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Specialist Reliability Engineer - South32, Wessels Mine

Date: 21-Sep-2022

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape, ZA, 8490

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.


  • The Reliability Engineer shall be responsible for continually improving the Asset Value Optimization processes within an Operation area / defined set of physical assets.



  • Serious contenders will have Grade 12 with Mathematics & Science and Degree or National Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical or C&I as well as a minimum of 5 years relevant maintenance or asset management experience of which at least 2 years as a Reliability Engineer.
  • Experience in Reliability principles and calculations is essential;
  • Experience in RCM/ACPD process (including FMEA) is essential;
  • Understanding of Condition Monitoring techniques and application is essential;
  • Asset performance calculations experience is essential;
  • Failure analysis experience is essential;
  • Ability to extract and analyze ERP information (using the BI tools)
  • Six Sigma (Green or Black belt) will be advantageous.



  • Review and improve total cost of ownership models in order to identify low reliability, high maintainability assets / components / tasks, initiate improvement projects where required.
  • Review failure data, conduct failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and system-wide analysis to enhance operations reliability.
  • Review spare parts criticality analysis and kitting of store spare parts
  • Responsible for the maintenance and updating of all asset care plans, corrective task lists and work instructions for existing assets and assets systems
  • Review and evaluate preliminary design concepts, system engineering block diagrams and use RAM Analysis to provide total cost of ownership models for new projects.
  • Responsible for the development of all asset care plans, corrective task lists and work instructions for assets and assets systems prior to commissioning.


Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at our website

(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)

Applications close 5 October 2022 at 17H00.                            

South32 has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.