BHP Billiton South Africa: Superintendent Production

Posted on :

20 Jan, 2011

Category :

Vacancies South Africa

BHP Billiton Manganese is a distinctive business with a leading presence in the global manganese market.  Our operations span 2 continents and offer an excellent platform for those seeking to fast track their career.  Join our dynamic business and contribute to our growth.

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.

Job Title: Superintendent Production – Wessels Mine

Hotazel, Northern Cape

Role Description:

To manage the Product Mining Operations in order to meet departmental objectives

Key Performance Areas:


•  Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for the Mining Department

•  Plan strategically to improve business performance and assist with the long-term strategic plans

Mining Management (Underground):

•  Manage mining operations and processes

•  Maintain and update Ground Control Strategies

•  Monitor daily achievement of targets and take corrective action in the event of targets not reached

Monthly Planning:

•  Plan areas to be mined for the production month taking into account forecast requirements that would have been informed by marketing requirements

•  Sign-off and manage the execution of the Monthly Plans (Plan Compliance) and report reasons for deviation in the monthly planning report

Project Management:

•  Manage project team of technical projects to deliver project objectives

•  Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control

•  Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for projects or sub projects and monitor and control actual cost against budget

•  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements

•  Sign off Capital Projects

Business Improvement:

•  Conduct regular Results and Progress Management (RPM’s) meetings as per schedule

•  Actively participate in team Results and Progress Management (RPM’s) meetings

•  Drive continuous improvement through KPI management

•  Display continuous improvement of 5S within work areas

People Management:

•  Manage a diverse work force to add value

•  Monitor and evaluate team members against performance standards

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

•  Mining Engineering Degree or Diploma with Government Certificate of Competency.

•  5 Years experience in a Production and Mining Environment.

•  Experience of Underground and Plants will be advantageous.

•  Knowledge of SAP and MS packages is essential.

Skills Requirements:

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


Action Orientation

Building and Maintaining Relationships

Continuous Improvement

Cross Functional Awareness

Objective Setting and Control

Commercial Awareness

Please forward your CV (max 3 pages) to: mailto: or fax to 053 7422856. Closing date 28 January 2011.

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Offer valid till: 28 Jan 2011 5:00pm South Africa Standard Time

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