Electrical Advisor, RTWS

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Job description:

Purpose of the role:

The RWTS electrical technical advisor is responsible for the electrical maintenance of HVAC (heating ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems and mining ancillary equipment. He or she will lead a team of mostly local technicians to meet electrical maintenance key performance indicators (KPls).

Included in the list of KPls is:

  • To minimize unplanned downtime. Target hours to first fault after service must be above 75 hours.
  • To lead root cause analyses of failures and coordinate and track plans to prevent them thereafter.
  • The target mean time between breakdowns must be above 150 hours.
  • Lead operational safety of maintenance crews to achieve 0 LTis and 0 accidents.
  • Report electrical safety incidents within 24hrs of occurrence.
  • Optimize planned maintenance services to facilitate 0 delays on services.
  • Organize and schedule planned jobs to accomplish a minimum of 70% employee utilization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of technicians to attain KPls.
  • Provide insightful technical and logistical support.
  • Guide the Maintenance and repair organization with updated performance/execution information, KPls and management recommendations.
  • Support the continuous improvement processes and initiatives and lead the defect elimination processes across the department.
  • Ensure all maintenance tasks are carried out as per the OEM recommendations and/or management through the standard KML Change management procedure.
  • Provide practical training and mentoring to subordinates, including ongoing training and development, performance management, conflict management and crisis management.
  • Ensuring the right people are in the right job as well as putting in place a succession plan for all positions.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate/Diploma in Electrical/ Auto-Electrical Engineering with extensive field experience in the electrical maintenance of mobile HVAC systems and mining ancillary equipment.

Extensive hands-on experience with most of the following equipment:

Komatsu D375A/ 475A Dozers

Komatsu WD500/WD900-3 Wheel Dozers

Komatsu WA380/WA600 Wheel Loader

Caterpillar CA 777D Low bed

Volvo A40F ADT

Liebherr T284 Trucks

Letourneau LE2350 Loader

Liebherr 9100/9250 Excavator

Flexiroc D65 Drills

Experience in the following Equipment is an advantage:

  • Komatsu 960E/860E/ HD1500 Dump Trucks

Komatsu HD785-7 Utility Trucks:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a maintenance role.
  • Training/Experience in / Knowledge of 6-sigma, Lean, Kanban, Statistical Process Control, Kaizen, etc.is an added advantage
  • Experience in using engineering management software Pronto.
  • A qualification in project management is an advantage.
  • At least 5 years in a specialist role.
  • Experience in mining or other heavy industry.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Behavioural Traits:

  • Must be of sound mind.
  • Must be responsible, focused and self – motivated.
  • Ability to interact with people and work cohesively with them.
  • Must physically be capable of using and moving equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to work under minimal supervision and pressure.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Fluent English speaker.

Method of Application

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