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  • Posted: Sep 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Exxaro is one of the largest South African-based diversified resources groups. It is listed on the JSE Limited where it is a constituent of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index. The group’s current business interests span South Africa, Botswana, Republic of the Congo and Australia. At present, Exxaro produces over 39 million tonnes of coal p...
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    Head, Mining

    Job Advert Summary    

    • To assist manager with day-to-day management of the mine in area of responsibility.

    • Responsible for the managing and directing of various activities within a specified section of the mine.

    • To ensure specified targets are met and allocated resources are used effectively.
    Minimum Requirements    
    • N Dip: Mining Engineering (Essential/Minimum)
    • Certificate Blasting For Fiery Mines (Essential/Minimum)
    • Certificate First Line Management (Essential/Minimum)
    • B Tech Mining (Recommended/Desirable or)
    • BEng Mining Engineering (Recommended/Desirable)

    5 years Relevant Mining operational experience of which at least 2 years specific exposure as Production Foreman or Shift Leader is Recommended
    Importance: Essential/Minimum
    Involvement: Operational

    • Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    • Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    • MHS Act Regulation 2.9.2 (Essential/Minimum)
    • OHS Act Section 8(2)(1) Supervisor/Forem (Essential/Minimum)
    Duties & Responsibilities    

    The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:
    Compliance, Governance and Assurance
    • Conduct timeous investigations of incidents and ensure that adequate remedial actions are implemented
    • Execute and drive safety programs
    • Ensure effective risk management by continuously identifying hazardous activities and mitigation measures

    Customer and Client Relationship Management
    • Support core business by ensuring appropriate stakeholder relationships towards enhancing corporate profile
    • Manage and maintain internal and external client relations, including interface with external providers and other functions to ensure that business needs are met, and employees are satisfied
    • Provide relevant support and legislative service to applicable stakeholders

    Effective People Management
    • Ensure optimised team work through motivation/empowerment and leading by sound transformational leadership
    • Promote teamwork/provide support and manage performance by creating/maintaining individual development plans for subordinates
    • Enforce discipline within area of responsibility
    • Ensure all employees are effectively trained and competent to perform required duties in a disciplined manner

    Financial Support Services
    • Execute operations within section's annual budget
    • Assist with relevant contracts and documentation in line with departmental budgetary stipulations
    • Ensure optimisation in cost and production areas

    Functional Excellence
    • Adhere to functional policies, standards, guidelines, procedures, end- to-end processes, tools, templates etc.
    • Assist in standardising, simplifying and speeding-up functional processes, eliminating duplication/bureaucracy
    • Apply functional best practices, promote sharing of best practices/knowledge

    Internal Business Processes
    • Ensure effective and efficient execution of mining operations through the process of plan, execute, review and optimise
    • Ensure adherence to planned maintenance schedules
    • Effectively manage equipment fleet within working environment
    • Provide guidance and instruction to subordinates
    • Provide inputs to planning and optimisation processes in order to improve mining operations

    Process Optimisation
    • Responsible for meeting mining production targets by adhering to production/maintenance schedules
    • Attend to breakdowns whilst maintaining set production targets
    • Ensure optimal use of available resources both people and equipment
    • Assume responsibility for quality of maintenance work within functional area
    • Conduct trouble-shooting in order to identify root cause for substandard operating conditions
    • Complete/process and update all records and related documentation

    Project Management
    • Initiate continuous improvement initiatives leading to cost saving opportunities and operational excellence
    • Liaise with other departments toward evaluating new technologies to improve process capabilities/product quality and throughput requirements
    • Manage projects with regards to processes, technology and equipment
    • Evaluate and complete projects with minimum risk, within allocated timeframes and according to specified budgets
    • Provide input and focus on projects and teams
    • Provide regular progress updates to stakeholders

    Safe and Healthy Work Environment
    • Maintain and ensure a healthy environment and safe operations practices
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable Safety Health and Environment (SHE) policies and procedures in line with set standards
    • Encourage a culture that focuses on safety in all operations

    Behavioural Alignment
    Demonstrates the following:
    • Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem
    • Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical
    • Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions
    • Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic
    • Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective

    The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy.

    If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Exxaro Resources on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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