Materials Superintendent

Date: 11 Nov 2023

Location: Patagonia, AZ, US, 85624

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realize the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminum, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.


Following the acquisition of Arizona Mining. South32 is the new owner of the Hermosa Project, a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in Arizona.


South32's purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We work closely with their host communities to create enduring social and economic value through local employment infrastructure and facilities development and community investment programs.


The location of this role is the Hermosa Project site near Patagonia, Arizona.


The Role

Materials Superintendent is responsible for developing and maintaining robust receipt of goods, materials check-in, materials picking and materials issuance systems and processes aligned with the Supply Chain Management Plan and South32 Supply Standard. This position will also be responsible for reviewing materials levels, initiating demand of materials for stock replenishment, and performing daily materials level analysis and will play an integral part in design and build of permanent warehouse facilities.


Accountabilities (Include but are not limited to):

Individual Accountabilities:

  • Develop robust business process for receiving and issuance of materials in line with South32 Standards and Policies.
  • Create inventory strategy that full requirements of material master data. 
  • Monitor completeness, accuracy, and compliance during materials transactions.
  • Lead and supervise materials team, resolving problems, conducting training, and setting schedules.
  • Track, audit, and ensure adequate supply of materials throughout the organization.
  • Prepare detailed reports on materials operations, stock levels and adjustments in line with site KPIs.
  • Perform regular QA/QC on relevant materials in inventory.
  • Monitor materials level to avoid inefficiencies or excessive surplus.
  • Recruit and train new employees as needed.
  • Assist in the coordination of deliveries to laydown facilities
  • Coordinate offloading and storage of all owner procured materials
  • Assesses the need for material-handling equipment and staffing; makes recommendations to ensure efficient and safe loading, unloading, movement and storage of materials.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Ensure the company’s code of business conduct, health, safety, and sustainability values are communicated and adhered to by our vendors and service providers.


Qualifications, Skills, and Expertise:

  • Bachelors degree in Business or related field
  • Minimum of two (5) years of project, construction, or mining industry warehousing and/or inventory management
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture
  • Ability to work under pressure, maintain composure, set priorities, and work with a project team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, SAP or other ERP systems
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct
  • Strong English language written and oral communication skills
  • Effective communication with other departments and leadership
  • Extensive experience within major projects or high volume warehousing


Our Culture


At South32, our people are fundamentals to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organization, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


Nearest Major Market: Nogales