Motheo Operations, Ghanzi, BOTSWANA

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, this position is responsible for carrying out safe lifting and movement of loads and plant machinery and inspecting and servicing lifting equipment throughout the site.

The Rigger Assistant position is responsible for aligning and anchoring the machinery, attaching loads, controlling the movement of heavy equipment, and ensuring the rigging is safe for use. The Assistant will be responsible to assemble and dismantle rigging equipment at the end of each shift.

Key Performance Areas

  • Contribute to a culture of zero harm by adhering to all requirements as laid down as per health, safety, environmental, policies and procedures, and by the application of specific instructions to own work area and task completion.
  • Supervise and execute the stripping, lifting, and transporting of materials and heavy equipment to and from various underground or surface areas using the appropriate rigging methodologies.
  • Interpret and advise line on lifting requirements using rigging knowledge and skills.
  • Perform inspections in accordance with the Mine Quarries Act regulations, and company standards on winding ropes and attachments, overhead crane cables, brakes, drums, and hooks and report all defects and breakdowns on lifting equipment to the Mechanical Supervisor.
  • To eliminate the risk of injury, incident, or equipment damage by providing the specialize knowledge required when lifting and/or maneuvering abnormal or heavy objects.
  • Ensure that lifting equipment is inspected, used, and maintained in a correct and safe manner.
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Technical Competencies

  • Sound technical knowledge (both theory and practical) to operate, inspect and maintain lifting and rigging equipment and resources to an agreed standard in accordance with the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements and operating procedures and shall provide assurance to the Mechanical Supervisor that all lifting and rigging operations comply with the company and departmental standards and specifications
  • Skills to troubleshoot, inspect and operate all lifting and rigging equipment within area of responsibility

Behaviours/Personal Attributes

  • Strong communication skills
  • Be prepared to work shifts
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces
  • Excellent critical thinking
  • Action Planning

Qualification & Experience

  • National Craft Certificate (NCC): Rigging
  • Valid Light Duty Vehicles Driver’s License•
  • 5 rigging experience is essential in the mining environment
  • Overhead crane operation experience will be an added advantage
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