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Reference Number: 870-2304LH

Job Description: 

Our client, with a mining project in West Africa, is seeking an experienced Maintenance Planning Manager to lead their team on site, for the maintenance planning of fixed plant, mobile equipment and all infrastructure.


  • Implementation of all maintenance planning during the construction and project phase, to support mine operations.
  • Overhauling the maintenance planning system and implementation of the new CMMS.
  • Coordination of team on a daily basis to ensure all maintenance planning activities are carried out on time, within budget and with safety standards adhered to.
  • Oversee the implementation of the asset maintenance management system.
  • Improvement initiatives for condition monitoring and reliability centered maintenance.
  • Reporting and record keeping.
  • Maximise equipment availability and reliability.
  • Implementation a culture of best practice maintenance.
  • Mentoring and training subordinates.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill 

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree or similar qualification.
  • 10 years previous experience in maintenance planning management for fixed plant, mobile equipment and all infrastructure within mining operations.
  • At least 5 years in the implementation of maintenance planning during construction and project phases for mining projects.
  • Strong experience in skills transfer and the hands-on training of local nationals to support long-term localisation requirements.
  • Experience with the implementation and use of SAP.
  • Experience with Primavera or MS Project.
  • Well-versed in Health, Safety and Environmental standards and practices.
  • Previous experience in underground mining.
  • Previous experience on remote mine sites in Africa.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Fixed term contract.
  • FIFO roster.