Shaft Timberman

South Deep, South Africa
Jun 11, 2021
Jul 11, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Farm Modderfontein,

Old Vereeniging Road,

Westonaria, 1779

PO Box 57,

Westonaria, 1780

South Africa

Tel +27 11 411 1000

Dir +27 11 411 1797

Fax +27 11 411 1588

South Deep is recruiting!

This is an opportunity to bring your expertise to a warm family of professionals, working together to become a beacon of pride for our people, communities, stakeholders and shareholders.

At South Deep, we value each person's contribution and support your ongoing development, helping you to achieve your career aspirations.

POSITION: Shaft and Construction Timberman


DEPARTMENT: Engineering - Infrastructure

SITE: South Deep Gold Mine

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a Matric/Grade 12 Qualification or equivalent
  • Have an Onsetter Certificate
  • Have a Blasting Certificate applicable to hard rock mining
  • Have a minimum of 2 years working experience in shaft and construction environment
  • Must be prepared to work shifts
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk based medical examination at a relevant Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre

Key Competencies

  • Sound knowledge of the use of explosives
  • Advanced knowledge of shaft operations
  • Mine Health & Safety Act
  • Environmental statutory and site rules, policies, procedures and regulations

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out pre-work assessments on each job and participate in safety meetings
  • Perform basic construction work in the laying of concrete for building works, laying in of water lines, erecting notice signs, barricading of sites / worked out areas within section, assisting in the pulling of the reef and assisting Artisans in the maintenance of equipment
  • Conduct inspections of hanging side and footwall on a weekly basis to ensure the area is safe within each section
  • Inspect shaft barrel on a weekly basis to ensure construction is safe by checking the shaft barrel concrete, bunting boxes, buntings and guides, and assist Artisans when required
  • Change pipes (e.g. backfill pipes)
  • Supervise the Shaft Timberman Assistants in carrying out basic construction work, changing of pipes and shaft barrel inspections
  • Responsible for safety of personnel working on the rigs
  • Control the use of explosives for blasting and maintain a record of explosives

NOTE: all relevant certificates must be attached to your CV in order to be considered for shortlisting.
Closing Date: 18 June 2021

Please note that the Gold Fields code of conduct strictly prohibits the exchange of any payment as part of its recruitment process.

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

* South Deep Joint Venture is an unincorporated joint venture between GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 1998/023354/07) and Gold Fields Operations Limited (Reg. No. 1959/003209/06), both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Newshelf 899 Proprietary Limited (Reg. No. 2007/019941/07) a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited (Reg. No. 1968/004880/06).

Gold Fields Operations Limited Directors: CI Griffith (Chairman), R Bardien, NA Chohan, P Matete, BL Mokoatle, M Preece

GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited Directors: CI Griffith (Chairman), R Bardien, NA Chohan, P Matete, BL Mokoatle, M Preece

Company Secretary: Gold Fields Group Services (Proprietary) Ltd

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