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CAT Diesel Mechanic / Maintenance Technician

Location : Southern Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Job Type: Renewable Contract

Open Pit Mining / Mobile Maintenance / CAT / Diesel Mechanic

Job Code: 6412


Cowan South Africa is recruiting a Caterpillar Diesel Mechanic/Maintenance Technician (Heavy Earthmoving Equipment), for a well-known open pit mining contractor. The incumbent reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and will play a vital role with maintenance repairs, servicing, allocation of equipment and the general well-being of the HME fleet to ensure that breakdowns don’t impact on mining production.


THE OPPORTUNITY
• Diagnose, inspect, recondition, repair, assemble and service all Caterpillar Heavy Earthmoving Equipment as assigned by the Maintenance Superintendent / Manager
• Document machine information and repairs completed on Job Cards and is responsible for submitting accurate Daily Reports and other required paperwork.
• Maintain technical and product knowledge on all Machines and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set.
• Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.
• Maintain a clean work area, as well as care for all shop tools, machines, and equipment.
• Participate in all company/location driven communication efforts, including ‘toolbox talks’, safety meetings and other related efforts.
• Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of the company.
• Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.

YOU ARE
• A South African citizen (unfortunately, non-negotiable).
• Currently or recently in a similar role.
• Willing to work at a remote mining site.  
• Willing to work on a roster of 1 week Day Shift, 1 week Night Shift and 1 week off / break (and then the roster repeats itself)
• Willing to work long hours on rotation

YOU BRING
• Qualified and Trade Tested Diesel Mechanic
• Additional qualifications or technical training on CAT HME will be very advantageous   
• 5 to 8 years’ working experience in the Mobile Mining Maintenance / Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Industry
• At least 3 year’s hands-on maintenance experience on CAT Heavy Earthmoving Equipment  
• Valid Driver’s License
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong technical and troubleshooting skills.
• Proficiency with computers and Windows / Excel software strongly preferred.
• Solid problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and without close supervision.
• Willingness to train junior staff and transfer skills

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