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Petra Diamonds: Boilermaker (Internal & External)


Boilermaker (Fixed Term Contract) – Internal & External

Koffiefontein Diamond Mine is based in the town of Koffiefontein, located 100 km from Kimberley and 136 km from Bloemfontein.

Job Grade: C2T

Reference Nr: KOFF219


Develop, fabricate and maintain equipment according to sound engineering practice and equipment specifications.


  • Assist Foreman in executing his duties as and when required
  • Conduct maintenance planning; planned task observations; plastic pipe welding; risk assessments (activity based and mini; welding of HDPE (high density pressure equipment)
  • Continuously monitor equipment failure and efficiency to improve trade specific equipment and systems
  • Cut and weld components to repair and maintain steel constructions
  • Fabricate steel fabrications by drawing, measuring, conducting layout and erecting structures
  • Identify spares requirements and order according to departmental procedure
  • Inspect materials, products or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Investigate, diagnose and perform trade related maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery according to the maintenance requirements
  • Manufacture trade specific items according to diagrams and drawings when setting up equipment
  • Perform assigned work during shutdowns
  • Perform inspections in accordance with the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations, manufacturing and company standards to report all defects and breakdowns on equipment and machinery to the Foreman
  • Perform de-energize and lock out of electrical equipment
  • Perform basic rigging activities
  • Remove and replace components to maintain steel fabrications
  • Responsible for conducting fault finding on default structures and deterring the steps to be taken to repair faults; good housekeeping in relevant area; painting steel fabrications; performing drilling activities using a hand drill and pedestal; grinding activities; lock out when necessary; signing the mobile machinery pre-start log books; trade related administration
  • Conduct on-the-job training for allocated apprentices


  • Grade 10
  • N2 National Certificate
  • Boilermaker / Plater Trade Certificate through a recognised institution and/or apprenticeship**
  • 3 years post Apprenticeship/Qualification experience as a Boilermaker / Plater
  • Valid Drivers’ License


  • Grade 12
  • Computer Literate

NB: Candidates holding a QCTO (Section 26D) Trade Test, where the learning route is not specified on the Certificate, must submit the following: Statement of results issued by an accredited MQA trade test centre as well as evidence of training conducted at a technical training centre (e.g. Portfolio of Evidence, Logbooks). Should these documents not be submitted, the application will not be considered. Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered.


  • Able to communicate in English (written & verbal)
  • Analytical thinking; Attention to detail; Accuracy; Planning; Problem solving; Reliability; Pro-active

Koffiefontein Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates. Pre-screening, profile testing, assessments, medical and security clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process.

Short listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the Boilermaker (Fixed Term Contract) – Internal & External

Petra Diamonds Limited is one of the world’s leading suppliers of rough diamonds and one of the largest independent diamond groups by resource. It’s a polished diamond we’re after for this role – an individual that clearly outshines his/her peers: | Blue Diamond Mines Pty Ltd – t/a Koffiefontein Diamond Mine  successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of Letsemeng / Xhariep District Municipalities (proof of residence may be requested).

If you are already employed by Petra Diamonds, please submit an authorised Internal Application Form, your résumé, qualifications and ID when applying.

Closing date: 05 September 2019

Please complete an application form and forward, together with your résumé, qualifications and ID, to

Please note, applications must be sent to the correct e-mail as indicated. Incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. PetraDiamonds reserves the right not to fill this position. If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are approached in this regard, you should report the incident immediately via one of the following hotlines:

Toll Free: 0800 007 247; Phone Call: +27 31 571 5573; Fax: +27 31 560 7395; Email:; Post: KZ 138, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320; Website:

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