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Maintenance Manager Heavy Earthmoving Equipment

Location : South Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Job Type:  Contract

Mining Operations, Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Maintenance, Contract Mining

Job Code: 6367

Cowan South Africa is recruiting to fill the position of Maintenance Manager at this remote open pit mining operation. The incumbent will manage the Maintenance Department and will report to the on-site Project / Contracts Manager.

-Manage all maintenance activities on all mobile equipment
-Manage / Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures
-Manage interface with subcontractors’ managers and other senior personnel on daily basis regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of equipment or machinery, in relation to servicing, maintenance and repairs required
-Manage / Continuously monitor spare parts and component stock levels and adjust according to equipment’s or machinery age and usage
-Manage / Plan and keep record of the company fleet on site and ensure that documentation is kept updated as necessary
-Play a pivotal role in managing and controlling expenses of the maintenance department
-Manage / Coordinate and implement company planned maintenance systems and procedures for equipment and machinery in consultation with subcontractors
-Manage / Ensure that the stores facilities maintain adequate stock levels and stock database systems in accordance with the company procedures
-Manage / Control all the company fleet on site, including light vehicles and diesel mechanic- earthmoving equipment and machinery
-Manage / Direct supervision of hourly work force to maximize efficiency and reduce operating costs
-Manage / Review workplace inspections and process audits as required and implement corrective actions.

-A South African National (Non-negotiable)
-Currently or recently employed in a similar position
-Good with budgeting
-Able to work under pressure
-Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
-Able to work with hand tools

-A Relevant tertiary qualification in Mechanical Engineering
-A Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) – Mines and Works
-At least 5 years post GCC ticket open cast mining experience
-Strong motivational and leadership skills
-Strong negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills
-Good report writing and record keeping skills
-Strong troubleshooting and decision-making skills
-Good computer skills

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