Komatsu Maintenance Supervisor
Cowan International
West Africa
12d ago

Job Type : Permanent Job Type : Open Ended Contract

Open Pit Mining / Mobile Maintenance / Komatsu / Supervisor

Job Code : 6421

Cowan South Africa is recruiting a Komatsu Maintenance Supervisor (Heavy Earthmoving Equipment), for a well-known open pit mining contractor.

The incumbent will play a vital role with maintenance repairs, servicing, allocation of equipment and the general well-being of the Komatsu HME fleet (or sections of it) to ensure that breakdowns don’t impact on mining production.


  • Diagnose, inspect, recondition, repair, assemble and service all Komatsu Heavy Earthmoving Equipment as assigned by the relevant Manager
  • Document machine information and repairs completed on Job Cards and is responsible for submitting accurate Daily Reports and other required paperwork
  • Maintain technical and product knowledge on all Machines and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook
  • Maintain a clean work area, as well as care for all shop tools, machines, and equipment.
  • Participate in all company / location driven communication efforts, including toolbox talks’, safety meetings and other related efforts
  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of the company
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Willing to work long hours

    Currently or recently employed in a similar role

    Your colleagues regard you as a Komatsu Maintenance Specialist and go-to person

    Willing to work on a Single Status Fly In / Fly Out Basis

    Proficient with computers and Windows / Excel software

    Able to work independently and under pressure

    Willing to train junior staff and transfer skills


  • Qualified and Trade Tested Diesel Mechanic / Heavy Earthmoving Mechanic, or similar
  • Technical training courses completed on Komatsu Heavy Earthmoving Equipment
  • 5 - 8 years’ working experience in the Mobile Mining Maintenance / Heavy Earthmoving Equipment Industry
  • At least 3 year’s direct and hands-on maintenance experience on Komatsu Heavy Earthmoving Equipment (Dump Trucks, Excavators, etc.)
  • Previous / current African expatriate experience will be very advantageous
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • All applications are confidential

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