ASSMANG IRON ORE: Engineering Opportunities

Job Summary

Assmang (Pty) Ltd Khumani Mine is one of the major Iron Ore producers in South Africa with a wellestablished overseas market. Khumani Mine is situated approximately 29 km from Kathu next to the N14 in
the Southern Kalahari. Khumani Mine invites highly skilled, motivated and dedicated individuals who would
like to be part of this exciting mine and who would like to make use of this unique opportunity to grow and
develop within the company to apply for the following position:


  • B.Degree / B.Tech Degree (NQF Level 7) in Mechanical Engineering (Essential)
  • Certificate: GCC (Mines and Works) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (Essential)
  • Minimum of three (3) years operational Engineering maintenance management experience within the
    mining environment (Essential)
  • Minimum of three (3) years operational asset management experience (Essential)
  •  Minimum of two (2) years operational project management experience (Essential)
  • Minimum of two (2) years management experience (Essential)
    (Total of eight years’ experience required, of which some can run concurrent)
    Knowledge, Skills & Competencies
  •  Technical analysis
    o Ability to apply structured methodologies such as root cause analysis and statistical analysis
    to investigate risks and opportunities to create effective Engineering solutions
  •  Problem solving
    o Ability to adopts a systematic approach to problem-solving, drawing on engineering
    knowledge and appropriate sources of information to test assumptions and generate viable
  • Electrical, Control & Engineering
    o Applies professional knowledge of electrical engineering, including control and
    instrumentation and translate knowledge into meaningful input to projects and operations to
    enhance and support business performance and production outputs
  •  Mechanical Engineering
    o Applies professional knowledge of mechanical engineering including thermodynamics,
    mechanics, mechanical systems and structural design, and translate into meaningful input to
    projects and operations to maintain, enhance business performance and to deliver effective
    technical solutions to problems
  •  Civil Engineering
    o Understands the principles of civil engineering and the relevant application of tools and
    techniques to support operations and projects and to translate knowledge of environmental,
    geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering into meaningful input that supports
    decision making and enhances the potential of projects and operations
  • Asset management
    o Ability to apply and embed effective management of assets through monitoring, maintaining
    and upgrading assets to optimise efficiency, availability and reliability of equipment

Other Requirements:

  • A valid code B/EB driver’s licence
  • Medically fit for duty to meet medical fitness requirements and standards


  •  Provide expertise in the maintenance of equipment ensuring plant and equipment is maintained
    effectively and operated in a safe and reliable condition, through the development and
    implementation of maintenance strategies and tactics for the management of assets and equipment
    whilst optimising the interface with other mine systems and equipment and
  •  Responsible for the co-ordination and management of equipment maintenance programmes on the
    mine in terms of the relevant legislation such as the MHSA;
  • All of the above includes but are not limited to:
    o Asset integrity and equipment reliability management
    o Specialised services and support
    o Risk management services
    o Design and installation management
    o Asset maintenance plan management
    o Asset analysis
    o Continuous improvement and optimisation
    o Stakeholder / Relationship management
    o SHERQ adherence
    o Work Ethics


Remuneration will be based on a competitive all-inclusive flexible package.

The Company encourages private home ownership, but the allocation thereof is subject to the rules of the iKhaya Housing Policy.
The successful incumbent will be appointed subject to being certified medically fit as per the Mine Health and
Safety Act 29/1996 and meeting the requirements of the Company’s Code of Practice – Minimum standards
of fitness to perform work at a Mine.

He/she may also undergo a psychometric assessment.
The abovementioned position is D-Upper level on the Paterson band grading system.

The successful candidate that conforms to all said requirements and experience will be appointed on this grading. Should the successful candidate not conform with all said requirements and experience, but are nonetheless regarded as suitable for appointment to the position, he/she will be appointed on a lower more appropriate grading,until successful achievement of required competencies and skills.

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Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV’s, together with certified copies of qualifications, to:
HR Administration Office
Assmang (Pty) Ltd Khumani Mine
Private Bag X503
Kathu 8446 or
Fax to 086 -407-0666 for Attention HR Administration or
e-mail to:
Please make sure your curriculum vitae is in correct PDF or Word format

Closing Date:20 May 2020

Updated: May 13, 2020 — 4:58 am

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