Rustenburg, North West

Job 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;


  • Define 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.
  • It must permit a safe and environmentally acceptable operation
  • Meet the required production-rated capacity at minimum life cycle costs;


Manage the Department by:

  • Ensure an enabling climate/culture
  • Manage labour stability by minimising labour turnover
  • Ensure labour complement is in line with budget and achieve HDSA and Female targets for the Section
  • Manage performance against set targets and competencies and ensure IDP’s are linked to performance results and implemented
  • Conduct career discussions and implement actions with all identified talent
  • Ensure discipline is maintained (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
  • Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels
  • Conduct recruitment interviews


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


  • Manage Continuous Improvement through Operational Excellence
  • Foster a climate of continuous improvement in the maintenance team
  • Develop the capability of the maintenance organization for the plant


  • Prepare Maintenance budget per equipment
  • Prepare, consolidate and monitor Maintenance budget and monitor over / under maintenance
  • Action variances of actual to planned costs

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • B.Eng./BSc. (Eng.) Degree or Technikon Diploma
  • Government Certificate of Competency
  • MBL / MBA will be advantageous
  • Professional registration with ECSA will be advantageous

Competencies Required:

  • Safety Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Planning, Organising & Control
  • Results Orientation
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Aligning Performance for Success
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Change Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Strong Teams
  • Business Acumen


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