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 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 an HR Officer to join their team and drive company policy and procedures. The successful candidate will provide HR Services to the Waste Control, Real Steel and Satellite Branches, the successful candidate will report directly to the Head of the Human capital.
The Role will require the successful candidate to travel between the Satellite Branches when required.

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
  • 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
  • Industrial Relations: Manage internal and external disciplinary and rehabilitation processes.

 

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  • Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • 3 years’ experience in the Human Resources Field
  • Valid Driver’s license and own reliable transport
  • Demonstrative working knowledge of Industrial Relations
  • 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 :

  • 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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2X Semi-skilled Fitters - 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 Fitters department currently have X2 vacancies for committed, hands-on, attentive to detail, dedicated individuals to join their team. The successful candidates will:

  • Providing support to the department and Artisans with routine and preventative maintenance
  • Providing support and assistance with repairs on various equipment and machines
  • Assist in mechanical assembly
  • Assist with tools and lubrication of machinery
  • Demonstrate basic mechanical knowledge
  • Housekeeping of the workshop and various work areas
  • Abide by the regulations as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Other adhoc duties as assign by the Department Supervisor, Team Leader or Engineering Manager

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum of N3 or proven interest in obtaining trade test qualification in Fitting.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience within the engineering or metal industry
  • Knowledge and use of power tools
  • Strength to handle materials and tools (physically fit)
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Hands on practical approach to the job
  • Safety awareneness and consciousness
  • Ability to work under challenging conditions
  • Sound communication skills (understand, read and write English)
  • Computer literate
  • Must be prepared to work weekends and overtime when required

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Hard-working and self-motivated
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • 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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Qualified Fitter- Fitters Department: Cape Town

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 Engineering Department currently has a vacancy for a hardworking, dedicated individual to join their team in the Fitters department. The duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting mechanical inspections on all production machinery when required
  • Compliance and adherence to the Company in-house maintenance program and procedures
  • Responsible for conducting routine planned and preventative maintenance
  • Hydraulic systems (leaks repairs, Filter change outs)
  • Conveyor belts, drives, pulleys and replacement of rollers
  • Lubrication tasks
  • V-belts replacements
  • General housekeeping
  • Attend breakdowns when required on all Production machinery
  • Fault finding on hydraulic systems
  • Assembly and pressure testing of hydraulic cylinders
  • Servicing of various hydraulic components
  • Provide coaching to semi-skilled staff
  • Adhering to the regulations as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  • Qualified Fitter Artisan (Red Seal certification)
  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in as a Qualified Fitter in a heavy industry environment
  • Must be physical fit and able to work at heights
  • Strong Hydraulic background will be an advantage

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and results orientated
  • Must have sober habits
  • Enjoy practical and manual work & be able to work in a pressurized environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to work overtime when required
  • Must be a team player
  • Sound understanding of an array of tools and technical equipment

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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CNC Machinist- Cape Town

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 Machine Shop department currently has a vacancy for a hardworking, dedicated individual to join their team. The successful candidate will:

  • Examine detailed drawings or specifications to establish the job, material and equipment requirements
  • Program and set-up tooling in the CNC Turning and milling machine when manufacturing different components
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance practices on existing equipment
  • Slotting or drilling metal stock or components
  • Ensure that the quality of work meets the required standards
  • Fit and assemble metal parts and tools or sub- assemblies
  • Set up and / or operate hand and machine tools
  • Check accuracy and quality of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies
  • Abide by the regulations as set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  • Relevant Red Seal Trade Test qualification or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience within the engineering or metal industry
  • CNC Turning and Milling operating experience is a pre-requisite
  • Extensive knowledge of power tools
  • Strength to handle materials and tools (physically fit)
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Hands on practical approach to the job
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Rules
  • Ability to work under challenging conditions
  • Sound communication skills (understand, read and write English)
  • Must be prepared to work overtime when required

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Hard-working and self-motivated
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • 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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Senior Operator (Overhead Gantray Operator)- 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 Group has Senior Operator position available. The successful candidate will provide support to SA Steelworks Meltshop Department. Applicants will be required to complete a skills test, only candidates with an average of 70% can successfully apply for the vacancy. (SHIFT POSITION)

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:  

  • Must be able to do basic mathematical calculations to ensure correct process parameters
  • Accurate setup, adjustments, operation and maintenance of machinery/stands/ mechanism in the production line process
  • Conduct daily inspection of relevant work area and report possible failures or unsafe working conditions
  • Operate overhead crane to lift, move, and position loads
  • Safely carry out lifting or transportation requests
  • Check lifting equipment before use
  • Report all defects to the Line Manager
  • Responsible for all crane activity while in operation
  • Responsible for keeping spare remote batteries fully charged
  • Maintain standard machine operating procedures when operating machinery
  • Observe load hookup and determines safety of load
  • General maintenance and cleaning of the work area/workstation/machine you are responsible for

QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

  • Matric (Maths Compulsory)
  • Overhead Crane license
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience with a valid overhead crane license and in a similar environment.
  • Computer Literate
  • Strong knowledge of machinery
  • Ability to detect machine discrepancies
  • Experience working in the steel industry advantageous
  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment
  • Willingness to work overtime and SHIFTS
  • Must consistently be conscious of and compliant with Health & Safety rules and regulations
  • Good communication skills
  • 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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Software Developer - Epping

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turned 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminum, 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 Software Development department currently has a vacancy for a hardworking, dedicated individual to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining existing, and developing new systems to support the company’s operation, producing system specifications and assist with documenting existing systems.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA :

  • Relevant qualification – Ideally a B.Sc. Computer Science or a Diploma in Computer Science / Programming
  • C# and Object Oriented Programming
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Advanced C# .NET skills;
    • Entity Framework
    • Net (Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript)
    • Report tools (Microsoft, SSRS)
    • MVVM, MVC
  • Ability to read Visual Basic code
  • TFS
  • MS SQL design and development experience

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Passionate about programming
  • Hard-working and self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Display a professional work approach
  • Ability to work independently
  • Logical and detail orientated methodologies
  • 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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Assistant Branch Manager - Philippi Branch

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turned 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminum, 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 Assistant Branch Manager focuses on assisting and supporting the Branch Manager with the planning and managing of the branch, its operations as well as its staff. The Successful candidate will be based at the Company’s Philippi Branch and will report directly to the Branch Manager.

 

The Assistant Branch Manager with the guidance of the Branch Manager is responsible for leading, guiding and supervising a team to ensure that operational and goal-orientated requirements are met. Compliance with the Second Hand Goods Act is crucial for this role, as well as maintaining good customer relations which aims to ensure business integrity.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA :

  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Computer proficiency; packages required : MS Word, Excel
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans
  • Ability to work quickly and under pressure
  • At least 3-5 years applicable managerial experience
  • Valid driver’s license

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Self-motivated, accurate, goal orientated and attention to detail.
  • Eager to learn and develop.
  • Able to analyse and implement verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage demanding workload in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results (time management).
  • Strong sense of 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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Assistant Branch Manager - Kraaifontein Branch

SA Metal Group is South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company, and proudly turned 100 years old in 2019. The Group purchases and processes all forms of ferrous metals (steel and others) and non-ferrous metals (aluminum, 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 Assistant Branch Manager focuses on assisting and supporting the Branch Manager with the planning and managing of the branch, its operations as well as its staff. The Successful candidate will be based at the Company’s Philippi Branch and will report directly to the Branch Manager.

 

The Assistant Branch Manager with the guidance of the Branch Manager is responsible for leading, guiding and supervising a team to ensure that operational and goal-orientated requirements are met. Compliance with the Second Hand Goods Act is crucial for this role, as well as maintaining good customer relations which aims to ensure business integrity.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA :

  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Computer proficiency; packages required : MS Word, Excel
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Fully bilingual in English and Afrikaans
  • Ability to work quickly and under pressure
  • At least 3-5 years applicable managerial experience
  • Valid driver’s license

QUALIFYING ATTRIBUTES :

  • Self-motivated, accurate, goal orientated and attention to detail.
  • Eager to learn and develop.
  • Able to analyse and implement verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage demanding workload in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results (time management).
  • Strong sense of 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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