The Technical manager will be required to ensure adherence to engineering standards, oversee labour and machinery on various mines to obtain optimum machine and equipment performance and engineering availability as well as achieve production targets.
Implement and monitor adherence to engineering standards, taking corrective action where necessary.
Allocate resources in consultation with relevant Section Heads.
Ensure the effective management and control of human resources for optimal utilization.
Ensure compliance to the Mine Health and Safety Act.
Implementing the Customers Health, Safety, Environment and Community strategic plan to comply.
Training and development of employees to mining production requirements.
Communicating effectively with all stakeholders.
Creating a motivated and unified performance driven team through strong Leadership.
Ensure that the technical assistance on all equipment, as required by the Customer, is provided timeously in order to meet the agreed equipment availability.
Ensure that at all times the service technicians have the appropriate equipment / tools to perform their required site work duties and services.
Ensure that your subordinates are working safely at all times and abide by the respective Customer’s SHEQ policy and procedures.
As required by the Customer, report on:
Audit and over inspection services performed on equipment;
Planned maintenance services performed on equipment;
Training of operators and technical personnel;
Evaluation of artisan and operators’ standards for re-train programs;
Operator abuse on any equipment and to submit a written report to the mine on your observations and recommendations;
Correct OEM spares are installed and fitted on equipment at all times.
Constantly liaise with the Customer to ensure the correct and timeously availability of long lead components and spares.
Forecast short, medium and long term stock requirements to maintain and improve on service levels.
Ensure that serviceable stock is maintained at optimal levels. Make use of historical and predicted usage to set minimum and maximum stock levels for each item so that reasonable commercial or cost limits are not exceeded.
Ensure that excess/surplus and obsolete stock is identified on a monthly basis and returned to South Africa.
Liaise with all SA support departments to expedite and ensure that existing service levels are maintained and improved on.
Ensure that documentation for all delivered goods is stamped and signed for by an authorized mine employee at the time of receipt of the goods.
A proper filing system has to be maintained for:
Machine hours per unit in your area;
Maintenance history of units in your area;
General running cost per unit in your area;
Responsible for all administrative duties regarding receipt and issuing and dispatch of stock items used for service jobs.
Ensure that all company policies and procedures are adhered to by all Service Technicians.
Complete the required reports on a weekly and monthly basis.
Do minutes of Board and EXCO meetings.
Manage the warehouse and supply chain
Control the petty cash.
Provide the necessary time sheets to the Financial Accounting provider (“Precise”) monthly for the payroll.
Collect accounts in arrears.
Prepare annual financial budget.
No service or spare part/component to be done or delivered without an order number including warrantees.
To manage your administrator so that invoices are immediately created and delivered when a service has been done or a spare has been delivered.
Introduce and promote training programs that can offer to existing and new customers.
Constantly liaise with the Customers and potential Customers to ensure that they are aware of the equipment, training and services available from Zambia to solve site / mining problems and reduce their cost.