Boilermaker– South32, Wessels Mine Northern Cape

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: South Africa - Hotazel

The purpose of this role is to safely develop, cut fabricate/assemble, weld and maintain metal components and structures.


  • Serious contenders will have N2 Technical Certificate (Internal Candidate) / N3 Technical Certificate / Grade 12 with Mathematics & Science together with a recognized Welder/Plater Trade Test with a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a qualified boilermaker in a mining environment;
  • Onsetter Certificate will be advantageous.
  • Valid Code B (08) Driver’s License is essential;
  • Knowledge of SAP is essential.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:                                                          

  • Develop and fabricate from complex drawings; Mark off basic regular engineering shapes;
  • Cut drill and punch, assemble and mechanically join structural steel work;
  • Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting);
  • Cut materials using hand tools (cold chisel and tin snips); Grind steel by means of pedestal / bench grinding machines and perform general grinding operations;
  • Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections;
  • Form and shape sheet metal using hand or power operated machines;
  • Shaft Examination and Shaft Examination;
  • Perform heat treatment processes on engineering metals;
  • Prepare and secure work pieces for welding;
  • Weld mild steel by means of Oxy-acetylene equipment;
  • Weld work pieces in the stainless steel material group using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions;
  • Remove material with the shields metal arc gouging process;
  • Remove fabricated equipment in both the plant/mine & mobile machine by means of cutting or gouging;
  • Install fabricated equipment in the plant/mine by means of welding;
  • Repair equipment and components in the plant/mine.


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