Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) is a mining company established in 1973 to mine and unlock true value of coal for all stakeholders. The MCM business is at the heart of a prosperous future for Botswana with coal production contributing significantly to the economic development of Botswana. The Mine is owned by the Minerals Development Company Botswana (MDCB) a mining investment entity of the Government of Botswana.
Morupule Coal Mine is located 7 km northwest of the urbanized village of Palapye (the fastest growing center outside the capital city of Gaborone), along the Serowe-Palapye national highway (A14). The company’s vision is ‘To be a partner of choice in the global coal transition’.
The Company Seeks to invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:

  •  ARTISAN – RIGGER (6 MONTHS FTC)

Job Summary:
To execute the installation, maintenance, that is both preventative and corrective, modifications of equipment in the line of trade (i.e. mechanical and/or electrical).

Key Activities:
• Maintains equipment in relevant trade using appropriate maintenance technologies to ensure optimum equipment availability and reliability by verifying the planned maintenance schedule and recommending appropriate amendments as necessary, performing inspections, and identifying areas needing attention, diagnosing faults, and assessing the requirements for spares, labour, tools/equipment, and time, advising the supervisor to ensure availability, interpreting equipment performance characteristics.
• Carries out scheduled/non-scheduled installations, repairs, and overhauls in compliance with engineering standards and procedures.
• Provides feedback to the supervisor on tasks completed to ensure that equipment maintenance history is captured and documented correctly.
• Plans for work to be done by obtaining all relevant permits and carrying out risk assessments before commencing work.
• Providing information for the development of work schedules.
• Attends to all administrative functions, taking cognisance of the need to create a clear audit trail.
• Adheres to all safety health and environmental policies and procedures in area of responsibility.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas to improve the Mini Business Unit performance.
• Recommends and incorporate cost saving initiatives into budget and operates within approved parameters.

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Technical Competencies
• Asset Management & Optimisation
• Technical Analysis
• SHE Risk Management.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• O’level/BGCSE plus National Craft Certificate (NCC) in Rigging or equivalent.
• Two (2) year post qualifying experience or successful completion of the Artisan Development Program (ADP) in relevant trade.
• Class B Driver’s License.

We offer competitive salary package. Prospective candidates must be medically and physically fit and willing to work in an Underground Coal Mining Environment and meet demanding schedules. Candidates who meet the above requirements must apply with certified copies of certificates and an official transcript (a must for the Trainee positions), a comprehensive curriculum vitae and proof of identification addressed to:

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HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Morupule Coal Mine, Private Bag 35
PALAPYE
Email: recruitment@mcm.co.bw
Closing date: 28 September 2023

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