Instrument Technician - Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited, Limpopo

  • Limpopo
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Mining
  • Posted by Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Reference: 1622608
  • Apply before Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 17 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Palabora Copper (Pty) Limited

Key responsibilities will include:

Carrying out repairs and maintenance on all Instrumentation equipments.

Assisting the Supervisor in complying with planned maintenance schedules.

Ensuring adherence to legal inspections on relevant installations.

Modifications and improvements in the area of responsibility.

Ensuring adherence to HSEQ standards.

Performing standby duties.

Candidate Requirements

Intrinsic Qualities:


Good inter-personal and communication skills.

Good working knowledge of the core process.

Ability to interpret electrical and instrumentation drawings and perform fault finding.

Good understanding of the Palabora Integrated SHEQ system.

Leadership skills and ability to plan a task properly.

Comprehensive knowledge of maintenance standards.

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 adaptable to change and be willing to work shifts when required.

Good understanding and knowledge of planned maintenance principles.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified Instrumentation Artisan.
  • N6/S4 or T3 Diploma.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Minimum of five years’ working experience in the mining environment and specific instrumentation experience on Network Integration, Siemens PLC, ASI Systems, Profi Bus Systems and SCADA systems will 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.