Workshop Supervisor (Underground Mining Equipment / Engineering / Warehouse Management / Production / Repairs) – Free State, South Africa633 0901 MHU

Southern Africa
Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. 633 0901 MHU

Reference Number: 633 0901 MHU


Job Description:

Our client is a multinational underground mining equipment manufacturer. The Workshop Supervisor is responsible for directing and controlling production within the plant to ensure production schedules are met safely and on time in accordance with established policies, procedures and overall company objectives. Duties include but are not limited to; the

coordination of MEMCO’s repair and exchange process, unit rebuild program, new unit builds, all shipping and receiving activities, and facilities maintenance.



  • Actively support plant and company goals by managing, prioritizing and scheduling repair, rebuild and assembly activities.
  • Partner with the Product Support Manager to ensure all customer rebuilds and repairs are scheduled and executed to customer expectations.
  • Coordinate planning sessions with key stakeholders (i.e. Product Support and Sales) to ensure deadlines and production requirements, and aftermarket distribution are met efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Develop, recommend and implement measures to reduce costs, improve repair, rebuild and assembly methods, equipment and personnel performance and quality of product.
  • Effectively act as an agent of change by promoting, supporting and participating in Lean manufacturing initiatives. Motivate direct reports to achieve in Lean manufacturing objectives.
  • Partner with the Quality and Engineering Departments to ensure compliance with quality systems and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with cross-functional groups (i.e. Engineering, Purchasing, Sales, Service and Quality) to achieve company and departmental objectives.
  • Initiate projects that will improve the production process or safety of such and that will impact the internal and external customers in a value-added manner.
  • Working closely with the Product Support department, ensure ongoing training of Shop personnel to provide an “up and coming” group of potential Service Representatives.
  • Ensure all equipment and tools are in safe operating condition. Working with the Maintenance Manager, identify, coordinate and integrate preventative and predictive maintenance requirements.
  • Lead Joint Health and Safety Committee to ensure all work requests, projects and safety concerns are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate employee performance, conduct performance appraisals annually and provide continuous feedback to employees including disciplinary actions as required.
  • Train, motivate and mentor direct reports, addressing concerns and resolving problems.
  • Adhere to and effectively carry-out supervisory responsibilities in relation to applicable legislation and company policies (i.e. health and safety, performance appraisals, attendance management, following disciplinary procedures).
  • Support and effectively communicate company programs and policies to subordinates


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Matric
  • Diploma or Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology preferably
  • Five (5) + years supervisory experience in a Manufacturing Environment utilizing fabrication, machining and/or welding processes. Experience in a custom OEM environment
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Working knowledge and understanding of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical equipment
  • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
  • Working knowledge of warehouse management and inventory control
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and working familiarity with MS Office products


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent role


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Mark Huber

Managing Lead – Executive Mining Recruitment

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.



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