Environmental Assistant

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Business Unit / Group Function:

Sustainable Development

Burgersfort, South Africa

Reference Id:

Experience / Work Type:
Entry Level / Permanent Employee

Closing Date:
24 February, 2022


Company Description:

Join us as an Environmental Assistant where you will ensure effective and safe maintenance of the environment for Mototolo Complex.

You put safety first.  That’s why we want you.

Safety first is a way of life for us.  We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others’ actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect. 

Anglo American has a portfolio of world-class mining operations. We mine, process, move and market the essential ingredients that enable a cleaner, more connected world and that meet fast growing consumer-driven demands for products from smartphones to electric cars. Our basic materials build homes, offices, railways and airports, and our diamonds fulfil people’s dreams.


Our Platinum business mines, processes and refines the entire range of platinum group metals (PGMs): platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. We are the world’s leading primary producer of PGMs, which have a range of specialised applications that improve lives across the world, from vehicle fuel cells to jewellery; dentistry to glassmaking; pacemakers to petroleum refining. Job Description:

As an Environmental Assistant you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the on-mine environmental management system. The role ensures effective and safe maintenance of the environment. 

You will be responsible for the following:  

  • Assisting with sampling and interpretation of environmental data and assisting with environmental awareness training as well as report writing
  • Effective monitoring of the environmental impact of the operation
  • Monitoring environmental media and prepare monthly environmental talk topics as well as awareness campaigns
  • Identify environmental non-compliance and non- conformance and ensure corrective measures are put in place to guide shafts to comply as per legal requirements
  • Running of the on-mine environmental management system, environmental incident identification and investigation

This role is at a C2 level reporting to the Environmental Officer.

You will need:

  • Grade 12
  • National Diploma in Environmental Management or related qualification


  • Minimum experience of 0 – 2 years relevant experience

Skills and Knowledge

  • Should be able to work standby
  • Computer literacy: MS Office
  • Valid driving license code 08

Additional information:

Since safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have become widely available this year, we have strongly encouraged employees to get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity. However, as vaccines have been proven to be a very effective and safe way of protecting people and reducing Covid-19 transmission, we have now announced our intent to introduce a policy that requires Covid-19 vaccination for access to all sites and offices. This policy would apply to all new joiners to the company as well as existing employees and contractors.

We are in the process of undertaking a comprehensive engagement process with all our stakeholders about our intent. This is so we can tailor our approach in each country, including ensuring what we do is lawful. Once this is complete, we will look to implement the policy. There may be differences in how and when it is implemented due to local context and legal requirements. 

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, but more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We are a large, successful multinational company – and we are still growing all the time.

Who we are

Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

Background checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process. Apply Here: Environmental Assistant – De Beers Group

Closing Date: 24/02/2022

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