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Morupule Coal Mine offering various job vacancies

Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) is a mining company established in 1973 to mine and transform coal into unlimited sources of energy. The MCM business is at the heart of a prosperous future for Botswana with coal production contributing significantly to the economic development of Botswana. Morupule Coal Mine is owned by the Minerals Development Company Botswana (MDCB) at 100% ownership.
Morupule Coal Mine is located 14 km northwest of the urbanized village of Palapye (the fastest growing center outside the capital city of Gaborone), along the Serowe-Palapye national highway (A14). The company’s vision, is ‘To be a leading coal energy business”
The Company Seeks to invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:
1. ASSISTANT VENTILATION OFFICER (6 MONTHS FIXED TERM CONTRACT)
Job Summary:
To maintain ventilation systems efficiency and occupational hygiene measurements to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Key Activities:
• Adheres to quality assurance/governance protocol/principles in area of responsibility.
• Recommends and incorporates cost containment initiatives into budget and controls expenditure within approved parameters.
• Measures ventilation and occupational hygiene parameters to provide information for ventilation engineering decision.
• Develops short term mine ventilation layouts for a designated section to ensure legal compliance.
• Implements and monitors the mines ventilation systems and programmes to ensure legal compliance.
• Inducts people going underground on ventilation aspects to and ensures compliance to standards and legal compliance.
• Inspects return airways, worked out areas and refuge bays to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
• Conducts stone dust sealed off gas sampling and sensors response tests on the Adroit EMS.
• Researches the market on ventilation technological best practices to keep abreast of new developments.
• Carries water sampling as and when required.
• liaises with mining officials on change of plans and schedules to minimise the effect of unexpected or unsafe work practices.
• Attends to all administrative functions in area of responsibility by:
 Carrying out and observing all associated administrative and clerical procedures
 Checking work progress and ensuring all diagnostic information is provided for error resolution and incident analysis.
• Identifies and manages the implementation of and adherence to legal and corporate governance principles/requirements.
• Initiates, monitors, controls and coordinates short to medium term plans to ensure attainment of desired results.
• Coordinates the safety health and environmental policies and procedures as well as Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Act in area of responsibility.
• Manages subordinates’ key effectiveness areas by setting, monitoring and reviewing performance and taking remedial action as necessary.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas in order to improve the Mini Business Unit performance.
• Maintains effective relationships clients/partners/customers to ensure achievement of Mini Business Unit objectives.
• Takes responsibility for providing excellent services by developing self, applying skills, knowledge and experiences to improve and measure their own performance against set standards.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Minimum of Diploma in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/ Mining Engineering.
• Intermediate and(or) Certificate in Mine and Environmental control/Occupational hygiene.
• 2 years post qualification experience in a mining environment.
• Knowledge of SHE Management System ISO 45001: 2018 and ISO 14001: 2015.
2. VENTILATION OBSERVER (6 MONTHS FIXED TERM CONTRACT)
Job Summary:
To assist Assistant Ventilation Officer to maintain ventilation systems efficiency and occupational hygiene measurements to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Key Activities:
• Adheres to quality assurance/governance protocol/principles in area of responsibility.
• Assist Assistant Ventilation Officer to recommends and incorporates cost containment initiatives into budget and controls expenditure within approved parameters.
• Assist Assistant Ventilation Officer to measure ventilation and occupational hygiene parameters to provide information for ventilation engineering decision.
• Assist Assistant Ventilation Officer to develop short term mine ventilation layouts for a designated section to ensure legal compliance.
• Assist Assistant Ventilation Officer to implement and monitor the mines ventilation systems and programmes to ensure legal compliance.
• Assist Assistant Ventilation Officer to induct people going underground on ventilation aspects to ensures compliance to standards and legal compliance.
• Inspects return airways, worked out areas and refuge bays to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
• Conducts stone dust sampling, sealed off gas sampling and sensors response tests on the Adroit EMS.
• Carries water sampling on monthly basis.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas in order to improve the Mini Business Unit performance.
• Maintains effective relationships with clients/partners/customers to ensure achievement of Mini Business Unit objectives.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Minimum of BGCSE.
