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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Casting Supervisor- SA Steelworks

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:  

  • Management of the Casting Machine operational procedures
  • Manage quality standards in accordance with set targets and guidelines
  • Perform daily checks of casting machinery
  • Ensure smooth operation of billet casting
  • Complete incident reports and submit such to the Shift foreman or his delegate
  • Investigate incidents and communicate findings and possible solutions timeously
  • Implementation and monitoring of Occupational Health and Safety compliance
  • Manage and enforce housekeeping standard

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  • Matric (Maths compulsory)
  • Diploma or studying towards a qualification in Engineering
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office)
  • Must have ability to detect machine discrepancies
  • Excellent Communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a production or mechanical environment;
  • Self-motivated, self-driven individual able to perform well with minimum supervision;
  • Willingness to work overtime and SHIFTS
  • Ability to work under challenging conditions
  • Must have basic knowledge of Health & Safety Rules
  • In good health, physically fit

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Team player
  • Concentration & Precision
  • Attentive to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • 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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Manitou Operator - 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 Boilershop requires a committed, hardworking and motivated individual to join their team.  The successful applicant will be responsible for operating the Manitou and forklift machines, excellent material handling, basic maintenance and cleanliness of machines as well as performing general adhoc and workshop duties when not operating driven machinery.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA :

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Valid driven machinery license
  • Previous experience in the same or similar role advantageous
  • Extensive knowledge of power tools
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Rules
  • Ability to work under challenging conditions
  • No fear of heights
  • Excellent communication skills (understand, read and write in English)

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Physically fit ( Strength to handle materials, tools and machines)
  • Knowledge of tools advantageous
  • Hard-working and self–motivated individual
  • Willing to work over-time when required
  • Knowledge and strict adherence to the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • A good sense of balance and attention to detail
  • High level of productivity
  • Eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights

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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Scrap Metal Buyer - 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:

A Scrap Metal Buyer (“a Buyer”) focuses on buying all types of scrap metal from wherever it may be generated or collected. A Buyer must learn to communicate and negotiate with scrap generators, with the aim of buying as much scrap metal as possible, at the best possible price.

A Buyer is responsible for looking after any complaints or enquiries that his/her customers might have. A Buyer must endeavor to find new scrap-generating customers, wherever they may arise. A Buyer must at all times, conduct him/herself in such a manner that reflects the professional and ethical values of the Group.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA :

  • A minimum Grade 12 certificate
  • At least 3 years of buying or sales experience; preferably in manufacturing, engineering or scrap and recycling industry
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid drivers license and own reliable vehicle
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Strong sense of integrity and trustworthy
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse cultures and different levels within any organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management
  • Ability to work independently and self-starter
  • Negotiating skills
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative
  • Team player

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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