Section Manager Plant Laboratory


Business Unit / Group Function:
Kumba Iron Ore
Kathu, South Africa
Reference Id:
Experience / Work Type:
Associate / Permanent Employee
Closing Date:
29 January, 2021

Closing Date: 29 January, 2021

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Company Description:
We have an exciting position for a Section Manager Plant Laboratory who will be responsible to ensure that the Sishen final product quality is accurate and within a specified turnaround time.  This should be done through cost effective laboratory management maintaining and ensuring a safe, healthy and unpolluted environment that meets all legislative and statutory requirements.

Excellence is the vision. You’ll make it a reality.

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives”, delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible.

Kumba Iron Ore

We produce high-grade iron ore, the key component in steel widely used in construction and manufacturing across the world. Our activities include all aspects – exploration; mining; processing and blending; shipping; marketing and selling. In South Africa, we have mining operations in the Northern Cape province, as well as a head office in Centurion, Gauteng, and a port operation in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape.
Job Description:
We are currently seeking to employ a Section Manager Plant Laboratory join our Kumba Iron Ore family at our Sishen Operation. This is a key role within the Processing Team where you will be responsible to:

Consistently apply Safety and Health principles in all team interactions and take personal responsibility for safety of self and others to ensure zero harm and elimination of fatalities.
Collect and summarize the specific risks within working area and implement plans/system to avoid these risks.
Drive continuous improvement on sample turnaround time and accuracy according to standards
Manage compliance of the teams within work area with external (legislative, regulatory, permitting) local requirements as a minimum level of site performance.
Support the development of, and ultimately implement, a purpose-led, high-performing culture within the teams that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive and promotes diversity
This role is in the Processing Department at a Band 6 level reporting tothe Plant Manager
You will need the following:

Grade 12
B.Eng in Metallurgy/ Chemical Engineering/ Analytical Chemistry, or an equivalent BTech in Metallurgy/ Chemical Engineering/ Analytical Chemistry
6-8 years operational experience in a Plant Operation/ Laboratory environment
3-5 years’ Management experience in a Plant Operations environment/Laboratory Environment
Valid Driver license
Additional information:
Who We Are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet, that means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.
What We Offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Inclusion and Diversity
Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfill their potential.
How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.