will be advantageous
 Crane driving skills will be advantageous

Finsch 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. Pre-screening, profile testing, on mine 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 Kgatelopele (proof of residence may be requested).

If you are already employed by Petra Diamonds, please submit an Authorisation Form (signed by the General/Mine Manager), Internal Application
Form (signed by your Line Manager), your résumé, qualifications and ID when applying.

Please complete an application form (available on and forward, together with
your résumé, qualifications and ID, to [email protected], fax 086 659 1334 before or on 25 October 2013. Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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