Glencore: Engineering Graduate / Internship Opportunities August 2015 Opportunity

Closing date: 06 August 2015

Trainee (Engineer)

Engineering Services – Drawing Offices, Lydenburg Smelter, Mpumalanga

Ref. No. PVN090715


  • Degree or diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • Exposure to a heavy industrial environment will be advantageous.

Critical attributes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with data and information and to perform statistical calculations
  • Customer orientated
  • Self-motivated, disciplined, confident, creative and accurate
  • Analytical skills
  • Strive for operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Core duties

Reporting to the Works Manager: Projects, the incumbent will, inter alia:

  • Execute the improvement projects
  • Assist in the solving of problems by initiating, developing and/or implementing alternatives for improvement to the equipment within the sphere of responsibility, in line with Glencore Lydenburg Smelters quality principles
  • Facilitate quality or small business unit meetings/programmes to empower all within the Department to voice their own ideas with regard to plant availability
  • Revise standard procedures, as well as the communication thereof through training sessions and “in-task” training
  • Be responsible for financial management, organisation development, mentoring, coaching performance management, business improvements, etc
  • Provide the necessary input, know-how, energy and enthusiasm to enable other team players, individuals, groups and parties involved to reach their goals
  • Comply with the Company’s Health and Safety system.

Selection procedure:

  • Medically fit – thus experiencing no difficulty with walking, speaking, hearing, eyesight, climbing steps or climbing into confined spaces with no fear of heights
  • Panel interview
  • Candidates may be subjected to a reference check
  • Candidates will be assessed
  • In making a final selection, consideration will be given to, but not limited to, achieving Glencore Alloys Employment Equity objectives.

The company offers

  • A competitive salary
  • Medical Aid Fund Membership contributions are paid by the Company
  • Provident Fund contributions are paid by the Company.


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