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Our Perth and Brisbane offices will be closed from 1pm (local time) Thursday 24 December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2021. We would like to thank all of our clients for the opportunity to help them in 2020 and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

From all the team at Assetivity.

 

 

BLOG Article: The Mining Industry needs Thinkers, not just Doers

In Austmine's Latest eBook: Securing Mining's Future Workforce, our Managing Director Sandy Dunn encourages Mining Companies to engage more thinkers.

The Mining industry has a formidable reputation for getting things done, despite all the obstacles that get in the way.  Perhaps it is due to the geographical isolation associated with mine sites, but miners are a resourceful bunch who almost always find a way to succeed, despite limited support. 

COVID-19 – Challenge or Opportunity?

The situation experienced with COVID-19 is a great example of the mining industry’s resourcefulness.  Despite all the potential health issues associated with FIFO rosters, staff working in close vicinity in remote mining camps, and despite the ever-increasing regulatory requirements affecting travel, quarantine and social distancing, most mining companies have adapted rapidly and implemented changes which have allowed them to continue to operate successfully.  Working rosters have changed, essential activities have been identified and prioritised, non-essential activities have been deferred, working practices have changed, catering practices have changed. 

But what a pity that it has taken an externally induced crisis to initiate these changes.

Despite pockets of isolated large-scale innovation (think “Mines of the Future”, autonomous trucks and trains), the mining industry is slow to implementing innovation as a core aspect of its day-to-day culture.  Every day, many workers in the mining industry simply do what they have to do.  Too few ask “how can I make things better today?”.  Even fewer ask “how does what I do help my organisation to succeed”.  The reality is that many in the mining industry are comfortable in the routine of a day to day existence, and as a result, improvement opportunities are whizzing by at a great rate.  Where mining companies do have improvement initiatives (often driven by large centralised engineering and business improvement teams), these initiatives are often poorly coordinated and the connections between these initiatives and measurable improvements in organisational performance are not clear or missing.

The “reset” brought about by COVID-19 creates an enormous opportunity for mining organisations to change this reality.  Now is the time to think differently, to embrace change and reinvent innovation and improvement practices.  But this will only happen if we empower and enable the workforce to be innovative and equip them with the skills to do so.

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Contract Opportunities at Assetivity

We are currently looking to fill four positions on 6 month contracts, FIFO to the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

  • One Senior Maintenance Improvement specialist, capable of designing and implementing maintenance improvement processes.  Excellent knowledge of good practice maintenance work management, shutdown management & engineering processes is essential.

  • One Senior Maintenance Planning coach, capable of assisting our client’s staff to implement best practice Maintenance Planning and Scheduling processes.

  • One Senior Reliability Engineer, capable of leading reliability improvement initiatives with minimum guidance.  A sound knowledge of Root Cause Analysis processes is essential.

  • One Mobile Maintenance Planner, preferably with experience with Komatsu mining equipment

All roles require extensive experience within the mining industry.  Potential exists to transition to full-time permanent consulting roles with Assetivity following conclusion of these contracts.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can only consider applications from those currently residing in Western Australia.

If you believe that you have the experience required and are currently a resident in WA, please email your CV to Paula Birdsall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

or Apply on Seek here

 

 

 

UPDATED ARTICLE: What does a good Strategic Asset Management Plan look like?

This article What does a good Strategic Asset Management Plan look like? has been updated and contains our latest thinking, based on our consulting experience, regarding how best to structure this vital document. In this article, we describe what a good Strategic Asset Management Plan document may look like. 

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NEW ARTICLE: What does a good Asset Management Strategy look like?

We recommend a practical approach for Strategic Asset Management Planning that results in two documents:

  • An Asset Management Strategy
  • A Strategic Asset Management Plan

In this article, we describe what a good Asset Management Strategy document may look like. 

 

Read the article here.

 

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