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  • Matt Spencer

Discover the career of a Maintenance Manager with working experience in Sudan, Gabon, Cameroon, Cong

What industry do you work in?

I work in the Mining, Energy Industries.

What are your strengths?

My strengths are concerned with the following: Mechanical, Electrics, Management, Crusher.

What inspired you to get into this sort of industry?

The passion that I have drove me to this industry.

What is the most challenging aspect within your field of work?

In Africa, the lack of skilled people and innovation staff is majorly challenging for me.


I show my team how to do the job, and observe them carefully for the first couple of times as a means to monitor their actions.


In maintenance I have learnt that the older you become the more you learn. So I say now.

If somebody starts as a trainee / beginner within your line of work, what could they earn in salary?

Roughly 1800€/month.

What can this person expect to earn after 10 years of experience?

After 10 years of, job between 4200€ 4800€/ month.

What advice can you offer people who are in the same industry as you?

Working days are not traditional in hours, your start at 6am early morning and only end when when you are finished.

If you had to describe yourself in FIVE WORDS, what would they be?

  1. Serious;

  2. Good managerial capacities;

  3. Excellent trainer;

  4. Passion for work;

  5. Committed.

Where in Africa have you worked before?

I have worked all over Africa; Sudan, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Zaire, Canada and Nigeria.

As you know, numerous African countries are being invested in due to their rich minerals. Which country within Africa do you think will be the next hot spot and why?

South Africa, because, of its well established and stable economy and Burkina Faso for its gold discoveries.

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