Purpose of Role
Supervise production line operations in accordance with Mining Regulations M.R. 207, plant policies and procedures. Ensure smooth production operations during different shifts.
This position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.
Schedule and conduct shift meetings and communicate safety concerns, production figures and targets
Meet daily set safety and health and environmental KPIs
Sign daily the shift safety log book and check that it’s filled in correctly
Ensure equipment is operated as per operating instructions.
Ensure effective communication to all direct report
Ensure that tools and PPE’s are readily available for all employees
Generate training schedule for production line employees in line with the skill matrix for every employee.
Generate and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Ensure Plant Task Observations (PTOs) are carried out
Responsible to meet the daily production goals (Tonnages and Recovery)
Responsible for quality control.
Ensure a clean and safe work area.
Ensure that defects and potential plant stoppers are reported and captured.
Attend the weekly engineering planning meeting
Guild and provide supervision to shift controllers during start-ups and shutdowns
Give guidance to shift controllers and control room operators on improving plant performances during upset conditions.
Ensure effective implementation of change management
Responsible to ensure discipline and working hours are observed by subordinates and contractors.
Conduct employee performance reviews and provide frequent feedback
Ensure that shift controllers are working according to their duties guidelines
Ensure that Operators log sheets are signed by controllers.
Co-ordinate the monthly planned shutdown activities
Inform the Superintendent and/or the Plant manager whenever an emergency occurs
Full Grade 12 Certificate
Degree or Diploma in Metallurgy / Chemical Engineering or equivalent
A minimum of 5 years relevant plant experience in the hydrometallurgy or related field
Supervisory experience in plant operations.
High Pressure Leaching (HPL) operations experience will be an advantage
Valid drivers’ license
Working at heights
Understanding of corrosive and toxic substances