Epiroc: Underground Operative

  • Full Time
  • Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa


Underground Operative
Functional area:Management
Country:South Africa
Company name:Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Date of Posting:August 25, 2020
Last date to apply:September 1, 2020
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Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has passionate people supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries

Main Responsibilities or Functions of the Job

Report and coordinate all activities with underground supervisor

RD’s required per panel
RD’s available per panel
Movement to new panels timeously
Coach and mentor rock drill operators underground on rock drill and power pack operations

Ensure good understanding of the functionalities of both power pack and rock drill.
Ensure good understanding of fault finding on both power pack and rock drill
Ensure rock drill operator has the ability to assemble and operative equipment.
Enforce safe operating procedures

Guide rock drill operators to ensure equipment is pre inspected for fitness to operate
Coach rock drill operators to ensure machines are stacked and stored correctly
Control and coordinate HRD as per planned maintenance schedule

Ensure proper communication with regards to equipment planned to come out or go down
Coordinate replacement of equipment

Keep Epiroc team in informed of equipment not in use to be moved / send out, and new equipment required.
Monitor hours on power pack

Download power pack hours at least once in two weeks and submit report to Epiroc Administrator
Monitor meters on rock drill

Compile daily report on meters drilled for each rock drill
Compile daily report on power packs in use.
Report on breakdowns on all equipment daily and action taken to rectify.
Ensure water pressure is set within the recommended parameters
Educational Qualifications and Experience

Grade 12 / Matric
5 Years’ Experience in drilling operations and mining industry
Rock drill operator knowledge and experience
Knowledge on the Epiroc HRD drilling equipment will be beneficial for the candidate
Required skills and capabilities

Must have good communication skills
Deliver good quality of work
Be able to meet deadlines
Be able to interface with customers
Closing date: 1 September 2020

United. Inspired. Performance unites us, Innovation inspires us, and commitment drives us to keep moving forward.

In the 150 countries where you can find Epiroc, we encourage our employees to take ownership of their own development and careers with the support from their leaders.

We are committed to give you every opportunity to succeed in a culture of innovation, diversity and collaboration, combined with a caring atmosphere.

Diversity and sustainability are key to grow fresh and innovative ideas and solutions for our customers. Epiroc is a leading manufacturer for the mining and infrastructure industries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com

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