• 2 years’ experience in underground mining environment.
• Knowledge of SHE Management System ISO 45001: 2018 and ISO 14001: 2015.
3. SALES AND MARKETING CLERK
Job Summary:
To weigh road trucks/wagons and process documents for product sales, including invoicing, preparation of dispatch/export documents and customs clearance.
Key Activities:
• Adheres to quality assurance/governance protocol/principles in area of responsibility.
• Participates in control of Mini Business Units cost saving initiatives by optimizing resource utilization in area of responsibility.
• Receives purchase orders from customers, checks product quantity/quality, account payment status and captures order into order bank/syspro.
• Issues loading instructions/picking numbers to customers specifying product type and quantities as per order.
• Weighs trucks and wagons in accordance with MCM procedures and statutory legal requirements to determine quantity loaded and raises Dispatch Note.
• Attaches wagon labels after wagon inspection and checks against train list from railways.
• Checks the Dispatch Note against the Proforma Invoice, Order Acknowledgement and Picking Number for accuracy of captured data and release a Tax Invoice.
• Prepares and accurately complete the required customs documents including but not limited to Bills of Entry, Certificates of Origin, Goods Consignment Notes.
• Compiles and submits exports documents online to BURS for clearing and Botswana Railways for rating to facilitate delivery of product to foreign customers.
• Notifies customers of dispatched consignments and documents by use of appropriate communication medium.
• Respond to customers inquiries/queries by telephone or e-mail.
• Liaises with customers and transporters to agree on loading dates and logistics.
• Verifies customers product requirements to ascertain that the driver has provided correct loading instructions to ensure supply of right quality and quantity of product.
• Maintains and control filling system in accordance with the standard filling procedures for speedy retrieval of customers records.
• Checks transport claim invoices before recommending for payment.
• Performs weekly and monthly reconciliations on General Ledger, Coal Sales Summary report and resolves reconciling items.
• Prepares, maintain and update reports as and when required. (i.e. trains and trucks turnaround reports).
• Ensure adherence to all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures in area of responsibility.
• Induct all customers and transporters entering MCM on MCM SHE and Traffic Management procedures and maintain induction records.
• Identifies and suggests creative and innovative ideas in order to improve the Mini Business Unit performance.
• Inspects product stockpiles in conjunction with Plant personnel to determine product quality/quantity and advises supervisor on product availability and quality.
• Liaises with Plant loading personnel and Security during loading on customers trucks traffic management at the loading area and weighbridge.
Role competencies:
Good product knowledge.
Proficiency in Syspro sales module.
Weighbridge operations.
BURS Online clearance.
Microsoft Office Application.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Certificate, preferably in Marketing/Business Management.
• 3 years’ experience in a sales processing environment.
• Awareness of SHE Management System ISO 45001: 2018 and ISO 14001: 2015.
4. LABORATORY ANALYST
Job Summary:
To conduct chemical and physical test works on samples in accordance with MCM standards and legal requirements.
Key Activities:
• Adheres to quality assurance/governance protocol/principles in area of responsibility.
• Recommends and incorporates cost containment initiatives into budget and controls expenditure within approved parameters.
• Analyses samples in accordance with MCM set standards using appropriate equipment.
• Verifies the laboratory equipment in accordance with MCM standards policies and procedures and files records.
• Conducts tests for the proficiency testing and inter lab comparisons programmes.
• Implements internal analysis controls for quality assurance purposes.
• Correlates data generated from the tests/analysis prior to internal reporting.
• Assist with implementation of the Quality Management System.
• Performs scheduled test works with MCM in accordance with MCM set parameters and within the stipulated turn around time to ensure adherence to the clients requirements.
• Generates valid data from various test works.
• Captures equipment maintenance information in the event of any deviations on MIS, reports to the technicians and engages internal engineering department.
• Carries out administrative functions taking into cognizance the need to create a clear audit trail by complying to all operational and Laboratory procedures related to tools, manuals, work practices.
• Identifies and manages the implementation of and adherence to legal and corporate governance principles/requirements.
• Initiates, monitors, controls and coordinates short to medium term plans to ensure attainment of desired results.
• Coordinates the safety health and environmental policies and procedures as well as Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Act in area of responsibility.
• Manages subordinates’ key effectiveness areas by setting, monitoring and reviewing performance and taking remedial action as necessary.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas in order to improve the Mini Business Unit performance.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas in order to improve the MCM Business System performance.
• Maintains effective relationships clients/partners/customers to ensure achievement of MCM Business System objectives.
• Takes responsibility for providing excellent services by developing self, applying skills, knowledge and experiences to improve and measure their own performance against set standards.
Technical competencies:
Quality Management System (ISO17025).
LIMS.
Analytical Methods.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Diploma in Analytical/Industrial Chemistry or equivalent.
• 3 years experience in a Laboratory environment.
• Knowledge of SHE Management System ISO 45001: 2018 and ISO 14001: 2015.
5. GRADUATE TRAINEE- OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE (2 YEARS FIXED TERM PROGRAMME)
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Degree in Environmental Health/Occupational Hygiene or related sciences from a recognized institution.
• Awareness of SHE Management System ISO 45001: 2018 and ISO 14001: 2015.
6. INTERNAL AUDITOR – TECHNICAL
Job Summary:
To provide independent, objective assurance and consultancy services through delivery of the approved Internal Audit Risk based Plan and Combined Assurance Plan to add value and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in MCM.
Key Activities:
• Conducts assurance and advisory engagements, which conform to the requirements of professional standards.
• Deliver assurance to MCM at the right quality (on time and at the right cost) and add value.
• Identifies, recommends and incorporates cost saving initiatives/opportunities into budgets and controls expenditure within approved budgets.
• Financial Management; influences appropriate management of capital and operational expenditure in the business through assurance work, which includes appropriate analysis of trends and budgets, advise and recommendations.
• Contribute meaningfully to the development of the Annual Risk based Audit Plan.
• Plans for each audit/consultancy assignment and uses technical expertise of business systems and processes to identify key audit focus areas and develops audit engagement plans showing inter-alia, scope, objectives, budget and engagement program.
• Implements the audit plan through execution of audits using the approved audit methodology and in compliance with best practice / auditing standards to ensure value add to the business.
• Engage Management through the audit life cycle, i.e. discuss and agree on the audit scope, audit tests results, making recommendations for Governance Risk and Control (GRC) improvement and agreeing with Management on corrective action plans to address root causes.
• Ensures proposed recommendations deal with root cause of issues and have impact to the organization.
• Making recommendations for Governance Risk and Control (GRC) improvement.
• Implement the established follow-up process to monitor Management actions and ensure that management actions have been implemented effectively and sustainably to enhance the control environment.
• Conduct adhoc, investigations or reviews as requested by Management and the Board.
• Provide guidance and advice to Management and staff and promotes awareness of internal controls, governance, ethics and risk management through various forums.
• Identifies and manages the implementation of and adherence to legal and corporate governance principles/requirements in area of responsibility.
• Conducts ethics investigations as and when required.
• Provides guidance and advice to management and staff and promotes awareness of ethics, governance, controls and risk management through various forums.
• Adheres to Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures in areas of responsibility.
• Demonstrate behaviour in line with health, safety and environmental standards and with the MCM’s values.
• Enhance individual knowledge, skills and other competencies through continuing professional development.
• Adheres to the departmental talent management initiatives.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas to continuously improve and sustain business Performance.
• Establish and maintain effective relationship with all key stakeholders and partners to ensure achievement of business objectives.
• Responsible for first line support to Auditees and MCM Audit Services on optimal use of audit management tools.
Job competencies:
• Risk Management.
• Internal Auditing.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mining/Mertallugy).
• 3-5 years of work experience preferably in a similar environment.
• Registration in good standing with the Engineering Registration Board (ERB).
• Membership of an internationally recognised Institute of Internal Auditors like IIA, BICA etc will be an added advantage.
• Knowledge of SHE Management System ISO 45001: 2018 and ISO 14001: 2015.
7. SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Job Summary:
To perform effective supply chain transactions in accordance with MCM standards, policies and procedures, in areas of inventory management, procurement and quality and standards.
Key Activities:
• Adheres to all quality assurance/governance protocols/principles in area of responsibly.
• Participates in control of Mini Business Units cost saving initiatives by optimizing resource utilization in area of responsibility.
• Assists in maintaining adequate stock levels initiating stock replenishment requests.
• Checks the outstanding orders report, in-transit report all outstanding stock orders and expedite delivery.
• Mitigate stock-outs as and when they occur and arranges for urgent orders to be placed.
• Assists in identifying slow moving and obsolete stock and makes recommendations to the Stores Supervisor for management.
• Physically verifies critical strategic items in all storage locations as per weekly and monthly plan.
• Compiles & submit the stock verification record & explanations to the Stores Supervisor for the necessary adjustments to the stock records.
• Monitors consignment stock receipts and issues and processes consignment documentation to ensure timely payment of suppliers and replenishment of stock.
• Reviews unfulfilled requirements and effectively follows up backorders with vendors to ensure their fulfilment.
• Reviews and understand customer requests on Purchase Requisitions and prepares source lists and issues requests for quotations from suppliers to screen and select suppliers in line with the purchasing procedure to address end user requirements.
• Assists in coordinating supplier site visits to ensure projects are completed according to specifications. (where required).
• Participates in technical and commercial tender evaluation and compilation of tender evaluation and adjudication reports.
• Evaluates and adjudicates submitted quotations taking cognisance of specification, quality, lead time and price and makes recommendations for approval by the relevant budget holder.
• Where Tender Committee approval is required, evaluates tenders with relevant stakeholders and prepares tender summaries with recommendations for approval by the Supervisor.
• Places orders with approved suppliers in line with established procedures.
• Expedites orders on a regular basis by following up with suppliers to improve cycle time and reduce stock outs and production delays.
• Sources goods from citizen owned suppliers in accordance with the MCM Supplier Development Policy.
• Prepares and issues order amendments (quantities, price, etc) as required and manages price variances to ensure that correct payments are processed.
• Participates in supplier performance reviews in order to assess the performance of suppliers against the terms of their contracts and any associated key performance.
• Process supplier registration application forms by issuing, receiving, review for completeness and grade suppliers for approval by the Standards Officer and participates in conducting supplier inspections.
• Receive and verifies new stock applications for duplication and completeness of specification and submit to the Standards Officer for approval and processing.
• Ensures that all corrective and preventative actions from quality complaints are timeously implemented by making follow up with end-users.
• Assists in checking and verifying in-coming items for their correctives and advice warehousing on the correct binning methods.
• Receive and maintain a record of redundant materials awaiting disposal and participates in material disposal process.
• Updates material safety data sheets for all chemicals delivered and the hazardous substances inventory register for the Mine.
• Maintains the Technical Library of specifications and drawings of equipment used as well as other literature and supplier’s catalogue to ensure compliance to set standards.
• Files documents and ensures that all information is available and accessible.
• Adheres to all safety, health and environment policies and procedures in area of responsibility.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas in order to improve the Mini Business Area performance.
• Maintains effective relationships with clients/partners/customers to ensure achievement of Mini Business Unit objectives.
• Takes responsibility for providing excellent services by developing self, applying skills, knowledge and experiences to improve and measure their own performance against set standard.
• Manages the effectiveness areas of subordinates by setting, monitoring, reviewing and taking appropriate action as necessary.
Job competencies:
• Computer Skills.
• Analytical Skills.
• Interpersonal and communication skills.
• Quality Management Systems.
• Negotiation Skills.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Recognised Diploma in Supply Chain Management/Graduate Diploma in Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
• 2 years post graduate experience in Supply Chain Management.
8. SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR
Job Summary:
To coordinate the supply chain management functions to ensure optimal availability and utilization of resources.
Key Activities:
• Adheres to quality assurance/governance protocol/principles in area of responsibility.
• Recommends and incorporate cost saving initiatives into budgets and processes, and operates within approved parameters.
• Manages the procurement process by analyzing and interpreting scope of work/services, and ensure issuance of tenders and requests for quotations to the market.
