Coordinator, Production – Drilling



Responsible for the management and execution of drilling operations to meet safety, quality, volume and cost targets on a Shift/Crew


The Coordinator, Drilling will be responsible for Integrating “on” and “new” work into the production schedule seamlessly by;

Implementing drilling plans to meet drilling goals and targets.

  • Ensuring that there is enough manpower and machines to meet drilling targets.
  • Identifying and planning clean-ups on drilling blocks a week in advance with the superintendent.
  • Optimizing drilling efficiency and make sure that target penetration rates are achieved.
  • Strategic placement of drill rigs and drilling teams for optimal efficiency and project executions.
  • Dynamic re-plan to minimize the effect of breakdowns.
  • Making sure that all consumables are delivered on time to minimize down time.
  • Holding daily meeting with senior drilling supervisors to enhance co-ordination and communication.

The Coordinator, Drilling will assist the Superintendent, drilling in ensuring production performance risks, Asset and SHEQ risks are minimized and eliminated by;

  • Careful monitoring of efficiency and productivity ratios and implement corrective action to eliminate risks of under performance.
  • Ensuring that productivity ratios are maintained to a high standard by constant audits.
  • Conducting new assessments on all new processes and procedures including maintenance and production.
  • Maintaining a high standard working environment that is safe, clean and environmentally friendly.
  • Conducting daily SHEQ reviews and audits and ensures others adhere to the same.
  • Driving ‘THINK’ coach campaign within drilling section.

The Coordinator, Drilling will be responsible for executing production according to plan with all quality and quantity targets met at a standard cost or better by.

  • Ensuring that the production sequence is adhered to by clearly understanding the methods and practices to be used on different operations
  • Enhancing critical path management by anticipating what may happen and what needs to happen to ensure that production is not affected by delays, bottlenecks etc.
  • Encouraging team participation in eliminating production problems.
  • Ensuring production quantity and quality to meet client’s satisfaction.

The Coordinator, Drilling will provide leadership to the team by;

  • Managing team performance by ensuring that subordinates have the necessary skills, knowledge and competency to fulfil their roles and meet their goals.
  • Ensuring full utilization of the performance management system by all team members and conducts individual performance reviews so that corrective action is implemented.
  • Providing coaching for direct subordinates to enable them to improve their performance.
  • Boosting team morale and enhance team building by ensuring that there is a shared value system in production that leads to high levels of commitment to the goals of the project.
  • Assisting in discipline administration and handling grievances by enhancing industrial harmony.
  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Degree in Mine engineering or any Mining related qualification from a recognized institution
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ open pit mining operations experience, three of which should be at a senior level position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A team player and have the ability to work under intense pressure
  • Strong desire to be a part of a start-up/high growth company with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fast-paced, results-oriented culture

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