Underground Fitter:Gold Fields Group Services (Pty) Ltd-south africa

This is an opportunity to bring your expertise to a dynamic and engaged team of professionals, working together to become the beacon of pride for our people, our communities, our stakeholders, and our shareholders.

At South Deep, we value each person’s individual and collective contribution and support your ongoing development, helping you to achieve your career and our business aspirations.

POSITION:Underground Fitter
DEPARTMENT:Engineering – Horizontal Engineering Logistics
SITE:South Deep Gold Mine

The underground Fitter is accountable for the installation and maintenance on Rail Bound Equipment (RBE), related underground infrastructure and fixed plant equipment such as Bulk air coolers, and pipe networks.  The incumbent delivers scheduled and unscheduled tasks as assigned to ensure safe and optimal Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).  A core accountability of the role is to maintain the highest possible safety standards in area of operation and influence.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12/N3 or equivalent
  • Fitter trade certificate
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Fitter on Hydraulics / Pneumatic systems and Battery Loco Maintenance in an underground Horizontal Logistics environment
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at the Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre and pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test, and such other tests as may be required to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment

Key Competencies:

  • Proven track record in safety leadership
  • Proven interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills
  • Independent, proactive thinker and ability to schedule and deliver work within tight deadlines
  • Proficient in maintaining underground pumping/dewatering systems, cooling systems, as well as all relevant safety devices
  • Proficient fault finding on hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Proven track record of production achievements

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure health and safety of self and team members by applying relevant standards and procedures in all planning and execution of maintenance activities
  • Perform inspections in accordance with the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations, and Company standards
  • Contribute to a culture of zero harm by adhering to all requirements as laid down by legislation, health, safety, environmental, security policies, and procedures, and by the application of specific instructions to own work area and task completion
  • Maintenance activities on horizontal equipment includes new era locomotives, skid steer loaders, hydraulic tip infrastructures, hydraulic box front infrastructures, bulk air cooler systems, dirty water dams and pumping assemblies, vertical spindle pumps and pipe network
  • Promote and develop team work to become an affective team member
  • Ensure that condition monitoring of equipment, scheduled and planned maintenance are conducted effectively
  • Timely response to breakdown management, conduct appropriate root cause analysis and diagnosis
  •  Conduct expansions and construction of new equipment or installations as per works order
  • Identify spares requirements and book against the maintenance defect log system
  • Work overtime, standby and be available for callouts should the need arise

Closing Date: 21 July 2023

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