Namibia is the 9th largest diamond producer in the world, by value.
Namibia produces 95% gem quality diamonds.
The strength of Namibia's diamonds lies in the high value stones, ranking 2nd globally by dollar per carat.
Debmarine Namibia's annual production capacity is 1.4million carats.
Debmarine Namibia is the largest producer of diamonds in Namibia, by value and volume.
Debmarine Namibia accounts for around 70% of total diamond production in Namibia.
The mv Mafuta is the world’s largest marine diamond mining vessel.
The mv Mafuta accounts for over 50% of total Debmarine Namibia production.
Wave swells in the Debmarine Namibia mining licence area can reach up to 10 metres.
The biggest diamond produced by Debmarine Namibia was 80.3 carats.



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Expiry Date: 16.02.2018

Debmarine Namibia requires the services of a sea-going Chief Engineering Officer.The primary role of this position will be to manage all engineering operations on board the mining vessel to ensure proper operation and maintenance of propulsion machinery, mining equipment and the treatment plant whilst at sea and in port.


  • Controls all engineering activities onboard the vessel whilst at sea by supervising the team to ensure proper operation and maintenance of propulsion machinery and auxiliaries, mining equipment and treatment plant, and deck machinery
  • Improves the effectiveness and efficiency of engineering processes and systems
  • Adheres to and promotes Company policies and procedures relating to health, safety, security and environmental issues
  • Manages and develops human resources
  • Excellent planning, organizing and controlling skills
  • Strong leadership skills with high ethical standards and should be self-motivated
  • NQF 6 with relevant Maritime study qualifications
  • Class 1 Certificate of Competency – Chief Engineer unlimited (>3000kW)
  • 8 years relevant experience wihich includes 5 years minimum at a 2nd Engineers level on a vessel >3000 KW
  • Marine mining experience would be an advantage SAP knowledge will be an added advantage
  • SAP knowledge will be an added advantage
Please submit a comprehensive CV with proof of qualifications and experience to: The Human Resources Unit on Fax (061) 297 8100 or post to: Debmarine Namibia, 10 Dr Frans Indongo Street, NAMDEB Centre, or Po Box 23016, Windhoek or email your application to

Only short listed candidates will be contacted and shall be subjected to further assessment and screening. No personal documents will be returned.

This section is only applicable to INTERNAL VACANCY adverts:All applications from Debmarine Namibia employees should be forwarded to the respective line HOD and the Senior HR Managers before being submitted.

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