“Tharisa plc (Tharisa) is a European headquartered, integrated resource group. We are uniquely positioned incorporating mining, processing, beneficiation, marketing, sales and logistics.” Tharisa Minerals Mine is situated near the town of Marikana in the North West Province, and is seeking to appoint a qualified candidate to the following position based at the mine: Purpose of Role The incumbent’s role is responsible for ensuring that the Production Manager’s functions are delivered to the required quality and standards. The incumbent is also responsible for ensuring sustainable and optimal use of mining resources to ensure business continuity. Role Context Reports to the production manager; Managing load & haul section so that planned tons/bcms are achieved safely and cost- effectively; Ensure that loading equipment are operated effectively and safely; Design, analyse, and monitor load & haul reports in order to give feedback to the team to improve performance; Follow budgeting guidelines and bring about necessary changes to curb costs in order to achieve annual operating and capital budgets; Conform to government guidelines in terms of safety by continuously updating load & haul procedures; Manage and assess staff progress, and recommend newer methods through researching markets and government guidelines for continuous improvement; Coordinate with technical department in order to reduce ore contamination; Ensure accuracy and completion of reports before submission to DMR; Provide direct management of the site operations which include resource and reserves management, all mining related activities, ore blending and equipment maintenance; Lead execution of operations practices and performance; Participate with other technical and engineering sections to set production goals. Core work outputs: Reaches daily target on both reef and waste; Develop and execute short and intermediate term strategies that support the growth of the operation.; Executive daily approved plan to reach daily production targets safely and cost effectively; Dewater the pit for continuous mining operations; Maintain quality benches by loading to the correct floor elevations; There is the required signage in the pit; Highwall scaling before permanent leaving loading areas; Monitor dumps levelling; Coordinate with rock engineering specialist to result with competent highwall by continuously assessing loading areas for faults, dykes and fissures that may result with highwall failure; Prepare and summarize progress reports for management; Support loading personnel and recommend optimization technologies; Create and maintain good and healthy relationship with other departments; Reach daily TSF plan; TSF and waste dump equipment are operated effectively and safely. Grade 12 or equivalent, A mining degree or diploma or studying towards any of the two, or 10 years’ experience as a Foreman in an open cast mining with a very good track record, Open cast Blasting ticket, Minimum of 3 years mining experience in open cast mining as a Production Foreman, Must be able to adapt to multi-seam mining method, Mine manager ticket or studying towards it will be an advantage. Grade 12 or equivalent, A mining degree or diploma or studying towards any of the two, or 10 years’ experience as a Foreman in an open cast mining with a very good track record, Open cast Blasting ticket, Minimum of 3 years mining experience in open cast mining as a Production Foreman, Must be able to adapt to multi-seam mining method, Mine manager ticket or studying towards it will be an advantage.