Do you have Grade 12 and need a job? Gold Fields is hiring a Data Processing Clerk!

Job Summary

Gold Fields Group Services (Pty) Ltd is hiring for the job vacancy: Data Processing Clerk.

Closing date: 28 February 2024

POSITION:Data Processing Clerk
DEPARTMENT:Engineering – Planned Maintenance
SITE:South Deep Gold Mine

Location: Westonaria, South Deep, South Africa

Job Purpose

The Data Processing Clerk is responsible for the accurate capturing and recording of routine and assigned data and records on the Planned Maintenance Systems which includes, amongst others, machine and equipment hours, availability, utilisation, planned and unplanned work, backlogs and the compiling of reports.

Careers at Gold Fields

Gold Fields Limited is one of the world’s largest gold mining firms. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company is listed on both the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

A career at Gold Fields is an opportunity to bring your expertise to a dynamic and engaged team of professionals, working together to become the beacon of pride for our people, our communities, our stakeholders, and our shareholders.

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At South Deep, we value each person’s individual and collective contribution and support your ongoing development, helping you to achieve your career and our business aspirations.


  • Grade 12 Qualification or equivalent
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Office
  • Have at least 2 years experiencing working in a planned maintenance environment
  • Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at the Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre and pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test, and such other tests as may be required to assess the applicant’s suitability for employment

Skills and Competencies

  • Sound personal safety record
  • Good oral and written English communication skills
  • Established teamwork skills as well as organisational and administration skills
  • Be able to handle conflict, cope with pressure and manage time effectively
  • Demonstrate punctuality and dedication
  • Computer literacy with intermediate proficiency in MS Office and SAP

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in sectional Safety, Health and Environment campaigns and activities
  • Receive daily equipment checklist from Engineering and Mining Departments and capture applicable machine and equipment service information, running hours, etc. onto the system.
  • Capture exceptions and create inputs for reporting at daily production meetings.
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  • Liaise with operational section heads to clarify queries on Check sheets and Work Orders
  • Create job cards for component change-outs on major equipment ensuring accuracy on equipment data, serial number changes, operating hours and relevant dates associated with operational activities.
  • Create backlog job cards for unplanned maintenance and related spares requirements
  • Ensure the timely submission of work orders to the warehouse to secure the supply of required spares for planned tasks

  • Print out Engineering daily’s and distribute to Engineering Overseer
  • Capture return on work orders for the purpose of reporting
  • Receive breakdown reports from the Control Room and capture applicable breakdown information, machine downtime and distribute to the Planner
  • File all paperwork and maintain the filing system in good order at all times.

How to Apply

At Gold Fields, we value each person’s individual and collective contribution and support your ongoing development, helping you to achieve your career and our business aspirations.

Please note that the Gold Fields code of conduct strictly prohibits the exchange of any payment as part of its recruitment process.

 Should you require any assistance or have any challenges in applying for a position, please contact the Recruitment hub on 011 411 1387

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment

NOTE: all relevant certificates must be attached to your CV in order to be considered for shortlisting.

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  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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