Controller: Maintenance

Website Rio Tinto

Primary Location: Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA

Maintenance Controller – Electrical

  • Opportunity to work for global company
  • Our culture is inclusive, exciting and performance-driven 
  • Role based in Richards Bay

About the role

We are looking for a Maintenance Controller to supervise, co-ordinate and execute planned and/or unscheduled maintenance work within designated areas.

Reporting to the Plant Engineer, you will:

  • Liaise with supervisors to identify maintenance and service needs and coordinate general maintenance work toward ensuring production targets are met.
  • Assist with failure root cause analyses and attend to unplanned maintenance work and ensure optimum job turnaround time / delivery time.
  • Perform fair and reasonable tasks related to the job and working environment, at the discretion of the Plant Engineer.
  • Supervise and control the activities, standards of performance and behavior of staff to ensure that the correct procedures are followed.
  • Manage resources in terms of own staff, labor hiring and available equipment and ensure training and development of subordinates to optimize performance.
  • Prepare, control and maintain section budget by forecasting operating costs and monitor monthly expenditure of section.
  • Maintain and improve safety, health and environmental standards and practices and review, update and document task lists every six months.
  • Conduct risk assessments and continuous improvement projects and render an efficient service to customers

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Grade 12 with pure Mathematics & Physical Science / N3
  • N5 Engineering Qualification (Advantageous)
  • Electrical Trade Test
  • South African Driver’s License (Attach a valid License)
  • Supervisor Role experience for at least 3 Years
  • Supervisory- and/or Safety training (advantageous)
  • 5 year’s heavy / mining industry / Maintenance Planning Systems experience
  • General knowledge of plant-related equipment.
  • Mechanically / Electrically – minded

Your application should include the following:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae with copies of Qualifications, Identity document and Driver’s License
  • Acceptance into the position is dependent on a successful interview and assessment.

Only online applications will be considered, failure to provide any of the required documents will result in an automatic regret of your application.

Please attach ALL copies of your qualifications, failure to do so will result in your application being unsuccessful and an automatic regret of your application

Only online applications will be considered

Please note that failure to satisfy all the minimum requirements will lead to your application not being considered

Where you will be working

Owned by Rio Tinto and located in the KwaZulu Natal province, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is an internationally recognized sand mining and mineral processing operations leader and is one of the world’s foremost producers of titanium minerals, high purity pig iron and zircon.

Employing some 2 000 permanent staff and a number of well-established contracting companies, RBM is proud of the accreditation for ISO 9001 for quality, OHSAS 18001 certification for occupational health and safety management, and ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management. The company has implemented a sound corporate social development programme and an internationally recognised environmental rehabilitation programme to restore the mined dunes to their natural state after mining.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. 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.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

RBM is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups in line with the company’s employment equity plan.



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