Foreman Engineering

Requisition Number: KND 0050472

Reference: KND AD0004599

Type of employment: Permanent

Location: Operating Segment Platinum Rustenburg

Function: Engineering

Job Grading: C4

Your manager should be aware of and support your application. Pre-screening and psychometric evaluation may form part of the selection process. Short listed candidates will be requested to attend a panel interview. Applicants who receive no response to their applications within 14 days my consider their application for the position to be unsuccessful.

Sibanye-Stillwater is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

Sibanye-Stillwater is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Group, in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Plan. Reasonable Accommodations will be made to enable suitably qualified persons with disabilities equal access to employment as set out in the Sibanye-Stillwater Disability Policy.

Minimum Required Qualification:
  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Hold a relevant/ valid Artisan Section 13/ Section 26D Trade certificate and Statement of Results
  • Hold a relevant/ valid Foreman or Supervisor Certificate
The Appointee should:
  • Have at least 5 years’ relevant experience as an Artisan
  • MV Competent
  • • Medically fit to work in the specific business area
  • • Clear security screening record
Advantageous Qualifications:
  • Engineering Specialist Certificate
  • Registered as a Professional Engineering Technician with ECSA.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Audits • Visit sections and equipment locations on the mine and undertake equipment audits and inspections in respect to engineering workmanship, quality and compliance with engineering policies, procedures and standards. • Proof and evaluate compliance of the maintenance application to legal and statutory regulations, standards, codes of practice, specifications and standard operating procedures. • Attest and direct remediation of deviations to standard technical, maintenance and operating practices. • Assess key maintenance functions to ascertain whether they efficiently and effectively support the operations. • Determine and recommend improvements to the maintenance processes from the audit findings. • Identify control procedures to use to ensure each key risk for equipment type is properly controlled and monitored. • Report problems identified and initiate action plans to address the problems. • Follow up on reported findings at appropriate intervals and ensure remedial actions have been done or in progress, maintain a tracking database for this purpose. • Appraise equipment and associated systems with assurance that they are fit for purpose. • Assist in addressing all key elements of asset management strategy using KPIs. • Support cross-functional engineering and production teams to minimize reactive maintenance.
  • Standards Enforcement and Quality Assurance • Assist in establishing programs to maintain and improve the quality of maintenance and the maintenance systems employed to minimize unplanned downtime on key equipment. • Ensure that employees have clear work expectations and plans • Direct maintenance personnel to continuously evaluate compliance and strict adherence to the established procedures and policies. • Assist in establishing a monitoring system to measure maintenance quality and improvement initiatives. • Provide technical assistance and direction to other functional groups in order to drive quality improvements and enhance the maintenance function. • Interface with regulatory agencies for complaint investigation and technical interchanges to present the company viewpoint, and during regulatory inspections serve as the subject matter expert. • Assist in establishing cross functional teams to address cleaning, lubrication and first line maintenance functions.
  • Analysis and Improvement • Assess equipment criticality and performance trends analysis to assure systemic problems are identified and make the necessary decisions or changes to current maintenance practices to remedy and fix the problems arising. • Participate in incident investigations (SIRs, Safety etc.). • Drive corrective actions to systemic problems that directly impact on the production process and improve overall maintenance effectiveness. • Identifies significant recurring failure patterns by analysing maintenance history. • Ensures that preventative actions are implemented to ensure cost effective maintenance programs. • Makes formalized recommendations to engineers. • Implement and support forward planning initiatives.
  • Planning and Scheduling • Facilitates a one to three-year maintenance management strategy for the operations. • Liaises with planned maintenance officers to ensure inspection and audit findings are scheduled for remediation in accordance win the established priorities. • Monitors compliance to maintenance schedules and programs interventions to remedy deviations. • Actively manage legal maintenance compliance. • Assist with the preparation of schedules and the supervision of major works/shutdowns. • Develop the critical spares and sub assembly register for all equipment on the operations. • Allocate labour resources and equipment to scheduled and priority activities so as to maintain and ensure high levels of labour, equipment and operational performance standards.
  • Information and Early equipment Management • Ensures that equipment data, nomenclature, descriptions, component serialisation are correct as captured in the ERP System. • Updates technical manuals and documents as appropriate. • Develops equipment and process performance parameters for monitoring purposes. • Continuously review equipment task lists in the system in light of maintenance improvements, equipment developments and modifications. • Participation and representation in relevant forums. • Keep up to date with the latest technology available. • Compile accurate and professional reports. • Provide direction and participates in new equipment specifications. • Conduct and participate in RCM exercises for all new equipment before commissioning establishing the maintenance strategies and task lists to be adopted. • Participate in Group wide RCM template development and review for primary production equipment and review for primary production equipment.
  • Material Management • Assist in developing critical spare parts lists through the use of a structured RCM methodology. • Actively support the codification and bills of material initiatives. • Assist with standardising equipment and components.
  • Maintenance Facilities and Tools • Identify and establish the special tools required to perform the identified maintenance tasks to be carried out. • Ensure compliance to MHSA, OHSA and domestic requirements in all maintenance facilities provided. • Ensure that workshops have been upgraded to comply to existing best practice with workshop standards, environmental control and material flow. • Support a housekeeping program.
  • Financial Management Working Cost Budgets: • Setting and approving budgeting parameters for the Division in line with business requirements and financial objectives. • Approving operational expenditure. • Formulating monthly and annual budgets. Cost Savings: • Leading and driving cost saving and cash conservation initiatives. • Remaining competitive on the global cost curve for surface operations.
  • Building a values-based organisational culture • Actively support and meaningfully participate in the execution of the segment specific organisational development plan. This support will manifest in the targeted shift in culture as described by a valid culture assessment.
  • ESG Compliance • Align to international responsible mining principles. • SA Gold Operations: Align to World Gold Council (WGC) Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs). • SA PGM Operations: Enhance Together for Sustainability (eTfS) initiative.
  • SHE Compliance • Maintain and comply with SHE standards within the work environment. • Participate in risk assessments and investigate and take appropriate action as per identified risks. • Ensure adherence to all company policies and procedures. SHE Management: • Instil a culture of SHE leadership within the department. • Participate in regional/local bodies and decision-making forums in the process developing a business relevant external environment, that will result in the longer-term sustainability of the Division. Quality Management System (QMS): • Approve department’s documents. • Comply with requirements of the Quality Management System.
  • Focus on safe production & operational excellence • Focus on safety and health as well as operational excellence • Improve our position on global industry cost curve
  • People Management • Provide coaching and on-the-job training to reporting staff. • Manage performance and development of reporting staff. • Ensure fair work allocation for team members. • Inspire team members towards high performance.

HR Contact Person: Gomolemo Kgaratshe

Recruitment Person: Vanessa Cleven

Recruiter’s contact number: 0144952563

NB: Kindly note that the operation’s HR personnel will assist internal applicants, should the need arise.

End Date: 12 Dec 2023 South African Standard Time

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