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Engineer (Mining)
Posted date [2018-Dec-10]  (ID: 2732)
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Our client, a leading Chrome Mining Group is looking for an experienced and qualified Engineer for their facility in Steelpoort in Mpumalanga.

Description:  The incumbent will be responsible to manage and drive the Asset Capability Assurance process by giving direction and continuously improving engineering processes in a safe manner, through clearly defined strategies and objectives towards the maintenance of the mine, plant, equipment & facilities of the company.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Degree or National Diploma
  • Medical fitness as per organisational requirements
  • Government Certificate of Competency (Mines)


  • 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 maintenance production personnel.
  • Put systems and controls in place that will ensure that the engineering departments on all the sites are 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 all the sites 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 and equipment maintenance strategy for all sites 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 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 sites

Work Analysis:

  • Interrogate non-published reports standard
  • Investigate & communicate Commercial Exceptions
  • Follow up warranty claims on component failures on high criticality equipment

Contractor Management:  Approve the use of contractor Artisans


  • 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 business unit



  • Prepare Maintenance budget per equipment
  • Consolidate Maintenance budget for all sites
  • Monitor all sites Maintenance budget
  • Action variances of actual to planned costs
  • Monitor Over/Under Maintenance
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Job Title Engineer (Mining)
Nationality South African
Employment Equity Open to all Candidates
Town/City Steelpoort
Location Mpumalanga
Country South Africa
Job Type Permanent
Industry Mining
Salary Negotiable according to experience & qualifications
Languages Spoken
Job Ref No
Start Date
Closing Date 2018-Dec-14
Telephone 0827907022
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