Asset Management Blog

Current Openings: Contract Maintenance Planners

XRT Consultants LLC is currently seeking three maintenance planners for a long-term contract position located in Montana. Responsibilities Smelter/Fixed Plant – Work as part of the Maintenance Team to plan maintenance work including Shutdown and Turnaround at a Smelter. Ideal Candidate would have Fixed Plant Planning experience in smelting or processing. Mobile/ Underground / Surface Planner-…
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Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!

I was in my first six months as Corporate Manager of Maintenance and Reliability for a large Miner when I got a late Sunday night call from my boss. There had been a haul truck rollover at one of our mines and he asked me to organize a root cause analysis and determine how and…
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How to Extend Component Life

I had spent about 20 years in fix and repair organizations when I accepted a position with a medium sized industrial mine as Maintenance Manager.  Luckily, By this time in my working life I had been introduced to the predictive technologies and had developed a good knowledge of oil analysis, vibration, thermography , ultra sound…
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Reliability – What does it mean?

In September I was invited to sit on a panel at a meeting of the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) on the subject of reliability. I was lucky enough to sit with an esteemed group of experts who had many years of mining, asset management and reliability experience. “The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines…
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