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  • Posted: Oct 12, 2020
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    Gold Fields Limited is an unhedged, globally diversified producer of gold with eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa with attributable annual gold production of approximately 2.0 million ounces. It has attributable Mineral Reserves of around 46 million ounces and Mineral Resources of around 102 million ounces. Attributable copper M...
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    Mine Overseer

    The ideal candidate will have:

    Key Competencies

    • Operates with a high level of autonomy
    • Displays tolerance and resilience and is not easily discouraged or deterred from achieving required outcomes
    • Passionate and driven to meet high standards of delivery which create high customer approval
    • Communicate complex information clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written/presentation form
    • Resilience and the ability to adapt to change and deal with some degree of ambiguity


    • Provides visible felt leadership in safety, Goldfields values and sustainable development.
    • Coordinates, supervises and plans production teams to achieve production targets for area of responsibility.
    • Ensures compliance with all relevant legal, environmental, occupational health and safety and risk management standards and leading practices.
    • Ensures safe, efficient and proper use of all machinery, equipment and infrastructure in area of responsibility.
    • Conducts Adhoc inspections in area of responsibility, conducts good housekeeping and takes corrective action.
    • Oversees and coordinates mining processes safely, efficiently and cost effectively to meet short term production objectives
    • Manages resources to deliver section business targets including safety, quality and volume.
    • Manages, leads, controls and motivates team in area of responsibility.
    • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with relevant stakeholders.
    • Contributes to continuous improvement and asset optimisation initiatives for mining processes.
    • Ensures all KPI’s relating to Safety and Health are met by enforcing and complying to the Mines Health & Safety Act
    • Accurate and timeous reporting of all relevant safety and production matters
    • Planning and budgeting for the production section, including labour planning, allocation and manning
    • Taking accountability for proper discipline in the section, as well as developing and managing of subordinates
    • Providing and maintaining a safe environment with minimum risk to the health and safety of employees in the section
    • Taking full control of and responsibility for an underground production drill and blast section i.e. in terms of section 2.14.1 of the Mines Health & Safety Act
    • Assisting management in the execution of critical and SIB projects within the area of responsibility, as may be determined from time to time
    • Managing and controlling the fleet equipment to achieve the desired results
    • Be willing to go the extra mile when required, to ensure that systems are in place to enable the production teams to achieve optimum results


    • Be in possession of a Matric / Grade 12 Qualification or Equivalent
    • Be in possession of a Mine Overseers Certificate of Competency
    • Have at least 5 years’ experience in deep level mining as well as TM3 experience at Mine Overseer level
    • Have knowledge of relevant legislation in respect of the Mine Health & Safety Act
    • Have very strong interpersonal and management skills on all levels
    • Have excellent achievements in safety, production, cost control and cost saving initiatives
    • Successfully undertake security screening with zero material findings
    • Be in possession of a Diploma / Degree in Mining Engineering or a Management Certificate (advantageous) 
    • Be declared medically fit for the position and the environment, as determined by the risk based medical examination at the relevant Gold Fields Occupation Health Centre and pass a Heat Tolerance Screening test.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Gold Fields Limited on to apply

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