Fraser Alexander: Junior Shift Supervisor

Company Fraser Alexander
Published 23/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Mpumalanga area, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Founded in 1912, Fraser Alexander has grown from humble beginnings to become a key player in the South African mining industry and in selected global locations.

Fraser Alexander is a leading supplier of Mining services which include: Minerals Processing, Construction and Tailings. A solid and well respected brand in the mining services area is looking to attract key talents to add to its existing pool of highly sought after professionals.

Job Functions Supervisor
Industries Mining
These positions exist to optimally manage the shifts and the site in the absence of the site manager eg. cost, SHEQ-C and discipline to achieve contract objectives

Measured Production Figures (CPIs)

Establish time cycles and set Operators targets.

Monitoring and measurements operators target (per shift, per operator).

Controlling the KPI’s according to the Supervisors/Operators targets & give performance feedback.

Investigate if the targets are not met, find the problem discuss with Shift supervisor and find a solution.

Monitor the site conditions.

Physical checking of the site and complete a checklist/risk assessment.

Risk assessment /checking and monitoring of a Site should be done on daily basis, per shift (safety controls).

Pursue innovative opportunities to reduce costs.

Control overtime and any other ways to minimise costs.

Find possible solutions in minimising the costs on site.

Calculations to measure tons yield.

Managed of SHEQ-C Systems on site

Conduct a pre-shift meeting.

Check pre start files of Shift Supervisors.

Housekeeping on site.

Obtain and apply SHEQ-C standards and procedures aligned with client SHEQ-C programmes.

Inspect the workplace and identify risks.

Compile risk assessments and do training on risk assessments.

Inspections on accountability files.

Update pre site establishment files.

Attend client safety meetings.

Inform Employees about SHEQ-C standards.

Make sure employees are competent on mine standards (medical induction sops).

Conduct PTO’s (Planned Task observations).

Managed Consumables

Control usage of magnetite & flocculent.

Closely control usage of consumables i.e. PPE.

People Management

Policies & procedures.

Control absenteeism & lateness.

Address poor performance & misconduct behavior.

Managed employee relations and attend ER forum.

Control timesheet’s/overtime.

Customer Relations

Daily interact with clients to ensure good relations.

Act quickly on the client requests.

Plant Management

Optimising plant utilization in the production.

Minimize plant abuse.

Ensure plant & equipment are well maintained.

Availability of plant.

Managed Planned Operations

Planning & implement daily and weekly work schedules.

Plan shift work with Shift Supervisors.

Ensure the optimum utilization of labour.

Ensure cost effective utilization of plant.


Grade 12

Basic Coal Preparation Certificate


2 years experience as a Multi-skilled operator

2 years experience in plant operation


Strong negotiation skills.

Financial and budgeting control skills.

People management and motivational skills.

Mentoring and Coaching skills.

Good communication, conflict handling and interpersonal skills.

Good quality control skills.

Computer skills (MS Office).

Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Project Management skills.

Excellent networking skills.

Good performance management and general skills.

Job Closing Date 30/10/2020