Senior Inspector of Mines: Mine Equipment

Reference number: DMR/14/0073

SALARY: R630 822 per annum (inclusive package) Level 12

CENTRE: North West Region (Klerksdorp)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Government Certificate of Competency in Electrical and / or Mechanical Engineering with appropriate experience in the mining industry or Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate. PLUS the following key competencies:

Knowledge of:

- Mine Health and Safety Act

- Extensive knowledge of mine equipment used on all types of mines, surface and underground.

- Knowledge of winders, boilers, elevators and chairlifts.

- Basic knowledge of Labour relations and human resources.


- High level management risk assessment techniques

- Conflict resolution


- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels to mine officials and public on the Mine Health and Safety Act as well as matters regarding types of mine equipment used in the mining industry, exemptions, permissions and proposed legislation.


- Ability to analyse workload and work related problems and to draft and implement a strategy to ensure an improvement.

DUTIES: The appointee’s primary responsibility will be to enforce adherence to the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996). Conduct inspections and audits. Conduct inquiries and investigations into accidents and incidents. Give inputs on regional action plans to develop strategies required to monitor legal compliance by mines. Give support and assistance in the promotion of health and safety in the mining industry. Play a role in the formulation of health and safety legislation, guidelines and various regulatory mechanisms. Participate in tripartite structures and develop strategies towards the promotion of tripartism within the mining industry. Manage the regional office and office controls. Support and develop a transformation process within the regional office. Manage, support, supervise and train sub-ordinates. RECOMMENDATION / NOTE: Appointment will be subject to a pre-medical examination of fitness and candidate must be in possession of at least a valid driver’s licence.

ENQUIRIES: Mr T Ngwenya (018) 487 9867

APPLICATIONS: The Director-General, Department of Mineral Resources, Private Bag X59, Arcadia, 0007 or hand delivered to Trevenna Campus, corner Mentjies and Schoeman Street, Sunnyside

CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014

FOR ATTENTION: Ms T Sibutha / Ms N Maseko

NOTE: Applications should be on Z83, signed and dated and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, and certified copies of qualifications as well as ID. Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as application received late will not be considered. Confirmation of final appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Short listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date. Applicants who have not been contacted during this period may regard their applications as unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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