sasol: Shiftboss (Production) x 12 - Secunda and Dipaliseng

Shiftboss (Production) x 12

Closing date: 30 June 2020

Operating entity: Sasol Mining, (Various Shafts around Secunda and Dipaliseng)

Geographical area: Secunda and Dipaliseng

Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Southern African integrated value chain. The coal supplied to Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) is mainly used as gasification feedstock and some is used to generate electricity. The coal supplied to Sasolburg Operations (SO) is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.


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


Please note the following clauses:

The Sasol Group / Sasol Mining will never request you to make any cash deposits/payments as part of the recruitment process.

In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.

In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.


Grade 12 with Maths and Science (Must)

Red Ticket

Certificate in Blasting for Fiery Mines, (Must)

Gas Testing, Competent A, First Aid

Mine Overseer Certificate of Competence (Wish)

Mining Engineering Diploma (Wish)

Valid drivers license (Must)

Minimum 2 years total relevant experience in a Shiftboss role




Inspirational - Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation.

Builds Talent - Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage.

SELF-MASTERY - Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.


Influential - Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes.

Collaborative – Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries

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