Share this Job

Auto Electrician - South32, Wessels Mine

Date: 22-Oct-2021

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape, ZA, 8490

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.



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 Grade 12 with Mathematics & Science or N3 Technical Certificate / N2 Technical Certificate (internal employees) with a recognized Auto Electrician trade test and a minimum of 3 years’ technical experience in maintenance;
  • Fault finding experience on Fermel, Manitou and Toyota Landcruiser machines is essential;
  • In depth knowledge of Trackless Mobile Equipment is essential;
  • Ability to read parts manual & interpret electrical schematic is essential;
  • Workshop exposure which includes rebuilding of machines, wiring systems, fault finding and repairs to electrical circuits is essential;
  • Valid Code B Driver’s license is essential;
  • Experience and knowledge to convert sketches in working drawings is essential;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office Suite is essential.




  • Interprets and coordinates pre-work with regards to 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;
  • Responsible for safety and good housekeeping in the Company filing system.



Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at our website http://careers.south32.net

(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)


Applications close 29 October 2021 at 17H00.