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Technical Director (GCC/Pr. Cert Eng) (Agriculture/FMCG/Mining), available for exploratory interviews. Ref: 1085172 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1085172

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: GCC - Mines and Works, Mechanical, Pr. Cert Eng - Professional Certificated Engineer (ECSA), Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR 751 000 - 850 000, per annum
Total years experience: 30 Years

Current / most recent job title?

Technical Director

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Conceptualize, design, prepare budgets, draft project scope with project schedule/gates, prepare tender documentation with conducting tender process and selection of contractors, management of construction/installation/commissioning phase with main focus on safety and work quality. preparing Quality control procedures, BOPs, SOPS, ETC, Liaising with local authorities for certification, Kenya bureau of standards, environmental agencies, Kenya revenue services, department of labour for safe working conditions and training.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

The factory layout and flow of product/materials to be designed in terms of the best practices and within budget constraints. The contractor work to be completed within best quality standards and within budget. the Entire project work to be completed within OHSA requirements. the employees to receive comprehensive training in terms of safe operation of machinery and how to produce high quality product. The project have to be completed in time and within budget.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

VALUES AND SKILLS Continues Improvement – refers to personal, family and professional facets of life Creativity – search for smart methods, practices, designs, systems Problem Solving – outstanding skills, knowledge and drive Results driven – very focused, disciplined and follow the leaders Perfectionist – do it first time and perfect Team player, coach, leader – all for the people and peoples means all Excellent planner and organizer, time is money and money is critical for business Dynamic decision maker – passion makes us winners, just do it Outstanding technical knowledge – give us wings and confidence Cross skilled and experienced project manager with proven track record across diverse engineering science with ability to deliver major projects currently seeking a new opportunity to deliver series of new Projects with highest standards, before time and within budgets.

4. Ideal business title:

Engineering Director/Manager – projects and assets management.

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Cultivate very competent team of engineers/technicians/operators. Require very limited supervision very motivated self-directing teams. Implement world class maintenance strategy and world class maintenance system as enable teams to take ownership of the equipment and product quality, implement Safety management system as to ensure that all work is performed in accordance with OHSA.

6. Skill area of competence:

Highly proficient with diagnostics and problem finding on PLCs, problems identification in the field, installation and operation of Scada systems for the equipment and energy management systems. highly proficient in process engineering, water treatment technology, water recovery systems, waste management and waste conversion to the thermal energy without any impact on environment. expert in world class assets management with focus on preventive maintenance philosophy, Expert In World class Manufacturing principles and self-directing work teams. Expert in implementation of Trackless Mining technologies into modern and mechanized mining.

7. Career summary:

18 years FMCG: 11 years – Food & Beverage, 7 years textiles & synthetics, 17 years Mining: 11 years – mechanized copper, 5 years – gold – shaft sinking

8. Achievements:

Striving to make a better tomorrow at all time, not allow to have day pass by without finding improvement areas, since FMCG is very complex environment and need major attention to all inputs especially costs of production and losses, during entire period I have been focusing on conversion ratios, cost of energy, cost of down time, cost of maintenance. major reduction in energy consumption(electricity, steam, compressed air etc) implementation of planed/preventive maintenance systems delivered major cost savings and improvement of product quality same waste reduction. introduced multi-skilled training program with operator ownership and accountability for equipment and quality of product produced which resulted in major reduction of total costs of production.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Solving complex problems with team building and implementing sustainable solutions, work smart…

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Firm leadership driving by objectives empowered organisation with fair and stimulating reward system.


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