Engineering and Maintenance Manager – Kempton Park – Ref: 1215216


Ref: 1215216

Job Description:

Our client, a family-owned business, manufactures, markets and sells consumer and business-to-business tissue and hygiene products in South Africa. It produces the tissue-based products in its factories in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

They currently have an opportunity for an Engineering and Maintenance Manager.

Reporting to the COO, the Engineering and Maintenance Manager manages and organizes resources to safely install, maintain and repair equipment and systems within the manufacturing facilities of the company from a strategic point of view in line with the company’s overall objectives. With a strong foundation in the principles of WCM, RCM and TPM, the Manager translates organizational requirements into strategic plans for the department and facilitates cross-functional collaboration and continuous improvement. The individual optimizes systems and services, develops asset care plans and manages risk. Apart from ensuring that the team meets key objectives, the Manager also controls the budget for expenses and projects. The position entails ensuring optimal performance of physical assets throughout their life cycles, ensuring effective teamwork across all disciplines, managing operations from an engineering perspective, maintaining safety outputs within a strict legislative and highly regulated environment; and ensuring and maintaining competency of sub-ordinates who are engaged and committed. The Engineering and Maintenance Manager is a role model in operational excellence, and an affable, influential, and inspiring leader, who communicates well. The individual has an analytical mind and thinks strategically to resolve problems through effective decisions in complex situations.

The successful incumbent will lead a multidisciplinary team to achieve business objectives for Safety, Productivity, Quality, Costs, Human resource capability development and Asset Care.

Position details:

  • Lead and deliver improvements in factory safety, health, environmental and risk.
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team to achieve business objectives.
  • Develop an effective, capable, and high performing operational organization.
  • Lead, drive and promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement in all aspects of the business.
  • Determine and implement best practices, including optimization programs to minimize operating cost and improving overall equipment availability.
  • Forecast and plan for ongoing operational needs, including technology, facilities, equipment, and manpower.
  • Ensure compliance with all legislative, environmental requirements and permits.

The position is part of the Senior Management Team and as such, collaboration with the Tissue Mill and Converting operations, sales and marketing, planning, finance, and support functions forms a vital part of the role.

Location (country, city): Kempton Park, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering augmented by a tertiary qualification in management and/or business administration.
  • A Government Certificate of Competency (GCC Factories) with experience as an appointed GMR2.
  • A minimum of 10years’ experience at a senior management level, preferably in a Pulp and Paper manufacturing environment or equivalent.
  • Facilities maintenance, Vehicle maintenance, Workshops, and Condition monitoring.
  • Experienced with interdisciplinary functions: Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, Civil, Design & Draughting, Chemical, Production and Process.
  • Experienced in Industrial Relations and labor practices.

Company Description:

Leader in manufacturing high quality toilet tissue.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Engineering and Maintenance Manager – Kempton Park – Ref: 1215216

Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Engineering and Maintenance Manager

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