Driver Operator – FEL -GRP3/LV2


Jwaneng, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

To drive and operate a Front End Loader in accordance with Debswana standards and legal requirements.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Recommends cost saving initiatives for inclusion in sectional budget process
  • Conducts Risk Assessment before the commencement of any work as per laid down policies and procedures
  • Performs visual checks on machinery/equipment in order to establish any defects, assessing specific requirements and reporting findings to the supervisor/dispatch foreman as appropriate
  • Positions and prepares the muck pile for loading to ensure efficiencies
  • Spots and directs truck into and out of loading position
  • Operates machine to load muck pile into the truck as per the standard loading procedure
  • Cleans and directs other equipment to clean loading area
  • Maintains correct floor level through use of applicable systems
  • Directs dozers to assist in maintaining correct floor elevation (ripping)
  • Guides fuel/water bowser into safe position for refueling/refilling
  • Records fuel quantity filled
  • Disembarks from machine to refresh as per the laid down policies and procedures
  • Interacts with fleet management systems as per the policies and procedures
  • Consistently communicates with the Dispatch Foreman
  • Performs tasks of a predominantly manual nature which includes but not limited to; cleaning of the cab, cleaning of the machine body as and when required

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Adheres to all safety, health and environmental policies in area of responsibility taking cognisance of all legal requirements


  • O Level


2 years’ experience in a mining environment

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

  • Drivers License – Class B
  • Must have valid competency certificate for WA800
  • Must pass Vienna test

Technical Competencies

  • Loading
  • Refuelling and Refilling of Water
  • Systems
  • Housekeeping
  • Safety, Health and Environment

Behavioral Competencies

  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication
  • Developing Others
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Fixed Term Contract
9 months

Closing Date:  14/03/2021