Supervisor, Dewatering


Purpose of the role:

To assist the Mining Superintendent, supervise a multi skilled shift team responsible for the projects, maintenance, operation and construction/relocation of the dewatering section, inclusive but not limited to pit dewatering pumps, dam pontoon pumps and flocculation/coagulation area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all statutory compliance and HSE requirements adhered to and incidents are promptly reported.
  • Ensuring that all maintenance, construction and monitoring is carried out in a safe and efficient manner, to ensure maximum reliability and uptime.
  • Through his accountability for all mining infrastructure equipment operation, ensure a smooth, efficient and well effected operation of the dewatering equipment.
  • Conduct equipment isolation where and when needed, to ensure safe maintenance, always following supervisory and legal requirements.
  • Maintain a very high standard of housekeeping.
  • Ensure KPI’s of timeous maintenance, water quality compliance to ZEMA requirements, water buffers levels, and HSE.
  • Conduct timely, documented and accurate shift handovers – reporting performance KPI’s, tasks performed, equipment status and focus items;
  • Meeting set work targets for daily work group activities in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Achieving results through prioritizing activities, monitoring the progress of assignments, and holding self-accountable for the results.
  • Motivate yourself and others in overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.
  • Planning & assisting in laying out of work on new projects.
  • Ensuring maximum plant availability at all time.
  • A proven ability to work with other disciplines to achieve minimal disruption to plant operating times Identify safety hazards and rectify or report to supervisor for follow up of issue.
  • Adhere and enforce all aspects of the company’s health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Access safety hazard reports and rectify or report to Supervisor for rectification of issue.
  • Attend safety meetings/toolbox talks on a daily basis
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications & Experience

  • Full Grade 12 certificate
  • Minimum Diploma in a Mechanical field. Degree will be added advantage
  • Member of EIZ and registered with ERB
  • Minimum of 5 years’ supervisory experience
  • Experience in mine dewatering operations or similar environment

Job Specific Competencies

  • Proven knowledge of pumping and piping systems
  • Understanding of environmental compliance and water quality.
  • Appreciation of water drainage systems
  • High regard and commitment to safe work practices

Key Job Attributes

  • Personal sense of equipment ownership and accountability;
  • Ability to and passion for leading and supervising people;
  • Ability to task assign, follow up and manage;
  • Ability to build working relations and coordinate different operating disciplines;
  • Ability to work and manage problems/actions across the timeframe of one shift;
  • Possess ability to analyse and understand equipment information;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Persistent, diligent and thorough in approach;
  • Be enthusiastic and pro-active in manner
  • Firm and fair in managing team members.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Must be flexible to work and attend to any shift as assigned
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Conflict resolution
  • Must be an active listener
  • Must be a good team player
  • Ability to make precise judgment and decisions
  • Ability to delegate as and when need arises
  • Must be able to effectively manage time
  • Must be smart
  • Self-driven

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