National Appointments
National Appointments is a generalist recruitment company that handles all levels of professional staff placing within most industries throughout South Africa and Africa.
We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

Posted date [2018-Dec-01] (ID: 70699)

Our client, a leading Chrome Mining Group is looking for an experienced and qualified Engineer for their facility in Steelpoort in Mpumalanga.



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.



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




Minimum qualifications:

Degree or National Diploma

Medical fitness as per organisational requirements

Government Certificate of Competency (Mines)

Job Title Engineer
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Mine Engineering
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Steelpoort
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2018-Dec-14
Region Location -> Mpumalanga
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Engineering

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