Petra Diamonds: Learnership Programme 2019/2020

Petra Diamonds Limited is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rough diamonds and one of the largest independent diamond groups by  resource. It’s a polished diamond we’re after for  this role – an individual that clearly outshines  his/her peers: | CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE

Fitter – Internal / External

Cullinan Diamond Mine is situated in the town of Cullinan 30km east from Pretoria.

Job Grade: C2T Reference Nr: CUL405

JOB DESCRIPTION: 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 precision 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; erecting machines and equipment on-site; 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 

Must be able to work shifts, overtime and be able to do standby, callouts 

Required to perform other duties that may reasonably be expected within the Company from time to time. 

Ensure compliance to Statutory requirements and Mine Policies, Procedures and Codes of Practice


Grade 10 

N2 Certificate 

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

3 years post Apprenticeship/Qualification experience 

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. 
Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered

Advantageous (Skills, Competencies, Experience & Qualifications) 

Grade 12/N3 

Computer Literacy


Able to communicate in English (written & verbal) 

Attention to Detail; Planning; Problem Solving; Reliability; Pro-active 

Pass Vienna Assessment (level 2) – this assessment will be done on Mine

Cullinan 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 will 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 passing on Mine induction and the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to
candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of Tshwane Municipality (proof of residence may be requested).

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

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, SAPS certified qualifications, drivers’ license and ID, to [email protected] by 13 August 2019.

Please note, applications must be sent to the correct e-mail as indicated. Incomplete application forms and 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; Freefax: +27 31 560 7395; Email: [email protected]; FreePost: KZ 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320;

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