BHP Billition: Supervisor Production – Ore Preparation Plant

Posted on :

27 Nov, 2013

Category :

Mining Jobs in South Africa

Hotazel Manganese Mines (HMM), is based in the Kalahari. We mine one of the largest manganese resources in the world.  We offer a unique lifestyle choice with a family-friendly, secure environment and value our employees as our greatest asset.

Role Description:

To supervise the safe and efficient execution of processing activities at the ore preparation plant and Loadout Station.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Grade 12
  • Ore Preparation Certificate will be advantageous
  • 3 – 5 years experience in a supervisory position in a processing plant.
  • Ore Preparation Plant (OPP) experience will be advantageous
  • SAP HR and PM knowledge is required

Legal Requirements:

Must be in possession of a drivers licence.

Legal Requirements:

Must be medically fit.


Key Performance Areas: 

Operations Management:

  • Monitor daily achievement of targets and take corrective action in the event of targets not reached (OPP & Loadout)
  • Provide effective problem solving support to the operation



  • Plan, organise, lead and control activities in the production process
  • Monitor and control the production process and co-ordinate process operations
  • Monitor production process activities, trends and brief operators accordingly at the start of each shift
  • Ensure that plant throughput is consistently optimised through all sections during all shifts
  • Guide and instruct the team with regards to significant deviations in operations which may influence production or safety


Water Management:

  • Monitor water management program (Process Water)
  • Oversee the pumping of water in the dams and sumps

 Weekly and Daily Planning:

  • Manage the execution of the Weekly & Daily Production Plans (Plan Compliance) and report reasons for deviation in the Weekly planning report

 Product Quality Control:

  • Review analytical results and make process adjustments
  • Coordinate road haulage and stock piling to achieve required product specifications

 Processing Plant:

  • Oversee the crushing and screening operation in the metallurgical plant


  • Maintain housekeeping standards in the plant


  • Maintain vibrating screen decks

 Project Management:

  • Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives
  • Identify, suggest and implement corrective actions to improve quality of project work


Skills Requirements:

The successful candidate will be required to possess the following skills/ competencies:

  • Results focused
  • Action Orientation.
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships.
  • Organizing and Delivering Quality Results.

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