Human Resources

We believe that our people are our biggest asset. We aim to provide all staff members with all possible opportunities to realize their full potential within optimum working conditions. The process starts with selecting the right people for the job, after which we ensure continuous skills development, assisting the SA Metal Group to grow and develop.

We strive to conduct all our business with integrity, professionalism and a positive attitude.

SA Metal Group’s Human Capital Development Policy states:

“SA Metal Group values its people above all other assets and strives to develop all staff members to their full potential. To this end the Company provides excellent human capital development programmes and rewards staff members who strive to improve themselves and show commitment to the Mission of the Company.”

We offer many development programmes, including our Supervisory Development Programme, Artisan Development Programme and Adult Basic Education and Training Programme. We have on-site computer training facilities countrywide where these courses are held.

These programmes are aimed to develop, motivate and upskill our employees, providing them with an opportunity to progress to their full potential within SA Metal Group.

Employment Equity

SA Metal Group is committed to transformation in the workplace. The Group has an employment equity (EE) policy in place to ensure that all applicants, regardless of race, gender or other criteria are given every opportunity to join our family. We invest in the talent, competency and skills of our people.

With the guidance of this EE policy, overseen by a representative committee, we constantly strive to ensure that we operate in a non-discriminatory and non-sexist environment.

In addition, the company has invested in various internal employment equity initiatives, including healthcare facilities providing primary, occupational, clinical and HIV/Aids care. Furthermore, we have on-site catering facilities to provide competitively priced meals to all employees.

Our training in leadership, growth and development, including via management, technical and skills-based programmes, is made available to all staff with a constant emphasis on promotion within the Group.

Health & Safety

SA Metal Group is committed to ensuring the health and safety (H&S) of all its employees.

Over many years, the Group has implemented a comprehensive programme of continuous safety improvement.

Our policy is to exceed compliance with H&S legislation and to create the safest possible working environment in our sector.

Our compliance with the stringent on-site safety requirements of some of our large clients, many of them public companies, is testament to the strength of our home-grown Safety Programme.

This Safety Programme is driven by an integrated safety team which includes divisional directors, the heads of human resources and healthcare, line managers, labour H&S representatives, a dedicated national safety manager and regional safety officers.

Safety and health go hand in hand, and our Safety Programme is augmented by our Healthcare Programme. We have modern, fully equipped on-site clinics at all our major centres. These are staffed with full-time qualified nursing sisters supported by regular attendance of medical doctors. Our Occupational Health Programme, which includes our medical monitoring programme, is run through these clinics.

These are staffed with full-time qualified nursing sisters supported by regular attendance of medical doctors. Our Occupational Health Programme, which includes our medical monitoring programme, is run through these clinics.

Employees are given free access to our expanded Primary HealthCare Programme as well as to our comprehensive, award-winning HIV/AIDS Programme. SA Metal Group, one of the first industrial companies to introduce such a programme in 1998, provides all employees with the
full spectrum of HIV education, testing, treatment and support.

The Group is fully committed to the preservation of the environment, employing only environmentally-friendly processes when recycling scrap metal and waste products for use in the South African and other economies.

SA Metal Group has a zero-alcohol and drug policy on all its sites, applicable to all staff and contractors.

Social Responsibility

In addition to other charitable projects in which the company is involved, SA Metal Group is proud of its internal Basic Needs Fund.

We are aware that many of our employees, due to their socio-economic position and present lack of resources, do not have the means to cope with an emergency, trauma or crisis in their personal lives. To compound matters further, many of our employees do not have easy access to insurance or banking facilities.

Many of our employees live in under-resourced informal settlements, back-yard dwellings or on properties with inadequate infrastructural development. Their homes are often self-built and often the lack of foundations and proper building materials results in severe consequences in the event of a natural disaster.

In addition, many of our employees live in areas where there is inadequate police visibility and intervention, resulting in their exposure to endemic, trauma-inducing crime. In order to assist in combating these challenges, and under the direct auspices of a management and employee voluntary representative group, the Group has initiated the Basic Needs Fund.

