Maintenance Supervisor: Heavy Earthmoving Equipment
Cowan International
South Africa
31d ago

Job Type : Permanent Job Type : Renewable Contract

Open Pit Mining / Mobile Maintenance

Job Code : 6375

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

The incumbent reports to the Maintenance Superintendent - and coordinates / oversees the work of employees in maintenance repairs, servicing, allocation of equipment and the general well-

being of the HME fleet to ensure that breakdowns don’t impact production.


  • Oversee planned and breakdown repairs, services and maintenance on earth moving equipment and components are to OEM standards and company requirements.
  • To be able to support quick and efficient fault-finding diagnoses on machines and to sign off the order for the correct spares needed to carry out repairs on earth moving equipment.
  • Manage SOS sampling as per scheduled services and required feedback.
  • Compile accurate machine analysis and reports including machine inspection reports.
  • Ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.
  • Supply appropriate record of services, repairs and maintenance as per job cards and component change out forms.
  • Effectively control work in progress and pre-shift inspections.
  • Control warranty policies and procedures that includes warranty decisions and service warranty investigations.
  • Develops, implements, and reviews yearly site-specific maintenance SWP with team.
  • To achieve cost targets and KPI’s.
  • Comply with safety, health and environment requirements.

  • A South African citizen (unfortunately, non-negotiable).
  • Currently or recently in a similar role.
  • Willing to work at a remote mining site.
  • Willing to work on a roster of 1 week Day Shift, 1 week Night Shift and 1 week off / break (and then the roster repeats itself).
  • A Qualified artisan with 10 years’ relevant maintenance experience on CAT mobile plant.

  • At least 5 years’ working experience in management and supervision of fleet and mechanical work.
  • Good communication AND report writing & presentation skills.
  • People management skills AND deadline driven with ability to work under pressure.
  • Machine specific technical knowledge and skills AND Computer literacy (MS Office, SIS and ET) knowledge.
  • Understanding of Barlow Equipment’s (CAT) warranty systems, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of pneumatics and diagnostic procedures.
  • Ability to read hydraulic and electric diagrams together with their symbols.
  • Possession of Code B driver’s license.
  • All applications are confidential

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