Plant Engineer(GCC)- Mineral Processing(Diamond)- Lesotho


Job purpose:

The purpose of this position is to manage the Asset Care Management System according to engineering standards, legislative and Client requirements

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Lesotho


A Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering together with a GCC (Mines and Works)


Experience & Skills Requirements

Minimum 5 years’ experience after obtaining GCC

Knowledge of Diamond processing plants including Dense Medium Separation plants will be an advantage

Knowledge of Legal Compliance

Knowledge of Technical Risk Management

Engineering Maintenance Planning Systems (Pragma OnKey5) will be an advantage as well as stores and inventory management system (SAGE)

Project management knowledge

Presentation skills

Employee relations and people management skills

Time management skills

Administration and financial management skills

A Valid driver’s licence code B, EB or C1

Computer literate in MS Office

English language proficiency

Duties & Responsibilities

Control the allocation of work to ensure the achievement of results according to Client needs and service objectives

Coordinate the integration of the operational plans with engineering systems to ensure maximum plant availability according to organisational objectives

Assess the requirements of the law, and ensure the implementation and adherence to all requirements within the responsibility area

Provide technical support to the operation on engineering related matters to minimize possible Engineering risk

Prepare short, medium and long-term maintenance plans to meet business objectives

Analyse and interpret maintenance trends and variances, and initiate change

Ensure compliance to legislative requirements, Engineering standards and specifications

Plan and co-ordinate major shutdowns with internal and external Clients to ensure the timeous allocation of resources

Assess areas of maintenance where outsourcing or partnerships would be appropriate, and make recommendations

Coordinate the preparation of all project technical documents to ensure that the technical content and cost is within the scope of work

Direct or prepare and evaluate the technical aspects of procurement according to the project scope and organisational procedures

Collaborate with the relevant stakeholders regarding technical issues to ensure effective integration with existing application of technology

Develop and manage the implementation of the quality plans to ensure adherence to organisational quality standards

Review and advise on Engineering design progress and status according to the project plan and project objectives

Manage construction and commissioning activities according to the project plan or requirements, organisational standards and procedures

Manage and control the allocation of funds to ensure adherence to approved budgeted expenditure

Assist in compiling the budget by providing information based on operational security and organisational requirements

Set Engineering Departmental targets to support the production process


Client Information

Established in response to an industry trend towards outsourcing the operational aspects of minerals processing, our Client has grown to become a leading specialist in the field of outsourced operation and maintenance (O&M) of metal and mineral processing facilities in the coal, platinum, gold, iron ore and diamond industries. The company is internationally acknowledged for its quality service and high standards and few mining companies run their mineral processing plants as efficiently.

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