Reliability Engineer - Phola, Mpumalanga

  • Mpumalanga
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Engineering, Mining
  • Posted by Phola on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Reference: 10172
  • Apply before Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Phola


This position will be based at the Phola site near Ogies in Mpumalanga.


The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the estimation, prevention and management of “lifecycle” engineering uncertainty and risk failure that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This includes loss elimination and equipment risk management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with Minopex Health, Safety & Environmental responsibilities and statutory requirements

  • Working with the Engineering team to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations

  • Responsible for adhering to the life cycle asset management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets

  • Advise on the installation specifications along with commissioning plans

  • Developing acceptance tests and inspection criteria

  • Participating in the final inspection of new installations

  • Define, design, develop, monitor and refine an asset maintenance plan with the primary focus on proactive preventive maintenance

  • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems

  • Providing input to a risk management plan that will anticipate reliability related and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operations

  • Developing engineering solutions for repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. This includes capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues

  • Conducting data analysis using techniques such as:

    • Statistical process control

    • Reliability modeling

    • Prediction Fault tree analysis

    • Reliability prediction and improvement

    • Reliability culture / human errors / human factors

    • Reliability and availability programme plan

  • Use of Six Sigma (6σ) methodology

  • Conducting root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA)

  • Failure reporting

  • Analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS)

  • Working with the production team to perform analyses of assets including:

    • Asset utilization

    • Equipment effectiveness and remaining life cycle

  • Assist with tracking of Maintenance day planning as well as Project planning and tracking on Microsoft Project Bar chart

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Mechanical or Maintenance Engineering

  • ECSA registration

  • Post Graduate qualification in Asset Management

  • Qualification in Project Management would be beneficial

Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience as a Mechanical or Maintenance Engineer in the mining industry with 3 years’ experience in asset management

  • In-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering, asset integrity and reliability

  • Good understanding of maintenance work management processes

  • Sound working knowledge of different types of mining assets

  • Knowledge of relevant Safety and Mining legislation

  • Understanding of Engineering best practices and new technologies related to Engineering principles and processes

  • Advanced computer skills, with emphasis on condition monitoring software

  • Strong knowledge of preventive maintenance programs and the tools associated with failure detection

  • Good communication skills

  • Experience in Project Management / Microsoft Project

Please note that Minopex will never ask a prospective candidate to make a payment for a job or request a third party to do so on our behalf. In addition, prospective candidates should be aware of job websites falsely advertising Minopex vacancies. Please always check our website for current vacancies.

Please also note that preference will be given to applicants who reside in the local community (Phola / Ogies).

Apply before Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About Phola

Established in response to an industry trend towards outsourcing the operational aspects of minerals processing, Minopex has grown to become a leading specialist in the field of outsourced operation and maintenance (O&M) of metal and mineral processing facilities in the coal, platinum, gold, iron ore and diamond industries. The company is internationally acknowledged for its quality service and high standards and few mining companies run their mineral processing plants as efficiently.

Minopex sets itself apart from its competition by focusing on quality related service at market related prices and company employees fully embrace this ethos, which has become one of the company’s cornerstones of success.