Chief Foreman (Production)

at Sasol
Location Secunda, South Africa
Date Posted Sep 17, 2020
Category Engineering / Technical Jobs
Job Type Full-time



      Management of the engineering maintenance processes witihin the appointed area of responsibility to enable various mining teams to reach production targets within the principles of QCDSM

      Carries a 2.9.2 legal appointment for the mine



      Functional outputs include:

      • Safe Production – Manage and carry out engineering and maintenance strategies / overhaul plans on a day to day basis that ensure that departments KPI's are met – deliver maintenance,    if and when to replace / repair  equipment
      • Maintenance cost vs R/t in appointed area Maintenance budget – actual vs.  budget
      • Availability of Equipment Downtime / shift / MTTF /MTTR (infrastructure and inspection equipment)
      • Adherence to Overhaul / maintenance program – plan vs.   actual
      • Implements operational projects, ensures engineering compliance, develops and implements engineering Standard Operating Procedures (SOP in appointed area of   responsibility.
      • Ensures adherence to Engineering principles and legislation.
      • Compliance to engineering governance bodies (standardization committees) SOP / COP implementation and  adherence
      • Assess economics / engineering viability of no major engineering business cases and provides specific, inspection expertise and  coaching
      • Total cost of ownership  (TCO)
      • % delivery against OE  initiatives
      • Carry out condition monitoring programs in appointed area of responsibility. Compliance to Condition monitoring program schedules.
      • Failure trend analysis and root cause  elimination
      • Execution of Predictive Maintenance recommendations   (backlog)
      • Safe Production – Support departments to achieve set targets by coordinating planning within appointed area of responsibility.
      • Rand per ton (R/t, Tons per CM per shift (t/cm/shift) Volumes vs. monthly TQF (Including  Quality
      • Finance – Control costs to ensure production volumes are achieved within budget. Delivery against budget and reporting calendar vs.  target
      • SHE – Ensure best in class safety performance and continuous improvement of key safety metrics to maintain required RCR.
      • SHE compliance rates vs. targets (especially major findings, % outstanding actions on findings) Zero harm, Zero fatalities,  LWDCR
      • Recruitment, training, coaching and career  development
      • Vacancy rates vs. Staff Establishment (vacancies incl. Absence due to TSD / PSD, AWOP, Successors for critical  positions)
      • Key role turnover rate vs. industry average, absenteeism, employee engagement and enablement score (%, Tons/man/year, Monthly bonus   targets)
      • training days for department Planned Task observations


      Please note the following clauses:


      1. The Sasol Group / Sasol Mining will never request you to make any cash deposits/payments as part of the recruitment process.
      2. In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.
      3. In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.



      GR12/N3/NCV L4 with Maths & Science

      A valid Trade Test Certificate (Electro Mechanic)


      Relevant Engineering Degree (B.Tech, B.Eng. B.Sc.Eng)

      5 years Foreman experience


      Typically 18 month’s supervisory experience as EIT




      • People Leadership
        • INSPIRATIONAL (Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation).
        • BUILDS TALENT (Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage).


      • Partnership Leadership
        • INFLUENTIAL (Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes).
        • COLLABORATIVE (Builds Teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries).


      • Self Mastery
        • Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting
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