Gold Fields Is Hiring: Driver Forklift – South Deep Gold Mine

SITE: South Deep Gold Mine

The forklift operator is responsible for the safe and effective transport of material cars to and from the shaft in

accordance with standard operating procedures

• Grade 12 or equivalent

• Forklift driver license

• Valid driver license

• At least 2 years’ experience as Forklift operator in a mining environment

• Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical

examination at the Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre and pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test,

and such other tests as may be required to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment

NOTE: all relevant certificates must be attached to your CV in order to be considered for shortlisting

Key Competencies 

Established personal safety delivery record

• Strong inter and intra-team collaboration skills

• Sound spoken and written English communication skills

• Completion of a machine appreciation awareness programme (O4R/M4R or equivalent)

• Ability to cope with ambiguity with high personal resilience and change adaptability

• Established problem-solving skills 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Maintains Safety, Health and Environmental practices according to standards and procedures

• Does a pre-use inspection on this equipment by means of a checklist and report deficiencies to


• Performs basic maintenance on equipment e.g. top up engine oil, water and hydraulic oil, check for oil

leaks and clean equipment according to standards and procedures

• Performs end of shift procedures according to standards and procedures e.g., parks the forklift at the

designated area, cleans equipment and reports to supervisor

• Performs any other activities necessary for the effective completion of his/her work

• Operates the forklift to safely transport material cars to and from the Shaft in accordance with standard

operating procedures

• Assessing weight of loads to be lifted

• Adhering to Surface Traffic Management plan as set out by the mine standard

• Safe operation of a Forklift 

Interested parties should apply as follows:

Internal employees registered as a Success Factors user click on the below link:

External candidates and Internal employees not registered as a Success Factors user click on the below link:

Closing Date: 23 April 2024

Should you require any assistance or have any challenges in applying for a position, please contact the

Recruitment hub on 011 411 1387

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment

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