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Fitter - 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 N3 Technical Certificate with a recognized Fitter trade test and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in plant maintenance.

  • Knowledge and experience of the following equipment:   Swing jaw crusher, Vibrating grizzly, Apron feeder, Vibrating feeders, Conveyor belts, Gearboxes, Pumps and Hydraulics is advantageous;

  • Valid Code 08 Driver’s license is essential;

  • Working experience on SAP/1SAP is advantageous.




  • Maintenance and repairs of plant equipment;

  • Interprets and coordinates pre-work with regards to repairs, interpretation of hydraulic diagrams, planned and predictive maintenance;

  • Accesses any area safely to perform necessary maintenance on plant 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.


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.                         

South32 has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.