x2 Control Room Operator job vacancies at Murray & Roberts

Job Summary

Murray & Roberts is hiring for job vacancy: Control Room Operator x2 posts.

Closing date: 01 March 2024

Location:  Northern Limpopo, Limpopo

Murray & Roberts Cementation invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Control Room Operator (With Trade/ B Cert) to be placed in IvanPlats Mine.

The successful candidate will report to the Supervisor Control Room. The company will provide remuneration and benefits relevant and appropriate to the position.

Preference will be given to Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) candidates. Applications only open to South African Citizens / Permanent Residents.

Careers at Murray & Roberts

Our aim is to employ, develop and retain high performing, engaged employees who are technically competent and who support our culture of teamwork and safety. We uphold and live by our values of care, respect, integrity, accountability and commitment as well as the principle of Engineered Excellence.

The principle of Engineered Excellence means that we will plan or “engineer” everything we do, in such a way that we achieve an outcome of “excellence”. Whether it is the way we are developing our projects, the way in which we structure our balance sheet or the way in which we develop our people.

Nothing will happen by chance – we will take charge of our future and plan the outcomes we wish to achieve. Explore our full and diversified career opportunities in a world-class organisation with a global reputation and presence.

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Job Description

   The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not be limited to:

  • Receive production plan for the shift from the Mine Overseer/Shift Supervisor and input into the digitalisation system, monitor plan and report on status
  • Maintain and operate the control room digitalisation systems / functions to quality standards and escalate / report on system issues timeously
  • Arrange and make timeous call outs for breakdowns or repairs, escalate appropriately, no delays due to lack of communication

  • Coordinate and take machines out of operations in line with maintenance schedules
  • Monitor and manage the alarms on machines via the digitalisation dashboards e.g. overheating and notify the artisan accordingly
  • Coordinate and keep track of underground machinery, equipment and movement of people on the system
  • Monitor availability, utilisation, performance of equipment on the system

  • Communicate with shift supervisors and on-shift maintenance personnel on real-time mine management and inform when production targets are at risk
  • Advise on new configurations and changes to configurations of the relevant real-time systems when there are variations between actual and plan
  • Extract system reports, verify information against the plan, escalate non-conformance
  • Effective end of shift reporting and handover
  • Remotely monitor fans and pumps for ventilation and water management
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Minimum Requirements

Suitable candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications and skills:

  • Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 equivalent
  • Blasting / Trade Certificate
  • Numerical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Projects
  • Exposure to digital production control systems [preferred]
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills

  • Valid Medical certificate of Fitness
  • Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccination Certificate [Site Specific]
  • Assertive with ability to provide direction and engage at all levels
  • Attentive to detail
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Systems and process oriented
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies

Suitable candidates must have the following work experience:

  • At least 4 years of experience in trackless underground mining or in a similar mining environment
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Control Room Assistant [preferred]

How to Apply

All appointments will be done in line with our employment equity strategy.


  1. The Recruiter may amend, delete or expire jobs at any time without notification.
  2. Murray & Roberts reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position.
  3. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.
  4. If you do not receive any feedback on your application within 4 weeks from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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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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