Our client in the mining industry is looking for a Diesel Mechanic to join their team in Cullinan.

ROLE DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Engineering Foreman, the role will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, fault finding and repair of TMM equipment within the Diesel mechanical discipline according to OEM specifications, Mine Health and Safety Act, and prescribed performance requirements.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and skills in area of responsibility; advising on solutions to enhance or ensure the effectiveness of the department/section.
  • Perform inspections in accordance with the Mine Health and Safety Act Regulations and Manufacturing and Company Standards to report all defects and breakdowns on equipment and machinery to the Foreman.
  • Assist Foreman in executing his/his duties as and when required.
  • Dismantle and remove machine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and check parts
  • Inspect components and equipment for defects and report deviations.
  • Detect and diagnose faults in machines and parts.
  • Attend to machinery breakdowns.
  • Assemble machine components and fit parts after being repaired.
  • Perform planned maintenance, inspections and relevant tests on equipment.
  • Service machinery for optimal availability and performance.
  • Responsible for performing lock outs.
  • Responsible for trade related administration.
  • Responsible for the management of consumable stock levels (amongst others, spares and hydro carbons).
  • Conduct on-the-job training for allocated apprentices.
  • Engagement & Communication: Establish and maintain good working relationships and effective / sound communication systems within the Engineering Function and operation.
  • Company Policy & Procedures Compliance: Takes cognisance of and adhere to Company policies, procedures and relevant legislation. Manage and report on non-compliance issues.
  • Safety, Health and Environment Compliance: Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company Safety, Health and Environment Vision and Values. Manage and report on non-compliance issues.
  • Perform risk assessments (Activity based and Mini).
  • Effective Team Player:
  • Maintain and manage healthy relationships within own team and across teams.
  • Responsible to provide support to team within area of responsibility.
  • Responsible to share knowledge and skills with co-workers.
  • Responsible to use communication and feedback channels effectively.
  • Effective Self-Management: Responsible for managing own work performance and completing tasks as per set timelines and standards.

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • Grade 10
  • N2 Certificate
  • Qualified Diesel Mechanic Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and apprenticeship**
  • 3 years post Apprenticeship/Qualification experience as a Diesel Mechanic
  • Valid Drivers’ License

** 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.


  • Grade 12/N3
  • Computer Literacy and Microsoft Office Suite

Pass Vienna Level 2 Assessment.
Know and adhere to the safe work procedures.
Have knowledge and skill in diagnosing root causes of faults on machines and equipment.
Have knowledge and skill in reading and interpreting technical diagrams, manuals and drawings.
Detect faults and identify trends and report to ensure action to minimize losses or downtime.
Have knowledge to identify and prioritised the critical tasks to be executed during the planned shutdown.
Have knowledge and skill in assembling components in a logical order and according to specifications.
Do Planned Maintenance on equipment according to OEM specifications and safe working procedures.
Have knowledge and skill to complete job cards and record actions/findings.
Respond and attend to breakdowns timeously and effectively to ensure minimum downtime and production losses.

Desired Skills:

  • diesel mechanic
  • trade test

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