Medium Term Planner

Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa

Job Description


VACANCY NOTIFICATION

Position: Medium Term Mine Planner

Location: Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, Kathu, Northern Cape


VACANCY STATUS

PUBLISHED DATE

17 May 2021


CLOSING DATE

28 May 2021


POSITION DESCRIPTION


Medium Term Mine Planner D Upper Patterson grading

REPORTING TO
MRM Manager

DIRECT REPORTS

1

JOB PURPOSE

Provides life of mine and medium-term planning support to the Mineral Resource Management function taking into consideration long-term mining plans and informing the short-term mine plans. Provides technical planning expertise, contributes to the mine design and ensures adherence to mining technical and planning standards.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

INPUTS


1. Manage Financial and
budgetary effectiveness


  • Provide input into annual budgets of the MRM function.
  • Provide inputs regarding volumes and grades for costing purposes.
  • Provide inputs regarding the implementation of cost saving initiative within the MRM function.
  • Identifies and escalates potential risks or opportunities that could result in increased/decreased costs.


2. Effective Planning


  • Develops and implements the medium-term mining plans. Works alongside long-term planners to align plans with life of mine, short-term plans and business objectives taking in to consideration:
Ø Principles and application of mining engineering as applied to mine design and layouts; Ø Principles and application of mine environmental control as it pertains to mine planning; Ø Constraints and assumptions that could affect mine planning (Infrastructure, logistics, services); Ø Environmental issues (permit/water use license/pollution etc.) Ø Performance factors of equipment and people. (Monitor planned vs actual performance)
  • Incorporates production and MRM feedback into the ongoing maintenance of the medium-term mining plan.
  • Provides technical consulting services to the operation by sharing in-depth knowledge within the discipline, providing relevant information and reports on progress against plans (compliance to design and compliance to plan) as well as assisting in identifying and solving mining problems.
  • Applies appropriate best practice and ensures adherence to mining technical and planning standards (Mine Criteria Design)
  • Audits compliance with the relevant mining plan and technical standards as well as compliance with relevant risk management/governance frameworks.
  • Produces short, medium and long term Mineral Extraction layouts/designs and production schedules including resource and equipment requirements.
  • Analyse schedules/information to determine the risks associated with the execution of the short and medium term mine plan
  • Analyses production results against planned schedules and recommending corrective action by doing monthly and quarterly reconciliations.
  • Measuring pit design conformance, to ensure safe mining conditions within the pit.
  • Pro-active scenario planning for different market conditions, to make an informed decision


3. Support and participate in team environment


  • Manages own performance in terms of agreed KPI’s.
  • Identifies gaps in own development and works to master skills and competencies within own role to ensure personal development and performance.
  • Contributes to the attainment of team and organisational goals by demonstrating team commitment and collaboration.
  • Values and respects team members and others within the organisation.
  • Demonstrates inclusivity and values diversity.
  • Shares knowledge and best practice that will benefit the team.


4. Customer relationship management


  • Manages customer expectations and requirements to deliver effective and efficient planning services to the business in line with company values and standards.
  • Builds and maintains key customer relationships including: HOD’s and GM: Mine.


5. Stakeholder engagement
and management

  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to promote the business and service objectives of the company.
  • Ensures that the needs of organisational stakeholders are prioritised and managed including:
Ø Colleagues, business partners, consultants and employees; Ø Relevant local, provincial and national authorities
  • Work with management and employees to discuss issues, coordinate (facilitate) activities, or resolve problems.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED


B.Sc. or B.Eng. - Mine Engineering, Metallurgy or similar (NQF 7)

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED


  • 5 years’ relevant experience in mine engineering and planning
  • Open cast mining experience


PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST


Qualification:
  • M.Sc or M.Eng. -Mine Engineering, Metallurgy or similar (NQF 8)
  • Project management/planning certification

Experience:
  • Exposure to relevant mine planning software packages (e.g. MineSched)
  • Manganese mining experience


COMPETENCIES


  • Risk management
  • Project management
  • Strategy management
  • Business acumen
  • Financial Management


SKILLS


  • Stakeholder management
  • Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Communication
  • Problem solving Numeric ability
  • Logical reasoning
  • Knowledge/concept transfer


VALUES


  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Confidential
  • Ethical
  • Reliable
  • Integrity
  • Work under pressure
  • Positive attitude
  • Decisive
  • Objective
  • Patient
  • Strategic thinker


Enquiries


Applicants who meet the key requirements of the job must apply via the
Tshipi website: www.tshipi.co.za , click on Opportunities, click on the
relevant vacancy and apply, on or before 28 May 2021

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD763903
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Education
    Not mentioned