De Deers Mine is Recruiting 3rd Engineering Officers (2024)

Closes 3 Feb 2024

De Beers is a member of the Anglo American plc group.  Established in 1888, De Beers is the world’s leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds.

In 1871 the English entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes bought a claim to the De Beers mine and, with this as a financial base, eventually bought up most of the diamond mines in southern Africa.

Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline, and is the world’s largest diamond producer, by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.  As part of the company’s operating philosophy, the people of De Beers are committed to Living up to Diamonds by making a lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work and transforming natural resources into shared national wealth. .

  • In the mid-1860s, diamonds were discovered on the farm of Nicolaas and Diederick de Beer in southern Africa. The Kimberley and De Beers mines were dug on the farm, and were once the world’s most productive. However, they are no longer in operation.
  • In 1888, De Beers Consolidated Mines was founded.
  • In 1912, the De Beers Group acquired a mine that dates back to 1906. The mine remained dormant for almost a century before being officially reopened in 2008.
  • In 1939, De Beers partnered with the Gemological Institute of America to create the industry’s first universal diamond grading system, the 4Cs.


De Beers Marine (DBM) is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is part of the De Beers group. Activities managed include Marine exploration, geophysical surveys, sampling, mining, ship conversion, upgrades and maintenance, large project management, engineering design and mining system equipment builds. DBM executes industry leading R&D in the marine environment.

Anglo American’s purpose is to reimagine mining to improve people’s lives and is committed to creating a Living Mine that brings positive value to the people and environment where we operate. 

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Job Description:

To co-ordinate and maintain all engineering functions on-board vessel to ensure optimum availability at the lowest cost according to operational requirements or organisational objectives and sound engineering practice.


  • Investigate, diagnose and perform trade related maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery according to the maintenance requirements.
  • Performs inspections in accordance with the Mine Health and Safety Act regulations, manufacturing and company standards to report all defects and breakdowns on equipment and machinery to the foreman. 
  • Develop, modify, construct and install all types of trade related equipment required for the safe operation of all engineering equipment.
  • Manufactures trade specific items according to diagrams and drawings when setting up equipment.
  • Continuously monitor equipment failure and efficiency to improve trade specific equipment and systems.
  • Identifies spares requirements and order according to departmental procedure.
  • Complete  reports according to departmental procedure
  • Initiate changes to data packs for changed and modified equipment according to organisational procedure.
  • Fills in Safety observation cards and conducts regular risk assessments in his/her area of responsibility
  • Maintains the Engine-room equipment, including the power and propulsion equipment by conducting regular services.
  • Ensures safe and efficient running of all equipment and machinery on board
  • Supervises the Advanced Marine Ratings in the Engine-room during operations.


  • STCW 2010 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency (unlimited)
  • 3-5 years relevant experience (at sea)


  • Engineering Legal and Operational Compliance
  • Maintenance Skills and Knowledge
  • System navigation skills

Additional information:

  • All qualifications and certificate must be attached to the application.

Closing Date: 5 February 2023

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