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Section Engineer Production


Section Engineer Production


  • Frm P'kwne 12km sth on Brgs'fort Rd, Polokwane, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

Join us as a Section Engineer (Production) as a legal appointment and integral team member responsible to provide operational services to the Section Engineering Manager within one of our flagship smelting operations, Polokwane Smelter.

We have high standards. You’ll ensure we meet them.

Safe. Smart. Sustainable. Probably not the first words you typically associate with mining. But Anglo American is not your typical mining company.

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.

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

We are the world’s leading primary producer of PGMs, which have a range of specialised applications that improve lives across the world – from vehicle fuel cells to jewellery; dentistry to glassmaking; pacemakers to petroleum refining.

Job Description

As a legal Appointee, you will ensure the safe and sustainable operation of plant equipment and processes linked to your Operational Area of responsibility at Polokwane Smelter.

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Ensuring adherence to the MHS Act, OHS Act, and GMR 2 regulations.
  • Management of the effective maintenance of assets, including planned and preventative maintenance.
  • Management and facilitation of shutdowns.
  • Ensuring adherence to site-specific and overall Anglo American standards.
  • Oversee plant, operational and business improvement projects (within the limit of authority).
  • Effective budgeting, forecasting, and financial controls.
  • Display effective team and performance management.

This role forms part of the Engineering Department of Polokwane Smelter at a Band 6 level reporting to the Section Engineering Manager, with multiple section reports.


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed BEng, BSc, BTech or National Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical or Power Engineering is required.
  • Current holder of a GCC Factories and/or Mine & Works legal ticket is required.
  • A postgraduate qualification would be advantageous.

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years operational engineering experience within a processing related environment is required i.e. Smelters, Furnaces, Processing, Refineries and Concentrators.  
  • At least 2 years people management experience (middle management) is required.
  • Project management experience would be advantageous.

Other Requirements:

  • All successful candidates will be required to undergo a Medical Fitness Test.  
  • Valid South African Drivers Licence.

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.


The primary location for this opportunity will be at our Polokwane Smelter operation, which is based in Polokwane, Limpopo province.

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 we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

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:

27 May 2021


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