Join Our Team as a Learner Shaft Timberman at South Deep Gold Mine

Date: 26 Mar 2024
Location: Westonaria, South Deep, South Africa, 1780
Company: Gold Fields Group Services (Pty) Ltd


Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career journey? South Deep Gold Mine is offering an exciting opportunity for individuals aspiring to become Shaft Timbermen. Join our esteemed team and contribute to our mission of becoming the pride of our people, communities, stakeholders, and shareholders.

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About South Deep Gold Mine

At South Deep, we foster a culture that values each person’s unique contribution and supports their ongoing development. We are committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations while fulfilling our business objectives.

Position Overview

Position: Learner Shaft Timberman
Job Grading: NG
Department: Human Resources
Site: South Deep Gold Mine

Join our formal learnership development program designed to equip aspiring Shaft Timbermen with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the mining industry.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Reside in one of our Host Communities: Bekkersdaal, Zuurberkom, Thusanang, Hillshaven, Westonaria, Poortjie, Simunye, Kalbasfontein, or Jachtfontein.
  • Successfully complete Grade 12 or matric at a school located within our Host Communities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 with Mathematics and Science
  • Valid Onsetter and Blasting certificate
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience as a Banksman/Onsetter in a vertical shaft environment
  • Medical fitness assessment at the Gold Fields Occupational Health Centre
  • Pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test and other relevant assessments

Key Competencies

  • Adherence to health and safety regulations
  • Technical training as prescribed by MQA/DMRE
  • Consistent performance evaluation
  • Proactive career development initiatives
  • Effective communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Upholding the values of South Deep Gold Mine

Application Details

Closing Date: 03 April 2024

To apply, please ensure all relevant certificates are attached to your CV. For assistance or inquiries, contact the Recruitment hub at 011 411 1387.

Important Notes

  • Gold Fields strictly prohibits any exchange of payment during the recruitment process.
  • We are committed to diversity and equity in employment.

About South Deep Joint Venture

South Deep Joint Venture is an unincorporated joint venture between GFI Joint Venture Holdings Proprietary Limited and Gold Fields Operations Limited, both subsidiaries of Newshelf 899 Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited.


  • MJ Fraser (Chairman)
  • NA Chohan
  • J Magagula
  • P Matete
  • BL Mokoatle

Company Secretary: Gold Fields Group Services (Proprietary) Ltd

Join Us Today!

Take the first step towards an enriching career at South Deep Gold Mine. Join our team of professionals dedicated to excellence in the mining industry. Apply now and become part of our success story!


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