Analyst, Condition Monitoring


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Job description:

Overall, Job Purpose

(Brief description of this job)

This role exists to provide condition monitoring data collection and analysis for the purpose of identifying which equipment performance parameters are out of limits through the application of predictive maintenance techniques in order to support the CBM work identification process.

Specific Job Responsibility

(Detailed description of key tasks expected to be performed by position holder)

The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include:

Perform condition monitoring field inspections and follow monitoring checklists.

  • Perform condition monitoring data collection and assigned field inspections according to guidelines provided by the Senior Condition Monitoring Analyst.
  • Carry out Condition Monitoring of the plant on installed Rotating Equipment using on-line and off-line data acquisition techniques with advanced portable data collectors and data analysis.

Identify and report equipment performance standards out of limits through usage of predictive maintenance techniques to be able to generate RPAC work orders in Pronto.

  • Identify equipment performance parameters out of limits through the application of predictive maintenance techniques according to guidelines provided by equipment strategies.
  • Shortlist and report defects to Senior Condition Monitoring Analyst in order to support CBM work.

Provide proactive maintenance data to planners and execution teams.

  • Carries out extensive analysis on the vibration, thermographic, ultrasound and other data collected to diagnose/troubleshoot rotating machinery and fixed asset problems and recommend remedial measures.
  • Reports any major changes in equipment condition to the Senior Condition Monitoring Analyst and maintain data in the computerized system and produces regular reports.
  • Execute post repair analysis of replaced components to improve analysis accuracy.

Improve condition monitoring data collection.

  • Investigate application of new PdM techniques and/or expand application of current PdM techniques.
  • Monitor the performance and application of PdM techniques for condition monitoring.
  • Identify opportunities to automate condition monitoring through the usage of new technology and incorporate existing on-line monitoring sensors and transmitters.

Contribute to the management of Health and Safety by:

  • Identifying EH&S risks and exposures in the analysis and recommendation for change.
  • Take every opportunity to minimize environmental impacts and to use resources as efficiently as possible to promote sustainable development.
  • Contributing to the identification of the significant Health and safety risks of the equipment.
  • Ensuring that incidents related to health, safety or the environment are reported and assist in investigations to identify any additional controls required.
  • Attend regular safety meetings.

Build collateral and cross–boundary working relationships:

  • Respond in a timely manner to all requests for service from respective sections or management.
  • Use interactive and real-time data to help predict maintenance needs well in advance, thus enabling better planning and support services.
  • Identify ways to do things faster, better, at less cost, with less waste, etc.

Strives to create a “wow” experience for the customer (maintenance and operations).

Job Specific Competencies

(knowledge/ skills required for job success)

  • Competency on predictive maintenance techniques, such as: oil analysis, vibration analysis, NDT, thermography, health monitoring, etc.
  • Knowledge of process plant equipment and their diagnostics and fault analysis.
  • Must be computer literate i.e., MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project.

Key Job Attributes

(behaviors/ traits/ aptitudes etc.… required for job success)

  • Must have data presentation and report writing skills and have demonstrated the ability to self- manage their workload.
  • Have good communication skills in the English language with an emphasis on writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised and achieve required operational outputs.
  • Ability to manage large volumes of data in a timely manner.
  • Skillfully handles formal procedures and informal processes with a high level of attention to detail.

Experience required to perform in this job.

(i.e., years of experience performing the same or related areas)

  • At least 4 years maintenance experience in the mining industry
  • Proficiency with maintenance and reliability systems (ERP or CMMS, monitoring systems; SCADA, OsiSoft PI and/or databases in general).
  • Experience in fixed plant facilities.
  • Previous experience with RCM, FMEA, TPM or any other equipment strategy identification methodology.
  • Experience with contamination control.
  • Experience in development of equipment health reports.


(Academic/ technical and or professional qualification required for the job)

  • Grade 12 Twelve Certificate
  • Tertiary and/or trade qualifications with accompanying certificates (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation disciplines most desirable).

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