Country: Botswana
Location: Gaborone
Job id: R0066296

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a leading provider of advanced products and services for mining and rock excavation.

As a global, high-technology engineering company that continuously grows, we provide challenging career opportunities and currently we have the following positions open at Gaborone and mining sites. We are looking for committed and flexible employees who are mobile and adaptable to work anywhere in Botswana.

The Role

As the Warehouse Controller, you will operate and administer warehouse functions, including processing, storage and packaging of supplies, materials and equipment to ultimately meet key performance indicators.

Key Responsibilities:

Environmental Health and Safety

  • Adheres to safety and environment policies and procedures.
  • Operational Hazard Reporting
  • Uphold safety culture.

Executes warehouse operations

  • Follows correct process in the operational area at all times to achieve daily KPI’s and to reduce operational risks.
  • Maintain high level of stock control and accuracy within the warehouse.
  • Uses correct tools and materials safely in executing operational processes e.g. Forklift/ Strapping Machine etc.
  • Completes daily inspections on all equipment to ensure that equipment is safe to operate.
  • Ensure that all operational reporting is completed and made available via the relevant Sandvik systems.
  • Reports all discrepancies on shipment orders, safety and other operational matters.
  • Actively engage and partner with other internal Sandvik departments to provide timely feedback and responses on all Customer order queries.
  • Participates in continuous improvement projects



  • Adheres to a high-quality standard on all shipments dispatched from the warehouse, such as order accuracy, physical condition and transport requirements i.e. glass, fragile items, chemicals, heavy loads and filters etc.
  • Preparing and monitoring of outbound staging areas.
  • Controls flow of dispatch documentation, e.g. collections, handover and export paperwork.
  • Control all export compliance inspections with relevant authority body such as Customs etc.
  • Conducts discrepancy investigations and provides feedback in a complete and timely manner on Order Collections, Load-Close/Order Handover and export shipments.
  • Maintain strict documentation control and handover to Freight Administration daily for archive.
  • Ensure orders are load closed on Prime log and continuously handed over to the Distribution Partner and transfer of ownership acknowledged.
See also  Logistics Officer at TswanaFuel


  • Consistently Monitor Open Book to ensure that all pick notes are printed in a timely manner.
  • Oversee order criticalities and ensure that they are assigned and picked on time
  • Allocate Pick Notes to the Pickers to commence with the Picking of Customer Orders.
  • Confirm Picks on the system as they are completed and handover the Pick notes to the pack station.
  • Monitor the unconfirmed Lines and report aging to the Warehouse Manager

Remote Stockrooms:

  • Process deliveries on the system in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Monitor the GIT report daily and ensure that it is up to date.
  • Monitor allocated order and ensure pick notes are printed in a timely manner.
  • Allocate Pick Notes to the Pickers to commence with the Picking of Customer Orders
  • Oversee order criticalities and ensure that they are assigned and picked on time.
  • Monitor the unconfirmed Lines and report aging to the Warehouse Manager

Handling and Storage:

  • Monitor the daily inbound truck schedule.
  • Ensure vehicles are correctly positioned for safe loading and offloading.
  • Preparing and monitoring of all Inbound and Outbound staging areas.
  • Controls the issue of Fuel consumption for Warehouse equipment.
  • Controls operational packaging materials
  • Inspects all Racking and Cantilevers and reports defects to Operations Managers.
  • Monitors space utilization and recommends optimal storage methods.
  • Controls bulk and external storage areas to achieve optimal safety, storage and picking methods.
  • Executes layout changes as approved by Operations Managers.
See also  Logistics Officer at TswanaFuel

Warehouse Team Control:

  • Provision of backup support to all team members as required
  • Provision of on the job coaching and guidance as and when necessary
  • Answering technical queries of team members as required

Your profile

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a warehousing/distribution.
  • MS office skills – intermediate level
  • Prior exposure to ERP, WMS, TMS and EHS management systems (experience with Aurora and DI is beneficial)
  • Experience with flexible shift work & rosters
  • Mining Experience an added advantage

How to apply

How to apply and access the job details

Please apply online through Workday (ESS), or access the Sandvik website  Opens in new window, where you will get more detail on the role and key effectiveness areas.

CLOSING DATE for applications: 28th April 2024

Applicants who do not meet the Minimum Qualifications clearly outlined above will not be acknowledged. Only persons meeting all the requirements will be considered and then short listed. Only those on the short list will be contacted accordingly.

Sandvik’s recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payments to the organization or any of its employees as a way of securing employment.

Sandvik is committed to diversity and inclusion.

We offer an interesting role in an international business environment as well as opportunities for professional development. At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers.