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Superintendent Maintenance - South32, Wessels mine

Hotazel, Northern Cape, South Africa
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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The purpose of this role is to manage the day to day maintenance activities of the Trackless Mobile Machines with the focus to minimize downtime, as well as the care of workshops facilities and support equipment, through the direction of a technical support team .

  • Serious contenders will have a Degree / BTECH / National Diploma in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering;
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in mining of which 3 years should have been as a minimum in the underground sections;
  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) Electrical / Mechanical is advantageous;
  • Appointment as a Subordinate Engineer will be advantageous.

  • Tracks, analyses and improves key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance;
  • Reviews the operation of plant equipment and systems constantly, to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate solve problems in a timely manner, and to identify opportunities for improvement;
  • Directs, maintains, and enforces the safety program for the responsible maintenance section;
  • Recommends equipment modification for upgrades;
  • Develops and maintains preventative maintenance programs;
  • Sets priorities for projects and work orders;
  • Ensure compliance to the MHS Act, regulation;
  • Draft, review and maintenance of all identified relevant standards applicable per Operation;
  • Ensure that audit and control processes are in place;
  • Implements programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness, coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas.

Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at our website

(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)

Applications close 6 February 2023 at 17H00.


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. 

Our commodities can be found in nearly every aspect of our lives. They power our homes, start our cars, build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers and hospitals and even make our coins and jewelry.

We invest in exploration activities inside and outside of our portfolio, helping us to keep growing and diversifying. Our exploration activities are carefully selected to have a high chance of success and are spread around the world, including places we have not operated in before. 

We attract people with exceptional skills, who share our values and want to make a difference with the work they do. As part of our team, you will be brave enough to challenge yourself to be the best in what you do. We will help you stretch your capabilities, challenging you to constantly seek better ways to do things and taking advantage of every opportunity to let your career flourish.

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