Job Title

Instrumentation Technician

South Africa, Gauteng
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Area: South Africa, Gauteng
Sector: Engineering
Posted: 15 September 2023

Job Details

POSITION:                        Instrumentation Technician

REPORTS TO:                     Maintenance Foreman / General Engineering Supervisor (GES)

DUTY STATION:                Angola Operations, Lunda Norte Province, Angola

JOB PURPOSE:             To conduct instrumentation services to install/maintain/repair/manufacture control system components to ensure plant availability to achieve production targets.




  • N2 Certificate and Trade Certificate through a recognised Institution or National N6 Diploma + Trade Test or National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Process Instrumentation) (T3/S4) will be advantageous.
  • Driver’s License (Code B)
  • At least 5 years post Apprenticeship experience
  • Be willing to work on a rotational basis in Angola
  • Valid medical certificate
  • Must have a stable work record with traceable references
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • You must have a clear criminal record
  • Ability to work overtime as & when required



  • Conduct routine inspections and fault finding on components in plant
  • Install control systems, instruments, control valves and all other instruments
  • Conduct planned maintenance and repairs
  • Repair/overhaul components
  • Maintain a clean workplace/good housekeeping
  • Complete daily registers and job cards
  • Conduct applicable spares inventory weekly and report
  • Report safety incidents/accidents
  • Comply with safety, health and environmental standards
  • Do pre and post assessments of equipment sent for repairs
  • Provide technical assistance and direction to other functional groups in order to drive quality improvements and enhance the maintenance function.
  • Liaise with planned maintenance officers to ensure inspection and audit findings are scheduled for remediation.
  • Develop the critical spares and sub assembly register for all equipment on the operations
  • Analyzing the blueprints for instrumentation systems to determine the specifications of the components to be maintained/replaced.
  • Develop the critical spares and sub assembly register for all equipment on the operations
  • Fault find PLC based control system using circuit diagrams and software; Work with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software, hardware wiring, drives (Siemens and Alan Bradley) and all measuring instruments (scales, weighbridges, level detectors, temperature controllers. (Digital and analog).
  • Programme and fault find on the VSD drives;

Consulmet may change your job description from time to time. However, you will be notified of any changes.



  • Knowledge of diamond plants and DMS and Recovery circuits.
  • Understanding and applying instrumentation best practices and standards
  • Understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations within the mining and processing sector
  • Work under pressure
  • Understanding /knowledge of maintenance process & principles
  • Coaching skills
  • Teamwork
  • Must be able to read electrical drawings