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Fraser Alexander invites unemployed Diesel Mechanics with trade tests to apply for this post


Reference Number FA-375

Work Level Skilled Job Type Permanent Salary Market Related EE Position Yes Location North West

Description PURPOSE Exciting opportunities exist to render an efficient service on maintaining of plant and equipment and adhering to safety aspects.

Requirements RESPONSIBILITIES Inspections and Reporting

  • Conduct all relevant inspections, diagnostic tests to determine the condition of the vehicles and prepare reports

  • Interpret diagnostic results and offer suitable solutions

Safety Aspects on Plant and Equipment

  • Ensure compliance with all maintenance standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Ensure that electrical, kinetic and potential energy are neutralised before commencing tasks

  • Report on all accidents/incidents and safety deviations

Maintenance of Plant and Equipment

  • Prepare work plans after fully scoping out the problems

  • Order parts and maintain parts inventory

  • Perform planned and unplanned maintenance

  • Repair or replace vehicle engines, steering mechanisms, suspensions, transmissions and braking systems as per original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications

  • Repair or replace light fittings, wiring harnesses, batteries, alternators, starters, ignitions and proximity switches

  • Repair and maintain basic electrical systems on vehicles (12v, 24v, 48v)

  • Replace hydraulic equipment, pumps, valves and cylinders

  • Test drive vehicles to gauge performance

  • Conduct oil sampling, analyse and report

  • Conduct site visits in the case of an emergency or sudden breakdown

  • Ensure that tools and equipment are kept in a safe working condition

General Responsibilities

  • Adhere to SHEQ-C Code of Conduct requirements, employment legislation as well as company policies and procedures as amended from time-to-time

  • Ensure good housekeeping of plant and equipment

  • Maintain detailed records of serviced vehicles


  • N3 or equivalent

  • Recognised trade test certificate as Diesel Mechanic

  • Valid driver’s licence


  • Minimum three years experience on Trackless Mobile Machines (TMM) in a mining environment

  • Minimum five years experience on yellow equipment

  • Basic electrical exposure


  • Mechanical

  • Critical thinking / analytical

  • Interpersonal

  • Planning and organising

  • Problem-solving

  • Decision-making

  • Action-oriented

  • Communication (both written and verbal)

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment test

Closing Date: 14 March 2023


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