About Madoda Luthuli

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  • 2015 - 2017
    Tendele Coal Mining

    Engineer in Training

    • Registration as Candidate Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). • Registration as Candidate Member with the South African Colliery Engineers Association. • Responsible for drafting and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures and Codes of Practice. • Responsible for conducting condition monitoring and compliance checks on machinery and equipment. • Responsible for planned maintenance on mobile screening plants, overhead electrical powerlines. • Implementation of projects for continuous improvement and regulatory compliance.

  • 2017 - 2018
    Tendele Coal Mining

    Acting General Engineering Superintendent

    Managing a team of 19 individuals including artisans (fitters, boilermakers and electricians) handymen and assistants. Management of contractors, ensuring their compliance to company procedures and standards. Compiling KPI reports of the section. Ensuring compliance to company HR practices. Responsible for mine wide water reticulation encompassing pumps (submersible, boreholes, centrifugal, piston) operation and maintenance. Responsible for maintenance of essential plant machinery and processes including bearings, vibration analysis, lubrication surveys, FMEA. Responsible for implementing remedial measures on equipment after conducting condition monitoring. Responsible for maintaining a fleet of vehicles including Tele handlers, mobile cranes, TLBs, Skid steer loaders, mobile screening plants and LDVs. Project Management of several projects costing R500K – R15 million (automatic weighbridge, Dam Lining, Stores construction, Infrastructure improvements)

  • 2018 - 2020
    Tendele Coal Mining

    Engineering and PDS Safety Officer

    Site project manager for PDS implementation. Responsible for checking compliance to mine and MHSA standards and regulations on monthly and quarterly intervals. Responsible for the planning and facilitation of operator training on the use of Proximity Detection. Ensuring training compliance of engineering personnel. Managing the team that was responsible for the installation and maintenance of the Proximity detection system. Liaising with different departments to negotiate the availability of assets for equipment upgrades including machinery tools and personnel. Fault finding on Earth Moving Equipment (EME).