Leading metal products manufacturer seeks Plant Engineer. Oversee maintenance and continuous plant improvements. Hands-on person.
Non-Negotiables (We will check)
Excellent Mechanical Aptitude. Exceptionally good with your hands. Has had hands-on maintenance experience on punches, fitting and turning machines, welding machines, cranes, motor vehicles (strong pref). More than 5 years.
Government Certificate of Competency (Mechanical or Factories).
Expert in Occupational Health and Safety. Practices and investigations.
Innovative. Exposure to Industrial Engineering, TQM, Lean or equivalent. Has been involves in plant improvement projects from a conceptualisation and implementation perspective.
Exposure to maintenance of old machines, custom machines and electro-mechanical machines.
Leads as part of the team. Exceptional people skills. Reads people well. Manages own emotions well. Win-win collaborator.
Mentor and developer of staff.
Wants to make a difference in the role. Stable career history.
What the person must be able to do :
This role is in the South African metal products manufacturing industry. All duties would take place in this context.
Oversee all plant planning, design and maintenance
Take full operational accountability for installation and maintenance of : Mechanical Machines, Automated Machines, Tools, Functional EquipmentVehicle fleet maintenanceHeavy equipment such as boilers and compressorsElectrical equipment such as welders
Take full accountability for Occupational Health and Safety
Oversee utilities such as electricity, water, steam and effluent
Understand how to design and repair custom equipment (Don’t have to do, just understand)
Understand heavy machinery
Practical understanding of industrial engineering practices such as TQM, Lean, ISO or equivalent.
Advantageous : Specific experience in the metal goods industry
Introduce and monitor proactive maintenance schedules and practices
Mentoring and staff skills upliftment
People skills and interdepartmental harmonisation skills
Manage a team of maintenance staff
Key Job Deliverables (First 6-12 Months) :
Get to understand the plant in depth
Analyse current status of operation and identify opportunities for optimisation
Optimise proactive and reactive maintenance
Audit safety practices and recommend improvements
Background work experience
5+ years experience as a Plant Engineer or equivalent (i.e. Must have had overall accountability for a Plant)
GCC (Mechanical or Factories) (Non Negotiable)
Mechanical Engineering N6, Btech or BSc
Proven track record in plant optimisation and proactive maintenance (we will check references)
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong leadership skills Leads as a member of the team
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong communication skills at all levels (From senior management to blue collar workers)
Natural coach and mentor
Strong project management and facilitation skills
Focuses on numbers and forgets about people
Introverted Not a people person
Wants to be spoon fed
Confined to Analysis-Paralysis
Personality Summary :
Moderate to High Driver Results Orientated Go-getter.
Moderate to High Analytical Strong with analysis, metrics, data and fact based decision making.
Moderate Expressive People person, natural leader.
Advantageous Moderate Administrative Good with procedures, processes and best practices.
Benefits of this Role :
Established Engineering manufacturer (Leaders in their industry)
Opportunity to make a difference and leave your mark
Reports to : Engineering Director
Location : Johannesburg East (Germiston Area)
Employment Equity : N / A
Salary : Market Related. In the Range of R800K to R950K Million per annum. Negotiable for exceptional candidates.
Reference : DT 128
Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.
Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391
Email : j128 dawningtruth.co.za (Please email your CV before calling us.)