Heavy Machinery Equipment (HME) First Line Leader - North Mara Mine in Tanzania

Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Heavy Machinery Equipment (HME) First Line Leader based at North Mara Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the HME Section Leader and the role holder will be accountable to lead and manage the HME Mechanics section by ensuring that a professional and safe maintenance engineering service and technical expertise is provided to North Mara Mine.

This is a permanent/fixed term contract role, with the work roster being six (6) weeks on and three (3) weeks off.


• Ensure targets (availability) for critical equipment are met as per KPI’s for individual categories of machines.
• Ensure Mechanical availability of HME fleet is maintained at required levels.
• Ensure spares are ordered on time.
• Ensure PM schedules are done according to plan and are effective.
• Maintain or improve the schedule compliance target.
• Maintain or improve the planned versus breakdowns target of 80/20
• Improve the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).
• Ensure proper component tracking and that paperwork is completed.
• Assist in root cause analysis.
• Ensure oil samples are taken correctly and that follow up feedback is given after analysis.
• Ensure compliance and reduce the backlog work.
• Ensure that hazards are addressed when reported in the section.
• Ensure Standard Operating Procedures and Planned Task Observations (PTO’s) are reviewed, used and complied with.
• Reduce Actual Injury Frequency Rate (AFIR).
• Conduct Visible Felt Leadership (VFL) on a weekly basis.
• Contribute to reducing the All In Sustaining Cost (AISC) by managing costs effectively within the section.
• Ensure that AFE’s are in on time and capital is spent by year end.
• Support Business Improvement initiatives and ensure that initiatives are driven.
• Ensure that objectives are met by team members.
• Completion of performance monitoring and appraisal meetings.
• Existence of Development Plans for team members, ensuring that milestones are achieved.
• Ensure that training schedules are adhered to and that team members are trained and developed for future technical and supervisory roles where required.


Qualification Requirements:

• Recognised Trade Certificate

Experience Requirements:

• 10 years’ experience in an Engineering role in a maintenance function
• Experience in HME is essential.
• Experience in large mining excavators is essential ( RH120/RH170)

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Computer Skills, Excel, Word, Email, Pronto
• Time management, scheduling and planning
• Analysis and interpretation of data, troubleshooting tools and processes
• Team Leadership
• Coaching

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