Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management

Areas of Study: Mining | Maintenance

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A course for maintenance and operating managers and supervisors that reviews the concepts and application of maintenance practices as they apply to the integrated mining operations of the 21st century.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 12 hours

Course Summary


This course for maintenance and operating managers and supervisors reviews maintenance practices as they apply to the integrated mining operations of the 21st century. It deals with organizational structure, the use of computers and the integration of maintenance into production organizations. It emphasizes that the maintenance mission is to provide and service productive capacity, an essential element of production, not a separate and distinct function.

Course Content

Maintenance Management consists of 12 viewing sessions of 30–60 minutes each with supporting figures and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 12 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe modern maintenance practices and their integration within the production organization.
  • Explain the roles of management and planning in maintenance.
  • Evaluate and apply modern maintenance practices to mine production operations.

Recommended Background

  • Prior experience of mining operations and plant / equipment maintenance.

Kenneth C. Musgrave

Ken Musgrave has B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from City University, London, UK and an equivalent in Mechanical Engineering from St. Helen's and Wigan Technical Colleges. He obtained his Chartered Engineering designations in the UK in both disciplines. He is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario, a Member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Life Member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

Ken worked as a Maintenance Superintendent at the gold mining operations of Noranda in the Timmins area. He held the positions of Technical Superintendent and Mill Superintendent in the same operations. He also worked as a Plant Manager and Manufacturing Manager in heavy industry (railcars and pressure vessels).

In his consulting career he worked with Ernst & Young and was a partner for over six years. In 1989 he formed the consulting firm of Ken Musgrave and Associates providing services to the mining and other industries in areas such as Maintenance Organization, Planning and Control, Performance Improvement, Pay for Performance, Cost Control, and ISO 9000 / 14000 Quality and Environmental Management Systems. Ken has provided consulting services to the mining industry for over twenty years.