Petra Diamonds Apprenticeship Programme Must have Grade 10

Maintain equipment according to sound engineering practice and equipment specifications.


Diagnose faults and perform maintenance of machines

Do quality control of spares and equipment

Assemble and fit fabricated parts into equipment using precisions measuring instruments

Form metal and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools

Responsible for the management of consumable stock levels (amongst others, spares and hydro carbons)

Participate in planning shutdowns, resources, tools and spares relevant to the shutdown activities

Service equipment for optimal availability and performance

Repair and replace worn and defective parts and reassemble mechanical components, referring to service manuals

Responsible for attending to machinery breakdowns

Perform risk assessments (Activity based and Mini)

Responsible for cutting, theorizing, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines

Responsible for erecting machines and equipment on-site

Responsible for the overhauling and repairing of mechanical parts and fluid power equipment

Study drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings to
achieve specified tolerances

Responsible for trade related administration

Conduct on-the-job training for allocated apprentices


Grade 10

N2 National Certificate

Fitter Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and/or apprenticeship**

3 years post Apprenticeship/Qualification experience as a Fitter

Valid Drivers’ License


Grade 12

Computer Literate

** Candidates holding a QCTO (Section 26D) Trade Test, where the learning route is not specified on the Certificate, must submit the
following: Statement of results issued by an accredited MQA trade test centre as well as evidence of training conducted at a technical
training centre (e.g. Portfolio of Evidence, Logbooks). Should these documents not be submitted, the application will not be
considered. Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered.


Able to communicate in English (written & verbal)

Analytical thinking; Attention to detail; Accuracy; Planning; Problem solving; Reliability; Pro-active

Koffiefontein Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with
the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates. Pre-screening, profile testing, assessments, medical and security
clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process. Short listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the
successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area
of Letsemeng / Xhariep District Municipalities (proof of residence may be requested).

If you are already employed by Petra Diamonds, please submit an authorised Internal Application Form, your résumé, qualifications and ID when

Prospective applicants who, at the time of lodging an application to this advertisement, are employed through Kimberley Ekapa Mining JV should note
that Petra Diamonds reserves the right to disclose such an application to Kimberley Ekapa Mining JV.
Please complete an application form (available on and forward, together with
your résumé, qualifications and ID, to by 26 May 2019. Please note that incomplete documentation
will not be considered. 

If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Petra Diamonds reserves the right not to fill this position.

Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are approached in this regard,
you should report the incident immediately via one of the following hotlines: Toll Free: +27 31 571 5573; Free fax: +27 31 560 7395; Email:; Free Post: KZ 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320; Website: