Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Southern African integrated value chain. The coal supplied to Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) is mainly used as gasification feedstock and some is used to generate electricity.
The coal supplied to Sasolburg Operations (SO) is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
ABOUT THE ROLE / PURPOSE OF THE JOB To manage, lead, organize and control production and to provide the leadership required to create a high performance team capable of reaching all of its set targets.
Execute the statutory duties according to Regulation 2.14.1 in his / her area of responsibility. FUNCTIONAL OUTPUTS Please note : 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.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required Grade 12 with Maths and Science Red Ticket (or ability to obtain one) Certificate in Blasting, Gas Testing, Competent A, First Aid Valid Mine Overseer Certificate of Competency Valid driver’s license & own transport Minimum 5 years total relevant experience as a Shiftboss KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED Major Challenges / Problem Solving
Supporting the mine in delivering on safe production within the budgeted allowances for engineering maintenance , balancing production targets with maintenance practices
Managing relationships between the mining and engineering departments
Ensuring that the various sets of legal requirements and engineering principles are met in the operational environment
Influx of new technology that requires highly skilled workforce to manage the complexity
The management of service providers operating in the area of responsibility, providing sufficient supervision
The management of the procurement and supply side of the operational environment
This position has a 2.15.1 legal appointment and is accountable for managing the operational solutions and governance within the area of appointment at a mine within a highly regulated industry
Remote locations, Equiment and infrastructure are underground and may be located over a wide area, the availability must be managed to ensure production targets are met
Complex interfaces with contractors and suppliers also exits
Information from various sources needs to be analyzed, interpreted and integrated to make trade-off decisions in the best interest of the area of responsibility
Leadership Self Mastery : Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.
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. Functional Competencies
Solving engineering problems
Mine Process knowledge
People and Talent / Career Management
Predictive Maintenance knowledge
Contracted services management
Fostering discipline and managing employee relationships
Presenting, communicating and facilitating
Technical knowledge of machines and equipment
Knowledge and application of sound engineering standards and practices
Knowledge and using Work Management Process (WMP)
Safe Production Carries out on a day to day basis - planning, organising, control and leadership that ensure that departments KPI's are met to produce safe coal by ensuring
Implements operational projects, ensures operating compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in appointed area of responsibility
Ensures availability of spares, equiptment and resources required to ensure optimal procutions, , including governance of Electronic time keeping
Provides first line solutions to employees reporting to him / her on any technical related problem
Safe Production Support departments to achieve set targets by coordinating planning within appointed area of responsibility
Finance Control costs to ensure production volumes are achieved within budget
SHE Ensure best in class safety performance and continuous improvement of key safety metrics to maintain required RCR
Provide on the job training, coaching and career development