Title:  Maintenance Engineer

Closing Date:  04 January 2023


Jwaneng, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

To maintain the assets and provide equipment performance to ensure safe, sustainable production.

To coordinate and execute engineering maintenance and project activities in the designated sections.

Implementation of the Asset Management programme with a focus on people (building capacity and capability) and high

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Interprets operational requirements and integrates with discipline base financial needs to ensure availability of financial resources to meet business objectives
  • Aligns Asset Management initiatives to the Mine Strategic Plan
  • Analysing trends on equipment performance
  • Assessing operational performance (e.g plant throughputs, machine availability)
  • Builds up capacity and capability by assessing and improving skills and resourcing within the function
  • Coordinates the Asset Management programme implementation
  • Coordinates the implementation of short/medium term Asset Management initiatives
  • Developing and implementing solutions for poor performance
  • Develops and reviews short/medium term maintenance, project and developmental requirements for the section
  • Develops the maintenance plan in collaboration with the Asset Management Engineer
  • Ensures compliance by aligning performance standards and objectives to the mine’s overall plan
  • Ensures that upgrades and enhancements of equipment /machinery are performed effectively
  • Ensures top risks are identified and mitigation plans in place and reviewed periodically
  • Identifying poor equipment performance
  • Implementing changes as required (e.g new/improved technology requirements)
  • Implements and improves Asset Maintenance high-value processes in line with the Asset Management programme; Defect Elimination, Work Management, Condition Monitoring, Contractor Management
  • Manages and controls the Engineering function at sectional level by developing and revising sectional procedures
  • Oversees and coordinates the appropriate execution of the maintenance plan by the Maintenance Coordinators and Maintenance Dispatchers
  • Performa life cycle costing and equipment criticality classification exercises to assess best practices for: replacement and inventory control; service, repair and reconditioning; decommissioning and disposal
  • Performs over-inspections on equipment and takes action on identified faults
  • Pulls support from Reliability section for: implementation of high-value processes; coaching on high-value processes; performance measurement
  • Researches and evaluates maintenance process expenditure
  • Updates and coordinates the implementation of Asset Management standards and procedures
  • Attends to administrative functions of the department: ensures the availability of performance reports and statistics; ensures the risk log and scorecards are up-to-date
  • Collects analyses data and produces reports as required by management
  • Initiates, monitors and controls short term sectional projects to ensure attainment of desired results
  • Reward high performance and give feedback on poor performance
  • Sets, monitors and reviews performance of subordinates
  • Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Implements knowledge management principles through application of tools and methodologies to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Implements sectional talent management initiatives by ensuring the right competence and effectiveness of manpower (capacity building) through developing and implementing career, localization /succession, training and development plans
  • Manages the effectiveness areas of subordinates and reviews targets
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Other Job Responsibilities

  • Adheres to all safety health and environmental policies and procedures in areas of responsibility


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering


7 years post qualification Enginnering experience in a heavy engineering environment post EIT programme

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Technical Analysis
  • Applying Mechanical Engineering (Level 1)
  • Asset Management and Optimisation (Level 1)
  • Driving Business Performance (Level 1)

Behavioral Competencies

  • (MM_PL)_Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment (4)
  • (MM_PL)_Change Leadership (2)
  • (MM_PL)_Judgment and Decision Making (3)
  • (MM_PL)_Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable (4)
  • (MM_PL)_Problem Solving (3)

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

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