Mining Hardware Technician – Kuruman (Kathu)

Northern Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified


A company based in Northern Cape (Kathu ’ Postmasburg) is looking for a Hardware technician to join their team in a contracting role. This is an onsite position that will be based at the client’s mine site. Vehicles will be provided for daily site activities.


Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience – Actively work on the hardware support that is required on-site to maintain the client’s everyday needs.
Knowledge of reading and understanding hardware schematics and other technical manuals and procedural documentation
Support and maintain Basic software (Troubleshoot system issues)
Execute onsite system installation efforts
Escalation of support issues requiring other stakeholders’ input to resolve issues, specifically the relevant Mining Services or supporting team’s representative
Regular reporting of current support issues, including updates on status and resolution methods
Utilizing relationships developed with customers and other contacts to advise the Mining Services Team of potential issues affecting customers as well as other opportunities for the site.
Representing in a helpful, professional, and courteous manner at all times
Maintain, enhance, and adhere to documentation and reporting standards, systems, and processes.
Compliance with Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures, participation in audits, and compliance with instructions given concerning the health and safety of himself/herself and the safety of others
This will include installations of Wireless Mesh networks, point to point networks, and two way radio networks, tagging and tracking systems, leaky feeder’s installations, RF Feeder installations, microwave networks, Wi-Fi equipment and infrastructure installations

Minimum Requirements

Education: Minimum high school diploma, higher technical trade desirable
Previous experience as a site Hardware Technician. (Highly Desirable)
A minimum of 5 years of experience in the Mining Environment
A minimum of 2 years of experience with Mine Safety Solutions (Highly Desirable)
Previous experience working with onsite technical teams (Highly Desirable)
Fluency in English.

Role-specific knowledge:

Customer sites in the specific region as specified above
To have a strong and broad high-level knowledge of the mining systems and mine safety deployed.
Ensure the efficient support of mining safety systems onsite.
To provide site-based system support to the customer and deploy new and upgraded systems at customers’ mine sites.
To do basic troubleshooting and configuration of system software and computer operating systems

Experience:Between 5 – 7 Years
Closing Date:2023-08-25