Mechanical Engineering Technician


Business Unit / Group Function:
Kumba Iron Ore
Kathu, South Africa
Reference Id:
Experience / Work Type:
Entry Level / Permanent Employee
Closing Date:
15 January, 2021

Closing Date: 15 January, 2021

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Company Description:
We’re looking for a Precise and Detailed Mechanical Engineering Technican who can work under pressure. If you have the relevant skills and experience – we’d like to hear from you.

People. Process. Performance. You’ll keep sight of it all.

Anglo American aspires to become the most valued mining company in the world. We’re looking for talented people who share our values and our belief in a better future for mining.

Kumba Iron Ore

We produce high-grade iron ore, the key component in steel widely used in construction and manufacturing across the world. Our activities include all aspects – exploration; mining; processing and blending; shipping; marketing and selling. In South Africa, we have mining operations in the Northern Cape province, as well as a head office in Centurion, Gauteng, and a port operation in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape.
Job Description:
To provide technical assistance to maintenance personnel proactively on complex mechanical systems, equipment and processes and continuously enhance plant performance and availability by:

Ensuring Alignment on the Machinery
Being responsible for RCA  when required
Being responsible for Hydraulics inspections and provide recommendations
Assisting of Maintenance Team with Technical support
Being able to work on Capex projects in different departments
Being able to execute fault finding on Machinery
Ensuring assistance is provided proactively and when requested by  maintenance personnel
Ensuring that components causing excessive downtime are identified
Ensuring that equipment/machinery is tested for functionality and safety before being returned to production
Willingness to be on Standby and working Overtime when requested
This role is in the Engineering department on a Band 7 and reporting to the Section Manager Plant Reliability
You will be required to have the following:

Grade 12
National diploma (Mechanical engineering)
Trade Certificate (advantageous)
Experience in Alignment on Rotating Machinery
Sishen previous experience will be advantageous
Relevant Operational Maintenance experience in Fixed Plant
Relevant experience in Conveyers, Pumps, Screens or Crushers
Valid fitness certificate
Valid Driver’s license
Additional information:
Who we are

Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programs, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer

Background Checks

If your application is successful, criminal and other background checks, where appropriate, will be required.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.