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Maintenance Manager (Ref: 105)

Richards Bay / Operations    Salary R1.1- R1.5mil pa.

Job Purpose:

The Maintenance Manager (mining, steel processing, pulp and paper, etc) shall ensure effective and safe management of all maintenance (asset care) processes, including the utilisation and management of the resources related to these processes in accordance with legal requirements. These resources would include human resources, budget resources, available time, processes, and technical information, etc.

Qualifications & Expertise

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree (B.Eng, BSc.Eng), or

Equivalent Advanced Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum NQF level 8
  • Certificated Engineer (Government Certificate of Competency, Factories).
  • Code 08/EB license

Job Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years in the role of maintenance management or in a senior

engineering discipline role within this environment – preference given to

experience in the management of engineering / maintenance teams.

  • Must have experience in maintenance / engineering function in a heavy-industry

environment – mining, steel processing, pulp and paper, etc.

  • Experience in the management of the following core engineering processes:

Management of compliance to the Occupational Health & Safety Act, #85 of


  • People performance and development management
  • Maintenance quality management
  • Shutdown management
  • Budgeting and cost management

Key Performance

  • Effective management of safety during the execution of maintenance activities
  • Legal appointment GMR2.7a – support to the GMR2.1 in compliance to the

execution of machine-related statutory activities

  • Proactive management of the personal development of all maintenance

execution team members – ensuring engagement and high-performance within

these teams

  • Management and oversight of the quality of the execution of maintenance


  • Effective risk mitigation relating to technical change within the plant
  • Effective management of equipment and process risk, through engagement with

the production teams in order to achieve the most effective balance of plant risk

and output

  • Maintaining the required condition of plant and equipment
  • Ensuring the execution compliance of maintenance activities against the defined

maintenance strategies. Further to this, engagement with Production Teams to

realise the most effective balance of work week compliance and plant output.

  • Efficient oversight of non-CMMS actions and tasks within the maintenance teams

(RCFA tasks, etc.)

  • Effective management of the maintenance execution team against the principles

of the Work Order Management Process (WOMP)

  • Management of the applicable elements within the ‘repairables’ process to

ensure effective turnaround of repairable spare parts

  • Ensure compliance to the shutdown schedule for the plant. Further to this,

engagement with the Business Unit Head and Production Manager to realise the

most effective balance of shutdown schedule compliance and plant output

  • Compilation of budgets for human, time, and cost resourcing, as per routine


  • Compliance to the defined cost budgets (maintenance spend)
  • Provide support to the Engineering and CMS departments in medium- and long-

term processes (Capex planning, Root Cause Failure Analysis, etc.)

  • Provide support to the Engineering and CMS departments in continuous

development of maintenance processes and resource models (cost budgets,

shutdown schedules, spare parts management, etc.)


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