This fund is designed to support employees and their families who, in the event of natural disasters, crime or other catastrophes, do not have access to interim or immediate relief in the form of shelter, food, water and clothing. Material assistance may be given both financially and by physical means, allowing the employees and their families the opportunity to re-establish themselves in a manner where they can function as normally as possible, preferably within 24 hours of the claim having been made.

Careers

Achieve a fulfilling & rewarding career with SA Metal.

The benefits of being an SA Metal Group employee go far beyond the financial reward and benefits received by employees. Staff members become part of a team of motivated, passionate and dedicated people who are all focused on contributing, growing and making a difference.

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HR Practitioner - Epping

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The company currently has a vacancy for a motivated, professional and attentive to detail HR Practitioner to join their team and drive company policy and procedures.  The successful candidate will provide support to the Human Capital department and will report directly to the Head of the Human capital.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:  

  • Recruitment: Manage recruitment process by attracting top talent, processes will include assessing applications, interviewing applicants, conduct skills tests, prepare reports and make recommendations to management on staff appointments
  • Personnel Administration: Maintain and manage the personal records of employees on matters such as wages, leave and training, and prepare associated management reports
  • Training and Development: Assess organisational needs and individual training needs together with Training and Development team, for planning and implementing skills development within the organisation
  • Organisational Development: Use management information systems to record, maintain, plan and manage the organisation’s human resources
  • Provide HR advice and information: Management and employees on personnel policies and procedures, including equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and occupational health and safety programs
  • Advise Management and Employees on work issues, career development and organise Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Performance Management: Guide management and staff on the optimal application of the performance management process and systems
  • Industrial Relations: Manage internal and external disciplinary and rehabilitation processes.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  • Diploma/Degree in Human Resource Management
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the Human Resources Field
  • Excellent planning, organisational, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills on all levels
  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion essential when dealing with people
  • Computer Literacy viz. Microsoft Office Suit
  • Excellent Professional and interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and manage demanding workload in a pressurised environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills coupled with the ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Hard-working and self-motivated
  • Time and priority management
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels
  • Display a professional work approach
  • Ability to work in; as well as potentially lead part of a team
  • Logical and detail orientated
  • Excellent standards of execution
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Leadership potential
  • Critical thinking and conflict resolution potential
  • Commitment to a strong business ethic and integrity

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Health & Safety Officer - Epping

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The company currently has a vacancy for a motivated, professional and attentive to detail Health and Safety Officer to join their team and drive company Health and Safety initiatives and programmes. This position requires someone who is able to work in a fast paced, pressurized environment and travel between branches in the Western Cape. The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure compliance with Company safety regulations and adherence to safety standards, including safety induction and training
  • Promote and ensure adherence to the safety policy and procedures
  • Keep management up to date and informed about legislative requirements regarding health and safety requirements.
  • Create safety manuals and develop training programmes to enhance safe working conditions
  • Review and update emergency procedures as and when necessary
  • Conduct surveys and audits as required identifying and minimizing the risk to company and employees
  • Identify unsafe acts, conditions, and hazards, investigate root causes and identify corrective and preventative actions
  • Conduct workplace Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments
  • Design and implement responses to the above mentioned HIRA’s
  • Inspect the place of work to determine whether any machinery, plant, equipment, substance, appliances or process is of such nature liable to cause bodily injury to any person working in the place of work
  • Investigate any accident, near-miss accident, dangerous occurrence, occupational poisoning or occupational disease that occurred in the place of work, Design and implement responses to limit or prevent a recurrence hereof
  • Compile and submit health and safety related reports to management and third parties
  • Liaise with Department of Labour as and when required i.e. regarding IOD’s.
  • Responsible for monitoring contractors and vendors working on SA Metal Group sites, to ensure that Health & Safety practices are applied and upheld at all times

QUALIFYING CRITERIA :

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • National Diploma or Certificate in Safety Management or equivalent
  • Computer Literacy in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • 5 – 8 years’ experience in a production/manufacturing environment will be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Hands on practical approach to the job
  • Ability to work under challenging conditions

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to organize and plan carefully
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Hard-working and self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent standards in execution

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Training & Development Manager - Epping

