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Plant lot of technical skills on the job and enjoyed problem-solving which was a major part of my daily duties I also had to teach and train apprentices assist with coaching at site and advising the Client on what best suits their needs
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Conveyors, chutes, drive frames, surface & underground transfer buildings, horizontal & vertical take-ups, structural and mechanical drawings of all steelwork related drawings, including silo’s steelwork and train loading.
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none
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long hours
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Sandvik have different cultures under one umbrella and all appreciate each other. Sandvik employees are one big family. They have an open mind and management as well
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Managing a maintenance contract originally with 100 employees consisting of Artisans, Assistants, Stores Clerks, Data Clerks and other Admin employees. Providing a service to a client with a mandate to provide maximum possible equipment availability for mining operations of which the benchmark is 85% equipment availability. Safety at the work place is a priority! The hardest part is answering to the client's senior management when an incident occurs be it a near miss, a slip and fall incident or an actual injury. The most enjoyable part is being commended for enabling the client to achieve and sometimes exceed their pruduction calls. Typically my day involves among other things Financial Management, Invoicing, Human Resource Management, Maintenance Management, Planning, Inventory Management, Monthly Performance Presentations, Training Management, Safety Management Systems ie OHSAS 18001, 14001, 9001.
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Bursaries for Development
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daily tasks are timeous based, mantainence, breakdowns and safety is priority so that require a higher sense of discipline in the workplace .teamwork also plays a huge role as our machines requires different artisans(electricians,mechanics,technicians) to work together inorder to reach daily goals
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underground enviroment - no lunches
Cons
overtime
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i enjoyed the time spent at Sandvik while working there, i experienced a maximum level of hospitality and care. the management and staff were friendly, accommodating and treats with respect ad care.
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Busy all day Dealing with Different mining cultures Unclear management structure Friendly but cautious employees Unclear instructions from management None
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Subsidised canteen
Cons
Getting instructions from everyone in management
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I enjoyed all of the lessons the company gave us. Most lessons we learnt were about safety and how to conduct ourselves in the working environment. The management team were hands on with the workers and could react immediately to the workers grievances and come up with suitable solutions. Communication between workers was effective and solid, team work was in sync with productivity. Enjoyable parts of the job was collecting rods and jumpers at the blast area after a blast and doing general housekeeping.
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learning courses, sponsored clothing.
Cons
waiting for underground lift/cage
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Sandvik is a good company to work for,tea and lunch is free but they deduct from your salary. what I like most about the company we where getting month bonus every month.
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free lunch and tea
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normal hours
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Learned how to do basic data capturing duties in less than 2 weeks Co-workers are fun and supportive Management still needs improvement Start work at about 06:10 and leave around 14:30 Mon-Fri
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Braai every second/third month
Cons
Too much work with no credit
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Someone lazy to learn and to adapt to improve his/her working style To copy with pressure I hate management which cannot listen to employees Most of them are able to understand Failing to carry out the work New task gives me a learning curve
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Sandvik mining and Construction is a Good company with people that are very good at their jobs and have good managing and leadership skills, My colleagues taught me a lot about Finance department. The hardest part of the Job is to have to deal with difficult clients who do not want to understand that nothing is personal you are only doing your Job and what is expected of you.
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Discounted lunch
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sandvik is a good place to grow as a professional and to learn how to interact with other colleagues ,respect their views on certin issues and respect each other's culteral backgrounds.
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i am an experienced heavy duty driver and an excavator operator willing to work for long hours i want to explore new work chalenges .and work in an enviroment where ia m most welcome , we work long shifts but we are not paid well and on time .
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Very well established company, Global Company. It is a company that will grow, shape and mould you to your own full potential, with lots of opportunities to grow within the company. Good work and life balance. Good benefits.
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I enjoy my work, especially when my supervisor is absence because I am able to learn management skills and responsibility.
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No free bees
Cons
Only when is needed
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To further my career development in the field of Health, Safety and Environment, Hazard identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA), OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 implementation, Ex- and Internal Auditing, Training. I would like to be part of an organization that offers potential growth, advancement opportunities, skill and knowledge development, and long term career opportunities
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Running report's for Auidit that will be done at warehouse Checking there intranset report's the stock in warehouse what is Osmi stock . Meeting's with the sale rep for the area Investigate there variance after the stock audit sitting with sale rep and sort out the varaince and send to management to sign off . Enjoy the traveling allover the country and meeting new people Co work's are fun to work with Hardest part is waiting for sign of from managemnet and to open the warehouse
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Mainly equipment and machinery related to materials handling for mining and petrochemical industry. Overall pleasant working environment.
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As a creature of habit, I enjoyed the 'safe' environment Sandvik provided for me. I enjoyed working with helpful, friendly and easy-going co-workers from all nationalities and learned a lot from them and also from my Site Manager that was my immediate boss at the time. The hardest part of the job was feeling isolated from our head office and therefore not really part of the bigger organization. (We were situated 68kms away from head office in Boksburg on a mining site.) The most enjoyable part was knowing what is expected of me, accomplishing my goals every week and the amazing co-workers I was surrounded by every day.
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Easy going, professional working environment, easy hours
Cons
If you work away from HQ, on site, it can get lonely
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I enjoyed the field working . I have learned a lot on all sandvik trackless mining equipment.
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