Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Mining Engineering Graduate Opportunity At Petra Diamond 2015

Petra Diamonds is a leading independent diamond mining group and an increasingly important supplier of rough diamonds to the international market.

The Company has interests in five producing mines: four in South Africa (Finsch, Cullinan, Koffiefontein and Kimberley Underground) and one in Tanzania (Williamson).

It also maintains an exploration programme in Botswana. Job Grade:

Non - Graded (6 month fixed term contract position)

Reference Nr: PDSA071

No of positions: 8 positions (2 positions each at Cullinan, Lime Acres, Kimberley and Koffiefontein).

Petra Diamonds SA invites candidates who are interested in gaining workplace experience in the mining sector in the discipline of mining engineering to apply for the Young Graduate Work Experience Project.

Successful candidates will be involved in work efficiency studies at Petra Diamonds Operations as well as gaining experience in underground hard-rock mining.

Minimum Requirements:

 A 4 year degree (including B Tech degree) in Mining Engineering

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Execute project-based work as part of work efficiency and time studies

 Work in designated areas according to the Mine’s Standard Operating Procedures

 Work according to the applicable Mine Code of Practice, Policies and Procedures

 Prepare for and participate in panel assessments

Other Skills/Competencies:

 Good written and verbal communication skills in English, as well as sound interpersonal skills

 Ability to work under pressure

 Show initiative and be self-motivated

 Report writing skills


Preference will be given to candidates with the required qualifications who are residing in the local communities and who are citizens of South Africa. Petra Diamonds is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan as well as the criteria above.

Pre-screening, profile testing, on mine assessments and induction, medical and security clearance form part of the recruitment and selection process.

Short listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview.

Employment of the successful candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria.

Please complete an application form available on and send together with your resume, qualifications and ID to, fax 086-6591334 by 2 October 2015.

Please note that incomplete application forms and documentation will not be considered.

If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are approached in this regard, you should report the incident immediately via one of the following hotlines: South Africa 0800 22 22 00 (toll free from an RSA landline) or international +27 12 305 2711.

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