Artisan Assistant Required: South32,Mamatwan


The South Africa Manganese operation can be found in the manganese rich Kalahari Basin, in the country’s Northern Cape, which is home to 80 per cent of the world’s manganese. This position is based at our open-cut Mamatwan mine which started operating more than half a century ago.


•Eligible employees will receive an employer contribution towards the company-elected retirement fund;

•South32 will support assistance for part-time studies aligned to role requirements and business needs at accredited institutions to eligible employees.


This role is a permanent full-time position.

As an Artisan Assistant you will be responsible for safely assisting artisans with maintenance of machinery and resolving of breakdowns. Compliance to all applicable procedures is essential.

Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

•Assist artisan with the daily maintenance and inspections;

•Basic use of hand tools;

•Apply health, safety and housekeeping standard;

•Participate in investigations into workplace incidents,

•Report any unsafe behaviour, conditions and incidents to the responsible person;

•Conduct pre-use inspections, routine inspections and report defects;

•Conduct risk assessment before all tasks and identify risks and hazards;

•Keep all equipment clean and in a good condition all the time.


You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:

•Must have a minimum of 2 year’s experience in a maintenance environment;

•In depth knowledge of Surface Mining Principles advantageous;

•Experience in plant maintenance or fitting, boiler making or electrical is advantageous

Qualifications for this role are:

•Grade 12 with mathematics or N3 Technical Certificate.

South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups).

Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference number on our website

This advertisement will close on 23 February 2024.

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