Maintenance Planner at Bulyanhulu Mine in Tanzania


Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Maintenance Planner based at Bulyanhulu Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the First Line Leader Maintenance Planning and the role holder will be accountable to provide maintenance planning service duties to the workshops and mining support machines within Company procedures, laid down rules regulations and safety standards.

This is a permanent role, with the work roster being fourteen (14) days on and seven (7) days off.


• Ensure safe work practices by attending compulsory safety courses and meetings, use of required PPE, incident/accident reporting and ensuring total adherence to all Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policies, as well as other policies, procedures and guidelines.
• To ensure that there is means of identifying hazards and rectifying them by means of conducting risk assessments for the protection of other employees and mining property.
• Create Work Orders for all breakdowns in the area of deployment and ensure accurate capturing of Work Order feedback, and collection of all completed Work Orders.
• Ensure compliance to oil and fuel issuing and capturing of all the Oil/ Fuel information.
• Ensure accuracy in the ordering of breakdown parts and collection of the same.
• Comply fully to the Acacia planning business processes and Computerized Maintenance Management System.
• Ensure that accurate labour hours are captured for Work Orders and compile accurate Work Order compliance reports.
• Ensure that any revised schedules are communicated to production and the First Line Leader at all times.
• Ensure resources availability as follows:
- Liaise with stores to continually establish materials and spares leveling strategies.
- Liaise with suppliers to ensure the availability of parts and components.
- Liaise with contractors as required to obtain competitive prices for any external services and provide scopes of work for such services in line with Company policy.
• Maintain the integrity of the Maintenance Module of the Pronto system, and ensure that the master data including equipment register and equipment details are up to date by:
- Establishing a library of standard work packages for recurring work which includes Bill of Materials (BOMs) and task lists.
- Auditing plant information from technical manuals, drawings and directly from components (serial numbers and dimensions).
- Auditing Work Order completion information.
• Assist with the preparation of the annual maintenance budget.
• Compile detailed shutdown work packages for shutdowns with a duration of eight (8) hours or more.
• Maintain the technical library and drawing register.
• Assist in the creation of Bills of Materials and job task lists.
• Ensure skills development in the maintenance planning section to cover leave rotations requirements and ensure business continuity.
• Be vigilant of Company assets, monitor, report and action through the appropriate procedures any activities resulting in the loss, misuse or misappropriation of Company assets.


Minimum Qualification Requirements:
• Trade Certificate / FTC, or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
• Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Maintenance Planning or Engineering

Experience Requirements:
• Ten (10) years’ experience in the mining industry
• Experience with the preparation of long, medium and short term maintenance plans and schedules
• Experience in maintenance KPI reporting and analysis
• Experience with the continuous improvement of maintenance systems and methodology
• Microsoft Office Suite of Products – Word, Project, Excel & Access
• Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems – Ellipse, Pronto MIMS
• Experience in establishing and mentoring a safety culture

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:
• Time management, scheduling and planning
• Microsoft Office Suite of Products – Outlook, Word, Project, Excel & Access
• Ability to train and pass on knowledge
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Produce high quality work with attention to detail
• Able to work safely and not create or ignore hazards


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