Production/Plant Manager


Last Updated: 31st January 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
Potchefstroom, South Africa

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
Locked

Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Languages
Afrikaan, English

Summary

I am a Production Manager focused on cutting company costs and boosting company revenue through innovative management techniques. Organised and diligent with a strong background in maintenance, planning, budgeting and staffing. Meticulous manager who excels at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure. Broad industry experience includes Safety, Plant maintenance, Mining and Construction. Results-driven, skilled and focused on achieving success and increased productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety, training and administration.
I am a dedicated leader with demonstrated ability to train, manage and motivate team members to achieve organisational objectives.

Education

Lyceum College
Production and Operations Management

   Jan 1998
— Jan 2000

Production and Operations Management Diploma
Lyceum College (Grad 2000)
Subjects – Production Management, Quality Management, Management Technics,
Business Communications, Strategy and Problem solving, Purchasing Management
And Industrial psychology. With Production Management as Major and Quality Management as major.

Telecoms
Telecoms Electrician

   Jan 1984
— Jan 1987

Trade

Experience

Khazakhaltyn Technology (AAEngineering group)
Engineer Technologist

   Jun 2017
— Current

Consult and assist with the design and building of 3 tailings reclamation gold plants
Commissioning of the 3 gold plants for Kazakhaltyn Technology
Training and development of plant operational people
Advising and consulting engineering staff and contractors
Optimize production throughput

VDDB
Project Manager

   Jul 2013
— Feb 2017

Defined project deliverables and monitored status of tasks.
Drafted action plans and led meetings with department executives to review project status and proposed changes.
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to draft project schedules and plans.
Monitored team progress and enforced deadlines.
Managed a team of 5 onsite general contractors for 8 months.
Assigned projects and tasks to employees based on their competencies and specialties.
Followed through with competent execution of project plans by providing proper tools and equipment to all construction personnel.
Monitored the safety of all construction activities, making on-site personnel safety the top priority.
Coordinated training for the construction teams on site-specific requirements, techniques and procedures.
Efficiently recorded and rejected incorrect deliveries of material to site.
Monitored all the quantity surveying and quality assurance on-site.

Riverheights pty LTD (Construction)
Director (Self Employed)

   Nov 2009
— Jun 2013

Educated builders personnel on the quality standards throughout the construction process.
Directed the general contractor on required mock-up preparation.
Acted as the liaison between landscape architects and the general contractors.
Assigned projects and tasks to employees based on their competencies and specialties.
Followed through with competent execution of project plans by providing proper tools and equipment to all construction personnel.
Performed building/construction site pre-inspections and coordinated post-construction audits.
Acted as the liaison with company safety representatives to promote awareness and understanding of safety protocols.
Monitored the safety of all construction activities, making on-site personnel safety the top priority.
Coordinated training for the construction teams on site-specific requirements, techniques and procedures.

Tati Nickel Mining Company
Production Manager Process

   Mar 2002
— Nov 2009

• Coordinated all department functions for team of 250 employees.
• Maintained detailed administrative and procedural processes to improve accuracy and efficiency.
• Managed the day-to-day tactical and long-term strategic activities within the business.
• Conducted cost, schedule, contract performance, variance and risk analysis.
• Recruited and hired 50 new staff each year.
• Presented company goals and objectives to new principals.
• Coached and mentored 200 staff members by offering constructive feedback and taking interest in their long-term career growth.
• Managed a team of 4 onsite general contractors for 2 years.
• Monitored the safety of all construction activities, making on-site personnel safety the top priority.
• Managed team of 6 professionals.
• Served as mentor to junior team members.
• Defined strategy and business plan for Ore preparation and Ore processing departments.
• Directed 8 Metallurgists and Engineers in the operations of the process plants.
• Processed 17500 tons of Nickel & copper ore per day.
• Developed and managed annual operating budgets for 2 departments
• Identified inefficiencies and made recommendations for process improvements.
• Assessed and trained personnel for promotion to cross-functional operations.
• Coordinated preventative maintenance on existing and new production equipment, including routine calibration.
• Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules.
• Diligently maintained safety and quality standards.
• Organised, prioritized and managed plant maintenance projects to keep facility safe, efficient and clean.
• Created standards, methods, processes and procedures for reviewing, evaluating and inspecting mechanical projects.
• Identified the most efficient and acceptable resolutions to complex engineering problems.
• Drafted action plans and led meetings with department executives to review project status and proposed changes. Delivered status reports to stakeholders for budgeting and planning purposes.

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