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Senior Production/Ops Manager

Sasolburg, Africa, Free State, South Africa

​How would you manage several manufacturing plants, and strategize / manage operations across SHEQ, supply chains & multi-disciplinary engineering teams?  If you offer solutions to problems and can develop strategy, very quickly, to downstream chemical / fertilizer plants, please apply with a copy of your cv. You will ideally have 10 to 15 years’ experience in the chemical or fertilizer manufacturing environment. Experience in a World Class Manufacturing Environment will be an advantage - Asset Care, Lean or Six Sigma Principles etc.  Purpose of the role: The purpose of the job is to lead, manage and co-ordinate the operational and production strategy for Factory Complex through World Class Manufacturing Principles and practices in a safe and efficient manner to deliver quality product and create a long-term competitive advantage. The most important aspect of this role is effective people management and related practices. The individual must be able to lead, coach and manage people, influencing direct and indirect reports to achieve the goals of the organisation. The key focus areas of effective people management will be motivating people, coaching, team building, delegating, interviewing, reward, managing change, handling conflict, dealing with poor performance and organizational culture.Setup of self-directed teams, that are managed by outputs with accountably at source that needs a minimum level of direct supervision. Responsible to lead the facility to serve customers, support capital projects, add value to the local community and prevent incidents, in accordance with company governance, safety health environment, quality and hygiene Company policies, standards, guidelines and relevant legislation.Maintaining, implementing, and improving practices and standards according to World Class Principles and processes within the operations environment will be a key outcome measured High level objective: Implementation and improvement of practices and standards according to World Class Manufacturing principles. With a specific focus on Leading Managing Change, 5S, Visual Management, Teamwork, Focused Improvement, Human Capital, and Asset Care. The keystone to success will be the effectiveness and engagement of Human Resources, effective self-directed teams that are multi-skilled and apply effective problem solving, to enable improved quality, productivity and service, greater flexibility, reduced operating costs and faster response to change. High level duties:Manage and coach team across functions to deliver world class operation excellence through world class practices and standards.Creating self-sufficient teams that are empowered to make decisions and resolve problems.Work as a team across all departments, collaborate and effectively communicate to achieve business performance results.Coach and develop teams to enable continuous learning that supports performance, flexibility, and career growth.Effectively managing employee morale and organisational culture to enable engaged productive employees.Focus on communication and effective change management.Create self-directed teams that are multi-skilled and apply routine problem-solving practicesDevelop and execute strategy that ensures high standard of customer service, quality, and efficiency within Production.Lead and manage Manufacturing and Production on site to meet objectivesTo ensure standardization of operational systems and ensure that training is developed as per business strategic and capability requirementsManage relationship with internal customers and stakeholders Develop and execute strategy aligned with standards in Safety, Environment and Quality,Legal Responsibility and Management of Safety, Risk and Environmental Compliance Management of Budget, Financial Performance and Expenses Qualifications & Experience:Degree in Chemical Engineering (Strictly Chemical/Industrial with Chemical Major)Post Graduate Degree in (Industrial / Engineering / Production) Management will be an Advantage10 to 15 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with at least 5 - 10 years’ people management on all levels in the organisationPrevious experience in a Fertilizer production or chemical processing environment will be an advantageGood working and execution experience in a World Class Manufacturing Environment (Asset Care, Lean or Six Sigma Principles etc. will be an advantage) 

