Plant Manager (Ref: SSPM)

Position in the Mining sector in KwaZulu Natal - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 5 May 2023
Job Description:
Job Purpose In this role, you will be expected to be responsible for the production of the plant and to oversee all daily operations of the plant, ensuring policies and procedures are followed and developing processes that will maximize safety, quality and productivity.    Responsibilities

·         Plan, organize, manage, and run day-to-day operations of metallurgic processes. 

·         Production output, product quality and on-time deliveries.

·         Adherence to company’s planning. Manage budget and forecasts including stock levels of raw materials, final products, and consumables to ensure optimal plant productivity.

·         Lead production, maintenance, HSE, laboratory, QC and HR managers to achieve monthly targets, while mentoring and leading the team to ensure smooth operations and cost-effective performances.

·         Ensure that Health Safety and Environmental requirements and all Acts and Regulations are followed.

·         Implement technical best practices, standard policies, and procedures in alignment with company’s directives.

·         Develop a trusting relationship with work group. Coach individuals and teams to meet targets.

·         Ensure that routine maintenance plans and services requirements are in place.

·         Elaborate and conduct an agenda of technical and instruction meetings.

·         Collect and analyze data to improve places of waste or overtime.

·         Systematically run PDCA or RCA methods.

·         Optimize systems and processes to improve productivity, metrics, and performance targets.

·         Address employees’ issues or grievances.

Ensure an effective interface between departments and with client.  

·         Adequate knowledge of management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)

·         Familiarity with materials handling standard equipment and technical expertise

·         Be knowledgeable of financial s, costing, safety, quality, productivity, and inventory analysis

·         Ability to create accountability and to lead by example

·         Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills


·         Proven experience as a Plant Manager

Minimum 10 years of experience, desirably in mining or smelting industries.  

Skills and Attributes:

·         Strategic Vision and Critical Thinking

·         Process Improvement Knowledge

·         People Management and Leadership skills

·         Problem Solving and Decision-Making Abilities

·         Organization and Planning Abilities

·         Strong communication skills

·         South African Citizen

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office

·         Valid Driver’s License

Desirable mechanical or metallurgical background  

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Sharon Smit