High Voltage Electrician at Liqhobong Mine


Liqhobong Mining Development Company (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Firestone Diamonds PLC, invites suitably qualified and competent applicants to apply for the vacant position of High Voltage Electrician.


Job Purpose

Responsible for ensuring the continuous supply of cost effective electricity with safe, good quality and well maintained electrical installations thereby contributing to the Mine’s ongoing achievement of its production targets.




Under the direct supervision of the Electrical Foreman, the incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities;

Ensure scheduled periodic tests to electrical equipment. That is, internal power lines, transformers, switchgear and standby generators

Maintain an inventory of critical electrical components and spares to ensure quick repairs to essential electrical equipment in the event of equipment failure

Carry out isolation, energising and resetting of electrical equipment up to 132kv

Establish electrical standards and electrical operating procedures for the mine and ensure regular review

Approve practical procedures and checklists for efficient and safe installation of electrical equipment and related work practices

Ensure adherence to electrical standards and safety procedures across the mine

Keep self and staff up to date on energy saving trends

Initiate cost effective electricity use proposals based on observed trends and new innovations

Monitor power supply quality

Monitor adherence by contractors to agreed scope of work according to service level agreements

Provide input in electrical planning process in terms of electrical and related materials required

Install or erect appropriate electrical materials/components to required areas according to applicable standards and procedures

Monitor the level of operation of the electrical system and implementation modification

Train on High Voltage procedures and works

Terminate and repair HV Cable

Ensure adherence to SHE programs, best practices, safety standards and regulations across the section

Ensure that safety and lockout procedures are understood and complied with


Legal and other requirements

Police clearance and medical examinations of fitness

Valid Code 8 driving licence


Qualifications and experience

5 years’ experience in an electrical engineering and mining/manufacturing environment;

Diploma in Electrical Engineering or equivalent;

Proficient computer skills such as MS office suite;

Knowledge of High Voltage Electricity procedures;

Experience in HV Maintenance and switching


Skills and competencies

Capacity planning and organising; Supervision and coordination;

Attention to detail;

Analytical and follow through



Ability to schedule work and activities;

Ability to pay attention to details and make sound judgment and informed decisions;

Consistent with agreed principles of correct; moral conduct;



Application letters including a detailed CV and certified copies of relevant qualifications should be submitted to:

The Human Resource Department

Liqhobong Mining Development Company

LCCI Office Complex

Corner Princess Margaret and Orpen Road Maseru.

or  email: careers@liqhobong.co.ls


Closing date for submission of applications is Friday 31st March 2017

Disclaimer: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted