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Sasol Mining is recruiting for Shiftboss x13 posts and invites applications from susuitably and experienced persons.

Closing date: 28 March 2023

Geographical Area:   Mpumalanga & Free State 


To manage, lead, organise and control production and to provide the leadership required to create a high-performance team capable of reaching all of its set targets. 

Execute the statutory duties according to Regulation 2.15.1 in his / her area of responsibility.


 1.     (Safe Production) –Carries out on a day to day basis – planning, organising,

          control and leadership that ensure that departments KPI’s are met –to produce safe coal by ensuring

          –  tons / cm / shift

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

             section equipment)

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

2.      Implements operational projects, ensures operating compliance to Standard

         Operating Procedures (SOP) in appointed area of responsibility

         –  Ensures adherence to Operating principles and legislation.

         –  Compliance to governance bodies (standardisation committees)

         –  SOP / COP implementation and adherence

3.       Ensures availability of spares, equipment and resources required to ensure

          optimal production, including governance of Electronic time keeping

          –  Total cost of ownership (TCO)

          –  Electronic time keeping system adherence

4.       Provides first line solutions to employees reporting to him / her on any technical

          related problem

          –  Problems resolved

          –  Failure trend analysis and root cause elimination

5.       Safe Production – Support departments 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 production volumes are achieved within


          –  Delivery against budget and reporting calendar vs. target

7.       (SHE) – Ensure best in class 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.       Provide on the job training, coaching and career development

          –  training days for department

          –  Planned Task observations

          –  Coaching of employees

          –  Engagement of employees


–  Supporting the mine 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 departments.

–  Ensuring that the various sets of legal requirements and engineering principles are met with

   in the operational environment.

–  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.


–  This position has a 2.15.1 legal appointment and is accountable for managing the

   operational solutions and governance within the area of appointment at a mine 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 exits.

–  Information from various sources needs to be analyzed, interpreted and integrated to make

   trade-off decisions in the best interest of the area of responsibility.


Grade 12 with Maths and Science (Must)

Red Ticket

Certificate in Blasting for Fiery Mines, (Must)
Gas Testing, Competent A, First Aid

Mining Engineering Diploma (Wish)

Valid drivers license (Must)

Minimum 2 years total relevant experience as a Shiftboss


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