Careers: Quarry Production Supervisor

Portland Quarry is looking for a full-time PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR at our plant outside Durbanville. This is an open mine, mining Malmesbury Hornfels – blue rock.

This position reports to the Quarry Manager. We will expect from the applicant to be able to:


Team management

  • Train personnel to ensure multi-skilled employees
  • Ensure attendance and discipline and take action as necessary, as per procedures
  • Motivate team members and ensure that team members have a plan


Safety & Housekeeping

  • Ensure production all related areas are cleaned and inspected daily.
  • Ensure machinery and equipment are continuously cleaned and inspected at the start and end of each shift.
  • Ensure safety and housekeeping standards are kept (all production areas kept clean).
  • Ensure safety of the team and task execution according to safe work procedures.
  • Conduct toolbox talks and ensure all tasks are performed according to safe work procedures.
  • Ensure sirens, lock outs and shut down procedures are properly implemented.



  • Execute plant inspections and repairs.
  • Report problems on check sheets.
  • Report any maintenance issues immediately and assist with break-downs.


Production & Quality

  • Manage planning & execution of all tasks and targets to produce products.
  • Stop to adjust machines if any quality issues arise (deviations from standard).
  • Fault find problems self and correct.
  • Improve processes, procedures and instructions where needed.
  • Attend to line performance issues: Determine where bottle-necks occur, attend to break-downs, and checklists are accurately completed.
  • Conduct quality checks, report daily and compare with standards.


Meetings & Reports

  • Lead daily and weekly meetings according to standard meeting agenda.
  • Ensure all team members understand tasks stipulating in meetings.
  • Report start and stop times, break-downs and incidents.



  • Good communication skills
  • 5 to 8 years experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy
  • Own transport
  • Work references

Own transport is a non-negotiable requirement. If you don’t have the above, please do not apply.

This position offers a market-related salary – depending on qualifications and previous experience. Employees become members of a provident fund after their probation period. The annual close down is in December/January during the builder’s holiday. Working hours are from 07:00 to 17:30 Mondays to Thursdays and until 15:00 on a Friday.

If you think you fit this profile, please send me your CV to  Please indicate expected salary required. Only candidates who meet the requirements will be considered. Should you not hear back from our offices within 5 working days please do accept that your application was unsuccessful.





(t) +27 (0)21 972 1111
(f) +27 (0)86 604 8016


Portland Quarry,
Vissershok Road,


PO Box 605,