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Maintenance Engineer and Sr. Maintenance

Maintenance department is seeking a Maintenance Engineer to provide technical support for mine maintenance activities. The Maintenance Engineer will interface primarily with hourly maintenance employees, salaried maintenance planners and foremen, and contracted maintenance resources as well as interacting with operations personnel and management. The position requires understanding of best industry practices regarding maintenance activities and work processes, general and detailed knowledge of categories of mobile mining equipment and slurry pumping system, repair practices, and industry codes.


Responsibilities of the Position:
Engineering support for Maintenance department in performing preventive maintenance (PM) and repair activities for critical mining equipment, including fixed assets and rotating machinery
Provide analysis of failed equipment to determine and eliminate cause(s)
Primary focus is on mining equipment maintenance and troubleshooting in support of operating unit's business goals
Oversight of equipment lubrication program. Develop vendor goals for continued improvement.
Advise on proper execution and documentation of repair and preventive maintenance (PM) activities for both all assets. Where necessary support job plans and shop documentation, and procedures in these activities
Perform safety and work quality audits of hourly employees executing maintenance activities
Identify and interface with preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and technical support consultants
Develop and maintain job plans for specific repair activities
Develop, maintain and update maintenance documentation (e.g. repair reports, bill of materials, upgrade recommendations) for critical equipment
Support site Maintenance Department planners and foremen as required
Assist Predictive Maintenance Technicians with equipment vibration analysis and condition monitoring data interpretation, recommend actions based on these analyses
Provide the first line of technical support to maintenance foremen and operating personnel for issues related to equipment maintenance and reliability
Provide assistance with equipment performance troubleshooting as requested/required supplying technical expertise to operations, providing leadership to the mechanical maintenance resources, administering the maintenance processes and budget, monitoring performance indicators, and assisting in or executing small projects.
Required Qualifications:
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum 5 years mining equipment maintenance and/or reliability engineering experience
1 to 2 years Vibration Analysis Experience
1 to 2 years Lubrication program experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
5+ years mining equipment maintenance and/or reliability engineering experience
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Excellent organizational, planning and verbal/written communication skills
Self-motivated and goal-oriented individual with proven success working independently and in a multi-functional team environment
Proficient use of MS Office Suite of software products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Experience in a leadership role; temporary or interim assignment acceptable
Well rounded field experience applying maintenance engineering principals to mechanical repair work for a variety of equipment
Knowledge of mechanical machinery design, selection, repair techniques and performance assessment
Experience in welding design and repair welding techniques
Hands-on experience using CMMS work management system
Practical experience facilitating Root Cause Failure Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis utilizing a selection of industry standard tools
Working knowledge of drafting and project planning software (e.g. AutoCAD, Visio, MS Project, Primavera)
Large mining machinery experience Heavy mobile equipment experience (crawler tractors, excavators)
Slurry pumping, pump maintenance experience
Vibration analysis program ownership.
Lubrication program ownership.

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