Team Leader Job at Thusanyo Investments – Johannesburg, Gauteng

General Description of the Position:

Team Leaders are accountable for adhering to all health, safety, environmental, and quality programs and policies for IGS. They are responsible for, and actively manage IGS field services personnel with a goal of building and maintaining skills and abilities of the assigned team members. They provide feedback to IGS management team regarding safety, quality, project incentives and technical training needs. Team Leaders support IGS strategic growth objectives through execution of quality projects that directly impact the scalability and efficacy of IGS. Work will be performed under the direction of the Project Manger assigned for each specific project. Team Leaders act as a liaison to the Project Manager on all matters related to safety, timeline, identification of additional work and upsell opportunities. This role is asking for you to be like a Captain on a team in team sports, meaning, the Captain is also one of the players, and is in the game with their team. This role is predominantly performed in the confined space where coating application is occurring.

Critical Success Factors:

· Work safely, ensuring both yourself and your team perform all activities in accordance with both IGS and customer site specific safety requirements

· Be in the game, work “shoulder-to-shoulder” with your team to maximize their productivity and quality. To the extent your team is operating safely and efficiently, be prepared to pick up a blast hose or spray equipment and perform work yourself

· Provide effective communication and reporting of project related information to the Project Manager and other teams to support the goal of providing a superior customer service from IGS

· Consistently review and adjust technician work flow to improve production activities that make your assigned team successful

· Ensure work is performed in accordance with project specification, quality control plan and IGS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

· Routinely observe and coach Quality Control (QC) personnel and Technicians with a goal of improving both quality and efficiency of work.

· Prevent any non-conformance that can cause loss of confidence from the customer and of project’s profit.

· Strive to identify and deploy improvements that result in improved efficiency regarding consumables usage; abrasives, wire, and supplies and from lessons learned from previous completed projects.

· Conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times through personal adherence and coaching of your team in the use of IGS values (the IGS Way)

· Report project and team performance accurately and openly to promote a learning environment where best practices and lessons learned are shared

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


· Report near misses, correct unsafe actions and activities

· Prevent injuries by stopping unsafe actions

· Provide safety training to peers

· Perform safety observations

· Complete Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

· Be able to execute lockout tagout (LOTO) and/ or permitting procedures

· Be able to deliver first aid and/ or CPR in the event that such is necessary


· Display a positive attitude toward work assignments and coach others to do the same, regardless of task

· Accept constructive feedback as a resource for self-improvement

· Address poor attitudes and assist in correction

IGS Values

· Adhere to and support all IGS values (the IGS Way)

· Submit IGS Way stories

Technical – Other

· Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and make repairs when possible

· Perform routine equipment upkeep and maintenance operations

· Perform materials inspections, ensuring correct wire usage

· Operate heavy equipment – compressor, dryer, welding packs, HVAS ICU, ventilation, sand sucking equipment

Technical – Quality Control

· Use of Elcometer, Testex tape, micrometer

· Calibrate Elcometers as needed

· Review QCP with the Project Manager and/or with the client prior to start of any work.

· Ensure that at the end of each process stage/phase, the customer and/or external inspectors approve and sign off the quality ITP, and only after their approval the next stage/phase shall be carried out.

· Execute final sign-off of work and QCP completion

· Direct the SEE Report

· Promote effective quality control communication

· Conduct production test plate inspection, if project requires

· Perform initial surface condition inspection

· Perform environmental readings and blotter tests

· Interpret coating maps

· Complete final Thermalspray and repair inspections

Work Ethic – General Site

· Possess and demonstrate a high level of skill in all areas of the work

· Pass all necessary trainings provided by IGS and customer’s requirements

· Inspire team to exceed quality control standards

Teamwork – General

· Provide mentorship and training to team members

· Take initiative action in supporting team goals and assignments

· Aid others in completion of tasks

Teamwork – Site Management

· Assist in setup and site coordination

· Upkeep daily project documents

· Perform toolbox talks, evaluations and progress management

· Monitor and report replenishment needs for materials inventory

· Define and monitor progression of work scope

Standard Operating Procedures

· Drive compliance to relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

· Propose changes to SOP’s


· Frequent contact with senior leadership, office personnel and employees at all levels of the organization

· Occasional contact with customers, vendors, suppliers and other external parties

· Occasional contact with regulatory agency authorities


· Decisions are guided by a general understanding of the company’s mission, vision, IGS Way Values framework, standards of operation and mutually determined strategies and objectives

· Use judgement in dealing with what are often complex and difficult technical problems to determine root cause and deploy solutions

· Demonstrate a strong “customer service” attitude regarding communication and project completion through balanced updates and maximization of productivity

· Understand which decision makers are to be brought into any particular issue outside of your control

Effort/Working Conditions:

· High physical effort and high level of physical exertion is required for this position

· Job is performed in a challenging environment in various client facilities which includes but are not limited to refineries, paper mills and power plants in both the USA and International locations

· Work is generally performed in a confined space with extreme temperature variations

· Regular attendance is essential for satisfactory performance in this position, reliability is required

· Great flexibility is required including the working of overtime to meet seasonal or other peak workload demands

· Moderate/high degree of danger associated with job

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • Team leader: 4 years (Required)

About the Company

Company: Thusanyo Investments –

Company Location:  Johannesburg, Gauteng

Estimated Salary:

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