Tfc Maintenance Supervisor (Auxiliaries) (Steelpoort) needed at Samancor Chrome

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Job title : Tfc Maintenance Supervisor (Auxiliaries) (Steelpoort)

Job Location : Limpopo, Polokwane

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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Purpose of the job

  • Supervise the safe and cost-effective execution of all maintenance on the auxiliaries of a Ferrochrome open submerged arc furnace (SAF) plant.
  • Ensure all equipment/standby equipment & facilities are in good working order and maintained to a high industry standard.
  • Ensure the on-time execution of any shutdown work and ensuring high quality workmanship of artisans and contractors.
  • Drive excellent housekeeping standards from the reporting artisans in the area of responsibility. 

Job Responsibilities

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality:

  • Ensure SHEQ compliance within the Team through effective use of the Toolbox
  • Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status
  • Facilitate a safety culture among the team members.


  • Ensure Customer Satisfaction and support to the production team.


  • Ensure and enabling climate/culture
  • Maintain labour stability by minimising labour turnover
  • Labour complement in line with budget
  • Manage performance against set targets and competencies
  • Ensure IDP’s are linked to performance results and implemented as per plan
  • Ensure discipline is maintained (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
  • Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance level


  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • Mobilise resources to attend to plant stoppages as quickly and safely as possible
  • Provide constant feedback to the plant production personnel and the progress of any maintenance work on the plant
  • Align the maintenance effort with plant production priorities

Unplanned Interventions:

  • Prioritise breakdown and authorize work
  • Arrange resources
  • Assess risks related to unplanned jobs
  • Manage schedule to resource unplanned work
  • Verify complete administration of unplanned work

Maintenance Support:

  • Review task lists
  • Provide resource & equipment information for plan review

Solve problems and implement solutions:

  • Initiate root cause failure analysis
  • Provide feedback on pro-active identification of problem to originator
  • Record issues surrounding problems
  • Assure sustainability of solutions

Schedule Preparation:

  • Assess notification details and scope of work to ensure the scope of work meets the required standard
  • Review Bill of Quantities
  • Prioritise Jobs / Forward Workload
  • Provide Resource Availability to the Maintenance Practitioner (Planning)

Work execution:

  • Reallocate resources and schedule jobs as necessary
  • Manage materials if work order is postponed
  • Ensure quality of work and performed as per OHS Act requirements
  • Check confirmations 
  • Support the Maintenance Practitioner (Planning) to technically complete works orders on a routine basis

Work Analysis:

  • Monitor and ensure strict adherence to maintenance work management principles (percent planned work, adherence to schedule, number of breakdowns, number of proactive requests) to obtain maximum plant availability at minimum maintenance cost per unit produced

Contractor Management:

  • Optimise manning plan through the use internal or contractor artisans for unplanned work
  • Manage contractor activities within area of responsibility
  • Physcally accept and document acceptance of work
  • Verify quantities involved in contractor work
  • Record contractor non-conformance
  • Sign invoice, timesheet or pro-forma (Complete SAS); (Complete SES)

Rotables Management:

  • Decide whether item can be repaired based on initial visual inspection
  • Complete all fields on the “Damage” tag on the return item to rotable store 
  • TECO original PM01 order and complete     
  •  Notification


  • Monitor Maintenance Costs
  • Monitor Work Centre Maintenance Budget


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • N3 studying towards N4 for internal candidates in Samancor Chrome only.
  • N6 Certificate external candidates
  • 4 Years relevant experience and Preferably 1 Year Supervisory experience
  • Plant Maintenance SAP experience required
  • HR SAP, MES and IMS experience will be advantageous
  • Computer Literacy

Competencies Required:

  • Safety Leadership
  • Co-ordinate and Control
  • Results Orientation
  • Operational Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Work Standards
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communication
  • Managing Conflict

Selection Procedure:  Panel Interviews & Assessments

Closing Date: 18 June 2024

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