South32 :Artisan Fitter Learnership Programme

Date: 30-Jun-2019

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape, ZA, 8490

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.


Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

Our South African Manganese mines are found in the manganese rich Kalahari Basin, in the country’s Northern Cape, which is home to 80 per cent of the world’s manganese ore body.


The purpose of the role is to be responsible for timely installation, repair and maintenance of equipment to ensure that mining activities are executed in a safe manner as well as operate equipment and tests all working parts in functional area to ensure proper utilization.


Serious contenders will have a N2 Technical Certificate (internal candidates) / N3 Technical Certificate with a recognized Fitter trade test and a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a qualified Fitter in a mining environment;

Valid Code B (08) Driver’s license is essential;

In depth knowledge on inspection & repairs of pumps is essential;

In depth knowledge of the workings of Jaw and Cone Crushers is essential;

Experience in working on conveyor belts is essential;

In depth knowledge of hydraulics and hydraulic systems is essential;

Experience in an Ore preparation, Sinter or DMS plant will be advantageous.


Complete hard copies of Job Cards and capture Job Cards on SAP;

Provide input into maintenance Task Lists; Report deviations observed during inspections to ensure proper planning prior to execution

 Interprets and coordinates pre-work about repairs, planned and predictive maintenance;

Accesses any area safely to perform necessary maintenance on machines or equipment;

Performs safety inspections of equipment and assesses risks on equipment;

Maintains a clean and safe worksite;

Ensures the upkeep of maintenance tools and equipment;

Coordinates activities associated with trouble- shooting and repairing maintenance equipment.

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

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