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  • Posted: Aug 25, 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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    Senior Engineer, Industrial

    Job Advert Summary    
    PURPOSE:  To deliver expert technical support in Industrial Engineering discipline to Operations, Business Improvement, [email protected] and Business Planning processes.

    MAJOR CHALLENGES:  Translating Business and Operational issues into tools, models and simulations to enable better decision making  Supporting multiple areas and multiple projects concurrently through expert technical Industrial Engineering services
    Minimum Requirements    

    •  BEng Industrial Engineering (Essential/Minimum or)
    •  BEng Engineering (Relevant) (Essential/Minimum and)
    •  BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering (Essential/Minimum)
    •  Management Development Programme (Recommended/Desirable)


    • 6-8 years Experience in Project Evaluation and Improvement, Industrial Engineering tools and techniques. Exposure to projects in heavy industry environment. Mining processes; Dynamic Simulation modelling; Operational Research; Work and Method studies, Economical evaluations, Improvement methodologies with Project management exposure
    • Importance: Essential/Minimum
    • Involvement: Operational


    •  Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    •  Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    •  Competence: MS Office Relevant Package (Essential/Minimum)
    •  Competence: Simulation Modelling (Recommended/Desirable)

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:
    • Best Practice and Knowledge Management
    •  Intellectual property management and protection
    •  Create and manage professional networks
    •  Participate in tertiary educational relationships
    •  Participate in professional external forums
    •  Continuously monitors exchange and preservation of information between operations and individuals to facilitate effective knowledge management
    •  Stay abreast with advances in field of Industrial Engineering and Innovation
    •  Encourage knowledge sharing and duplication of best practices between Business Unit's (BU’s) and areas

    Business Performance, Operations and Continuous Improvement

    •  Technical contribution across multiple Industrial Engineering skills areas
    •  Continuous scanning of technology advancements to ensure the Company has access to appropriate technology to meet business needs and continues to expand technical base
    •  Implement appropriate systems to deliver quality engineering outcomes to support projects and Business Units (BU’s)
    •  Support Business Improvement, [email protected] and Operational Excellence programme through expert technical Industrial Engineering services
    •  Statistical analysis of production data to identify certain trends that might influence future business optimisation opportunities at an operational level

    Customer and Client Relationship Management

    •  Support core business by ensuring appropriate stakeholder relationships toward enhancing corporate profile
    •  Manage internal and external relations, including the interface with external providers or other functions responsible to ensure that business needs are met, and employees are satisfied

    Optimisation Support

    •  Develop and maintain operational costing model to evaluate all production schedules financially, support Business Planning and Capital motivations
    •  Support the process of evaluating alternative production schedules and equipment utilization philosophies through the use of simulations
    •  Technically support the process of determining future equipment fleet size requirements
    •  Technical support and development of tools and techniques to assist Operational Excellence, Data Science and [email protected] improvement processes

    Process Support

    •  Support with the translation of the Functional Strategy into achievable outputs
    •  Statistical analysis of production data to identify certain trends that might influence future production scheduling on a BU level
    •  Support with the business performance reporting process

    Safe and Healthy Work Environment

    •  Adhere to all health and safety practices and promote good housekeeping on an ongoing basis
    •  Address all unsafe practices and potential hazardous situations, rectify and report to superior
    •  Comply with Safety Health and Environmental (SHE)/technical requirements
    •  Wear applicable Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at all times

    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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