Foreman (Stonework)


Reference number:               87130

Closing date:                         05 February 2021

Operating entity:                   UBE: Sasol Mining (Stoneworks)

Geographical area:               Secunda, Mpumalanga South Africa


Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Southern African integrated value chain. The coal supplied to Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) is mainly used as gasification feedstock and some is used to generate electricity. The coal supplied to Sasolburg Operations (SO) is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.



– Management of the maintenance personnel, processes and activities in own specific section to enable individual mining team (Section) to reach production targets within the principles of QCDSM

– Carries a 2.9.2 legal appointment for the mine



1. (Safe Production) – Conduct daily, weekly and monthly maintenance to ensure that the departments (sections) KPI’s are met, repair breakdowns in a timely cost effective manner to ensure minimal impact on production. Ensures that machines are overhauled on schedule

– Maintenance cost vs R/t in appointed area

– Maintenance budget – actual vs. budget

– Availability of Equipment Downtime / shift / MTTF /MTTR (infrastructure and in-section equipment)

– Adherence to Overhaul / maintenance program – plan vs. actual


2. Operational projects, ensures engineering compliance, develops and implements engineering Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in appointed area of responsibility

– Ensuresadherence to Engineering principles and legislation.

– Compliance to engineering governance bodies (standardisation committees)

– SOP / COP implementation and adherence


3. Implements small engineering projects within section, monitors and gives feedback in terms of these projects

– % delivery against OE initiatives


4. Carry out condition monitoring programs in appointed area of responsibility

– Compliance to Condition monitoring program schedules

– Failure trend analysis and root cause elimination

– Execution of Predictive Maintenance recommendations (backlog)


5. Safe Production – Support section and personnel to achieve set targets by coordinating planning within appointed area of responsibility

– Rand per ton (R/t), Tons per CM per shift (t/cm/shift)

– Volumes vs. monthly TQF (Including Quality)


6. (Finance) – Control costs to ensure that maintenance practices are carried out within budget

– Delivery against budget and reporting calendar vs. target


7. (SHE) – Ensure best in mine safety performance and continuous improvement of key safety metrics to maintain required RCR

– SHE compliance rates vs. targets (especially major findings), % outstanding actions on findings

– Zero harm, Zero fatalities, LWDCR


8. Recruitment, training, coaching and career development

– Vacancy rates vs. Staff Establishment (vacancies incl. Absence due to TSD / PSD), AWOP, Successors for critical positions

– Key role turnover rate vs. industry average, absenteeism, employee engagement and enablement score (%), Tons/man/year, Monthly bonus targets

– Training days for department

– Planned Task observations



– Supporting the section in delivering on safe production within the budgeted allowances for engineering maintenance, balancing production targets with maintenance practices

– Managing relationships between the mining and engineering in the section

– Ensuring that the various sets of legal requirements and engineering principles are implemented and audited within the section

– Influx of new technology that requires highly skilled workforce to manage the complexity

– The management of service providers operating in the area of responsibility, providing sufficient supervision

– The management of the procurement and supply side of the operational environment

– The management of people poses a major challenge for this position



– This position has a 2.9.2 legal appointment and is accountable for managing the day to day engineering and personnel solutions and governance within a specific section within a highly regulated industry

– Remote locations, Equipment and infrastructure are underground and may be located over a wide area, the availability must be managed to ensure production targets are met

– Complex interfaces with contractors and suppliers also exists


– Qualified (Trade Tested) Electro Mechanician with 5 years Artisan experience

– Grade 12 with Maths & Science

– Gas testing certificate

– First Aid certificate

– Code 8 drivers’ license


Leadership Competency:

People Leadership

Inspirational: Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow, leads culture transformation.

Builds Talent: Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantages.



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