Job Advert Summary

• To optimize maintenance resources, to ensure equipment availability to meet production targets.


• Equipment and skills availability aligned with maintenance targets.

• Quality assured, maintenance philosophies and procedures aligned with best practise specifications.

• To ensure a competent complement of Human resource capital.

• To resolve unique technical constraints and incidents.

• Variety and technology of resources to maintain in area of responsibility.

Minimum Requirements
• N Dip: Engineering (Essential/Minimum)
• Trade: Artisan(Relevant) MQA/QCTO Accred (Essential/Minimum)
• Certificate First Line Management (Essential/Minimum)
• B Tech Engineering (Relevant) (Recommended/Desirable)


5 years Maintenance within a Mining and equipment environment of which at least 2 years supervisory level Surface or Underground mining experience (Essential/Minimum) Operational

• Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum)
• Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum)

Duties & Responsibilities
Continuous Improvement

• Manage equipment maintenance work
• Responsible for optimised routine and breakdown maintenance activities
• Initiate continuous improvement initiatives
• Conduct research work in order to initiate process changes
• Liaise with other sections
• Manage projects and technology to enhance maintenance operations
• Conduct desktop and feasibility studies toward improving process flow

Customer and Client Relationship Management

• Support core business and ensure appropriate stakeholder relationships
• Manage internal and external relations
• Provide relevant support and legislative service to applicable stakeholders

Equipment Control and Maintenance

• Contribute to meeting production targets by attending to breakdown and routine work maintenance targets within functional area
• Ensure effective services and resource management, optimal use of physical assets and available resources
• Assume responsibility for quality of maintenance work
• Conduct trouble-shooting
• Complete, process and update all records and documentation

Functional Excellence

• Adhere to functional policies, standards, guidelines, procedures, end to end processes, tools, templates etc.
• Assist in standardising, simplifying and speeding-up functional processes, eliminating duplication and bureaucracy
• Apply functional best practices, promote sharing of best practices and knowledge

Performance Management

• Lead team transformational leadership practices
• Promote teamwork, provide support and manage performance
• Oversee recruitment and Human Resources (HR) related activities of reporting staff
• Perform faired reasonable tasks related to job

Safe and Healthy Work Environment

• Maintain and ensure a healthy environment and safe operations practices
• Ensure compliance with all applicable Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) policies and procedures in line with set standards
• Encourage a culture that focuses on safety in all operations

Behavioural Alignment

Demonstrates the following:
• Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem
• Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical
• Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions
• Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic
• Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective

The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy.
If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Closing Date 2023/05/15
Reference Number EXX230504-2
Exxaro Reference Number P40064433
Job Title Head, Maintenance
Business Unit / Division Matla Coal
Job Type Classification Permanent
Location – Town / City Kriel
Location – Province Mpumalanga
Location – Country South Africa



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