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Mobile Maintenance Superintendent

Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Groote Eylandt, NT, AU, 0885

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, zinc and copper from our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.




Located on the tropical Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, GEMCO is a South32 Company, the operation is accountable for over 20% of the world’s manganese ore production. Groote Eylandt is home to the Anindilyakwa people, who are the traditional owners of the land and have been working alongside GEMCO since 1963.


The Opportunity


This role is a 4:3 Roster Monday - Thursday, Residential or FIFO available


The purpose of this role is to lead the Mobile Maintenance team in the maintenance of HME fleet, oversee compliance to the weekly work schedule, work instructions and defined processes to achieve optimal maintenance and operational outcomes.




Primary responsibilities are but not limited to:


  • Ensure optimal management of the department through the effective and efficient application of policies and procedures, business systems, human and financial resources.
  • Actively coach and pursue opportunities to ensure front line leaders develop an inclusive operating culture where employees are empowered to speak up and effectively contribute every day.
  • Leads the delivery of the Care Strategy.
  • Provides Technical direction to Execution through the creation of Maintenance Processes standards.
  • Supports Operations in delivering Maintenance plans by conducting Plan-Do-Check-Act analyses and by troubleshooting technical problems.
  • Leads, coaches and mentors team members to ensure delivery against performance targets.
  • Contributes to the preparation of the inputs to form the Maintenance budget.
  • Oversees and provides guidance in the execution of the weekly work schedule or shutdown schedules and minimise any unscheduled work requirements.
  • Endorses, leads the implementation, and monitors effectiveness of Maintenance  
  • Execution improvement initiatives with support from Maintenance Analysis & Improvement (A&I).
  • Provides feedback to Maintenance reliability team on equipment capability assumptions.
  • Builds functional capability for the Execution sub-function.
  • Builds cross-functional relationships with the Operational sub-functions to support the delivery of production.
  • Guides Supervisors in the weekly planning and scheduling meetings to ensure alignment and commitment of resources to the work schedule.
  • Contributes to the development of the Maintenance strategy and budget (foreseeable & unforeseeable corrective) by reviewing the existing Work Plans Task Lists and Corrective Task Lists, in collaboration with Maintenance A&I.


Experience required


  • Relevant supervisory or superintendent experience in a Mining or Heavy Industry environment
  • Business Improvement training
  • Business Case Development experience
  • Frontline leadership
  • Extensive HME equipment knowledge in mining applications




  • Relevant degree or trade qualification.
  • 1 SAP as applicable to maintenance and to finance


Our benefits


  • Competitive salaries
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Incentive bonuses
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.


Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered, and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


Please Note: COVID-19 Update


In accordance with the COVID-19 Directions (No. 55) 2021 - Directions for mandatory vaccination of workers issued by the Northern Territory government, South32 is required to ensure that all persons who attend Groote Eylandt have received three doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Do you acknowledge and agree that you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination status?


Please note this job advert will close on the 7th of July 2022