Our client in the Engineering Industry is looking to hire a Mechanical Engineer.
Duties and Responsibilities • Ensure adherence to safety procedures and PPE requirements. • Ensure compliance with organisational and legislation safety requirements by maintaining appropriate practices, standards, and procedures. • Ensure identification and stopping of unsafe work practices. • Report any safety related issues, incidents, and accidents. • Ensure good safety performance. • Ensure all legal appointments are in place. • Control the budget and expenditure. • Manage engineering resources. • Develop and contribute to the establishment of budgets for the section. • Continuously explore opportunities to reduce costs. • Provide strategic direction for his/her section - considering the impact of 2 -5 years ahead. This includes proposals with respect to capital replacement and maintenance strategy. • Oversee the innovation, design, and implementation of change initiatives. • Ensure high quality of maintenance output and meet plant availability targets • Reduce unplanned outages through effective preventative maintenance practices • Ensure the continuous improvement of engineering processes. • Ensure the development and implementation of relevant policies and procedures for engineering processes. • Ensure the execution of standards for engineering. • Ensure compliance with Group policies, standards and procedures • Ensure effective and efficient execution of the work management process. • Ensure alignment of all processes. • Establish and implement management control and procedures that would monitor and track the performance of critical issues such as availability, reliability maintenance workload, compliance, planning effectiveness, ratio of planned vs unplanned work, works orders backlog, etc. • Ensure that all required procedures and systems to monitor, manage and control the performance standards and targets of the engineering department are implemented. • Ensure effective administration of the relevant systems. • Compile, submit and present relevant reports as and when required. • Ensure that proper change management standards are followed. • Ensure effective and efficient maintenance and production meetings are taking place. • Communicate strategic decisions to subordinates. • Monitor plant and machinery performance against targets. • Implement sound maintenance plans. • Monitor and control the progress on related projects. • Keep accurate records maintenance activities with particular attention to statutory inspections. • Ensuring that the maintenance management system is functional and kept updated. • Plan capital, and control budget and expenditure. • Monitor plant and machinery performance against targets. • Ensure the management of engineering resources. • Continuously seek cost saving initiatives. • Continuously seek improved technology to promote better production. • Continuously ensure improvement of equipment reliability - including project planning and delivery of reliability improvement projects. • Ensure availability of utilities such as electricity, water, and compressed air. • Optimise water and energy consumption. • Track the success of solutions that are implemented. • Manage the development and optimisation of maintenance strategies. • Investigate systems for improving efficiency, safety, and reliability. • Manage non-conformances. • Conduct technical and process audits around maintenance, compliance, standards, and procedures. • Implement effective systems and ensure compliance with audits. • Implement business improvement projects and initiatives. • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation with focus on OHS Act and Regulations • Manage labour and report all movements to the human resources department. • Manage overtime. • Manage the team and manage their performance (including provision of training where required). • Ensure effective discipline and compliance with the Company's disciplinary code. • Ensure the team has clear expectations and schedules to work according to. • Build competencies through support, on-the-job coaching and participation in training and development initiatives. • Perform all duties instructed/required by the Plant manager which might not be related to job functions - if it is safe to do so. • Ensure adherence to health, safety, environment, risk, and security regulations. • Ensure that good housekeeping is maintained. • Supporting the Business Unit with problem solving projects, shutdowns, and breakdowns • Co-ordinating projects, repair, and maintenance
Requirements • BTech (Mechanical) • Meets OHS Act Competency requirements for GMR 2.1 appointment for 2MVA plant • Valid driver's license and own transport • Computer literacy (MS Office Suite) • 5 years' experience in leading maintenance teams at a factory • Have a good knowledge of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality systems and legislation. • Good knowledge of maintenance principles and practices • Proven record of previous Supervisory management positions in an industrial environment. • Proven record for problem solving skills in a heavy industrial Environment • Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving problems and making decisions. • BSc. Eng / BEng Mechanical • ECSA registration • GCC (Government Certificate of Competency - Mechanical) is preferable • Formal supervisory/leadership training • Knowledgeable in preventative and autonomous maintenance standards • Project management experience. • Experience in WCM • Proficiency in MS Projects • Experience in CMMS systems • Proficiency in developing budgets