Boilermaker - Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited, North West

  • North West
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Mining
  • Posted by Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Reference: 1523030
  • Apply before Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 57 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out boilermaker repairs and maintenance on skips, bridles, cages, counterweights, shaft steelwork and ancillary equipment in the headgears.
  • Involvement in small projects to improve equipment.
  • Assisting supervisor in compliance with planned maintenance system.
  • Ensuring adherence to SHEQ standards.
  • Carry out all legal checks


Required Skills

  • boilermaking : 2 to 3 years

Candidate Requirements

Intrinsic Qualities:

  • Good working knowledge of the core process.
  • Must have a good understanding of the Palabora Integrated SHEQ system, especially HIRAs and Isolation Procedures.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to identify potential hazards related to job and take action to perform all work within the framework of safe work practices provided.
  • Must be willing to work shifts when required.
  • Must be willing to work underground when required.
  • Must be adaptable to change

     Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified Boilermaker
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Preferably be the holder of a valid first aid certificate.
  • Shaft experience.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in boilermaking.
  • Must pass standard welding testas specified by the maintenance superintendent
  • Valid coded welder certificate would be advantageous


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About Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited

Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Palabora Mining Company Ltd,is a copper mine that also operates a smelter and refinery complex based in the town of Phalaborwa, in South Africa's Limpopo Province. The mine owes its origins to a unique rock formation in the region known as the Palabora Igneous Complex.

Palabora has been operational since its incorporation in 1956 and is the country's major producer of refined copper, producing approximately 45 000 tonnages of copper per annum. Palabora Copper is South Africa's sole producer of refined copper, which it supplies mainly to the local market and export the balance. Whilst copper forms the base-load of its business, Palabora also mines and exports other by-products such as Magnetite, Vermiculite Sulphuric acid, anode slimes and nickel sulphate.

More than a mine
Located directly adjacent to the world-renowned eco-tourism attraction, the Kruger National Park, Palabora coordinates several onsite wildlife management and cultural heritage programmes as part of its ongoing sustainability drive. The company also collaborates closely with various communities in the Ba-Phalaborwa district to boost economic development and alleviate poverty.