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Mechanical Plant Engineer

Africa, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg

​Would you like to be part of building a new mining business focused on precious metals on the African continent, particularly gold and diamonds.As a key member of the Technical Services Team, you will provide technical metallurgy support and expertise in a multi-disciplinary team to the Diamond / Gold operations on the African subcontinent.You will work on a 12-month contract with the view to a possible permanency position based on performance. If you have 5 years’ experience in a processing environment of which at least 24 months as a Metallurgist, please apply with a copy of your cv.  Job Description:A mining company with operations across the African subcontinent is seeking a Mechanical Plant Engineer to join the technical advisory team. Responsibilities:Develop and ensure adherence to grade control programmes.Develop a recommended mining industry strategy with roadmap (taking into consideration the Company technology trademark), identifying key technical themes and programs which may be of value.Drawing up of short-, medium- and long-term maintenance plans and ensure that these are carried out efficiently and effectively.Monitoring and analysing of maintenance trends and variances and initiating improvement initiatives where required.Ensure maximum plant availability through the integration of operations plants with engineering systems.Planning and managing shutdowns.Develop and maintain a network of key technology partners, stakeholders, and service providers so as to keep abreast of developments which might have potential benefit for the Company.Identify areas for outsourcing of maintenance and provide recommendations.To work closely with the Mining and Operational teams to optimise mineral resource and reserve extraction.Complete and review mine planning and design to increase value to operation, optimize grade control and minimize dilutionTechnical due diligence and ReviewIdentify, implement, and provide technical advice, reviews to various project teams where required to ensure achievement of project objectives. Functional Budget and Projects:Accountable for functional budget.Propose and oversee budgets and timelines for projects to develop engineering design incorporating all relevant deliverables and activities to the governing process and other engineering standards and design criteria while keeping within the budget for time and costOverseeing asset management within the processing plant. Business Intelligence:Ensure that all business units as well as legal, reporting is submitted in a timely and accurate manner.Evaluate and make recommendation of relevant technology programs to take forward.Develop practical and appropriate change management processes and procedures for use during project implementation.Conduct programmes and interpret data to inform plant production procedures.Produce written reports.Timeous and accurate reportingIdentify risks and opportunities across the Plant(s).Implement and manage intellectual property framework Compliance and Risk Management:Ensure that all legislative, accreditation and governance requirements are metProviding technical support on engineering matters to minimise risk.Ensuring all procedures and processes adhere to health and safety and environmental regulations.Assist with risk identification associated with mineral extraction and plant maintenanceSHERQ deviations and incidentsProvide technical and engineering solutions along with business improvement outcomes People Management:Lead the functional team by providing clarity of vision; prioritizing resources; facilitating alignment of team.Support development and training initiatives such as performance management, succession planning, talent management and development.Encourage knowledge transfer.Manage up - Mentor and coach line.Check and confirm the quality of the work performed and the methods used by staff.Promote a culture of adherence to company vision, values, and rules.Be aware and conversant with the MHSA and all local regulations governing mining and minerals processing. Stakeholder relations:Develop and maintain relationships and networks to optimise the achievement of functional objectives. Qualifications and Skills:Degree in Metallurgical/Mining/MechanicalPr Eng accreditation with ECSA and/or relevant professional body5-10 years’ experience within the Gold ,Diamond and/ or Heavy Mineral Sands mining industryMinimum of 5 years’ mechanical design experience in the mining and minerals processing area in the design office and in the fieldExperience in the design, development, and commissioning of dredging and/ or slurry mining systems is highly advantageousMinimum of 5 years’ experience as a Plant Maintenance EngineerExperience with 3D CAD based software - AutoCAD, Solidworks, is highly advantageousOrganizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects, processes, and team on trackAnalytical and mathematical mind, capable of evaluating and solving various complex problemsSelf-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environmentDriver’s license

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Metallurgist

Africa, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg

​Would you like to be part of building a new mining business focused on precious metals on the African continent, particularly gold and diamonds.As a key member of the Technical Services Team, you will provide technical metallurgy support and expertise in a multi-disciplinary team to the Diamond / Gold operations on the African subcontinent.You will work on a 12-month contract with the view to a possible permanency position based on performance. If you have 5 years’ experience in a processing environment of which at least 24 months as a Metallurgist, please apply with a copy of your cv.  Job Description:As a Metallurgical Technical Engineer, based at the various sites on the African continent, you will be responsible to control the plant within the technical specifications/parameters defined. Ensure technicalConduct audits of the plant to required standards. Provide technical support to Geologist and Production Manager of plant operations. Ensure that recommendations to plant improvement are considered in the “specifications/parameters” review process. General Accountability:Lead the functional team by providing clarity of vision; prioritizing resources; facilitating alignment of team.Collaborating in the development of life of mine and budget schedules for our African operations.Implementing a metallurgical technical framework for the African operationsAssist in the delivery of asset optimisation projects on site.Provide metallurgical guidance for process flow optimisation as well as for material and energy balances.Ensure the quality of the work and methods used align with company standard procedures and industry best practices.Support internal technical and toll gate reviews for operations and projects.Support technical evaluations and due diligence reviews of investment opportunitiesAssist in developing, maintaining, or improving operational procedures and processesEnsure all procedures and processes adhere to health, safety, and environmental regulations Support development and training initiatives such as performance management, succession planning, talent management and development.Be aware and conversant with the MHSA and all local regulations governing mining and minerals processing Work Experience:10+ years of experience in the mining industry, with at least 5 of those years in relevant site-based roles5 years’ experience in a processing environment of which at least 24 months should be as a MetallurgistMulti-commodity experience in alluvial deposits, heavy mineral sands, precious and base metal extraction will be advantageousHydrometallurgical experience Prior experience in working with diverse technical teams, preferably in Africa would be highly regardedExperience in Process Plant design & development, fabrication as well as commissioning will be highly advantageous Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc, B.Eng, BTech) in Metallurgy (or related discipline). A postgraduate degree would be advantageousProfessional accreditation (Pr Eng) with the Engineering Council of South Africa is highly advantageousProfessional member of the South Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy will be advantageous Competencies:Detail orientatedExcellent communication skills (preferably bilingual French/English)Proficient with Microsoft Office SuiteHigh level of proficiency in writing technical reportsGood presentation skillsGood team playerSelf-motivatedAbility to work under pressureDelivery and service orientatedAbility to influence people across all levels of the businessAnalytical and mathematical minded, capable of evaluating and solving complex problems 

