Plant Superintendent - Mining (Northern Cape)

Agent: Caria Froehlich

  • Our mining client is seeking a well-experienced Plant Superintendent with experience in managing a large mining beneficiation plant. The successful candidate will be required to have obtained a Trade Test certificate and have experience on fixed crusher and Dense Media Separation (DMS) beneficiation processes.


  • Company: Well established mining company
  • Location: Northern Cape
  • Date Posted: 07 August 2018
  • Industry: Mining
  • Nationality: Open
  • Salary: CTC - To be discussed
  • Qualifications: Trade Test OR Relevant Diploma (Mechanical)
  • Assignment: 1-year fixed term contract

Job Description

  • Control and coordinate all activities, achieving optimal production and process efficiency, security and information with necessary principles.
  • Planning, organizing, directing and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our client’s expectations.
  • Increasing of production, asset capacity and flexibility whilst minimizing unnecessary costs and mininating of current quality standards.
  • Ensuring safety and efficiency of the facility.
  • Sharing a trustworthy relationship with workgroup and recruiting, managing and developing of plant employees.
  • Developing systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets by ensuring effectiveness return on assets.
  • Monitoring of the production equipment to ensure that it is in good working order, along with the repairing and replacing thereof when required.
  • Preparing, analyzing and issuing production and performance reports
  • Delegation of authority to key supervisors in production, managing of all functions involved and direct
  • Staying up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts.

Minimum Requirements

  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Relevant Trade Test Certification
  • Competent A Certificate
  • Training courses in Supervisory and Safety, First Aid etc. will be an advantage
  • Min of 8 years working experience in a fixed plant (Mining) in a Senior position and 3 years experience in a Maintenance Foreman or Supervisory role. (Carry a 2.6.1 Legal Appointment)
  • Experienced with Fixed Crusher and Dense Media Separation (DMS) and/or any other beneficiation processes.
  • Experience in Warrior Machines (Wet and Dry Screens)
  • Working expertise of dam tailings and slime pond cleaning along with management thereof.
  • Must have a proven track record in respect of driving plant effectiveness along with stockpile management.

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