Plant Mechanical Foreman (Higher Diploma Business Management) – Ref: 638197

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Ref: 638197

Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 16-20 Years

Current/recent job title: Plant Mechanical Foreman

Discipline: Business Administration (Higher Diploma in Business Management (NQF 6)) / (Program in Finance & Accounting (NQF 5) / Certificate Program in Management Development (CPMD) (NQF5) / Red Seal: Qualified Machinist Fitter and Qualified Electrical Fitter. Industry in: Mining – Support / service activities incidental to mining of minerals. Years of experience range: 16 to 20 years. Annual package range: South African rand – ZAR 451 000 – 550 000, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Additional Courses: Advanced Gas Testing (NQF 5); Diversity Management (NQF 5); Mining Academy 3 Crusher & Screening; Crusher operation & maintenance; Flame proofing (Coal Mines); Gas Testing (Coal Mines); PLC (Coal Mines).

Has been working in the mining & service industry since 1989 were he started as an apprentice Fitter & Machinist and did his second trade at Sasol mine in Electro Mechanic. He has risen through the ranks in the companies he worked for and ended at Senior Management. Where he has managed Service centres; Branches and Maintenance Contracts. Also worked for Atlas Copco, Metso Minerals / Crushing & Screening, Sandvik / Crushing & Screening, Hitachi Construction & Mining. Completed the Mine Engineering Law and Mining Technical ability exams.

Experience gained: Turn a Business unit from a loss to a profit; Ability to design and implement sustainable systems & processes; Think Latterly (out the box); Excellent business understanding; Excellent Financial understanding and budgeting with rolling forecasts; Excellent Planning and co-ordination skills; Predictive and Preventative Maintenance of components; Determine trends of breakdowns and put corrective steps in place; Determine component life and detailed failure analysis; Negotiating and putting together different types of service contracts with the customers; Start-up of new branches and departments; Start service exchange departments; Overseeing Workshops; Field Service departments; Do extremely well under pressure and stress; Always meet deadlines; Good customer needs analysis skills; Quick to see and understand customers’ needs and seize the opportunity to generate an income for the company I’m working for.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: General Foreman

Highest qualification type: Diploma

University: University of the Witwatersrand

Company size: ’51 – 200

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Technician / Foreman / Supervisor (all disciplines)

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  Higher Diploma Business Managent

Current / most recent job title?  Plant Mechanical Foreman

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

I am currently overseeing the Fitters, Riggers and Boilermakers with all the assistants. All the legal aspect including all the cranes in the plant are also my area of responsibility.
In charge of breakdowns and maintenance in the following Plant Divisions :
– Milling section
– Residue section
– Leach section
– Elution section
– CIP section
– Thickener section
– Slimes dam section
– Mill return pump house
I have written the Sibanye Plant Law and awaiting my results.

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

– Turn a Business unit from a loss to a profit;
– Ability to design and implement sustainable systems & processes;
– Think Latterly (out the box);
– Excellent business understanding;
– Excellent Financial understanding;
– Excellent Planning and co-ordination skills;
– Predictive and Preventative Maintenance of

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

There is no better feeling in life than to see people grow not just based upon skills but also with self confidence.

Ideal business title: 

National General Manager After Market, National Area Service Manager, National Operations Manager, Branch Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Ø Compiling of my budgets for all my Departments;
Ø Ensuring that each division kept within their approved budget;
Ø Forecasting of Manganese to be used to the Factories in South Africa.
Ø Weekly meeting with Mangers and Planners to go through their planning for the week. At the same time ensure that the correct procedure and system is followed;
Ø Drafting of Service agreements & Contracts and putting them in place;
Ø Signing off on parts ordered, quotations for work to be done, monthly invoicing, overtime and expenses;
Ø Monthly Reporting
– Monthly invoicing verses Budget and Actual;
– Breakdown of the high costs incurred and if any corrective steps;
– Major projects progress;
– Rolling forecast of expected major projects;
– Disciplinary actions and outcomes;
– Customer complaints and corrective actions taken

Skill area of competence:

– Turn a Business unit from a loss to a profit;
– Ability to design and implement sustainable systems & processes;
– Think Latterly ( out the box );
– Excellent business understanding;
– Excellent Financial understanding;
– Excellent Planning and co-ordination skills;

Career summary:

17 Years Mining operations in Gold, platinum, Diamond, Copper, Nickel Heavy machinery, Plant machinery.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Working with people and seeing the results, the happiness and success of all.

Ideal company (culture and values):

O.E.M with the real care values for its employees. With training and developing of internal staffs skills.The ability and willingness to grow market share and ensuring it is sustainable.

Motivation to move (please select): Challenge

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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