Technical Advisor – Shovels


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent – Shovels, you will be responsible for providing direction and support to the Maintenance execution team that enables sustained improvement in equipment performance and people development. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

Provide in depth technical support and troubleshooting mentorship to the maintenance execution team
Carry out quality assurance reviews of planned and breakdown maintenance activities ensuring that it is carried out to defined OEM, site and legislative requirements
Develop work procedures for the safe and quality execution of maintenance activities
Develop training and assessment plans that are tracked against each person
Develop and deploy improvement projects that improves work execution quality and people development

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

Full Grade 12 Certificate or its equivalent
Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
Member of the Engineering Institution Body
Certificate in training and assessment (desirable but not essential)
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in heavy earthmoving equipment maintenance in large multi pit operations
Experience working for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or dealerships in providing site product and technical support is desirable
High levels of competency in the maintenance execution of Mining equipment such as PC1250, PC2000, PC3000, PC7000, PC8000 Electric and Diesel Shovels/Excavators
High levels of competency in troubleshooting and diagnosing Electrical, Mechanical and Electronic Faults
High levels of competency in condition monitoring and contamination control
High levels of competency in programming Electrical and Electronic Modules using OEM Software’s
Medium levels of competency in the use of CMMS systems (e.g., SAP), MS office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Project, Power Point)
Demonstrated experience in improving equipment performance and developing people ability to show initiative and have good interpersonal skills.
Must have a current driver’s license.

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