Operating entity: Sasol Mining, Irenedale

Geographical area: Near Charl Cilliers


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


1. (Safe Production) –Carries out on a day to day basis – planning, organising,

control and leadership that ensure that departments KPI’s are met –to produce safe coal by ensuring

  • tons / cm / shift
  • Availability of Equipment Downtime / shift / MTTF /MTTR (infrastructure and in-section equipment)
  • Adherance to Overhaul / maintenance program – plan vs. actual

2. Implements operational projects, ensures operating compliance to Standard

Operating Procedures (SOP) in appointed area of responsibility

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

3. Ensures availability of spares, equipment and resources required to ensure

optimal production, including governance of Electronic time keeping

  • Total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Electronic time keeping system adherence

4. Provides first line solutions to employees reporting to him / her on any technical

related problem

  • Problems resolved
  • Failure trend analysis and root cause elimination

5. Safe Production – Support departments to achieve set targets by coordinating

planning within appointed area of responsibility.

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

6. (Finance) – Control costs to ensure production volumes are achieved within


  • Delivery against budget and reporting calendar vs. target

7. (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

8. Provide on the job training, coaching and career development

  • training days for department
  • Planned Task observations
  • Coaching of employees
  • Engagement of employees


Please note the following clauses:

  • The Sasol Group / Sasol Mining will never request you to make any cash deposits/payments as part of the recruitment process.
  • 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.


  • Grade 12 with Maths and Science (Must)
  • Red Ticket
  • Certificate in Blasting for Fiery Mines, (Must)
  • Gas Testing, Competent A, First Aid
  • Mine Overseer Certificate of Competence (Wish)
  • Mining Engineering Diploma (Wish)
  • Valid drivers license (Must)

Minimum 2 years total relevant experience in a Shiftboss role



    • Inspirational – Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation.
    • Builds Talent – Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage.
  • SELF-MASTERY – Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.
    • Influential – Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes.
    • Collaborative – Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.

Note: Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.

The Sasol Group / Sasol Mining will never request you to make any cash deposits/payments as part of the recruitment process.

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