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Introduction

A position has become available for an Engineer, TM3 to join our dynamic team at Kamoa Copper SA, based in the Democratic Republic Congo.

Job description

The position entails management of health & safety standards, and ensuring maintenance targets are met. It also includes ensuring the effective availability & utilization of trackless equipment, and ensuring that all equipment conforms to legal requirements. 

Safety

  • The development of a base line risk assessment which identifies
  • The major hazards and associated risks relating to trackless mining activities
  • The critical tasks and safe behaviors of operators and maintenance personnel
  • The formulation of Safe work procedures and standards to perform work
  • The implementation of a Health and Safety Monitoring program for trackless mining activities
Maintenance

  • Develop an asset management strategy that includes:
  • A maintenance strategy for the trackless fleet (maintenance schedules, task lists, preventative, predictive and reactive maintenance).
  • The selection and implementation of a suitable computerized maintenance Management System
  • Setting up KPIs to measure the trackless fleet’s performance (availability, utilization. Mean time to repair, and mean time between failures
  • Development of a Life cycle model that includes component replacement forecasting for the trackless fleet (machine and component life expectancy and define life stage interventions i.e. rebuilds).
Procurement and Logistics

  • Identify critical spares and major components to be kept in stock on mine, surface and underground
  • Give input to the procurement department on stock levels of spares, fast and slow movers, maintenance and breakdown spares allocation, and compilation service kits.
  • Consider availability of spares, lead times and criticality and use this information to determine strategic stock.
Infrastructure

Set up infrastructure to support the trackless fleet that includes but not limited to:

  • Workshops for surface and underground (Cranes and ramps)
  • Refueling and lubrication
  • Wash bays with drains and silt traps
  • Surface and underground stores
  • Waste management ( Domestic, scrap, steel and hydrocarbons)
  • Consider traffic management in the workshops, traveling and tramming ways for the fleet
Cost

  • Categorize and itemize cost elements associated with the trackless mining activities. (Fuels and lubes, tires, repairable parts or comp, major components, electrical parts, pumps and valves, drilling consumables etc.).
  • Benchmark and trend unit cost of itemized cost elements against the OEM predictive operating cost model.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and implement those in order to drive down unit costs.
  • Allocate cost elements to assets to establish asset life cycle cost.
  • Forecast and cash flow fleet cost and anticipated budget for planned and unplanned maintenance, component replacements and rebuilds.
Controls

  • Measure actual performance against pre-determined and approved objectives on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Report on performance and performance gap interventions and progress on interventions on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Have alignment meetings with Mining and Engineering staff on a regular basis to align service delivery where and when required.
  • Adapt objectives together with the Senior Engineering Manager and Head of Mining whenever required.
Management of staff

  • Identify staff skills gaps
  • Determine what needs to be done to address skills gaps.
  • Discuss needs in terms of skills gaps with Snr. HR Manager and Human Resource Development Manager.
  • Evaluate and ensure skills transfer implementation on continuous basis.
  • Measure Expatriate staff on actual skills transfer.
  • Ensure a good relationships and good team spirit amongst staff.
  • Ensure clear and unambiguous communication aligned with approved strategies, Company rules and controls.
  • Treat all staff in an objective, fair and consistent way.
  • Support, encourage and develop staff as far as possible.
  • Take responsibility for management of behaviour of own staff and ask Human Resources for support when required.

Minimum requirements

  • Relevant Engineering Diploma or Degree (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Post Graduate qualification in Engineering or professional registrations - preferred
  • Qualifications / training in management practices - preferred
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer will be advantageous
  • At least 12 years’ experience in a trackless environment as an Engineer
Skills

  • Thorough theoretical and practical understanding of trackless mining environment obtained via formal qualifications and sufficient practical experience.
  • Advanced knowledge and extensive experience of trackless mining environment from an international perspective obtained via advanced formal qualifications and practical experience in various mines in different countries.
Should you not hear from us after 20 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.





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