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  • Posted: Jul 10, 2024
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    Palabora has been in operation since it was incorporated in 1956 and is South Africa's only producer of refined copper. During the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the company's open-pit copper mine and associated processing plants produced over 2,7 million tons of copper. Palabora is listed in the JSE. Producing about 60,000 tonnes of refined copper per y...
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    Instrument Mechanician - Mining Maintenance - Instrumentation & Electrical

    Job Description

    The incumbent will work as part of a team, which is responsible for maintenance on the Underground fixed plant equipment on shift basis. 

     Key responsibilities will include: 

    • Carrying out repairs and maintenance on all Electrical & Instrumentation equipment in the Underground area.
    • Involvement in small projects to improve equipment.
    • Assisting supervisor in compliance with planned maintenance system.
    • Carrying out root cause analysis (RCA) on instrument breakdowns.
    • Carrying out scheduled and preventative maintenance on the Open Transport Network (OTN) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware for the section.
    • Ensuring adherence to SHEQ standards.
    • Carrying out LEGAL checks on relevant equipment.
    • Fault finding knowledge on ProfiBus DP/PA and ASI Bus systems.

     Intrinsic Qualities: 

    • Working knowledge of the core process.
    • Good fault-finding abilities.
    • Knowledge on Siemens PLC’s, CCTV systems, LAN, and telephone systems.
    • Good understanding of the Palabora Integrated SHEQ system.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
    • Ability to identify potential hazards related to job and take action to perform all work within the framework of safe work practices provided.
    • Willingness to work shifts.
    • Adaptable to change.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Palabora Mining Company (PMC) on to apply

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