South Africa

Superintendent: Mining Reliability

Company Swakop Uranium
Reference # SU-VAC-80
Published 14/07/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Location Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
Duration 24 Months
To manage and ensure the effective use of resources in providing a cost effective asset management function in order to assure available and reliable physical assets/resources to support asset efficiency and engineering technical services that will contribute to the overall objectives and profitability of the entire Swakop Uranium (SU) operation.
Job Functions Engineering
Industries Engineering,Mining
Key Performance Areas:
•Asset / Equipment Availability and Maintenance Management: Develops and manages the Swakop Uranium (SU) Engineering Asset Management policy, systems, procedures, control standards, measures and programmes, aligning them to strategic business and engineering objectives; Coordinates and monitors operational effectiveness; Interprets and applies all relevant engineering statutory requirements, regulations and standards; Promotes, manages and recommends changes to engineering policy / strategy to facilitate compliance by all employees and contractors; Identifies, implements and applies best practice engineering and operating strategies, standards, systems and monitoring mechanisms, to ensure the appropriate use of resources to achieve engineering and production goals; Designs and implements improvement plans to engineering programmes, systems and internal controls, employee participation and management support; Manages and structures the Mining Maintenance Department to deliver cost effective service.
•Manage Asset and Equipment Optimization: Identifies and implements an engineering asset management planning system (SAP); Monitors, audits and evaluates asset efficiency and productivity trends against engineering plan targets and adjust plan accordingly; Initiates changes to work schedules or equipment when necessary to ensure production quotas and procedures are met; Ensures audits of internal engineering systems; Ensures that audit recommendations are implemented in compliance with applicable insurance standards and current legislation; Investigates all serious potential engineering problems to identify causes and determine prevention measures; Orders suspension of engineering activities that pose threats; Conducts root cause analysis, liaises across interfaces to manage constraints and initiates corrective action and/or improvement opportunities.
•Manage Engineering Safety and Environmental Compliance: Ensures compliance with applicable health, safety and environmental regulations and maintains a safe and healthy work environment; Responsible for the safe condition of personnel, plant and equipment under engineering control; Takes reasonable steps to prevent and deal effectively with any safety or environmental standard deviations.
•Manage Engineering Projects: Delegates and monitors all aspects of capital improvement and design modification projects or programs; Monitors and controls all phases of capital improvement projects, including reviewing of change orders; Monitors project costs and schedules to ensure conformance with established budgets and project timelines; Monitors project performance.
•Engineering Support, Communication and Training: Ensures that the engineering requirements are clearly communicated and understood by all Swakop Uranium (SU) employees, contractors and relevant parties; Manages engineering training for all levels to improve engineering performance; Monitors the effectiveness of engineering training and awareness programmes and coordinates improvement initiatives; Provides specialist technical knowledge and advice to all levels; Active participation in engineering meetings, audits and incident reporting investigations.
•Engineering Budget, Reporting, Document Control and Business Planning: Controls the preparation of engineering reports; Manages compliance to internal and external reporting requirements (legal & other), including a legal register; Ensures the maintenance of all engineering monitoring, incident and document control systems and databases; Manages the Engineering Department budget and cost control systems and processes.
Requirements and experience:
•BSc/BEng/ B Tech degree or similar qualification in mechanical engineering.
•NQA Qualification: Level 7/8.
•Eligible for registration as a professional/incorporated engineer.
•At least 10 years’ engineering experience in a mining environment
•At least 5 years’ Supervisory experience
•Sound experience in the application of RCM/RCS/FMEA analysis especially availability/reliability modelling.
•Sound experience in Reliability Centered maintenance (RCM), philosophies and techniques.
•Experience in Project Management
•Experience of system Engineering
•SAM PM Experience
•Equipment long-term and LCC based budgeting experience that covered all Engineering disciplines on the mines.
•Valid Code 8 Driver’s License.
Job Closing Date 03/08/2021
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