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Engineer – Mining (Mooinooi)

Our client, a leading Chrome Mining Group is looking for an experienced and qualified Engineer at their Western Chrome Division in Mooinooi in the North West Province.

Purpose of the job:

To drive the overall management, direction and continuous improvement of the Asset Capability Assurance process in a safe manner, through clearly defined strategies and objectives for maintenance of plant, equipment & facilities and shutdowns.

Balanced Scorecard Pillars, Roles and Responsibilities:


Manage SHEQ compliance within the Section through effective use of the Toolbox

Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status


Manage the Section:

Ensure an enabling climate/culture

Manage labour stability by minimising labour turnover

Labour complement in line with budget

Achieve HDSA/Female targets for the Section

Manage performance against set targets and competencies

Ensure IDP’s are linked to performance results and implemented as per plan

Conduct career discussions and implement actions with all identified talent (quarterly)

Ensure discipline is maintained (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)

Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels

Conduct recruitment interviews


Jointly define annual Service Level Agreements with plant production personnel.

Put systems and controls in place that will ensure that the plant is maintained:

at specified performance and within prescribed technical & legal requirements, that will permit a safe and environmentally acceptable operation, and to meet the required production-rated capacity at minimum life cycle costs


Maintenance Support:

Define equipment criticality using a risk matrix

Define and manage the overall maintenance strategy for the plant

Solve problems and implement solutions:

Ensure that outcomes of RCA’s are evaluated for their business case, implemented as applicable and are sustainable

Select equipment vendors as per maintenance standards

Work execution:

Perform planned job observations

Document and review the plant maintenance strategy on an annual basis to ensure that it is aligned with the business plan

Ensure strict adherence to maintenance work management principles (percent planned work, adherence to schedule, number of breakdowns, number of proactive requests) to obtain maximum plant availability at minimum maintenance cost per unit produced

Manage the Engineering Assets to ensure that they produce at their designed capacity and are periodically refurbished to their original condition to ensure optimal life

Ensure strict adherence to the relevant engineering standards and specifications

Periodically audit the asset and documentation to obtain maximum standardisation of spares and new plant installations on the site

Work Analysis:

Interrogate non-published reports standard

Investigate & communicate Commercial Exceptions

Follow up warranty claims on component failures on high criticality equipment


Manage Continuous Improvement through Operational Excellence

Foster a climate of continuous improvement in the maintenance team

Develop the capability of the maintenance organisation for the plant



Prepare Maintenance budget per equipment

Consolidate Maintenance budget per plant

Monitor plant Maintenance budget

Action variances of actual to planned costs

Monitor Over/Under Maintenance


Minimum Qualifications:

Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree or National Diploma

6 Years relevant experience in the mining industry

2 Years managerial experience

Government Certificate of Competency GCC (Mines and Works)

Additional Qualifications:

Professional registration with ECSA

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