Electrician wanted at South32

This position is based at open-cut Mamatwan mine .

Closing date: 04 June 2024

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape


Eligible employees will receive an employer contribution towards the company-elected retirement fund. 

South32 will support assistance for part-time studies aligned to role requirements and business needs at accredited institutions to eligible employees.


This role is a permanent full-time position.  As an auto electrician, you will 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.

Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

  • 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.


You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ technical experience on surface mobile mining equipment; ;
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of VIMS systems, CAT electronic Technician (ET) and the starting & charging systems components and operations;

  • Extensive knowledge of earthmoving equipment;
  • Workshop exposure which includes rebuilding of machines, wiring systems, fault finding and repairs to electrical circuits

Qualifications for this role are:

  • N2 Technical Certificate;
  • Auto Electrician Trade;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Grade 12

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