Section Engineer


Required abilities:            

  •  Engineering related degree – BSC Engineering / Diploma

  • Government Certificate of competency

  • Five years post Engineering qualification experience

  • Basic computer literacy

  • Proficiency in English


Physical Requirements

  •  Certificate of fitness

Work Description:

Is responsible to provide operational service to the Resident Engineer, with a 1-year planning horizon. The role ensures effective and safe movement of men, ore and material in the vertical/decline/horizontal shaft/haulage/plant and the associated maintenance and construction linked to the Operational Area of responsibility.





  • Maintenance of assets

  • Site specific standard

  • Budget



  • Major shutdowns



  • Shaft/plant projects (within limit of authority)



  • Legal compliance responsibilities

  • Manage shaft/plant rotables

  • Carry out 1st ,2nd and 3rd line maintenance at shaft/plant

  • Shaft/plant projects

  • Transport ore and waist

  • Transport man and materials

  • Construct, install and maintain electrical, mechanical and mining equipment  


  • Team employee selection

  • Approved monthly budget expenditure

  • Planned maintenance priorities

  • Allocation of resources within section

  • Setting daily-, weekly- and monthly technical targets

  • Approval of sections’ leave rosters

  • Interpretation of the legal standards

  • Shutting down the section

  • Determining work priorities

  • Calling out specialist expertise when problems occur

  • Veto on individual resources on their shift

  • Changing plans and schedules on the shift to minimise the effect of unexpected problems

  • Stopping the operation if the working conditions are unsafe

  • Agreeing employees’ leave and overtime

  • Identifying employees suitable for further training

  • Disciplining of employees to agreed parameters and procedures

  • Shaft schedules

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