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Employment Opportunity : Specialist: Harvesting

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Specialist: Harvesting

Location: Technical Services- Swartfontein
Grade: D5
Reporting Line: Senior Manager: Technical Services & Support

Role Mandate
To formulate of forest engineering strategies and policies and the development of medium to long term appropriate harvesting capacities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop harvesting strategy and supporting policies
  • Determine future harvesting systems requirements by developing 5-year tactical plans
  • Assist with the developing of new strategies for international expansion and other projects
  • Develop new management systems for the group
  • Present strategic proposals to EXCO, Finco and the Board
  • Participate in strategic planning for the group
  • Determine, select and purchase harvesting systems and machines
  • Allocate harvesting systems and machines to the most suitable plantations to ensure best utilisation at lowest cost
  • Determine the number and type of contractor capacity required
  • Set production targets as well as costing thresholds
  • Manage operational capacity utilisation and productivity
  • Assist with setting and validation of CAPEX budget and expenditure
  • Develop and establish structures and operational methods, control protocols and tools
  • Establish mechanised harvesting operations in a green field's environment
  • Continuously manage productivity
  • Benchmark and expand Mechanised operations
  • Determine most appropriate strategy for the maintenance of the harvesting equipment
  • Participate in the Development and implementation of the relevant harvesting equipment maintenance policies
  • Assist in developing and implementation of the appropriate service level agreements
  • Manage holistic harvesting equipment maintenance with specific focus on appropriateness, value for money, quality and warranties
  • Set Company specific norms and benchmarks
  • Set, manage quality standards (e.g. BOP) and cconduct internal Forest Engineering audits
  • Set annual high level harvesting budget
  • Assist in negotiating cost with service providers Conduct general quality control and operational support of harvesting operations
  • Solve any FE related problems and drive and validate FE innovations
  • Drive harvesting productivity and technology transfer
  • Represent SAFCOL on various national organisations and industry forums
  • Set national standards and academic study material through the development of academic literature and industry guidelines and norms
  • Conduct international and national FE benchmarking
  • Represent SAFCOL on FESA

Qualifications & Experience
  • Grade 12
  • Post graduate Degree (NQF Level 8) in Forest Engineering
  • M.Sc. Degree (NQF Level 9) in Forestry - specialising in Forest Engineering will be advantageous
  • 5-10 years' experience

Behavioural Competencies
  • Perseverance
  • Self-driven
  • Motivated
  • Innovative
  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Organisational

Skills Competencies

  • Analytical skills
  • Engineering skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Detailed focused
  • Strategic thinking

SAFCOL Group is an equal opportunity company with the focus on gender equality and people with  disabilities. Employment Equity will be taken into consideration in terms of all appointments within SAFCOL.
Interested qualified individuals can e-mail a concise CV and must submit relevant copies of qualifications in confidence to:

Magdeline Selopyane, Recruitment Practitioner, magdalinerecruitment@klf.co.za Tel no: 013 754 2820
Closing date: 02 May 2018
Should you not have received a response within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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