Maintenance Shift Leader (Mining / Power Plant / O&M / High Speed / HFO) – West Africa

Western Africa
Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. 2003 10 SS

Reference Number:  2003 10 SS

Job Description:

Our client an Energy Service Provider is seeking a Maintenance Shift Leader. The Maintenance Shift Leader plays a crucial role at the Power Plant, leading the day-to-day maintenance activities and ensuring the operational efficiency of HFO engines. This position involves direct leadership of a team of technicians and maintenance assistants, focusing on executing hands-on work according to the preventative maintenance schedule established by the Maintenance Manager.


  • Lead the execution of the preventative maintenance schedule for engines, ensuring work is completed efficiently and effectively.
  • Actively work to minimize engine downtime, promptly addressing any scheduled or breakdown maintenance needs.
  • Oversee the maintenance team to ensure maintenance activities are conducted within the scheduled time, aiming to reduce engine hours exceeding the PM service date.
  • Coordinate with the Maintenance Manager to implement training programs, ensuring the technical competencies of the maintenance team are continuously improved and aligned with OEM standards.
  • Regularly assess the skill level of the team, ensuring all members meet the minimum competency requirements necessary for high-quality maintenance work.
  • Responsible for creating individual maintenance reports following each scheduled or breakdown maintenance activity, contributing to comprehensive engine life cycle reports.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities comply with company policies and procedures, maintaining high standards of work and safety.
  • Maintain a focus on achieving high operational standards, ensuring the maintenance activities meet the client’s expectations and contribute to overall plant reliability and performance.
  • Adherence to the preventative maintenance schedule, ensuring all maintenance activities are timely and reduce unnecessary engine downtime.
  • Efficiency in conducting maintenance activities, with a focus on minimizing overtime and ensuring engine servicing is within the scheduled dates.
  • Completion and effectiveness of technical training programs, with an emphasis on enhancing the skill set of the maintenance team.
  • Improvement in the maintenance team’s performance and efficiency post-training.
  • Accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of maintenance reports, ensuring all activities are well-documented and information is readily available for analysis.
  • Compliance with all internal policies, procedures, and maintenance standards, ensuring high-quality maintenance work.
  • Maintenance team’s contribution to plant reliability and performance, ensuring client satisfaction with the operational efficiency of the engines.
  • Prompt and effective response to maintenance-related customer queries and feedback, maintaining positive client relations.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Proven experience in power plants, specifically with High-Speed CUMMINS/CAT engines. (Mechanically related qualifications are highly relevant).
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of developing and mentoring.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive annual package
  • Permanent employment opportunity

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Sheree Scheepers at

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Sheree Scheepers

Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining

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