Mechanical Artisan - De Beers Group of Companies

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De Beers Technology Business have operations in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa and is part of the De Beers Group. We deliver technical services and technology systems to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the De Beers Diamond value chain (from exploration to diamond recovery).

Activities include marine geophysical survey, sampling, and mining, projects, engineering, technology development and maintenance. Projects include the establishment and development of a fleet of mining ships and all associated equipment. We provide specialized diamond processing and recovery technology for the De Beers Group Exploration and Mining Operations. We are the industry leader in marine mining practices resulting in the most successful and advanced marine mining equipment and operations globally.

Job Description

The current and anticipated future workload within the De Beers Technologies, Manufacturing team, necessitates for a need to employ a young and dynamic mechanical artisan to assist in the mechanical assembly of De Beers Technologies products to expected safety and quality standards.



Due to the small nature of the manufacturing team, the prospective incumbent is required to carry out additional related tasks.

The requisite skills sought for this position is the ability to read, interpret, assemble, and integrate mechanical and pneumatic circuits and other related activities to deliver quality products. Knowledge and skill in using basic to intermediate mechanical tools is a must.

Your role will:

  • Perform trade related assembly, maintenance, and repair of mechanical aspects of equipment and parts according to maintenance requirements,
  • Read, interpret, and assemble trade specific items according to design diagrams and drawings,
  • Agility to adapt to changing production schedules and priorities,
  • Propose design improvements and best practices in mechanical assembly methods and processes, for a more efficient manufacturing process,
  • Contribute towards improvements in assembly procedures and safe work procedures/instructions .
  • Ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures, Ensure adherence to Health, Safety and Environmental procedures and legal requirements


Formal qualifications and experience:

  • N6 or National Diploma Mechanical Engineering qualification. A mechanical trade certificate will be highly recommended
  • 5 year’s or more in post qualification experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Computer literate in the Microsoft suite of packages
  • Effective communication skills in English (written and verbal)



Additional requirements:

  • Valid Code 08/EB Driver’s License will be advantageous.

Role-specific knowledge:

  • Understanding of a mechanical artisan trade requirements, standards, and concepts
  • Ability to plan and organize work
  • Adaptive to continuously changing work priorities
  • Flexible with the ability to work with different professionals on multiple/varied tasks
  • Assembly knowledge De Beers Technologies' upstream products would be advantageous
  • Ability to work within a team – maintains and nurtures good working relationships
  • Understand and satisfy internal customer requirements
  • Raise production-related problems and provide assembly progress updates to management.  
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