Site Coordinator

Job location:
Bronkhorstpruit, South Africa
Created moment:
June 12, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08349

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Site Coordinator

Job Summary


Headcount: 25 to 75 employees

Subordinates: 2 direct reports

Tonnage: 65 to 85 K metric tons

Specify percentage of domestic travel required      10- 15 %


1. Ensure health and safety functions required of the employer are carried out in terms of Section 3(1)(a) of the MHSA, including all mandatory Code of Practices, risk assessment programmes, occupational hygiene programmes and any other programmes required to ensure effective environmental, health and safety management.

2. Ensure that all applicable statutory requirements are met in terms of labour, environment, health and safety. 

3. Update scheduling of production (monthly) according to the market demand.

4. Update budget and forecast scheduling of production (monthly) according to the market demand.

5. Set up and maintain processes to optimise productivity, throughput and availability.

6. Continuously adapt workforce to operational requirements to ensure optimum ROI.

7. Define major investment opportunities to improve productivity.

8. Ensure the sustainability of the mine operation by ensuring mining exploration is continued to identify ore deposits, and prepared, adapting to product changes and requirements in the market.

9. Ensure, on a daily basis, the cost control of all operations comply with approved cost budgets

10. Responsible to submit to the Board, annually, for approval:

- implementation and management of an annual exploration and mining plan;

- capital and operational cost budget;

- staffing and training requirements;

- product production plans;

- rehabilitation plans and as per the approved environmental management programme.

11. Ensure proper maintenance is carried out to minimise downtime and maximise working efficiency of equipment and processes

12. Co-ordinate the requirements for the annual shutdown.

13. Take part in the continuous improvement actions of the company in terms of quality, services and processes.

14. Ensure proper application of ISO procedures at the mine.

15. Assist with Negotiate all required contracts with suppliers to the mine e.g. mining, tailings- and waste management, security, etc.

16. Deal with the Department of Minerals and Energy regarding all mining related operational matters.

17. Execute and control all social responsibilities placed on the mine with regards to the approved Social and Labour Plan.

18. Recruit, train, mentor, discipline and motivate the workforce when appropriate.


1. Diploma in Production/Operations Management or Mining Engineering.

2. Blasting Certificate.

3. Competent A Certificate.

4. At least 15 years management level experience in production, preferably metallurgical or geological, environment with multiple operational functions (Production, Industrial Relations, Maintenance/Engineering, mining).

5. Drivers licence is essential.

6. Knowledge of the production environment and demands placed on the manager with regards to a continuous, high-volume process. 

7. Strong leadership qualities required in a unionised environment

8. Good managerial skills required, especially with regards to assertiveness, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

9. Continuous planning of people-, process- and output requirements to meet ever-changing customer needs and expectations. 

10. Able to work under pressure and to deadlines.

11. Strong personality required to deal with daily stresses in the form of statutory requirements, managerial pressure, staff expectations and social responsibilities.

12. Hands-on management skills required e.g. continuous and daily visits to plants and quarries, stock taking, waste management, continuous improvement and housekeeping requirements.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.