Manufacturing Plant Engineer




02 Dec 2019

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Market Related basic salary


Our client who is the leading manufacturer of float glass is looking to employ an experienced Plant Engineer who has experience in Chemical/Production manufacturing.Location: Springs, GautengResponsibilities

  • Drive compliance by ensuring equipment and machinery comply with relevant legislation and that Team Leaders fulfil their safety obligations with respect to work instructions, task observations and risk assessments in order to provide a safe and healthy work environment. This includes fulfilling GMR2.7 (a) duties as stipulated in the OHS Act.
  • Control and manage the relevant maintenance budgets as agreed with the Engineering Manager to ensure planned cost outcomes are achieved.
  • Implement, improving and executing the maintenance strategy, objectives and tactics in respect of the available resources to ensure optimum performanceand reliability of the plants.
  • Drive effective maintenance through root cause failure analyses on critical equipment and/or system failures and recommend corrective measures to prevent recurrences.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of equipment data base, bills of material and the asset register to ensure good data integrity and availability of equipment and/or spares.
  • Manage the Engineering department interaction with the Operations/Production Department to optimize processes and improve systems with the purpose of optimizing efficiencies.
  • Develops guidelines and rules, provide assistance and direction to plant personnel to ensure good engineering practice through documentation, quality control, and review mechanisms.
  • Manage the planning and scheduling of maintenance activities in line with production requirements through subordinates by means of effective asset care systems.
  • Drive the implementation of WCM in relevant Engineering departments.
  • Responsible for high level technical reports related to projects, maintenance activities, improvements and costs.
  • Implement and manage approved projects and new technology and ensure compliance to standard engineering practices.
  • To ensure staff are effectively managed and held accountable through performance and disciplinary procedures, and that staff are developed and mentored through the talent management and IDP processes.

RequirementsQualification(s): Must Have

  • Grade 12
  • Relevant Degree (BSc or B-tech in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering)
  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC)-Non Negotiable

Knowledge: Must have

  • Knowledge ofpreventative & pro-active maintenance techniques and their application
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation (i.e. LRA, BCEA, OHS)
  • Mechanical Engineering knowledge
  • Electrical & Control system knowledge
  • Knowledge of gas fired furnaces

Skills : Must have

  • Good communication skills
  • People Management and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Business acumen
  • Computer literacy (MS Office - Advanced)
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Working knowledge of CAD and Simulations
  • Good Negotiation skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Technical Problem solving skills
  • Conflict Management skills

Experience: Must have

  • 8 years’ experience in a continuous process operation
  • 3 of the 8 years must be management experience
  • Experience in Chemical/Glass Manufacturing
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment(non-negotiable)

Contract Type:

Permanent, Permanent/Contract




Johannesburg Region
South Africa