Boilermaker at Exxaro Resources

Job Advert Summary


  • To maintain and manufacture assets, equipment and surrounding infrastructure to minimise adverse impact on production.

Minimum Requirements


  • Grade 12/Standard 10 Technical (Essential/Minimum)
  • Trade: Boilermaker MQA/QCTO (Essential/Minimum)
  • N3 Relevant Trade Subjects (Essential/Minimum)


  • 2-3 years Applicable technical and maintenance experience within a heavy industry, production or mining environment.
  • Importance: Essential/Minimum
  • Involvement: Operational


  • Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
  • Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
  • Competence: Core MQA Modules Assessments (Essential/Minimum)
  • Competence: On the Job MQA Modules Asses (Essential/Minimum)

Duties & Responsibilities

The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:

Equipment Control and Maintenance

  • Inspect and repair assets/equipment and surrounding infrastructure
  • Perform testing, fault finding and problem solving
  • Adhere to planned maintenance schedules
  • Assume responsibility for maintenance/new installations and maintain records

Inspection and Control

  • Inspect all tools, equipment and instruments prior to use
  • Inspect all vehicles/machines/mechanical equipment to identify defects
  • Report defects immediately
  • Carry out inspection according to a specific schedule to repair identified defects

Material/Resource Planning and Control

  • Adhere to planned maintenance schedules
  • Use available resources, both people and equipment optimally
  • Assume responsibility for quality of maintenance and new installations in functional area

Routine Work Management

  • Fill in job cards daily and submit to foreman
  • Transfer knowledge and give guidance to Artisan Aides/trainees to improve their skills

Safe and Healthy Work Environment

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

Technical Support

Read and interpret drawings

  • Perform hands-on maintenance support during breakdowns and shutdowns
  • Conduct technical evaluations of equipment
  • Perform stand-by duties and training of personnel, when required
  • Plan and order parts to minimize production delays due to tool, equipment and instrument failure

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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