General / Mine Manager (Gold/Platinum/Chrome – opencast and underground), Ref: 1212799 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1212799

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Tech Mining Engineering, NHD Metal Mining, Mine Managers Certificate of Competency, Mine Overseers Certificate.
Annual Package Range: ZAR 2.6 mil - 3,0 mil
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

General / Mine Manager

Current / most recent job title?

Vice President Mining

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Cultivating culture change to align employees to the strategy. Leading a team towards safe production, cost efficiencies, extending LOM as far as possible. Training and coaching of team members. Finding operational opportunities.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Short-term and long-term planning.
Safety
ESG
Production achievement and operational efficiency improvement
Staffing for operational excellence
Relationships and ER/IR management
Stakeholder management
SLP implementation
Mining Charter
DMRE

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I move people to work towards the same goal. I allow employees opportunities to voice their issues and I attend to them by either clarifying or rectifying.I am also good at identifying problems and getting the team to resolve or implement solution. I have strong operational background.

4. Ideal business title: 

COO/SVP/VP/GM/Mine Manager

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Safety
ESG
Productivity/production/continuous improvement
Training
Innovation
Stakeholders

6. Skill area of competence:

Mining (UG and Opencast – Gold, Platinum, and Chrome)

Project management and implementation

Orebody evaluation for purchase
MHSA and MPDRA

7. Career summary:

Platinum2 years
Chrome 5 years
Gold 22 years

8. Achievements: 

Resuscitated mine operations from Sect 189:
Made a case to MANCO and got buy in
Created a crisis with the union leadership
Made the employees aware of the crises (no one else knows the mine like us)
Jointly planned a way forward with the team to bring the operations back
Changed culture/way of work (unfortunately removed the obstacles to change)
Decongested the mine
Introduced clear KPI’s and short interval control system
Created continuous feedback on performance

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Saving lives and saving jobs

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Prioritises safety
Company that cares about and develops employees
A company whose values are lived by all in the organisation
Company that cares about the environment and ESG’s
Efficiency-driven organisation
Willing to introduce cutting edge technology


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