Jobs & Vacancies

Petra Diamonds


09 February 2017

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Minimum requirements:

  • A Grade 12
  • A Permanent Blasting Certificate for Scheduled Mines
  • A Mine Overseer’s Certificate of Competency (Metalliferous Mining)
  • Computer literacy (MS Office suite)
  • A valid driver’s licence
  • 3 years’ experience as a Shift Boss in an underground mine (please indicate on CV)
  • Working knowledge of drill and blast design software will be an advantage (please indicate on CV).

Other skills/competencies:

  • Managerial/supervisory experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • The ability to evaluate mine plans and designs
  • Knowledge of mining law
  • The ability to cost mining projects, layouts and conduct financial evaluations.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assess the quality of work performed
  • Interact with all mining disciplines
  • Drive production and maintenance
  • Track projects against plans (monitor project schedules and resource allocations)
  • Ensure maintenance management system is in place
  • Develop and maintain a document management system to ensure efficient storage and access of information
  • Work according to the Mine’s Code of Practice and report any observations of this not being done
  • Ensure adherence to and compliance with SHEQ.

Kimberley Ekapa Mining is a regional and broad-based empowered local company and is proud to be part of the more recent history of diamond extraction in Kimberley. It’s polished diamonds we’re after for these roles – individuals that clearly outshine their peers:

Kimberley Ekapa Mining JV is the trading name of Ekapa Minerals (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture of Ekapa Mining (Pty) Ltd and Petra Diamonds Ltd, and is situated in the city of Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Kimberley Ekapa Mining (KEM) JV 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. Pre-screening, profile testing, on-mine assessments, medical and security clearance form part of the selection process.

Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the successful candidates is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of Frances Baard District Municipality (proof of residence may be requested).

Please complete an application form (available on and forward this, together with your résumé, qualifications, ID as well as contactable references of previous employers, to the contact mentioned at each post by 2 February 2017. Please note that incomplete documentation will not be considered. If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Please note that Kimberley Ekapa Mining 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:

South Africa 0800 22 22 00 (toll-free from an RSA landline) or international +27 12 305-2711.

086 692 2442

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