Harmony Gold Mine Vacancies: Instrument Mechanician Position

Reference: Instrument Mechanician – MWS

Listing Reference: hgld_000148

Listing Status: Online

Apply By: 13 October 2023

Position Summary

  • Industry: Mining & Quarrying
  • Job Category: Other: Engineering, Technical, Production, and Manufacturing
  • Location: Stilfontein
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Remuneration: Market Related
  • EE Position: No

Harmony Gold Mine, a leading player in the Mining and Quarrying industry, is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Instrument Mechanician to join their team in Stilfontein. This role is crucial in ensuring the optimal performance and availability of automated systems within the mine.

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Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Specialized Engineering Service: The primary responsibility of this role is to provide specialized engineering services. This includes maintaining, repairing, and installing automated systems to enhance the performance and availability of these systems.
  2. Accuracy Maintenance: The position requires maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of variables measured within the mining systems.
  3. Legislation and Policy Adherence: Uphold and enforce the compliance of the Minerals Act, MHSA, and other pertinent legislations. This also involves ensuring adherence to the mine’s policies and procedures.
  4. Health and Safety: Cultivate a culture and awareness of Health and Safety within the designated area of responsibility.
  5. PLC Systems: Handle the installation of PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) systems.
  6. Instrument Installation and Commissioning: Engage in the installation and commissioning of field instruments.
  7. Overseeing Contractors: Supervise installations and commissioning carried out by contractors to ensure work is up to the mine’s standards.
  8. Analytical Tests: Assist in performing analytical tests on major installations.
  9. HRMS Compliance: Ensure that all activities comply with the HRMS system.

The appointment to this position will be made in line with the company’s Employment Equity Plan.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: N3 Trade related subjects or 10 years as a qualified Artisan.
  • Certification: Recognized trade certificate. Learnership contract or proof of formal training or workbook.
  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English.
  • Health: Medical certificate of fitness and a valid First Aid Certificate.
  • Skills:
    • Basic fault-finding techniques.
    • Computer literacy, specifically with the Microsoft package.
    • Comprehensive understanding of control instrumentation & other information systems as used in a mining environment.
  • License: Valid driver’s license.


  • Expertise in PLC programming and SCADA.
  • Previous experience related to Plant operations.

Application Guidelines

All applicants are requested to attach certified copies of their Certificates and Identity Documents. It’s imperative to note that CVs without attached qualifications will not be taken into consideration.

Given the importance of this role in ensuring the smooth operation of automated systems within the mine, Harmony Gold Mine is seeking a dedicated, skilled, and experienced individual who can rise to the challenges and responsibilities of the Instrument Mechanician position. If you believe you have what it takes to thrive in this role, ensure your application reaches us before the deadline of 13 October 2023.