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Shiftboss Production X1 – Sasol Vacancies

Shiftboss Production (Stonework) – Sasol Vacancies


Job Req Id: 116200

Closing date: 13 March 2023


Location: Secunda, Mpumalanga 


Job Purpose


To manage, lead, organize, and control production and to provide the leadership required to create a high-performance team capable of reaching all its set targets.  Execute the statutory duties according to Regulation 2.15.1 in his / her area of responsibility.


  • Grade 12 with Maths and Science (Must)
  • Ability to obtain a valid Red Ticket
  • Certificate in Blasting for Fiery Mines, (Must)
  • Gas Testing, Competent A, First Aid Certificate
  • Mine Overseer Certificate of Competence (Wish)
  • Mining Engineering Diploma (Wish)
  • Valid driver’s license (Must)
  • 2 years total relevant experience as a Shiftboss will be to your benefit

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To be able to work shifts based on operational requirements.





Safe Production – Carry out on a day-to-day basis the planning, organizing, control, and leadership that ensures that departments’ KPIs are met to produce safe coal by ensuring

  • Stonework, water and back bye areas, diamond drill, and trunk conveyors
  • Availability of Equipment Downtime/shift / MTTF /MTTR (infrastructure and in-section equipment)
  • Adherence to Overhaul/maintenance program – plan vs. actual

 Implement operational projects, and ensures operating compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in appointed area of responsibility

  • Ensures adherence to Operating principles and legislation
  • Compliance with governance bodies (standardization committees)
  • SOP / COP implementation and adherence

 Ensure availability of spares, equipment, and resources required to ensure optimal production, including governance of Electronic timekeeping

  • The total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Electronic time-keeping system adherence

 Provides first-line solutions to employees reporting to him/her on any technical-related problem

  • Problems resolved
  • Failure trend analysis and root cause elimination

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 Safe Production – Support departments to achieve set targets by coordinating planning within appointed areas of responsibility

  • Rand per ton (R/t), Tons per CM per shift (t/cm/shift)
  • Volumes vs. monthly TQF (Including Quality)

Finance – Control costs to ensure production volumes are achieved within budget

  • Delivery against budget and reporting calendar vs. target

SHE – Ensure best-in-class safety performance and continuous improvement of key safety metrics to maintain required RCR

  • SHE compliance rates vs. targets (especially major findings), % outstanding actions  on findings
  • Zero harm, Zero fatalities, LWDCR

 Provide on-the-job training, coaching, and career development

  • Training days for the department
  • Planned Task observations
  • Coaching of employees
  • Engagement of employees


In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups. In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.



  • Supporting the mine in delivering safe production within the budgeted allowances for engineering maintenance, balancing production targets with maintenance practices
  • Managing relationships between the mining and engineering departments
  • Ensuring that the various sets of legal requirements and engineering principles are met within the operational environment
  • The influx of new technology requires a highly skilled workforce to manage the complexity
  • The management of service providers operating in the area of responsibility, providing sufficient supervision
  • The management of the procurement and supply side of the operational environment

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  • This position has a 2.15.1 legal appointment and is accountable for managing the operational solutions and governance within the area of appointment at a mine within a highly regulated industry
  • Remote locations, equipment, and infrastructure are underground and may be located over a wide area, the availability must be managed to ensure production targets are met
  • Complex interfaces with contractors and suppliers also exit
  • Information from various sources needs to be analyzed, interpreted, and integrated to make trade-off decisions in the best interest of the area of responsibility


  • People Leadership
  • Inspirational:  Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation.
  • Builds Talent: Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage.


Be aware that providing Sasol with forged and untruthful documents will render your application null and void. You must not pay when applying for this job.


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