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Section Engineer, Heavy Earthmoving Equipment

Location : Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent appointment

Job Code: 6561

An Open Pit Mining Operation is looking to recruit a Section Manager – Heavy Earthmoving Equipment.  

The main focus of this position is to ensure compliance on the below points.
• Responsible for Safety: Compliance with all safety regulations as set out in the mines policies. Produce a risk register for the engineering function with risk ratings
• Responsible for Maintenance Management: Initiate and monitor actions to comply with the company maintenance management policy. Prepare an annual maintenance budget and comply with it. Life cycle costing (LCC) should be put in place and monitored on a real time basis to ensure accurate forecasting of component replacement. Ensure that the engineering workshop is equipped with tools and equipment to enable subordinates to work safely and maintain good engineering standards. Produce root cause failure analysis (RCFA’s) for repetitive breakdowns and premature failures

• Currently or recently employed in a similar role
• A South African citizen (non-negotiable)

• Mechanical Engineering Degree, Diploma or applicable Trade Certificate
• A GCC (South African Government Certificate of Competence) for Mines and Works (non-negotiable)
• At least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory role in an Open cast mining environment, ie heavy earthmoving equipment
• Valid drivers’ licence
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• PC skilled - including Microsoft Office
• The ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
• Must be well organised and system orientated
• Must understand problem solving techniques and the application thereof. Proven leadership ability

All applications are confidential

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