Maintenance Manager

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • As an experienced Maintenance Manager, this is a bachelor position where one will be managing a 40 - 50 people team with 20 drilling rigs. In being based in Ghana for a well established drilling company, this will be a challenging position to accommodate the expansion of the mining industry in west Africa. In joining this fast-growing company one will be required to supervise and manage the maintenance function of multiple drilling rigs and rig personnel. This will include day to day maintenance management and continuous process improvement, roaster organisation, HSE and HR supervision.


  • Company: Drilling Company
  • Location: Ghana
  • Date Posted: 27th June 2022
  • Industry: Mining
  • Nationality: Open (experience in West Africa preferred)
  • Salary: Gross package with live in benefits and arrangements
  • Qualifications: A degree in Mining, Geology or Engineering or a related field
  • Assignment: Permanent/ Long term contract

Job Description

  • Responsible for the maintenance of rig operations and schedule on a daily basis while ensuring that all drilling operations are planned & executed according to Company and industry best practices and standards
  • Manage all technical aspects of the plant maintenance on all sites
  • Lead and provide day-to-day guidance to field supervisors
  • Assist in budget planning for the assets fleet.
  • Assist in day-to-day onsite supervision when needed, relations with clients and suppliers, provide recommendations to management.
  • Manage client relations to assure transparency and good communication with high degree of customer service.
  • Identify and implement business changes and process improvements to increase operational efficiency and plan for future expansion, provide guidance on operational matters including drill operation evaluation.
  • Maintain rigs and equipment at the highest level of operational efficiency, recommend and approve repairs and maintenance of equipment in collaboration with the Maintenance manager.
  • Prepare forward plans for maintenance and scheduling
  • Organising tasks for expat and local mechanics, welders, electricians in workshop/field to include rosters and making sure all maintenance records are done and recorded into the system
  • Organise parts for the maintenance team in the field and workshop
  • Hands on train all mechanics to include the highest HSE standards
  • Ensure security on site and in the main yard and improve vehicles, fuel and consumables consumption follow-up process.
  • Assess potential recruits, hire, coach, and provide ongoing performance assessment for workers
  • Ensure crews are properly trained and performing work safely
  • In collaboration with the HR department, implement training and performance assessment policy throughout the company to provide KPI for workers, positive work environment and careers management.
  • Work in close relation with HSE department to implement and evaluate all safety/HR programs and provide recommendations for continuous improvements. Ensure that HSE programs are implemented on site by managers and supervisors.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Maintenance/ Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Must have 10 - 15 yrs experience in the drilling industry
  • A proven Leader with experience in building and motivating teams. Capacity to use diplomacy inside and outside of the company.
  • Experience of West-African culture and working relations
  • Strong Safety Advocate with experience in creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Comfortable with significant growth and overall business change
  • Knowledge of Office Suite

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