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Condition Monitoring Analyst - Mining

Reference ID: R-2019-854

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Company: Finning Canada

Posting End Date: Apr 30, 2019

Number of Opening: 2

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: The Condition Monitoring Analyst (CMA) - Mining role supports the customer by maximizing productivity, lowering cost per ton, and assists in the sales effort by conveying our differentiated product support offering to our customers.

The CMA takes a proactive approach to maintenance by utilizing the latest technologies and available equipment data to provide recommendations that allow our customers to optimize their fleets. Our monitoring software allows multiple data sources (Fluid analyses, Machine Inspections, Repair History, Equipment Data, Site Conditions) to be analyzed and interpreted by a team of CMAs. Based on knowledge and experience, the CMA will interpret the information, create a recommendation and assign a priority level before sharing the recommendation with the key stake holder and customers.

Remote equipment monitoring is an evolving technology across the Mining industry and our Condition Monitoring Team members are partnering with our customers in innovative ways to improve Finning's ability to improve mechanical availability and reduce equipment total cost of ownership. This position is a great opportunity for experienced technicians with an aptitude for technology.

To prepare for success in the role, the CMA will be provided training in various condition monitoring methods such as oil analysis, interpretation of electronic data from mining equipment, magnetic plug/ filter inspection, site condition analysis etc. The CMA will have access to a wide variety of Caterpillar and Finning training courses on the mining machines, predictive maintenance, failure analysis, data analysis, time and work management, etc. which will lay a development path for the CMA in the role. The CMA can also rely upon mentorship as well as support from Finning product managers to make smart recommendations and communicate them effectively to the customer.

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:
  • Review and interpret condition management data to diagnose failure modes
  • Communicate equipment condition to customers/Finning personnel to initiate preventive action
  • Ensure that customer processes are in place to utilize condition monitoring recommendations
  • Follow up on previous recommendation to ensure problem resolution and identify learning opportunities
  • Provide recommendation at fleet level to reduce customer cost and improve operator behavior
  • Actively participate in projects to improve condition monitoring processes
  • To work in collaboration with the customers, reliability engineering, product managers, and branches to improve mechanical availability
  • Manage the failure risk versus down time
  • To create and manage recommendations that improve product support loyalty
  • Manage customer fleet
  • Provide health fleet reports to convey value provided


Specific Skills & Knowledge:
  • Ability to understanding the equipment overall and the functionality of each component group
  • Ability to read & understand the technical data sources available
  • Ability to filter and correlate the different data source to create an accurate recommendation
  • Ability to constantly prioritize situations & emergencies
  • Strategic thinking coupled with multi-angle approach to complex situations
  • Customer service focus with great ability to effectively communicate in English. (written/verbal)
  • Strong Analytical Skills (problem solving)
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented; work with a minimum of supervision
  • Knowledge of machine application, design, functionality and understanding the environmental effect on the equipment performance
  • Working knowledge of engines, powertrain, hydraulics, electronic system, and telematics
  • Condition Monitoring work flow tool & Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) knowledge will be consider an asset
  • Understanding effective inspection process and equipment lifecycle planning
  • Knowledge of Fluid Analysis interpretation
  • Extended knowledge of mining equipment (Large Off Highway Trucks, Shovels, Track Type Tractors, Motor Graders) and mine site processes considered an asset


Education & Experience:
  • This is a 7 day on/7/day off, continuous shift
  • Heavy Duty Mechanic, Mechanical or Mining Engineering Degree, or similar education
  • Service experience at Finning or another Caterpillar dealer preferred
  • 5+ years of mechanical experience required


We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: April 17, 2019
Closes: June 16, 2019