Specialist 830E - #305452

De Beers Group of Companies

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time

Company Description
-We’re re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives. That includes the lives of everyone who works for Anglo American. We strive to be a great company where employees are happy, inspired to do their best work. A place where every colleague can grow, develop and realise their potential. To live up to our Always with Purpose employee value proposition, we’re putting the development and growth of colleagues first by ensuring everyone at Anglo American has the career experience they deserve.

Job Description
-The purpose is to support the safe, efficient & cost-effective maintenance of 730E/830E/860E fleets as per Anglo Policy, Safety and technical standards, Asset Management Framework and approved asset plans, providing support and guidance to site teams and involved stakeholders.

Your duties will include:

  • Provide feedback to the Principal on asset strategy effectiveness of owned fleet and third party maintained fleet such as MARC contracts etc.
  • Ensure company technical standards are supported and well managed at site level, teams understand the critical controls to prevent harm.
  • Monitor and validate equipment condition, in particular defect identification effectiveness, work with the site teams on closing the gaps, ensure management understand their equipment condition, monitor equipment degradation to design meaning are all hose clamps in place as per the parts manual, are all bolts, washers, nuts, hardware fitted correctly as per original OEM design, validate hydraulic hose and harness routing is as per OEM design, monitor any third party installation quality and correct where necessary, ensure the use of any third party hoses meet the OEM design and have the same dimensions for effective clamping.
  • Ensure fire systems are operational and in good serviceable condition, check that all thermal protection elements are fitted and in good condition.
  • Monitor precision maintenance, execution quality and effectiveness, delivery of sound work management routines and principals, help sites improve their tool time by process of Leam methodology of waste elimination.
  • Monitor TFM (Total Fluid Management) practices, ensure filtration initiatives are being utilized such as kidney looping filter carts, ISO code monitoring of fuel and lube.
  • Support, provide guidance and work with sites on improving best practices and other company focused enablers such as Contamination Control program, Preservation maintenance of spares and components, O4R program, 5S and F1 programs.
  • Ensure structural inspections are taking place and are effective, ensure welding repair work is of the highest quality and that OEM procedures are followed and documented appropriately.
  • Monitor backlog age, ensure sites are not becoming complacent or tolerant to defects, every defect is a potential down time event risk, defects must be eliminated as early as practicable in a planned fashion when possible.
  • Monitor machine health ensure machines are dry, system hoses are changed out with their major components to ensure trouble free operation and to reduce the risk of fire.
  • Monitor third party contractors and their effectiveness, ensure site has an acceptable level of contractor ownership, when required participate in contractor performance review meetings.
  • Monitor execution team skill sets and provide feedback to the Principal.
  • Ensure all execution teams have the required tooling and access equipment to perform the expected work in a safe manner, ensure tool stores are well managed and technicians are trained in the use of torque tooling etc, calibration of tooling is taking place and recorded.
  • Conduct community of practices with shared experiences, best practices and develop joint programs of improvement work (Centre and Site improvements)
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis and Defect Elimination as required.
  • Support sites with problem solving techniques.
  • Conduct frequent site visits in order to understand local conditions, planning and reliability procedures, site teams effectiveness etc.
  • Monitor third party and stakeholder process effectiveness that have an influence over performance.
  • International and local travel will be required.

  • -An undergraduate qualification (Bachelors / Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant technical discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering)
  • Registered Engineer
  • Trade studies or relevant practical and operations experience and or technical training that would support the role.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of operational complexities experienced as an engineer in a mining operation
  • Sound working knowledge of <250t class trucks, preferably 730E/830E/860E models
  • Demonstrated maintenance and operational support experience
  • Experience contributing to the resolution of technical and operational issues
  • Supports the implementation of effective solutions to drive efficiencies
  • Provides input on options to achieve productivity and quality targets through utilising Engineering knowledge and cooperating with site teams highlight areas of improvement
  • Supports, monitors and enables project activities within a specific project or Operation
  • Proactively identifies, mitigates or escalate risks
  • In addition to English proficiency, Portuguese and/or Spanish language skills would be highly advantageous

Additional Information
-What we offer

  • When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programs, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are?

  • Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

Inclusion and Diversity

  • Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential

How we are committed to your safety

  • Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer

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