Lion Ferrochrome, part of Xstrata Alloys, the world’s largest producer of ferrochrome, is situated in the beautiful Steelpoort valley in the heart of the scenic Limpopo Province. This state-of-the-art operation invites individuals to apply for the following opportunities:
Engineering Services Superintendent
Engineering Services Department
This role manages, coordinates and improves engineering processes in the plant, as well as sets operational objectives and coordinates between other disciplines. The successful candidate will manage and control maintenance activities, focusing on the optimum utilisation of plant availability, shutdowns and expansions, and will manage with the necessary input, know-how, energy and enthusiasm to enable stakeholders to also reach their goals. The incumbent will work in an environment of broad spectrum exposure, which includes managing information systems, as well as quality, environment, health and safety, housekeeping awareness and loss control principles. In addition, he/she will be involved in managing the development and updating of the plant, selection of equipment as well as managing cost and budget control.
Requirements: Candidates must hold a relevant diploma/degree, backed by a Government Certificate of Competency (Factories), plus at least 5 years’ experience in a ferro-alloy or similar industry (preferably in heavy industry). Proven managerial skills, self-motivation, proficiency in English and computer efficiency (with SAP experience) are also required. Experience on rotary kiln, submerged arc furnace maintenance and electrical high-tension systems would be an advantage. The skill set required includes planning, organising and control, problem-solving and decision-making, as well as leadership. Our ideal person can take the initiative, strives for results, is adaptable and possesses a high level of emotional intelligence. Conceptual/analytical skills, the ability to recognise, initiate and develop and a drive for operational excellence and continuous improvement complete the profile sought.
Please note: Xstrata Lion Ferrochrome is committed to operating sound Sustainable Development management practices and strives towards leadership in these areas. Applicants must take note that general SD requirements and adherence to all SD policies and procedures will be expected of them.
Xstrata Lion Ferrochrome is an equal opportunity provider. In making the final selection, consideration will be given, but not limited, to achieving Xstrata Alloys’ employment equity objectives.
The selection procedure includes a panel interview. Short-listed candidates may be required to undergo psychometric assessments. Appointment will be subject to reference checking and the Company reserves the right to verify all qualifications submitted.
Please be advised that only applicants meeting the stated minimum requirements will be responded to and thus, if you have not received communication within 21 days of the closure of the advertisement, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
Closing date: 19 September 2011
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