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Komatsu South Africa Recruitment 2023/2024

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Komatsu South Africa Recruitment 2023/2024.


Komatsu is a global leader in the supply of Japanese-engineered mining, construction, earthmoving and utility equipment in South and Southern Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the following position below:


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Job Title: Officer: Maintenance Planning

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assesses needs & requirements.
  • Scoping the full extent of maintenance work needed to be conducted for the relevant repair /   preventive /predictive / design-out activities.
  • Planning performance targets, deadlines, and outcomes.
  • Gathering data from systems history, capture information in graft format, plan task to be executed.
  • Determining benchmark maintenance tasks and highlighting trends and follow through with planning accordingly.
  • Scoping the full extent of maintenance work needed to be conducted for the relevant repair / preventive /
  • Predictive / design-out activities. Staying abreast of contractual and Service Level requirements and planning within these parameters. Staying abreast with Warranty conditions, policies and procedures and taking this into account when
  • Planning.
  • Within the guidelines of Policies & Procedures, SHE- and quality principles, planning performance
  • Targets, deadlines, outcomes, responsibilities, and authorities identified for every stage and every resource involved in the process.
  • Collaborating with all stakeholders to establish needs and assess scope of work.
  • Obtaining inputs and gathering data from systems history to plan.
  • Forecasting of parts usage; Bill of material, pricing, availability, and sourcing.
  • Calculating base lines in terms of budget, time and human resources and stock usage
  • Documenting risks and any other relevant issues, which may impact the plan.
  • Assisting service management.
  • In conjunction with process stakeholders, determining and finalising prioritisation of tasks.
  • Obtaining authorisation for the Repair and Maintenance Plan of conditions-based monitoring (“what if” scenario’s) and running scenarios to mitigate risk.
  • Maintains and updates the plan.
  • Assumes responsibility for the backup and update of all planning systems and manual data files.
  • Flags deviations from plan and communicates with Service Management timeously.
  • Develops templates for use by service lines.
  • Transfers planning and scheduling skills and knowledge to Service lines of business
  • Reports on Maintenance Metrics, costs, efficiencies, downtime, and trends
  • Analyses report information, and correlates information with other systems, (such as SAP to propose changes/continuous improvement initiatives
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Desired Experience & Qualification

• B-Tech – Technical Diploma (advantage)


• 4-6 years’ experience.



Repair and Maintenance Planning experience

Komatsu Product knowledge or Heavy Earth Moving/ Mining equipment is essential (Electric drive trucks) an advantage.

Experience of automated scheduling tools in an engineering environment is essential.

Skills required.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and can follow through on timelines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using maintenance planning and scheduling software (Advance Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MTBF, MTTR etc)
  • Good knowledge of safety regulations and industry standards.
  • Familiarity with maintenance equipment and supplies procurement processes.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should kindly visit the company website to get more details and submit the application(s).