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Mechanical Engineer

Western Cape, Cape Town - CBD, Africa, South Africa

Do you want to be part of building a new office in Cape Town for a well establish engineering consultancy in South Africa? You will be improving our clients mechanical service offerings to heavy industries in South Africa on multi discipline projects.If you have between 3 – 10 years’ experience on mechanical and piping engineering projects and vessel or piping design experience, please apply with a copy of your CV.  Required outputs and responsibilities:To generate and execute technical deliverables including:      Scoping; work breakdown and allocation as well as generation of technical mechanical and piping specifications and designs on Greenfields and Brownfields projectsEnsure that discipline deliverables have been executed in accordance with the necessary technical standards, specifications, client requirements, applicable internal quality systems, and interface requirements with other work/disciplines.Interfacing and liaising with clients during proposal, design, and construction phases of projects.Interfacing and liaising with supply, fabrication and construction subcontractors during proposal, design and construction phases of projects. To perform discipline inputs in MFD (P&ID) reviews, HAZOP study, Model and constructability reviews, Mechanical /design philosophy review meetings internally and with clients  Minimum Qualifications/ExperienceB Eng. / BSc (Hons)  degree in Mechanical EngineeringThree to ten years’ experience in industrial mechanical and piping engineering projects. Registered as a candidate with ECSA, (Pr Eng would be advantageous). Experience in the application of ASME codes, pressure equipment regulations, SANS 347, and other international standards for vessels and piping.  Exposure to piping and mechanical fabrication and construction projects and processes. Experience in projects that involve multi-discipline teams. Exposure to and experience within the petrochemical sector and API standards would be advantageous.  Vessel and piping design experience would be advantageous. Personal AttributesAffinity for detail engineering and a passion for mechanical engineering with a specific focus on reliability engineering.   Ability to work under pressure  Conceptual and analytic problem-solving Strong team player (good interpersonal skills) Strong written and oral communication skills (internally and to clients)  Self-starter and able to work independently Ability to prioritize with good time management  Self-disciplined and motivated Quality and detail driven Assertive with a strong internal locus of control Maximum Salary - R800 000 TCTC

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Chief Commercial Officer of APAC Exchange
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​We have been working with the PeopleSolved team over the last few years. They have consistently provided us with a high-level recruitment service for the Technology vacancies at all levels within our group. Their understanding of our environment and company culture enables them to provide us wit...

South Africa

Head of HR of Retail Client
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Managing Director of FMCG Client
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WHO WE ARE

We Live By Three Rules;
Delivery, Transparency and Value

PeopleSolved was founded in 2011 with the ambition to deliver excellence in everything we do. Since then, we have become the recruitment partner of choice to companies throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

People and Technology are at the heart of our business. We invest in securing and developing talent in specialist markets and we use disruptive technology to enable us to deliver more effectively to global best practice.

Comprising of over 100 recruiters, supporting our Clients’ operations globally.

1

Dallas

5830 Granite
Pkwy Suite 100
Plano, TX 75024
United States

2

Toronto

240 Richmond Street West
Toronto
ON, M5V 1V6
Canada

3

London

14 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8HN
United Kingdom

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Stuttgart

Derendinger St. 41
Tubingen
72072
Germany

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Cape Town

4 Loop Street
Cape Town
8001
South Africa

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Durban

2 Ncondo Place
Ridgeside, Umhlanga Ridge
Durban, 4320
South Africa

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Johannesburg

173 Oxford Road
Rosebank
Johannesburg, 2196
South Africa

8

Tyger Valley

7 Canal Edge 3
Tyger Waterfront
Belville 7530
South Africa

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Employees
3000 +
Candidates Placed
800 +
Clients
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