De Beers: DRILL RIG OPERATOR – VUP X4(Entry Level)

Job Description:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to a culture of zero harm by adhering to all requirements as laid down by legislation and health, safety, environmental and security policies and procedures, and by the application of specific instructions to own work area and task completion.
  • Take-over/ hand over shift from off/on-going drill rig operator, attend to any abnormalities first, and then report to the supervisor to receive further instructions.
  • Perform visual Inspections of equipment before, and during operation according to departmental procedure to minimise breakdowns and operational losses by the timeous reporting of defects / abnormalities to Supervisor.
  • Operate equipment according to relevant mining requirements and Standard Operating Procedures to achieve daily drilling targets.
  • Report and record relevant operational data as required by department procedures to compile production reports.
  • Conduct efficient housekeeping of equipment and work area in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Perform all activities according to instructions, procedures and mining needs.
  • Participate in cost saving initiatives and adhere to financial procedures
  • Assist the Engineering personnel with breakdown maintenance as well as planned maintenance activities
  • Accountable for own workspace and activities.


  • Grade 12 / N3 / Equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification
  • Competent B certificate

Experience required

  • Minimum of 3 year’s practical experience of operating a double boom drill rig in a Trackless underground mining environment
  • Sound knowledge and experience of:
  • Underground mining practices and operations
  • Underground drilling knowledge and skills
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation and standards applicable to underground mining
  • The incumbent will be required to work shifts

Additional information:

  • Code C1 Driver’s License
  • Required classification as per VTS testing for specific role (Orange +)
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness to work underground
  • The post is dependent on the successful completion of the Company’s pre-employment protocol such as qualifications verification, relevant psychometric assessments and a clear security clearance

Closing date: 14 July 2021