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Densa Dry Mill Production Manager (WRSM)

Location: Mpumalanga and South Africa
Sector: Sawmilling
Contract Type: Permanent

Densa Dry Mill Production Manager

SUITABLE EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:

DENSA SAW MILLS – PRODUCTION MANAGER (WITH FOCUS ON DRY MILL)

Job Purpose

Liaison between internal and external stakeholders in the Dry Mill process, including production personnel, sales personnel and outbound transport companies;

Manages the Dry Mill production control and logistic activities at the lowest cost with the best service.

Reporting Line

This position has direct reporting to Densa Mill Manager & Indirect reporting to the Group Sales Manager and Operations Director on transport as well as product & business development (*dotted line to Mill HODs);

The Dry Mill Manager, Despatch Foreman & Destacking Foreman positions report to this position.

Requirements

  • Valid grade 12 qualification with proof thereof required;
  • Fluency in English required (Reading, writing & speaking) (Fluency in Afrikaans and additional official language/s advantageous);
  • BTech(Wood Tech)/National Diploma(Wood Technology)/BSc(Wood Technology)/proven equivalent qualification;
  • Good knowledge of quality / SANS Standards / relevant SANS grading specifications;
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in sawmill dry mill production environment with contactable references;
  • Advanced knowledge & Proficiency of Microsoft Office required (Excel, Outlook and Word);
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, Strong mental ability with deep Analytical, Problem-solving, and Decision-making skills, effective Interpersonal & communication skills, self-driven and ready to interact with all levels in the organization.

Responsibilities  (including, but not limited to)

  • Manage the Densa Dry Mill from Destacking Section through to Despatch to ensure production/productivity targets are met (this includes Finger-joint and Planer operations under Dry Mill Manager);
  • Manage the Despatch loading plan to ensure that volumes are on/above plan & loads are scheduled in a cost-effective manner;
  • Interact/advise with Dry Mill Manager (& Wet Mill Manager as needed) on production planning to ensure that loading schedule is successfully implemented (this includes optimising value whereby the ratio of S5 & better is on/above plan);
  • Interact with Sales Office to ensure that customer commitments, preferences, approved credit status, etc are complied with;
  • Interact with all role players (including production HODs) to maximise value and volume recovery throughout the Dry Mill production process (improve productivities at the various machines / processes);
  • Interact with Maintenance Manager & Responsible Dry Mill Fitter to ensure that all PM schedules are applied/up to date;
  • Involved in co-ordinating all other maintenance work both planned & unplanned to ensure that machine uptime is maximised & complying with accepted standards;
  • Ensure effective planning of the Dry Mill in line with production orders to meet monthly targets, company goals & objectives;
  • Manage operating / transport expenditures to be within budget (especially with focus on labour- as well as R&M costs);
  • Be involved in product and business development opportunities as well as capex projects as required to enhance business development, ensure sustainability and customer satisfaction;
  • Encourage & foster a sense of high, positive morale with colleagues & suppliers while carrying out the above functions;
  • Long term planning to supervision of Day-to-day activities and implement necessary improvement actions in coordination with other mill functions – Keep track of a.o. quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency;
  • Assist in efficient management of Dry Mill production planning, and logistics to drive production efficiency whilst maintaining delivery performance at optimal stock levels (Advanced Production/Planning/Production processes knowledge);
  • Ensure effective communication of relevant information to all stakeholders to support effective decision making for the business;
  • Package market related and negotiable.

EE/AA Candidates will enjoy preference (African Females and African Males are encouraged to apply), although all applications will be considered.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2024
(should you not receive any communication within 14 days after closing date, please accept your application as unsuccessful).

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FJ Foreman (WRSM)

Location: Mpumalanga and South Africa
Sector: Sawmilling
Contract Type: Permanent

FJ Foreman

SUITABLE EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF FJ FOREMAN AT WHITE RIVER:

(Please note this foreman position is a SAWMILLING SPECIFIC junior position at supervisory level, and is NOT aimed at candidates who are artisans / engineering foremen / mining foremen)

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Proof of grade 12 school- and other qualification/s required;
  • Supervisor’s certificate/Saw milling certificate/similar qualification/s e.g. Diploma in Wood Technology and/or relevant “on-the-job” training beneficial (NQF Level 3 and above);
  • Proven saw milling experience in the Dry Mill (especially at Finger-Joint) with references essential (minimum 3 years’ experience and 2 years’ supervisory experience);
  • Fluent in English as official business language (additional languages advantageous);
  • Knowledge of OHS Act.

