Plant engineer: mining plants

Location: RicHARDSBAY, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: Campbell Sizanani Consulting(Pty)Ltd
Job Ref: csc/cd2
Summary: To provide total maintenance support, shutdown and planning services to designated plant / processes in order to ensure optimum asset availability and legal compliance.



Job Description

·         Manage the planning and execution of all maintenance shutdowns by coordinating appropriate resources, conducting safety planning, and ensuring availability of spares within scheduled timeframes.

·         Assess the content of shutdown plans in order to reduce unfavorable losses, without sacrificing equipment reliability and intrinsic value and integrity. 

·         Manage the execution of planned maintenance-related levels 1, 2 and 3 shutdown works in close co-operation with the Superintendent (Plant), Superintendent (Maintenance Execution) and Maintenance Controller, in order to achieve the shortest job duration, safe working practices and high quality of maintenance work.

·         Support the responsible reliability engineer with faultfinding, problem root cause analyses, and the planning / execution of preventive actions.

·         Maintain and improve safety, health and environmental standards and practices by ensuring compliance to the requirements of the MHSA and regulations in force in terms of The Act.

·         Prepare and present shutdown, failure and equipment reports as required.

·         Provide written feedback to the Reliability Engineer and Plant Managers on major issues as per standard procedures.

·         Maintain high standards of data and information in the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

·         Approve and enforce engineering / process operating standards for legal compliance and undertake total legal accountability for operational equipment 

·         Maximum production and equipment availability

·         Operational efficiency and effectiveness to optimize performance

·         Effective communication and delivering on commitments

·         Safe working practices.  


·         Higher National Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering or Degree in related disciplines   

·         Government Certificate of Competency in Mines and works

·         5 years in general engineering practices, preferable, heavy industrial engineering

·         Certificate in Middle Management Programs (MDP) is advantageous

·         Knowledge in RCM/PMO, Failure Analysis & Reliability Engineering is desirable

·         EB driver's license


·         Good organisational skills

·         Computer literacy (MS Office) and SAP

·         Strong people and communication skills

·         Project Management skills



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