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Mine Maintenance Superintendent -- Enshrine Placements   Job Details

World leader in mining and all major steel markets (emerging to mature), with a presence in two dozen countries across the globe.


Our client is one of the largest private investors in the country and have an aim of providing more job opportunities and economic stability throughout the country.

They currently have an opportunity for a Mine Maintenance Superintendent for the supervision of duties in the implementation and management of maintenance of Shovels & Loaders.

Position details:

Job description / core competencies:

  • Schedule maintenance repairs.
  • Implement and monitor a preventative maintenance programme to assure cost effective maintenance.
  • In cooperation with maintenance planning, schedule maintenance and breakdown repair.
  • Keep maintenance and repair records.
  • Participate in the preparation of maintenance cost budgets.
  • Measure and report overall performance of maintenance team.
  • Actively promote full cooperation between the maintenance and mining operation.
  • Maintain the equipment strategies workflow process.
  • Identify the most suitable approach to identify equipment maintenance strategies.
  • Trouble shooting and electrical and mechanical failure analysis.
  • Develop and maintain a strategic plan for defect elimination and managing bad actors.
  • Develop and maintain the condition monitoring workflow process.
  • Deliver the annual Operating Strategy plan for the process operations to achieve planned throughput, recovery and budget.
  • Develop and manage systems to meet planned utilisation, productivity and performance within the department.
  • Carry out processing, training and projects to agreed cost, quality, quantity and schedule.
  • Maintain a formal management reporting system that incorporates performance statistics, any applicable statutory requirements and business improvement initiatives.
  • Assist the Departmental Manager with implementation of change management initiatives and other business improvement projects.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders in the company’s mining activities, consistent with its Community Relations Policies.
  • Become actively involved our aims and objectives of engaging with the local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local people. Promote the integration between this engagement and the success of the business.
  • Prepare and manage the budget for the function.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of up to date job procedures for all tasks performed within the function.
  • Develop objectives for sharing common infrastructure and support services across Arcelor Mittal and cascade this throughout function.
  • Be visible in the workplace.


  • Ensure personnel are adequately inducted in their work area and are aware of all workplace rules and critical procedures applying at work.
  • Actively contribute to site safety policy and new initiatives and implement change as directed by the Departmental Manager and management team.
  • Actively promote, monitor and enforce compliance of personnel with safe work practices.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and investigated according to Company policy and statutory requirements and all recommended corrective actions are completed.
  • Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
  • Be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the team.


  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Ensuring environmental risks of tasks are assessed and mitigated.
  • Adhering to environmental procedures to ensure good housekeeping, resource conservation, spill prevention and the appropriate disposal of wastes.
  • Reporting all environmental incidents to manager after implementing immediate corrective action.
  • Promoting environmentally sound work practices in peers and contractors.

Employee Development

  • Develop and maintain a team structure that adheres to company policies, enables teamwork and personal development while focusing on the achievement of results.
  • Ensure training and coaching is provided to all employees, with specific attention to National and Local employees as part of the company’s Training and Localisation Plan.
  • Ensure all members of the team have clearly defined accountabilities and roles and that individual development plans are in place to enable goals to be achieved.
  • Ensure all members of the team receive feedback on their performance and participate in formal performance review processes.
  • Develop a succession plan for direct report roles.

Planning and Scheduling

  • Assist management in a support role with regards the management of planned maintenance and scheduling of services.
  • Work with the coordinator and supervisor to achieve production and cost targets in conjunction with the daily, weekly and monthly mining plans that correspond with the annual production target.
  • Cascade plan and objectives through the team to ensure all activities are focused on agreed outcomes and reflected in the short-term mine plans.


Develop and manage systems to enable the achievement of the company targets. Where site-wide or corporate systems exist, implement these to suit the objectives and needs of Operations. Systems include:

  • Equipment Maintenance Systems
  • Short and Long Term Planning Systems
  • Management Operating Systems
  • Project Management
  • Safety Systems
  • Environmental Systems
  • Training and Development Systems
  • Review and improve systems based on the monitoring, reporting and improvement ideas of direct reports and teams


  • Review capital requirements prepared by direct reports and submit for approval.
  • Review functional expenditure on a monthly basis and ensure all variances to budget are investigated and explained.
  • Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains.
  • Coordinate compilation of the annual functional budget.


  • Review and monitor all safety, service level and financial performance indicators for the function and initiate corrective action where necessary.
  • Deliver reports to the Department Manager on agreed performance indicators and to agreed standards and schedule.

Key (3-4) major business challenges or objectives job holder will need to address or drive in the next 12-24 months

  • Achieving Health & Safety targets.
  • Successfully maintaining a large fleet of equipment.
  • Ensure equipment that is fully functional.

Requirements of job holder to resolve the problems and respond effectively to the needs

  • Establish effective communication structure within team and with Mine Production Department.
  • Identify problems and establishing root cause analysis.
  • Establish positive employee relations.

Key stakeholders & relationships that need to be managed by the position holder

  • Mine Production Function
  • Workforce
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Health & Safety Department

Measures of success after the first 1-2 years (KPAs & KPIs)

  • Incident/accident free Safety record.
  • Efficiency and effective functioning of equipment.

Potential consequences of the job holder NOT successfully executing in support of the specific drivers of the business/cultural priorities

  • Repairs and maintenance on equipment not done according to specifications.
  • Parts and equipment not available when required resulting in downtime.

Factors important to an individuals cultural fit in this job

  • Well-spoken (command of English).
  • Adaptability.
  • Good working and living relationships.
  • Understanding and respect of different cultures.

Organizational knowledge (e.g., systems, processes, products, services, etc.) necessary to operate effectively in this job

  • Company policies and procedures.
  • Process within department.

Country: Liberia

Location: Tokadeh


Education Requirements for this position (Formal qualifications) Essential

  • Tertiary education (Degree in Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Certified applicable trade qualification (mechanical)

Key experiences needed prior to taking this position Essential

  • Minimum experience of 10 years in heavy equipment maintenance.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in supervisory capacity.
  • Experience in developing management operating systems.
  • Knowledge of competency based training systems.
  • Competent in incident/accident investigation.
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in Liberia.
  • Experience in managing costs and budgeting.


  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas.

Specific skills required for this position Essential

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead teams of highly skilled and experienced personnel having diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to clearly demonstrate the aptitude to drive a light vehicle and hold a current Liberian driver’s license or be able to obtain one.

Computer Skills:

  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels.
  • Confident communicator with senior management, legal entities and external stakeholders.
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Able to read and write English at an Upper Secondary School standard.


  • Good knowledge of electrical maintenance.

Personal Attributes needed to fulfil requirements of position Essential

  • Commitment to training of Liberian national citizens.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • Able to deliver results on quoted targets.
  • Able to build relationships and engage people in continuous improvement processes.
  • Always identifies the priorities correctly and works in a self-directed manner.
  • Constructs systems that are the best method now and sustainable into the future.
  • Able to step back from direct control of hands-on work.
  • Successfully delegates and trusts specialist staff for technical support.
  • Manages interacting projects.
  • Listens and responds with empathy.
  • Shares thoughts, feelings and rationale (to build trust).
  • Provide support without removing responsibility (to build ownership).
  • Seeks to engage with all people associated with Operations and to understand, learn from and share cultural differences.


  • Prepared to challenge the way we do things.
  • Understands the big picture.
  • Maintains or enhances others self-esteem.


Job Category:   Mining/Petroleum
Job Type:   Permenent
Job Location:  
Job Posted:   Nov 22, 2017
Job Expires:   Dec 31, 2017
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