Careers and Opportunities


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Lesotho and South African candidates for the hereunder position:

JOB TITLE:                                           Drilling Workshop Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:                                     Drilling Workshop

REPORTS TO:                                      Drilling Workshop Superintendent

SURBODINATES:                                 Drill Rig Mechanics, Drill Rig Auto electricians, Drill Rig Assistant Mechanics, RDT Serviceman and Cleaners


Service, Maintenance and Fault Finding:

  • Perform maintenance, diagnosis and repair on D 65 Blast Hole Drill, +85% Ava
  • Properly document work performed, including parts usage and time worked
  • Perform quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions.
  • Perform preventative, daily maintenance and back log repairs as per schedules
  • Understanding of basic AC/DC/PLC electrical circuits and ability to trouble shoot and conduct circuit analysis
  • Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.
  • Prepare timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies;
  • Interact closely with on-site maintenance lead technician and providing guidance and training when applicable;
  • Absolute Job card and Maintenance compliance
  • Developing and communicating rigorous and creative maintenance strategies that drive sustainable value.
  • Be proactive for breakdown counter measures or enhancements that may be needed and assist in the development of such procedure’s as required;
  • Complete work including installation and commissioning of components (mechanical, hydraulic and electric/PLC on a daily basis, maintenance schedule or breakdown and back log work
  • Proficient with electrical test equipment and reading schematics (Hydraulic and electrical)


  • Perform MGC standard housekeeping at all times
  • Comply with Safety, Health and Environmental requirements
  • Maintain Safety, health and environment (SHE) standards at all times
  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements. 

·     Drives Safety compliance in all aspects of duty and team

Reporting and compliance

·         Prepare monthly, weekly and daily reports of tools; and

·         Maintain up to date electronic and paper-based records of tools

·         Maintain Safety standards



  • Perform MGC standard housekeeping at all times
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned



·         Certificate or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Automotive (Electrical and mechanical) with accredited training from Epiroc in both basic and advanced including all aspects of drills maintenance including RDT

Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • 10 years of maintenance on Epiroc Drill rigs or like drill.
  • Must have a strong understanding of drilling and blasting equipment, materials and procedures
  • Strong technical knowledge of RDT practices including safety is required
  • Must be able to lead employees toward achieving individual, team, and company goals, while maintaining a positive environment within the department.
  • Minimum one years of drill/blast field experience required
  • Technical knowledge of drilling activities including safety is required
  • The ability to help develop and achieve the drill KPI targets
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills
  • General understanding of drilling / mining operations
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team
  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills
  • Requires valid driver’s license

Closing Date: 29th September 2023

Reply Instructions:

·          Application letters accompanied by CV’s, certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts, identification are to be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, MGC Mining and e-mailed to bearing the Subject ‘Drilling Workshop Supervisor Position’

·         Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

·         Only short-listed candidates will be responded to

·         Selection interviews will be held at the date, time and place to be determined by MGC Mining

·         Short listed candidates will be required to authenticate information provided in their application

·         If you have not received communication within 14 days from the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful

MGC Mining reserves its right to do background screening on candidates applying for this