Title:  Maintainer Operator Trainee

Closing Date:  6 October 2023
Location:  Orapa, 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 operate a section or sections of a plant and conduct basic maintenance functions, efficiently and effectively while adherering to safety and operational standards, policies and procedures, to achieve set production and efficiency targets

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Operates any section(s) of the process plant and related equipment in a designated area(s) to ensure optimum process efficiency and production throughput
  • Perform plant inspections and reports to the CCR Operator/Shift Coordinator
  • Recommends and incorporates cost saving initiatives into budgets and controls expenditure within approved budgets
  • Makes interventions to process plant equipment (stopping, starting, adjsuting) in the field as required or necessitated by process requirements
  • Communicates about prevailing process conditions/trends in his/her section with CCR operator and other section operators
  • Investigates or diagnoses operational problems on equipment or processes within section and takes corrective action in consultation with CCR Operator and Shift Coordinator
  • Performs tasks of a predominatly manual nature such as digging, lashing, cleaning spillages, unblocking, purging etc
  • Starts and shuts process equipment and sequences as appropriate Acknowledging machine critical alarms and taking appropriate action. Clear spillage using Skid loader. Remove general waste from cages using tractor and waste trailer
  • Interprets the shift operational plans, analyses trends and advising or actioning on course of action for shift
  • Performs maintenance activities in area of responsibility by Carries out basic plant equipment repairs or interventions to prevent failures (e.g. nozzles, belt tracking, changing v-belts, greasing) on categorised or prescribed equipment
  • Carries out basic maintenance on categorises plant equipment (e.g. cyclone changes, screen mats inspections/changes), dismantling and cleaning equipment
  • Performs lifting operations as per procedures Monitors various process variables and outputs and conducts process checks to ensure optimum operating conditions
  • Physical monitoring of process conditions and making interventions/adjustments (densities, flows, crusher gaps, deblinding screen mats etc) as guided by operational and safety standards and other process requirements as necessary
  • Identifying, recording and reporting process deficiencies, damages, malfunctions (making interventions where possible and recommending appropriate action)
  • Provides and records consumables inventories and consumptions as required (e.g. fesi, water etc)
  • Monitors purging process equipment to ensure no contamination
  • Complies with diamond control guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Provides input on diamond control as necessary
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Other Job Responsibilities

  • Adheres to Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures in areas of responsibility


  • O’ Levels or BGCSE or equivalent


Two (2) years plant operation experience in an ore processing plant (inclusive of operator training or equivalent)

Technical Competencies

  • Business Acumen

Behavioral Competencies

  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Closing date 6 October 2023

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Fixed Term Contract
2 years

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