Mine Manager Production

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

Description

    • ABOUT THE ROLE / PURPOSE OF THE JOB

      -  Accountable for the full value chain  of sustained safe mining of  4 million ton coal with 4 or more production sections, according to comparative volume, cost and quality requirements from underground coal reserves

      -  Adhering to all legislative requirements by leading, directing and managing the operational and business objectives of a large mine

      -  Manage coal production at a large mine with a total annual budget of R450m – R550m

      -  This position carries a 3.1 legal appointment for the mine

       

      Please note:

      In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.

       

      FUNCTIONAL OUTPUTS

      1.  Short term Mine planning – Develop and own - mine planning and scheduling.

      2.  Mine strategic plan – Internal and External stakeholder engagement - Interact with relevant stakeholders, unions, DMR, contractors, suppliers, etc..

      3.  Long term resource planning – Recruitment, training and career development.

      4.  Safe Production – Manage production operations and make appropriate adjustments to deliver agreed volumes at optimal productivity and cost in normal time.

      5.  (Safe Production) – Ensure execution of engineering and maintenance strategies / plans that optimise sweating of assets and total cost of ownership.

      6.  (Finance) – Prime responsibility for annual budget including volume, capex and cost requirements and control cost to ensure production volumes are achieved within  budget.

      7.  (SHE) – Overall accountability for strategy to strive towards best in class safety performance and continuous improvement of key safety metrics to maintain license to operate.

       

      KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

       

      Major Challenges

      -  Delivering on safe production plan for the year for the mine, balancing reserve utilisation, cost and production priorities without compromising safety

      -  In-depth knowledge of, as well as application of various sets of legal requirements (SLP, Mining charter requirements, SHE related requirements, water use license, etc.)

      -  Highly unionised (multi-union) environment in which union and employee engagement is critical

      -  Balancing short term priorities vs. long term sustainable mining practices and productivity

       

      Operating Environment

      -This is a Large Mine underground coal mine, consisting of 10 or more sections production in excess of 8 million tons per year.

      -This position has a 3.1 legal appointment and is accountable for the full operation of the mine including production, cost, quality, safety, short and long-term planning and people management within a highly regulated industry.

      -It is a high pressure, production environment, complicated by various legal requirements.

      -It is a highly unionised environment (multi-unions) and engagement with both unions and employees are critical.

      -Complex interfaces with contractors and suppliers also exists.

      -Information from various sources needs to be analyzed, interpreted and integrated to make trade-off decisions in the best interest of the mine, Sasol Mining and Sasol as a whole.

       

      Leadership Competencies:
      Business Leadership:

      • Business-focussed: Demonstrates commercial acument, a globel mind-set and exercises sound judgment
      • Results-focusesed: Achieves results thorugh others and holds them accountable

       

      Strategic Leadership:

      • Sets Direction: Provides vision and direction aligned to One Sasol
      • Drives Competitive Edge: Leads organisational change, innovation and sustainability
         

        JOB REQUIREMENTS

      • In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.
      • In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria. 

        Qualifications and Experience:

        - Government Certificate of Competence (Mining or Engineering) (Must)

        - Professionally Certified Engineer will be an added advantage

        -  Relevant B. Eng. / BSc Eng. with a minimum of 7 years relevant Engineering in Mining industry experience, with minimum 4 years Operations (Maintenance or Production or Production Services) Management Experience

         

        OR

         

        -  Relevant B Tech / National Higher Diploma with a minimum of 10 years relevant Engineering in Mining industry experience, with minimum 4 years Operations (Maintenance or Production or Production Services) Management Experience

         

        OR

         

        -  B Tech, Mine Overseer Certificate of Competence and Mine Managers Certificate of Competence with a Minimum 10 years relevant Engineering in Mining industry experience, with minimum 4 years Operations (Maintenance or Production or Production Services) Management Experience

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