Engineering Manager

An exciting opportunity has become available at our client in Epping, for an Engineering Manager who will report directly to the General Manager.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

To provide an all-inclusive asset management for the safe and efficient operations of plant and equipment at the two facilities in Epping and Kuilsrivier respectively. Ensure all asset management functions are planned; competent and adequate resources are allocated; competencies are acquired and developed; introduce a culture of prevention and continual improvement.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Appointed as designated competent person under OHS Act, General Machinery Regulation 2.1

Maintenance Systems

  • Ensure plant and equipment availability to meet production schedules and delivery dates.
  • Provide advanced technical guidance and advisory service to own staff and all other departments.
  • Implement reporting and control measures for improvement of maintenance efficiencies.

(cost, quality, equipment availability)

Planning

  • Initiate continuous improvement programmes to ensure optimal maintenance capability.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan (1-3 years) to address upgrading of plants and replacement of obsolete equipment.
  • Maintain the ERP plant equipment data.
  • Draw-up, approve and schedule maintenance tasks for preventative maintenance as per production schedules.

Leadership and management

  • Ensuring compliance to all statutory requirements with regards to plant and equipment
  • Establish training requirements for all maintenance disciplines.
  • Develop succession plans for all maintenance disciplines.
  • Develop internal maintenance policies in line with broader company policies.
  • Contract and assess subordinates through proper goal alignment & calibrate results of assessments across departments.
  • Effectively communicate and build relationships with peers, subordinates, senior management and customers

Management of Steam Generation Facility

  • Schedule and generation of steam to all production facilities according to their production schedules.
  • Monitor efficiency of boilers and planning of coal and oil deliveries.
  • Ensure 3 yearly statutory inspections, repairs, and any other required maintenance requirements are completed.
  • Monitor and ensure boiler emissions are within limits as per the relevant Atmospheric Emissions

License Site Services

  • Maintenance of the site’s terrain and piping infrastructure
  • Compressed air supply to all facilities
  • Electricity supply to all facilities, monitoring and measuring per facility.
  • Water supply to all facilities, monitoring and measuring per facility.
  • Maintenance of the buildings on the two sites
  • Contract technical scoping and administration (maintenance services)
  • Contractor management for maintenance work
  • Perform Audits across different disciplines and implement corrective actions for audit findings in own responsibility areas.
  • Incident Investigations, findings, and corrective actions for Engineering facilities
  • Assess safety consequences of any modification/change in plant and equipment.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum BEng/BSc or BTech in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Government Certificate Competency (GCC Factories) as pre-requisite; registration as Pr Eng preferred.
  • Must have at least 6 years of experience in Mechanical & Electrical maintenance in a Manufacturing
  • Plant environment of which 3 years should have been in a management role.
  • Experience in Project Management would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of hazardous chemicals, in particular explosives, is preferred.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in steam generation (Boilers Management) and air compressors preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of OHS Act and Legal Liability, including ISO 45001, 14001 and 9001 standards.
  • Performance and strategic management skills
  • Financial management skills would be advantageous.

 

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