Foreman, Electrical

Closing Date2023/11/27
Reference NumberEXX231116-4
Exxaro Reference NumberP40077577
Job TitleForeman, Electrical
Business Unit / DivisionLeeuwpan Coal
Job Type ClassificationPermanent
Location – Town / CityDelmas
Location – ProvinceMpumalanga
Location – CountrySouth Africa


• To manage Electrical operations and maintenance.

• Ensures the effective installation, maintenance extensions to and dismantling of electrical systems (in production areas and on premises) according to specific schedules, procedures and standards.

• Supervises artisans who carry out installation/maintenance of equipment and ensures that maintenance is scheduled on a regular basis.

• Co-ordinates activities with the production department.

• Responsible for the effective use of labour, spares and materials.

• Inspects workplace, including production areas regularly.

•    N3 Relevant Trade Subjects (Essential/Minimum)
•    Trade: Electrician MQA/QCTO (Essential/Minimum)
•    N4: Engineering Relevant (Essential/Minimum)
•    Certificate First Line Management (Essential/Minimum)
•    N Dip: (Relevant) (Recommended/Desirable)


3-5 years  Relevant electrical maintenance experience in a Plant or Mining environment. With 2 years’ supervisory experience in a multi- disciplinary environment.   (Essential/Minimum)    Operational

•    Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum)
•    Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum)

Best Practice and Knowledge Management 
• Track performance to indicate improvement opportunities
• Participate in implementation of appropriate quality management systems to ensure delivery of high-quality projects and engineering outcomes
• Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate approach to knowledge management for discipline in line with business needs
• To manage multi functions within own section with different scopes of work and competencies to get to best practice professional output

Business Performance and Operations    

• Ensure electrical department perform duties delegated to them through coaching
• Apply electrical solutions to ensure competitive advantage to relevant sections and Business Units (BU’s) in a safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable manner through competent delivery of professional service
• Schedule training and develop plans to ensure future availability of trained Artisans
• Share feedback on performance immediately with subordinates to acknowledge, reward or rectify non-performance
• Identify and rectify planned maintenance and project short falls
• Work under guidance of relevant Engineers and Heads to deliver a professional electrical service with regards to projects and maintenance in the BU’s
• To ensure that actual costs are within boundaries set by manpower and operational budgets
• Identify maintenance improvement opportunity to minimise defect occurrence associated with area of responsibility
• To manage priority changes on projects within section

Compliance, Governance and Assurance    

• Set procedures in order to adhere to legal compliance within designated areas
• Adhere to effective Safety Health Environment and Community (SHEC) management systems for own job or for section
• Participate in governance systems for best practice
• Adhere to requirements of quality management systems
• Manage Company Value System in electrical section

Effective People Management    

• Lead and manage subordinates through visible and transformational leadership behaviours that facilitates superior people performance
• Manage Company Value System in electrical section
• Act as change agent to foster environment where people are motivated and seek out better ways of operating in team and sub-team processes
• Motivate and inspire staff to excel at jobs
• Manage and develop performance contracts for subordinates ensuring alignment to overall service contracts
• Ensure performance contracts and succession planning processes deployed to support creation of an enabling environment

Safe and Healthy Work Environment    

• Maintain and ensure a healthy environment, safe operations and practices, ensuring compliance with all applicable Safety Health and Environmental (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.

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