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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home. We operate with pioneering spirit. We’ve develop...
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    Engineer: Reliability

    We are looking for an Engineer Reliability to provide professional maintenance engineering service and technical expertise to RBM in order to ensure equipment reliability through key processes (RCM, RCA, etc) and other reliability methodologies.

    Reporting to the Manager Reliability & Asset Management, you will

    • Implement the Rio Tinto Asset Management strategy and conduct a critical maintenance performance analysis to ensure optimal efficiency and longer & more profitable equipment lifecycles.
    • Assess the process of failure pattern analysis and ensure that maintenance strategies are updated in order to improve availability and reliability, while trying to reduce lifecycle costs.
    • Analyze asset reliability and produce forecasts & make recommendations for equipment and technology improvements, design changes or strategy amendments.
    • Investigate and assess the desirability and feasibility of proposed asset modifications and approve as required.
    • Coordinate the Rio Tinto Critical Risk Assessment process with regard to plant and mining equipment.
    • Develop and participate in Continuous Improvement Projects and monitor execution as required.
    • Forecast sustainability projects for the 5 year plan.
    • Act as a mentor for external companies via auditing and advisory functions.
    • Manage and direct the process of defect root cause analysis for relevant equipment types to ensure efficient preventative maintenance as the need arises.
    • Manage standards, specifications and work procedures as required.
    • Compile new and review current maintenance strategies for specific equipment types, and ensure that these are modelled to assess the impact and then thoroughly documented.
    • Assist in ensuring that standard jobs (preventative, corrective and design-out) are compiled by the Plant Maintenance Engineer according to the maintenance strategy and provide technical skills regarding root cause analysis.
    • Facilitate on-site the defect elimination process in a planned methodical manner to ensure that Planners have sufficient information to schedule repairs during “maintenance shuts”.
    • Develop and oversee plant maintenance tactics and activities.
    • Periodically analyze maintenance performance, plant lifecycle cost and operability determine optimal replacement period, in order to make recommendations regarding the optimum replacement points.
    • Provide assistance in identifying critical spare requirements.
    • Engage with OEM Suppliers in terms of ensuring the best outcomes for equipment functioning.
    • Monitor and contribute to Rio Tinto Collaborative Forum for Reliability.
    • Perform fair and reasonable tasks related to the job and working environment, at the discretion of the Senior Reliability Engineer.

    About You

    To succeed in this role, you will have

    • NQF Level 6 or an Engineering Degree (Preferred)
    • Government Certificate of Competency (Advantageous);
    • EB License
    • 5 years appropriate engineering, plant and equipment experience, with sound exposure to failure analysis and defect elimination

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Rio Tinto on to apply
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