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Close Date: 2016/01/31
Job Title: Plant Supervisor - Bloemfontein - Hamilton Depot
Department: Engineering
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Free State, Bloemfontein

Key Purpose:

To manage the storage and handling / bulk fuels distribution process at Hamilton Depot in a cost-effective, safe environment in support of Engen’s marketing objectives and optimisation of profit opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receipt, Storage, Handling and Distribution of Bulk Fuel Products
  • People Management
  • Management of 3rd party contractual agreements & transport carriers.
  • Asset Management
  • General Administration
  • Interface / Relationship Management
  • Transport Management
  • HSE Management

Specific Outcomes:

Receipt, Storage and handling are done according to prescribed specifications and standards.
Distribute product to customers within agreed SLA’s
Trained, motivated and productive staff
Committed, competent and focused workforce
Maintained Employee Relations
Third party agreements managed
Contractual agreements and transport carriers managed
Maximised utilisation of systems and equipment
Implementation of continuous improvement initiatives
Budget Planning
Expense Budgets Managed
Managed Key Interfaces


Organisation working as designed.


Sound business relationships with other oil companies and key stakeholders
Transport at installation manages
HSE is managed in line with the PETRONAS policies and procedures
HSE Management system and legislative framework

Education & Experience:

Do you have Matric or Grade 12 with Technical Diploma / Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
Experience in related field. Self driven individual. Leadership attributes.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:


Knowledge of major company-operated bulk fuels operations.
Experience in managing a bulk fuels installation
Detailed knowledge of OHSE Act, labour legislation and everything referred to under the Range.
Knowledge of transport operations / management.
Working knowledge of contract management principles.
Basic knowledge of petro-chemical engineering design principles, components and equipment relating to depot operations
Knowledge of costing principles, e.g. transport, planning and budget control
An understanding of outbound logistics
Knowledge of SAPR/3 system (SD, TD, MM, CO) 
Depot physical
Strong financial skills
Knowledge of the petroleum industry
Working knowledge of inter-company supply and accommodation 
Good knowledge of disciplinary and grievance procedures 
Good understanding of depot cost drives
Knowledge of petroleum vehicle operating systems


Above average computer literacy.
Strong people management skills.
Strong business sense.
Analytical skills
Negotiation skills.
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Conflict Management skills
Good interpersonal skills.
Good communication skills. (Verbal &written)
Strong operational planning skills.


Ability to work under pressure
Ability to lead, influence and work with people at different levels.
Self-motivating and engaging personality.
Ability to use initiative, self-driven and goal-directed.
Lateral thinker.
Team player
Ability to coach, counsel and develop staff
Customer focus orientation
Achievement /output driven

Important Information:

1. The appointment will be made in line with Engen’s Employment Equity Strategy.
2. All applications must be submitted to the contact person/numbers provided & in the manner requested.
3. If not submitted by the closing date, your application will automatically not be considered.
4. Engen does not guarantee that you will be called for an interview or appointed by virtue of your application.
5. Engen reserves the right not to make an appointment.


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