Engineering Maintenance Planner


Cullinan Diamond Mine is situated in the town of Cullinan 30km east from Pretoria.

Duties & Responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION: Co-ordinate the construction or maintenance of production, projects or mobile/fixed plant equipment and machinery according to the planned schedule.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Continuously monitor trends and critical paths in construction, production and equipment compliance or failure and advise the Section Manager, Section Engineer and Engineering Foremen accordingly to ensure continuous improvement
  • Co-ordinate the planning / scheduling management system
  • Determine schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel
  • Ensure effective cost saving initiatives
  • Examine production, construction or equipment and analyse information to determine needed adjustments, modifications, services or repairs
  • Identify and complete inventory list of production, construction or maintenance related equipment
  • Maintain records of production, construction or maintenance and component replacement or repairs
  • Oversee the lifespan of the machinery and equipment
  • Perform failure analysis on main line equipment
  • Prepare detailed specifications for the work to be carried out at the scheduled intervals
  • Prepare schedules for maintenance of equipment according to technical specifications and organisational standards
  • Receive information on modifications, maintenance or repair work carried out on equipment, outside of the schedule of maintenance
  • Record, analyse, verify data and write reports

Desired Experience & Qualification

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent N3 technical qualification
  • Recognised Engineering Trade Test Certificate **
  • Minimum 5 years post Trade certificate experience in the mining, construction or engineering environment
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Course
  • Advanced Microsoft Projects or PrimaVera
  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (On-Key, SAP or MAXIMO)
  • Leadership Development Programme – an advantage
  • Computer Literacy and Microsoft Office Suite (Intermediate)
  • Valid Drivers’ License

** Candidates holding a QCTO (Section 26D) Trade Test, where the learning route is not specified on the Certificate, must submit the following:  Statement of results issued by an accredited MQA trade test centre as well as evidence of training conducted at a technical training centre (e.g. Portfolio of Evidence, Logbooks). Candidates holding S28 Trade Test certificates from non-Mining Sector centres will not be considered.


 Other Skills/Competencies:

  • Able to communicate in English (written & verbal)
  • Attention to detail; Planning; Problem solving; Professionalism; Pro-active

Package & Remuneration

Market Related