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Human Capital department requires a committed, experienced and motivated Training & Development Manager to join their team. The candidate is to manage training initiatives and programmes within the company. This position requires a dynamic individual who is able to work in a diversified and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work closely with business units to assess existing and future employee development requirements
  • Manage and maintain accurate and detailed records of all training completed and expenses incurred.
  • Management of all legislative training
  • Manage all training and development requirements and needs for business
  • Provide training on internal company policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement programs at work that connect employees with business goals, values and objectives
  • Manage and develop methods of measuring if performance management aligns with organizational objectives
  • Manage and facilitate conflict resolution workshops for business units
  • Manage and maintain succession planning initiatives
  • Create and maintain manuals and develop training programmes in line with the company’s operational objectives
  • Facilitate organizational change and effectiveness
  • Enhance and entrench a high performance culture
  • Contribute to Organization’s strategic management process
  • Manage the implementation of equity and diversity strategy

QUALIFYING CRITERIA :

  • 5-8 years’ experience in management of Training and Development
  • Tertiary Education – Degree in Social Sciences/Industrial Psychology/Human Resources/Training  & Development
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Excellent computer Literacy in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a pressurized environment
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Full knowledge and understanding of Training & related legislation and structures
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following legislation; EE Act, SD Act and OHSA;
  • Ability to converse in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa would be an added advantage;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • High level of Emotional Intelligence
  • Efficient and self-motivated
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Attentive to detail
  • Display a professional work approach
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Logical and detail orientated
  • Excellent standards in execution
  • Commitment to a strong business ethic and integrity

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner - Germiston

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities and offices are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

 

Responsibilities will include, but is not limited to:

  • 70% Occupational healthcare and 30% Primary healthcare
  • Planning and administration of the Occupational Health Service
  • Medical surveillance programme

 

Qualifying experience:

  • Nursing Diploma/Degree
  • Occupational Health Nurse qualification recognised by South African Medical Council (South African Nursing council)
  • PHC qualification/experience
  • Spirometry, Audiometry and Visual screening (certified qualification should be a must)
  • HIV/AIDS certificate
  • Knowledge of driver’s medical
  • Registration with SANC/SASOHN
  • Experience in the treatment of Injuries on Duty
  • Dispensing license a must
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook

 

Qualifying attributes:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure without supervision
  • Ability to organise and plan carefully
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Supervisor - Pretoria

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities and offices are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensuring all operational processes and procedures are strictly followed
  • Identify the exact quality and specification of the commodity purchased
  • Maintain good customer relations and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Identify and report fraudulent transactions
  • Reject nonmetallic items and inferior quality metals
  • Ensure records are updated and reconciled accurately for all items purchased and dispatched
  • Ensure Company policies and procedures & Health & Safety regulations are adhered to
  • Lead and supervise a team in order to achieve operational and goal orientated requirements
  • Ensure that assistants thoroughly inspect scrap to be purchased and display all metals openly for photographing
  • Ensure that the requirements of the Second-hand Goods Act are complied with when buying scrap by accurately recording all information required under the Act

 

QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a Supervisory position.
  • A minimum of at least 5 years’ experience in a production industry.
  • Computer literate – full Microsoft suite.
  • Must be conversant with the Second-hand Goods Act.
  • Good knowledge of H&S regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

 

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES

  • Able to liaise professionally with customers, suppliers and colleagues.
  • Hard-working and self-motivated.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to motivate team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible and willing to work overtime.

 

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Administrator - Rustivia, Germiston

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turns 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminium, copper and others) from industrial enterprises, scrap metal dealers and private individuals. Our processing facilities and offices are located in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Administrator’s primary purpose is to provide administrative and office support to the company’s management team.  This person must have extensive experience in a range of administrative function, and will be expected to manage a large workload.

 

QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE

  • University degree or tertiary qualification recommended
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office – Advance Excel knowledge
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably within a Production and/or Fleet environment

 

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES

  • Accurate and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage demanding workload in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Interested applicants are required to forward their CV. We regret that we cannot contact all applicants regarding their status. Should you not be contacted by us within 14 days from the date of your submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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