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Maintenance Superintendent (pronto / mechanical engineer / fixed plant) - Southern Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Asset & Maintenance Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs
Southern Africa
Southern Africa All
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Market Related Salary
CA Mining
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My client is an Australian owned resource company constructing a Process Plant in Mozambique, Currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Superintendent for the fixed plant. The role will be responsible for assisting in the design and development of the asset and maintenance systems and developing associated procedures required for the processing facility. Pronto experience is essential. Upon commissioning and into operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all maintenance activities associated with the processing plant operations.

  • Support the project with technical planning expertise, asset & maintenance management system development and design during the construction & commissioning phases to ensure critical operational/maintenance considerations are met.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to design and implement the asset & maintenance system for the processing facility using Pronto.
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure integrated planning and efficient execution and control of work.
  • Identify, scope and execute operational readiness initiatives including:
    • Development of policies, procedures and safe work instructions;
    • Training Needs Analysis;
    • Development of the maintenance scheduling regimes and critical spares inventory;
    • Implement work order processes and procedures.
  • Recruitment of maintenance personnel and manage the appointment process in conjunction with the HR Team for national and local employees.
  • Management of maintenance performance activities (daily, weekly, monthly, annually) and implement improvement plans to maximise the integrity, availability and safety compliance of the plant.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities are compliant with safe systems of work by establishing and promoting a safety awareness culture.
  • Ensure maintenance staff are competently trained.
  • Coach and mentor team members to build capability across local workforce.
  • Preparation of the annual budget for maintenance operations – develop plans with respect to maintenance costs, forecasts, resourcing needs, shutdown/overhaul strategies, project interfaces etc.
  • Contribute to daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting and planning.


  • Tertiary degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant Mechanical Trade qualification. 
  • 10 + years fixed plant maintenance management experience in mineral processing.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing maintenance strategies in a processing environment.
  • Proven exposure developing and implementing maintenance systems and processes – Pronto experience essential.
  • Demonstrated success managing budgets while delivering against maintenance targets.
  • Proven ability to identify and foresee maintenance risks and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, coaching and developing staff.
  • Previous experience taking Greenfields projects into full production is critical.
  • African Expatriate experience is highly desirable.

Contractual information:

  • 13 month Expatriate contract
  • 6 weeks on 2 weeks off
  • Market related USD salary
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