Engineering Specialist – Maintenance A&I, Ref: 1213642 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1213642

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Eng Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
Annual Package Range: ZAR 851 000 - 950 000
Total years experience: 3-5 Years

Engineering Specialist

Current / most recent job title?
Engineering Specialist – Maintenance

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Development and execution of the asset management and improvement plan.
Works order assessment, verification, and reporting.
Conduction of root cause analysis on recurrent issues identified within the maintenance and production environments.
Analysis of existing maintenance plans for trackless mobile machines (TMM), underground plant, winding plant, and surface plant.
Planning, developing, conducting, and analyzing the necessary gap analysis per sectional requirements.
Enforcing sectional (maintenance and production) adherence to developed strategies.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Field verifications of existing maintenance strategies
Conduction of RCA to mitigate recurring breakdowns and reduce MTBF
Analysing and reporting on machine/plant availability
Ensuring scheduled work is done correctly and according to design

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Post GCC, the aim is to persue his passion in marrying technical know-how, legal compliance, and management. This would involve holding legal appointments (either 2.13.3.1 or 2.13.1 or 4.1) and gaining the necessary management experience along the way to one day move into upper management as per his career plan. Hard working, good leader, technically capable, adaptive, fast learner, enthusiastic, easy to work with, determined, respectful and friendly are some of the terms that are commonly used to describe him by his colleagues and friends.

4. Ideal business title:

Sectional Engineer – Short Term
2.13.1 Maintenance/Engineering manager (mid-term)
General manager/ VP operations/ COO (long-term)

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Sectional Engineer:
Ensuring the availability of plant/machinery to support the production team to the fullest.
Ensuring safety and complete adherence to the MHSA in order to guarantee that all employees go home safe
Ensuring the alignment of the team to CAPEX and OPEX goals, as per the business plan and the financial plan.
Controlling and management of resources and financials per section.

6. Career summary:

5 – underground

7. Achievements:

Developed the existing work order verification template used by team.
Ensured production by prioritizing production critical breakdowns, engaging necessary stakeholders, and resolving said issue.
Daily delivery of critical control executables (safety) became team priority

8. What do you absolutely love doing?

Any work involving:

People and resource management with a key focus on the SAFE delivery of pre-determined outcomes.
Change management and the intricate details that constitute a a successful organisational change.
The safe and technically accurate operation/maintenance and planning of equipment/ systems.

9. Ideal company (culture and values):

Accountability – a company that holds the owners of responsible action accountable for the results
Care – a company that aligns its values with that of the individual to simultaneously grow.
Driven – a clear understanding of what the goals are and how we will achieve them
Disciplined – a culture that promotes disciple within the workplace where the safe delivery of all outcomes are priority
Safety – a company that places immense value on the safety of its employees.

If you are looking for a B.Eng Electrical Graduate from University of Pretoria; passed GCC mines and works on first attempt; first graduate in program to complete the program; led multidisciplinary team on improvement project for site; chaired the graduate forum and rolled out large community service projects; nominated from site management to lead complete change and project management of new production fleet; result-driven, hard-working and collaborative; enforcer of MHSA and the safety of employees on site, then do get in touch.

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