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Website CA Global Africa Recruitment

Date Created: 2021-10-05T12:25:48+02:00


Job Description:

Underground Fitter is responsible to service and maintain all machinery and fixed plant both surface and underground to maximize equipment utilization



  • Attend Maintenance / Mining Pre-Shift Meetings each shift
  • Conduct operator pre-start checks on mobile plant and light vehicles prior to operation
  • Clean and maintain cleanliness of underground vehicles
  • Assess potential hazards and make necessary changes to eliminate or control them, reporting to supervisor as per policy
  • Ensure that the necessary lockout procedures are in place before commencing work on any equipment
  • Conduct required inspection to maximise equipment utilisation
  • Safe operational integrity of all plant is not compromised at any time by ensuring that the OEM and critical control safety systems are maintained to the highest integrity
  • No modification will be conducted on any plant that will change it from its original specification unless approved by the Plant Manager
  • Provide breakdown mechanical repairs to mobile equipment as necessary to surface and underground equipment
  • Analyse failed parts and components and correct malfunctions
  • Use sophisticated diagnostic equipment and techniques to perform component replacements on electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and air machine systems
  • Assemble, install, repair and maintain hydraulic pneumatic, electronic, heating and air conditioning units
  • Rebuild, adjust and service a variety of components such as engines, transmissions.
  • Differentials, steering systems, electrical, gauges, suspension and monitoring systems
  • Service fuel and fuel injection systems, air conditioning , emission control, lubricating and power assist equipment
  • Diagnose and repair internal combustion and diesel engines and hydraulic system lift mechanisms
  • Ensure that all underground equipment is mechanically and electrically maintained in accordance with company policy and to the same specifications as provided for by the OEM
  • Make up hydraulic hoses as required
  • Ensure pre-start service and repair documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure the maintenance foreman is aware of the necessary procurement of spares and consumables required to continue smooth operation of the workshop
  • Carry out schedules servicing to mobile equipment in a safe manner and in accordance with procedure, regulations and the relevant service sheets
  • Read and interpret service and spare parts manuals
  • Report all equipment faults to the maintenance foreman for scheduling into the workshop weekly planning
  • Maintain a clean and safe workspace, and abide by workplace health and safety policies and procedures
  • Initiate and participate in equipment and job status handovers with mine supervisors and cross shift operators


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Relevant Trade Certificate
  • Post trade experience working in the mining or heavy earth moving industry
  • Experience on Caterpillar, Sandvik, Atlas Copco and other ancillary U/G Mining equipment
  • Air Con Accredited preferred not essential
  • Working safely at heights certificate
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • High level of diagnostic skill electrical and hydraulic systems preferred
  • Have a good understanding of general OHS


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Globally competitive expat salary

  • FIFO rotation 6/3



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Ruan Roodt

Senior Consultant

CA Mining


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