Job Description, Duties. and Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of SANS Standards (10096  and Structural Board Grading (Finger-Joint Grading)) advantageous (proven training beneficial);
  • Experience in ensuring quality control measures are met and managed, preparation and passing of external quality control audits;
  • Control quality and productivity throughout inspection process;
  • Good knowledge of sample taking principles;
  • Grading as well as planer and finger-jointing exposure advantageous;
  • Good knowledge of finger-joint production processes advantageous;
  • Understanding and knowledge of machine set-up and principles of operating automatic machines;
  • Good communication and interpretative skills;
  • Self-motivated, hardworking individual that can work in a team;
  • Ability to analyze, plan, schedule and troubleshoot;
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude;
  • Must be prepared to work shifts and/or overtime;
  • Responsible to manage the team’s activities and staff requirements;
  • Monitoring status of equipment and consumables in the section;
  • Upholding safety standards and good housekeeping practices;
  • Junior management of the team, including planning and allocating duties to different employees as well as discipline and development of employees.

EE/AA Candidates will enjoy preference (African Females and African Males are encouraged to apply), although all applications will be considered.

Closing Date for applications: 31 July 2024.
(should you not receive any communication within 14 days after closing date, please accept your application as unsuccessful).

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Fitter (WRSM)

Location: Mpumalanga and South Africa
Sector: Sawmilling
Contract Type: Permanent

Fitter

SUITABLE EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF FITTER AT WHITE RIVER:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Proven Grade 12 School Qualification or equivalent;
  • Section 13 Trade Certificate (Completion of N3/N4 minimum);
  • At least 5 years’ proven saw-mill experience (with contactable references);
  • Sawmilling Experience (including Wet Mill, Dry Mill, Kilns&Boilers and all sections’ related equipment);
  • Good employment history (Contactable references essential – reference checks will be done).
  • Fluent in English as official business language (read, write, speak) (additional languages advantageous).

Job Description, Duties and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of sawmilling equipment;
  • Strong on preventative maintenance;
  • Experience on identification and sourcing of spares;
  • Welding and machining skills required (including working on lathe and milling machines, as well as pneumatic and hydraulic experience);
  • Taking accurate measurements of metal components, ensuring a proper fit;
  • Lubricating, measuring, tapping, drilling and polishing components to prepare them for assembly;
  • Cutting, bending and affixing equipment such as hydraulic pipelines and welding metal components together as required;
  • Proposing procurement of spares for scheduled and corrective maintenance;
  • Proposing modifications to schedules for more effective care of assets;
  • Attending to breakdowns as requested by relevant staff members as per procedure;
  • Inspecting damaged component parts, identifying the deficient components and reassembling it to good working order where possible;
  • Completing & handing in job cards subsequently to completing tasks & Ensuring Planned Maintenance sheets are completed;
  • Adhering to all safety rules and regulations;
  • Reporting any deviation from standard safety practice immediately;
  • Proposing changes to achieve greater safety and/or productivity of the operation and maintenance functions;
  • Maintaining good housekeeping by keeping work area clean and organised;
  • Self-starter with Good problem-solving skills / Fault finding ability;
  • Ability to function as part of the Team / Team-player and the ability to successfully manage all facets of the team reporting to him/her;
  • Medically fit for the position;
  • Proven experience in high pressure, production environment/s;
  • Required to work shifts and overtime from time to time (including occasional call-outs and regular stand-by duties);
  • Partake in weekly emergency and/or mechanical standby;
  • Required to work in December during Annual Shutdown.

Additional Information:

  • Market-related Salary;
  • Pension and Medical Benefits;
  • Company Accommodation.

EE/AA Candidates will enjoy preference (African Females and African Males are encouraged to apply), although all applications will be considered.

Closing Date for applications: 31 July 2024.
(should you not receive any communication within 14 days after closing date, please accept your application as unsuccessful).