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Purpose of the job:

To drive the overall management, direction and continuous improvement of the Asset Capability Assurance process in a safe manner, through clearly defined strategies and objectives for maintenance of plant, equipment & facilities and shutdowns.

Balanced Scorecard Pillars, Roles and Responsibilities:


  • 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 plant production personnel.
  • Put systems and controls in place that will ensure that the plant is 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 the plant

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 maintenance strategy 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 plant 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 site

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 ArtisansGROWTH
  • 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 plant



  • Prepare Maintenance budget per equipment
  • Consolidate Maintenance budget per plant
  • Monitor plant Maintenance budget
  • Action variances of actual to planned costs
  • Monitor Over/Under Maintenance

Job requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree or National Diploma
  • 6 Years relevant experience in the mining industry
  • 2 Years managerial experience
  • Government Certificate of Competency GCC (Mines and Works)

Additional Qualfications:

  • Professional registration with ECSA

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