Operations Foreman – (Mogalakwena Mine)


This Operations Foreman will be based at Postmansburg – Kolomela mine, a successful candidate must have Grade 12 with mathematics Blasting Ticket, Certificate in Blasting Technology, Ms Office (Ms Explorer, Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Outlook), 5 years as a Blaster (including surface mining, blasting, blast reports, seismograph), Previous experience in supervising employees, Previous responsibility in managing costs


Grade 12 with mathematics Blasting Ticket Certificate in Blasting Technology Ms Office (Ms Explorer, Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Outlook)


5 years as a Blaster (including surface mining, blasting, blast reports, seismograph) Previous experience in supervising employees Previous responsibility in managing costs


1. Plan and organise operational service delivery: • Works closely with internal and external customers in order to assess needs and plan operations accordingly. • Plans and organises the availability of resources, in order to meet customer’s requests. • Manages silos with regard to safe storage, record keeping and stock. • Ensures that the assets of the company are protected from theft and damage. • Responsible for the operation of seismographs. • Organises, schedules and coordinates loading of vehicles in order to facilitate the smooth, timeous flow of deliveries to sites. • Administers product stocks and continuous stock availability by ensuring that paper work such as loading sheets are up to date and reconciled. • Ensures that all administration, documents, storage of information are kept according to BME standards. 2. Administering and controlling costs: • Provides inputs into the annual budgeting process in line with the objectives of the department. • Contributes to financial control and raw material stock report. • Identifies cost saving initiatives while balancing customer requirements. 3. SHERQ requirements: • Ensure requirements are met and adhered to on site. • Ensures that the staff working at the sites meets all the statutory, legal and BME SHERQ requirements. • Performs investigations and conducts checks on sites to ensure that risks are identified and necessary risk management is conducted to eliminate or minimise threats to SHERQ. • Ensures that all BME standard documentation is up to date. • Prepares for prescribed audits and ensures that the recommendations are acted upon. • Ensures that the necessary incident investigations take place. • Ensures that required staff training is up to date. • Ensures that the impact of production processes on environment are understood by staff and appropriately monitored. 4. Staff supervision: • Ensures that suitable employees are recruited. • Plans daily/ weekly/ monthly scheduling of work/shift allocations. • Ensures induction for new staff members. • Ensures that all staff are given the required training in accordance with work requirements. • Provides coaching and training of staff. • Ensures appropriate procedures and mechanisms are in place to resolve IR issues. 5. Quality management: • Cultivates a quality management culture in department. • Cultivates a strong customer service orientation. • Ensures that samples of products are taken at appropriate times. • Ensures that necessary log sheets and updates of product quality are recorded and suitably administered. • Rectifies problems relating to out of spec results, in order to ensure that relationships with customers are not damaged. • Identifies causes for deviations to minimizes occurrence of future problems. 6. Housekeeping: • Sets standards for housekeeping in all work areas. • Ensures that regular inspections are conducted to monitor the adherence to such standards. 7. Maintenance of equipment and vehicles: • Ensures that systems, processes and procedures are in place and managed to ensure timely maintenance is performed on equipment and vehicles. • Plans, coordinates and schedules maintenance. • Ensures that regular inspections are conducted on equipment and vehicles. • Ensures that Calibration of Trucks takes place at scheduled times and that the relevant documentation are being recorded and archived. • Implements controls and does inspections to assess correct usage of PPE or equipment and to take the necessary actions. • Implements controls to ensure that maintenance and repair work has been satisfactorily conducted.

Job Competencies

• Planning and organising skills. • Persuading and influencing. • Deciding and Initiating Action. • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations. • Leading and supervising. • Relating and networking. • Problem solving. • Customer focus. • Quality management. • Safety conscious. • People management skills. • Numerical skills.