Tharisa Minerals: Engineering Assistant

Tharisa Minerals


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Market Related


Marikana, North West, South Africa


Tharisa plc (Tharisa) is a European headquartered, integrated resource group. We are uniquely positioned incorporating mining, processing, beneficiation, marketing, sales and logistics.” Tharisa Minerals Mine is situated near the town of Marikana in the North West Province, and is seeking to appoint a qualified candidate to the following position based at the mine:


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Role Context
The Engineering Assistant’s role is to assist in conducting daily service and maintenance activities on mobile machines under direct supervision of the Artisan. Assistant is required to ensure that the mobile and stationary equipment utilized by Tharisa is always in a serviceable condition. Services needs to be done as closely as possible to the prescribed standards as been set down by the OEM, as and when required, but is not limited to that and can be extended to perform any task that is reasonable.

Role Context
Role require employee, to perform manual labour tasks such as, cleaning and any other legitimate request by his/her superiors. The employee shall obey the legitimate instruction of the supervisor, it is required from the employee to be able to work shifts, which might not correspond to the normal shifts applicable to the rest of the company. It will be required from the employee to work overtime at a short notice during the week, over weekend and public holidays, perform duties reliably without constant supervision, Accept responsibility for own work and non-conformance, ensure work performed comply with Tharisa standards, maintain a high standard of workmanship attention to detail and deliver quality work. Must be a team player and maintain a clean work place. Inspect equipment regularly. Report potential equipment deficiencies and record inspection findings. Must be able to identify and correct possible future causes of failure or breakdown, which fall within his/her capabilities. Must notify superior on possible major feature failures of breakdowns, Use the right tool for the right job.


Core work outputs:
Must be able to deploy basic service and engineering maintenance skills; must maintain Tharisa supplied tools in good condition and keep tools in a safe and serviceable condition; must complete all administrative duties diligently. Must be able to resolve problems by him/herself but know when to refer to supervisor without wasting too much time. Be respectful to fellow colleagues; Start and completes tasks timeously to ensure a high level of plant availability; Ensure that any equipment leaving the workplace is in a safe and workable condition. Ensures adherence to Tharisa safe life rules at all times; Constantly examines and responds to hazardous SHE conditions; Install units as planned under direct supervision;
Cleans area and removes tools or equipment; Performs routine maintenance on specified equipment and installations while working under direct supervision; Promotes team culture.

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