Superintendent Maintenance - South32, Mamatwan Mine

Location: Hotazel Posted Date: March 27, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 571131110 Careermine Job Id: 1839430
About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

Our South African Manganese mines are found in the manganese rich Kalahari Basin, in the country's Northern Cape, which is home to 80 per cent of the world's manganese ore body.


  • The purpose of this role is to minimize downtime of equipment and machinery, as well as the care of plant and support equipment, through the direction of a technical support team .


  • Serious contenders will have a Degree / BTECH / National Diploma in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years' experience in mining of which 3 years should have been as a minimum carrying a 2.9.2 appointment; although not essential preference will be given to candidates with a
  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) Electrical / Mechanical and appointed as a Subordinate Engineer.


  • 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.

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.