Reference Number


Exxaro Reference Number


Job Title

Operator Gr III, Multi Purpose

Business Unit / Division

Belfast Coal

Job Type Classification


Location – Town / City


Location – Province


Location – Country

South Africa

Job Advert Summary


• To operate all Grade III equipment as required.

Minimum Requirements


• Grade 10/Standard 8 Technical (Essential/Minimum)

• AET Level 4 (Essential/Minimum)


6-12 months Relevant job-specific experience (Essential/Minimum)


• Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum)

• Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum)

Duties & Responsibilities

Customer and Client Relationship Management

• Render professional customer support services.

• Communicate with clients and direct superior to share information on duties performed.

Equipment Operations and Control

• Operate and control various types of mechanical equipment

• Responsible to do pre-shift inspection of machines, machine parts, and/or components of the production line to ensure production flow according to standards within prescribed processes and procedures

• Report non-conformance/deviation to supervisor

• Assist with preventative and breakdown maintenance

• Some roles only:

Inspect mobile drilling equipment, at beginning and end of shift for oil, air pressure, electrical components, hydraulic functions and general condition for functionality and safety, against checklist

• Continuously observe /monitor component performance against standards to identify any sub performance and report to Supervisor

Financial Management

• Participate in cost saving initiatives and adhere to financial procedures

• Monitoring and optimizing production and costs within area of control


• Assume responsibility for the safe and optimal use of equipment and related machinery
• Do minor prescribed maintenance
• Assist during planned maintenance and breakdown recovery
• Responsible for first line maintenance

Production Efficiency    

• Adhere to planned maintenance/production schedules to assist in achieving production throughout
• Ensures optimised process flow within applicable circuit/Machine/s according to process flow chart
• Identify constraints and/or troubleshoot process flow according to predetermined procedure and communicate with Supervisor
• Assisting in assuring correct product grade by following controlled processes
• Prepared to be flexible and rotate in the different functional areas
• Assume responsibility for the safe and optimal use of equipment and related machinery
• Take active role in development of multi-skilled work group
• Maintain skills by way of operator re-training programs
• Assist in implementing Quality System in the work area
• Encourage involvement in process/plant improvement projects

Safe and Healthy Work Environment  OPERATOR GR MULTI PURPOSE

• Adhere to all health/safety practices and promote good housekeeping on an ongoing basis
• Address all unsafe practices/potential hazardous situations, rectify and report to superior
• Comply with Safety Health Environment and Community (SHEC) /technical requirements
• Wear applicable Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at all times
• Promote good housekeeping practices and accept safety responsibility
• Ensure safety rules and regulations are adhered to

Technical Support    

Some outputs applicable to some roles only and comprises of the following:

• Working in temperature extremes or adverse weather conditions
• Work in several different geographic locations each day
• Both in and out of a company-owned vehicle
• Wearing appropriate special safety equipment
• Inspect tanks and attached piping components for leaks or unusual conditions and taking corrective action
• Climbing heights
• Maintain injection rates, start up and shut processes;
• Walking, bending, stooping and lifting
• Maintenance of tarred- and gravel roads
• Cleaning and maintenance of water channels by using applicable equipment
• Drilling of holes
• Communicate effectively with line Supervisors / Foremen and related Plant / Mine Personnel
• Render support with ad hoc tasks

Behavioural Alignment    

Demonstrates the following:

• Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem
• Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical
• Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions
• Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic
• Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective

The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy.
If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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