Establish and maintain a world class welding and fabrication facility and workshop
Lead and mentor the Concentrator Maintenance team in welding, fabrication, rubber lining and wear protection and fixed plant maintenance.
Responsible for controlling the quality of mining equipment bucket repairs including: Hitachi Shovels (eg 3600, 5500, 5600), Cat Wheel Loaders (eg. 994), Cat Mining Shovels
Develop and review welding procedures to ensure welding is performed to consistent quality and correct welding standards.
Develop, review and improve maintenance procedures for wear protection of process plant equipment including rubber lining, ceramics, composite liners and epoxy coatings.
Develop, review and improve maintenance procedures for corrosion protection.
Support and mentor the conveyor and belt maintenance team, to improve the quality of conveyor maintenance, belt repair and belt splicing.
Optimise the flow of work through the workshop, by implementing improvements through all stages of welding and fabrication work including: metal and materials storage, handling, workshop tooling layout.
Mentor the team in correct use of powered tools, hand tools and equipment to ensure safety of people and preservation of workshop tools and equipment.
Develop, implement and lead mechanical maintenance for all fixed plant equipment, ancillary facilities and process systems.
Support and coordinate the development of maintenance plans, budgets and schedules.
Manage the execution of maintenance plans and assessment of efficiency and execution improvements.
Manage and implement company safety standards and set expectations at all levels of staff and supporting contractors.
Support the integration of a predictive and preventative maintenance culture reflecting use of technology, monitoring, data analysis and RCFA.
Coordinate maintenance plans and tasks with Operations, Reliability and Planning/Scheduling Superintendents.
Develop staff teamwork skills to ensure integration with Operations and Maintenance, with a mindset of team success.
Define, implement and promote systems, training and standards that maximize equipment effectiveness and availability.
Lead maintenance practices that will focus on reaching operational excellence, and enhance maintenance capabilities to deliver improved equipment reliability, decreasing repair and maintenance costs.
Provide consultation and support to the facility as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of mechanical integrity compliance and equipment reliability.
Developing short and long term strategic objectives and tactical goals for proactive mechanical integrity programs for the facility.
Review high-risk maintenance tasks and support oversight and training to minimize risk and failure potential.
Ensure that communications are timely and efficient with regard to staff, senior management and other groups as appropriate. This communication will include and senior site meetings, reports as determined by senior management, programmed coordination meetings with operations and maintenance and other meetings as required.
Work as part of a team to establish and implement departmental policies, objectives and procedures.
Provide leadership for subordinate staff, including activities such as preparing work schedules, preparing job descriptions and assigning specific duties and tasks.
Select, train and develop candidates for subordinate roles with an eye towards those with exceptional talent for promotional and succession planning opportunity.
Lead and mentor the key departmental subordinates to ensure that the operational deliverables are consistently realized within their areas of accountability.
Ensure that the highest safety, health and environmental standards are met or exceeded and promote a culture of awareness and commitment to safe working practices.
Implement other tasks given by Line manager within own competence.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Higher (or postgraduate) education in a relevant major and not less than 1 year of work experience at the production facility; or technical, professional or post-secondary (vocational) education in a relevant major (qualification) and not less than 3 years of work experience at the production facility; or not less than 5 years of work experience at the production facility if there is no relevant education in a trade
An engineering tradesperson certificate (or equivalent technical diploma qualification), specializing in Boiler Making, Heavy Fabrication or Welding
Proven skills and experience in large earthmoving bucket welding repairs and welding on heavy mobile equipment buckets. Typical examples of equipment include: Hitachi Shovels (eg 3600, 5500, 5600), Cat Wheel Loaders (eg. 994), Cat Mining Shovels, O&K / Terex Shovels (eg. RH200, RH400
Experience with welding procedures for Bucket Teeth Adaptors.
More than 10 years of fabrication and welding experience in heavy industry
Ability to read technical drawings and develop SOPs and weld procedures.
Demonstrated skills and competence in GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux-Core Arc Welding).
Proven skills in welding ferrous alloys, aluminium alloys, copper alloys and other non ferrous alloys.
Current Drivers License
Experience with wear protection of chutes, bins, tanks and pipelines.
Proven background driving equipment maintenance programs and systems.
Knowledge of Maintenance strategy processes and practices.
Significant experience with the maintenance of large fixed plant equipment and systems.
Solid computer skills in business software such as Microsoft Office.
Experience with CMMS software systems such as Ellipse, Oracle or SAP.
Practical knowledge in planning and budgeting
Knowledge of HSE rules and regulations and fire safety requirements.
Ability to prioritize tasks with an unwavering commitment to safety and best practice.
Highly developed communication, supervisory, coaching and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.