15 Mar, 2023

Senior Engineer Reliability

  • Anglo American
  • Mokopane, South Africa
Engineer Minerals & Mining

Job Description

Join us as a Senior Engineer Reliability and provide technical leadership and input as well as coordinate all systematic and Ad-hoc planning, modelling, analysis and reporting activities aimed at improving the reliability of equipment at our Mogalakwena Mine.

By looking after our assets, you’ll become an asset too.

Safe. Smart. Sustainable. Probably not the first words you typically associate with mining. But Anglo American is not your typical mining company.

At Anglo American we are committed to making lasting positive change for colleagues, host communities, consumers, and our planet. We are working towards extraordinary outcomes, always searching for better ways to do things, questioning the status quo, and innovating with purpose.


Our Platinum business mines, processes, and refines the entire range of platinum group metals (PGMs): platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. We are the world’s leading primary producer of PGMs, which have a range of specialised applications that improve lives across the world, from vehicle fuel cells to jewellery; dentistry to glassmaking; pacemakers to petroleum refining. 

Job Description:

As a Senior Reliability Engineer, you will provide a service function to the production and maintenance functions, purposed to employ sound reliability engineering principles and methods, to reduce the risk of poor performance and reliability to production plans and budgets caused by equipment reliability issues.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Implementation, tracking, and monitoring of the asset management framework and leading the development of maintenance tactics in line with Operating Model 
  • Continuously reviews equipment task lists in the ERP SAP system in light of maintenance improvements, equipment developments, and modifications.
  • Supports full implementation of Work Management, based on the Operating Model principles, and liaise with planners to ensure inspection and audit findings are scheduled for remediation in accordance win the established priorities.
  • Research and investigate the latest technology trends and propose implementation programs to incorporate these into the business.
  • Responsible for improvement specific training, coaching, and development of engineering personnel in the maintenance of equipment consistent with the operating objectives
  • Drive defect elimination initiatives for the site including reliability incident reporting, RCAs and ensure implementation of improvement actions.
  • Lead the implementation and review asset tactics for the site.
  • To be involved in shutdown management and drive shutdown optimization.

This role is in the Engineering Department and is at a Band 6 level reporting to the Senior Asset Manager.

  • NQF level 8 qualification – BSc or BEng Engineering Degree (Mech, Elec, Industrial, Process, Chemical)
  • GCC or MSc Degree (Engineering or Process) would be advantageous.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5years’ experience in the maintenance of mining and/or plant equipment
  • Conversant with MHSA and the OHSA acts.
  • Extensive experience in Reliability Engineering roles
  • Experience in ERP SAP, MS Projects, MS Excel
Additional information:
  • South African Valid Drivers License.

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, but more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We are a large, successful multinational company – and we are still growing all the time.

Who we are

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

Background checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

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