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.


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.


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)


  • 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.


  • 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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