Reliability Engineer- Fixed Plant Ref:REF15577Y

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Reliability Engineer- Fixed Plant Ref:REF15577Y

Reliability Engineer- Fixed Plant Ref:REF15577Y

Location: South Africa, National Road 1

Date Posted: Sept. 14, 2021

Type: N/A

Company Description

The Reliability Engineer -Fixed plant is responsible for providing a dedicated focus on machine reliability and defect elimination in the asset strategy and reliability environment with specific focus on fixed plant processing equipment in a diamond processing operation.

You’ll make it happen

We’re the world’s leading diamond company, powered by thousands of people around the world, with a mission to support local communities, protect our natural environment and shape a brighter future.

De Beers

Venetia Mine is South Africa’s most valuable diamond mine. As we develop the mine underground, it is also one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is a complexed underground mechanised development, shaft and mine construction project to deliver an operational Sub Level Cave mine operation.  Experienced and effective management and control of the project works and mining operations through major contractors (EPC, Mining Contractor) and owner functions is essential for Safe, timely and effective delivery of the project.

Job Description

As the Reliability Engineer responsible for the fixed plant you will be responsible for sustaining machine reliability and the implementation of precision maintenance standards required to execute maintenance tactics.

You will also:

  • Lead the risk based, criticality framework implementation
  • Provide direction and participate in new equipment specifications
  • Conduct RCM exercises for all new equipment before commissioning
  • define a rolling 5-year operational Asset Management Strategy for fixed plant equipment
  • Ensure the optimisation of maintenance tactics to meet business unit strategy
  • Develop and review RCM based task lists for all critical equipment
  • Perform failure investigations for equipment failures
  • Undertake research and investigate the latest technology trends

This role is in the AS&R Department at the Global Band Framework 6 and reports to the Senior Engineer Asset Management


  • B.Eng. degree/Higher. Diploma /N6 Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Professional registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ESCA) will be advantageous

Experience & Knowledge required:

  • At least ten years post Engineering qualifications experience in maintenance management or reliability engineering roles
  • At least five years’ experience in a maintenance leadership position
  • Experience in tactics development   for diverse surface mining equipment
  • Good oral presentation skills and technical writing skills
  • Diverse knowledge of maintenance practices, techniques and risks associated with mining machinery
  • Anglo American Asset Tactics Development program - advantageous
  • Anglo American AMPDP program - advantageous
  • Anglo American ORM A3 program - advantageous
  • Anglo American TFM program - advantageous

Additional Information

  • Valid EB/Code 08 Drivers License
  • Successfully obtain a Red Ticket (Medical Fitness certificate), and Security clearance on mine

Who we are?

De Beers Group is a company with a rich history and a sparkling future.

Since 1888 our experts have searched the world for nature’s most precious gem. Our diamonds bring beauty to the world. But we think they can do so much more. We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers and the world around us.

Venetia Mine is part of De Beers Group Managed Operations Business which integrates mines, operations and support functions in the De Beers Group producer countries of Canada and South Africa to shape a safe, sustainable future for De Beers Group’s people, shareholders, communities and partners.


Safety first is a way of life for us.  We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others' actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.


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