Shift Supervisor

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Main Purpose:

The Airport Fuelling Supervisor (AFS) is accountable for the complete management of the depot fuelling operations. This covers all operations, HR, HSSE, and maintenance of equipment. The AFS must manage the fuel storage facility and into plane activities whilst maintaining Puma Energy Operating, quality and HSSE standards.
The AFS delegates responsibilities to staff whilst maintaining full accountability/ responsibility. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintenance of fixed plant, mobile into plane equipment, training, HSSE, stock control and administrative duties.
To work in partnership with the country commercial teams to maximize value derived from aviation operations and to deliver HSSE and operational excellence at depot level.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:


Key Responsibilities:
1. Product Quality:

  • •    The Airport Fuelling Supervisor is responsible for the quality of aviation fuels dispensed to aircrafts, drums or bulk movements/transfers.
  • •    The execution of Puma quality control procedures and the maintenance of the satisfactory quality control documentation on fixed equipment and into plane equipment.
  • •    To ensure that only the correct grades of fuel are received into storage and that each receipt is covered by a satisfactory release certificate with the correct supporting documentation.
  • •    To ensure that the product release documentation is prepared and signed and that the necessary quality checks are performed and recorded prior to the release of product and that the appropriate batch numbers are assigned.
  • •    To raise product quality issues with the airport depot manager for escalation / resolution.

2. Operations Management

  • •    The Airport Fuelling Supervisor is accountable for the complete maintenance of equipment (inspection and testing, particularly the firefighting systems) and HSSE activities within the depot and airport aprons in accordance with the Puma standards (including JIG 1 and 2 and where appropriate ATA 103).
  • •    Application of MOC in accordance with the SAPS procedures.
  • •    Where JVs exist – to ensure that JV core principles are implemented.
  • •    To ensure that airside operations are conducted in accordance with airport regulations thus ensuring that Puma License to Operate remains intact.
  • •    Optimizing the efficiency of the operations
  • •    Ensure that Puma Aviation Document Management System is implemented and status reports are in place.
  • •    Performing emergency drills with the airport fire department and emergency services.
  • •    Ensuring that the emergency procedures manual is kept up to date and to conduct test drills at regular intervals with country HSSE managers.
  • •    To carry out live fire-fighting training in conjunction with local / airport fire departments
  • •    Accountable for communicating stock requirements, taking into account any changes in demand patterns.
  • •    Accountable for the stock control at the airport and being able to identify trends, irregularities and implementing remedial action.

3. People Management

  • •    Set high personal standards and lead by example and demonstrate commitment to building a motivated workforce.
  • •    To train and coach staff to develop a highly skilled team dedicated to ‘getting it right and keeping it right’ first time and every time.
  • •    Manage industrial relations and disciplinary procedures in accordance with company procedures.
  • •    Implementation of recommendations from various audits.

Where the operational needs of the airport dictate, the AFS is a working member of the staff and will perform the tasks that would normally be assigned to his operator.

4. Aviation Equipment

  • •    Ensuring that all equipment in the depot and into plane refuelling vehicles are maintained in accordance with the manufacturers specification
  • •    Ensure that preventive maintenance programs are in implemented
  • •    Ensure that sufficient spare parts for continuity of operation are available and properly stored and that that replenishment orders are placed timeously to ensure no disruptions to operations.
  • •    Ensure that the necessary electrical inspections are carried out.
  • •    Ensure that underground pipelines are pressure tested annually and to ensure that where CP is installed the CP performance is tested in accordance with industry standards.

5. Quality and Operational Assurance

  • •    To assist airline and Puma staff in performing quality and operational audits and to implement the necessary remedial action as agreed with the country Aviation Operations Manager.
  • •    To ensure that the Aviation Operational and Quality Document Management System is updated and that status reports are sent to the Depot Manager as well as the country Aviation Operations Manager.
  • •    To ensure that recommendations arising from previous, Aviation JIG audits, IFQP audits and Puma internal audits (Geneva) are closed out.

6. Fixed and Mobile Plant Maintenance
The AFS is accountable for the maintenance of all fixed and mobile equipment on his/her site
He / she shall support the Line Management e.g. Depot Manager, Country Aviation Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager and the Supervisor to discharge their responsibilities with regards to Fixed and Mobile Plant Maintenance by undertaking the following at site level:

  • •    Supporting the serviceability and preventative maintenance plans and schedules are executed for all equipment.
  • •    Being accountable for ensuring that sufficient spare-parts for continuity of operation are available and properly stored, and that replenishment orders are made whilst paying due regard to lead times.


  • A recognized diploma in Mechanical engineering or electrical Engineering with at least 4 years’ experience in a managerial or supervisory position.


  • •    Knowledge of oil industry mid-stream operations
  • •    A knowledge of HSSE management systems
  • •    Knowledge of aircraft fuelling operations.


  • •    Fluent English
  • •    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, in power point and excel.
  • •    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • •    Good knowledge of aviation fuel requirements and standards.
  • •    Successful track record in achieving tasks and managing people


  • •    Results oriented individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • •    Good leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • •    Must pay attention to detail and quality.

Key Relationships and Department Overview:


Key Relationships:
Internal – Airport Depot Manager, Aviation Operations Manager, Regional Aviation Operations Manager, Country Finance Manager. Country HR Manager, Country Supply Manager, Country HSSE Manager and Country Mid-stream Operations Manager.
External – Airline customers, Pilots, Airport Authorities, Government Aviation Authorities, Municipalities, Airport authorities and emergency services, vendors and service providers

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