Mechanical Superintendent 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 Mechanical Superintendent.


Job purpose

Responsible for providing mechanical services with specific responsibility of guiding subordinates/mechanical staff, ensuring planning and executing of all maintenance, repairs and completion of projects in accordance with trade standards and providing information on the proper use of equipment.



Under the direct supervision of the Site Engineer, the incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities;

Ensure compliance and adherence to SHE policies, programs, practices, safety standards and regulations;

Analyze documents and materials for existing and proposed mechanical systems;

Collaborate with Site Engineer to receive plans and/or instructions relating to new replacements;

Collaborate with Mechanical Chargehand and other skilled Artisans for the purpose of completing projects / work orders efficiently;

Assist with the coordination of day to day maintenance activities for the purpose of ensuring proper and efficient maintenance and repair of mechanical systems;

Diagnose causes of problems and/or failures of mechanical systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair and replacement needs;

Estimate and procure materials and/or equipment needed to compete work projects for the purpose of ensuring timely completion of projects;

Implement the execution of routine and preventive maintenance programmes for the purpose of maximizing customer service and efficient and effective operations;

Inspect completed work for the purpose of ensuring quality of work standards are met and identify preventive maintenance requirements;

Maintain a variety of files and records for the purpose of providing an up to date reference and tracking expenditure;

Operate computerized energy management systems for the purpose of setting up systems and troubleshooting system failures;

Supervise and provide technical support and guidance to contractors/mechanical staff as required.


Legal and other requirements

Police clearance and medical examinations of fitness

Valid driver’s license


Qualifications and experience

5 years’ experience as a mechanical engineering practitioner in a plant operations environment;

Diploma in mechanical engineering and/or a qualified Fitter or Boilermaker with government trade test certificate;

Solid background in a mining and plant environment;

Knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures and regulations;

Knowledge of engineering maintenance practice.


Skills and competencies

Organizational and planning and managing projects;

Excellent written and verbal communication; Engineering background;

Attention to details/ detail focused; Confidentiality and integrity

Supervision and coordination skills;



Ability to read technical information;

Ability to compose a variety of documents

The ability to operate mechanical and maintenance equipment and related components;

Ability to facilitate group discussions and solve practical problems;


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 address:


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

Disclaimer: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted