Rope Shovel Specialist

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Job description:

Purpose of the role:

Implement and continuously improve the equipment maintenance strategy for the loading equipment and ensure they are effectively executed including  all preventative  maintenance tasks and condition monitoring data collection.  Ensure world• class maintenance indicators across the loading  units’ fleet.  Manage shutdowns,  rebuilds,  major component replacement
tasks accordingly to high maintenance and safety standards ensuring a quality and timely execution.

Key Responsibilities:

The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include;

  • Ensure all repairs and maintenance activities are carried  out to the highest standard and any defects found are dealt with  immediately  and appropriately so as not to cause premature failures or breakdowns.
  • Ensure equipment failures and breakdowns are properly diagnosed and a root cause analysis is completed to avoid the same breakdown from reoccurring.
  • Ensure all safety requirements required to complete a task are hereto  and that all hazards’ have been identified  and controlled prior to the commencement of any task.
  • Training & Developing the national workforce.
  • Oversee rope shovel, face shovel & excavator shutdowns & PCR rebuilds.
  • Liaise with  Planning and Supervisors to co-ordinate maintenance compliance to our weekly schedules


  • Degree in Mechanical  Engineering.
  • Solid background on Caterpillar 7495 Rope Shovels.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience  in  a similar role.
  • At least  10 years in a senior supervisory role.
  • Experience in  Open Pit Mining.
  • Must have a valid driver’s  license.

Behavioural Traits:

  • Must be discreet and flexible.
  • Must be responsible,  focused and self — motivated.
  • Ability to interact with people and work cohesively with  them.
  • Must physically capable of using and moving equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to work under minimal  supervision.

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