• Negotiate contracting terms and conditions with potential suppliers/other business partners and informs the drafting and signing of contracts.
• Manages supplier performance and relationships by facilitating supplier performance evaluations and monitors, assesses and reports the performance of suppliers against the terms of their contracts and any associated key performance indicators.
• Monitors and tracks measures and targets for commodity savings.
• Liaises with internal customers to ensure that contractual obligations are adhered to in order to mitigate business risks.
• Reviews and investigates contractual disputes and recommends appropriate resolution.
• Analyse inventory movement reports to ensure consistent and sufficient stock levels to meet customer’s needs.
• Liaise with end-users to ensure availability and proper management of rotables.
• Coordinates and manages the inventory ledger cost movements, share periodic reports with end-users and takes corrective action where required.
• Manages company standards by ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation and application of environmental and health and safety standards.
• Coordinates the quality assurance function by promoting quality achievement and performance improvement by setting Quality Assurance objectives/standards and ensuring that targets are achieved.
• Works with suppliers to develop performance improvement plans to ensure that customers’ expectations under supply contracts are being met; continuously seeks ways of adding value through improvement in supplier performance or modifications to service contracts.
• Collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure implementation of local procurement, supplier development and citizen empowerment initiatives.
• Regularly reviews SCM controls and conducts sectional self-audits to ensure compliance to policies and procedures; ensures that corrective action is taken for identified control weaknesses
• Identifies, coordinates and manages the implementation of and adherence to legal and internal control principles/requirements in area of responsibility.
• Adheres to all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures in area of responsibility.
• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas in order to improve the Mini Business Area’s performance.
• Maintains effective relationships with clients/partners/customers to ensure achievement of Mini Business Area’s objectives.
• Takes responsibility for providing excellent services by developing self, applying skills, knowledge and experiences to improve and measure their own performance against set standards.
Job competencies:
• Tendering and Contracts Management.
• Commercial law.
• Fidic Conditions of Contract.
• Computing Skills.
• Quality Management.
• Inventory Management.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
• 5 years post qualification experience in Supply Chain Management, of which 3 should be at supervisory level.
9. ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER
Job Summary:
To implement, monitor and maintain the environmental programme for Morupule Coal Mine to ensure compliance to mine procedures, policies standards, codes of practice and legal requirements.
Key Activities:
• Evaluates the performance of the environmental system for various mini business areas and recommends or implements improvements as required.
• Conducts and coordinates environmental audit to ensure compliance to legal requirements.
• Maintains the environmental management system database to ensure data integrity and availability and compliance to company and legal requirements.
• Conducts aspects and impact assessments for new projects and or process change and analyses the impact.
• Provides technical advise in incident investigations to ensure compliance to reporting standards and legal requirements.
• Compiles and analyses environmental statistics highlighting problem areas and makes recommendation for improvement.
• Schedules and conducts safety environmental training such as basic waste disposal, separation at source and simulations to employees and contractors.
• Facilitates environmental campaigns by engaging Department/Mini Business Areas in order to get buy in.
• Conducts Safety, Health and Environment inductions employees, contractors and visitors as necessary
• Analyses environmental incidents to establish trends in order to predict potential risk areas and make recommendations to the head of department/mini business area manager to minimise those risks.
• Conducts comprehensive risks identification, assessment and analysis the results to determine trends and develops action plans to minimize and mitigate the identified risks.
• Facilitate Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) process.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
• Degree in Environmental Sciences.
• 3 years post graduate experience in environmental area.
We offer a competitive salary package. Prospective candidates must be medically and physically fit and willing to work in a Coal Mining Environment and meet demanding schedules. Candidates who meet the above requirements need apply with copies of certified certificates and comprehensive curriculum vitae: Please indicate the position.
Only candidates who meet the above requirements need apply with copies of certified certificates and comprehensive curriculum vitae addressed to:
Human Resources Advisor – Services.
Morupule Coal Mine, Private Bag 35 PALAPYE.
Email: Recruitment@mcm.co.bw Closing date: 17 June 2022.
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