Mine Manager – Sasol

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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