C & I Technician / Mechanician – Finsch Mine – advert closin…

Petra Diamonds Limited is one of the world’s

leading suppliers of rough diamonds and one of

the largest independent diamond groups by

resource. It’s a polished diamond we’re after for

this role – an individual that clearly outshines

his/her peers:

C & I Te chnic ian / M echa nicia n – In ternal / Ext ernal

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: C3 (C & I Technician) / C2T (C & I Mechanician) Reference No: FIN365

Job Description: Responsible for the maintenance, installation, optimization, improving and upgrading of all C&I related


Tasks and Responsibilities

Carry out repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance work on all C & I equipment and related control systems to
comply with product technical specifications

Attend to the relevant administrative functions, such as data pack (loop drawing) management

Continuously analyse equipment efficiencies to recommend or implementing improvements and changes to maximise

Co-ordinate and monitor equipment availability to ensure adherence to production parameters

Co-ordinate the monitoring, installation, service and reconditioning of a variety of equipment, instruments and control systems

Execute C&I projects in line with accepted project management principles to enhance, improve and optimize operations

Investigate and diagnose problems and breakdowns to determine resource requirements and order spares

Install and maintain radiation equipment according to maintenance schedules and requirements

Demonstrate knowledge relevant to safety legislation, policies and procedures regarding radiation

Meet availability and accuracy targets and objectives, taking in consideration health, safety, environmental, technical and legal

Monitor the installation of new equipment and systems, taking specifications in consideration

Have knowledge and skill in monitoring the installation of new equipment and systems

Monitor, benchmark and evaluate technology in order to ensure continuous improvements

Optimize performance of equipment by monitoring the effectiveness and making recommendations

Perform risk assessments (General and Mini)

Responsible to install and maintain networks, de-energize and lock-out equipment

Required to perform other duties that may be reasonably expected from you within the company from time to time

Work rotational shifts, overtime, do standby and be available for call-outs should the need arise

Work according to the Mine’s Code of Practice, and report any observations of this not being done

Ensure compliance to Statutory requirements and Company Policies and Procedures

Minimum Requirements

N6 in Electrical Engineering Light Current or Instrumentation and Process Control obtained via TVET / Technical College AND
Trade Test certificate** (Instrument and Process Control or Instrument Mechanician)

OR National Diploma In Electrical Engineering (Light Current) or Instrumentation and Process Control obtained via Technicon

or University of Technology

3 years’ relevant experience in Control & Instrumentation discipline

Computer literacy – (specify on CV)

Valid driver’s License
##Candidates holding a QCTO (Section 26D) Trade Test, where the learning route is not specified on the Certificate, must submit the
following: Statement of results issued by an accredited MQA trade test centre as well as evidence of training conducted at a technical
training centre (e.g. Portfolio of Evidence, Logbooks). Should these documents not be submitted, the application will not be considered.
Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered.


Experience in a Mining environment

Industrial instrumentation and Winding Control System training certificate (specify knowledge on CV)

Siemens S7 PLC hardware and software training certificate (specify knowledge on CV)

Adroit and WINCC SCADA software configuration training certificate (specify knowledge on CV)

Other Skills / Competencies

Good verbal and written communication in English
 Attention to detail; Accuracy; Drive for results; Planning; Pro-active; Problem solving; Reliability

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