Section Engineer Production Ref:REF16165D

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Section Engineer Production Ref:REF16165D

Section Engineer Production Ref:REF16165D

Location: South Africa, Rustenburg Base Metals Refiners

Date Posted: Sept. 14, 2021

Type: N/A

Company Description

Mining may be a centuries-old activity, but at Anglo American, we are pushing the boundaries to make a positive change towards truly modern, safe, and productive mines.

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives", delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.

How do we do this? By questioning the way things have always been done and actively developing solutions to find new ways of working.

You want to challenge the status quo. That’s why we want you.

Here’s an exciting opportunity to join us in our Platinum business.

Our Platinum business mines, processes and refines the entire range of platinum group metals (PGMs): platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium.

We’re looking for talented Section Engineer Production who share our values and our belief in a better future for mining. Could you be one of them?

Job Description

The Section Engineer is a 2.13.1/ appointment in terms of the MHS Act and is responsible to provide operational service to the Section Engineering Manager, with a 1-year planning horizon. The role ensures effective and safe movement of men, ore and material in the plant and the associated maintenance and construction linked to the Operational Area of responsibility.

  • Team employee selection
  • Approved monthly budget expenditure
  • Planned maintenance priorities
  • Allocation of resources within section
  • Setting daily-, weekly- and monthly technical targets
  • Approval of sections’ leave rosters
  • Interpretation of the legal standards
  • Shutting down the section
  • Determining work priorities
  • Calling out specialist expertise when problems occur
  • Veto on individual resources on their shift
  • Changing plans and schedules on the shift to minimise the effect of unexpected problems
  • Stopping the operation if the working conditions are unsafe
  • Agreeing employees’ leave and overtime
  • Identifying employees suitable for further training
  • Disciplining of employees to agreed parameters and procedures
  • Shaft schedules
  • Planned Maintenance Schedules

This role forms part of the Engineering department of Rustenburg Base Metals Refiners reporting to the Section Engineering Manager with multiple section reports. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed National Diploma or Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Power Engineering 
  • Completed Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) for Mines and Works
  • Completed or in the process of completing a postgraduate qualification would be advantageous 

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated post GCC experience
  • Experience within a plant and/or refinery environment would be highly advantageous 

Other Requirements:

  • Advanced computer literacy
  • Valid Certificate of Fitness 
  • Valid South African Drivers License 

Key Competencies:

  • Sound technical foundations
  • Good communicator 
  • Self-driven
  • Team player 
  • Leadership 
  • Independent 

Additional Information

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are

Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities, and countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Closing Date for Applications:

Monday, 20 September 2021 

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