Engineering Manager, Middelburg, Mpumalanga – Ref: 1213236


Ref: 1213236

Job Description:

Our client currently has an opportunity for an Engineering Manager to lead the Engineering Team in the safe and cost-effective execution of Legal Compliance, SANS Standards and Asset Management, including Maintenance Management and Life Cycle Management, through clearly defined strategies and objectives for maintenance of plant, equipment & facilities for the site.

The successful incumbent will hold a relevant B.Eng/Bsc (Eng) Degree or National Diploma, 8 years relevant experience preferable 3 years managerial and hold a GCC (Factories).

Position details:

Type: Permanent

Safety, Health, Environment, Risk, Quality and Community
Identify and assess level of issue-based risk exposures in area of responsibility by considering exposures to business, financial, legal issues, people, equipment, material, environment, processes, etc.
Consider the level of risk, apply mitigation and implement control measures for residual risk (set objectives, minimum requirements, etc.)
Manage SHEQ compliance within the Process through effective use of the Toolbox
Utilise the Integrated Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status
Adhere to all related SOP’s, PTO’s, and CTO’s as per Training Matrix per position, SHEQ and company standards
5S Management

Manage the Department:
Ensure an enabling climate/culture
Manage labour stability by minimising labour turnover:

  • Labour complement in line with budget
  • Achieve HDSA/Female targets for the Department

Manage performance against set targets and competencies:

  • Ensure IDP’s are linked to performance results and implemented as per plan

Conduct career discussions and implement actions with all identified talent (quarterly)
Ensure discipline is maintained (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels
Conduct recruitment interviews

Jointly define deliverables with site production personnel
Put systems and controls in place that will ensure that the site is maintained:

  • at specified performance and within prescribed technical & legal requirements
  • that will permit a safe and environmentally acceptable operation, and
  • to meet the required production-rated capacity at minimum life cycle costs

Business Processes
Document and review the overall maintenance strategy on an annual basis to ensure that it is aligned with the business plan
Ensure strict adherence to maintenance work management principles (percent planned work, adherence to schedule, number of breakdowns, number of proactive requests) to obtain maximum plant availability at minimum maintenance cost per unit produced
Manage the Engineering Assets to ensure that they produce at their designed capacity and are periodically refurbished to their original condition to ensure optimal life
Ensure strict adherence to the relevant engineering standards and specifications
Periodically audit the asset and documentation to obtain maximum standardisation of spares and new plant installations on the site
Safe and cost-effective execution of Legal Compliance, SANS Standards and Asset Management
Project Manager for large capital-intensive projects
Implement appropriate maintenance strategies for the plant
Plan and implement small to medium capital and Continuous Improvement projects
Develop and maintain systems to comply to all statutory requirements
Build a competent team to maintain the plant and improve equipment reliability
Contribute and participate in group and industry technical forums
Perform management standby

Manage Continuous Improvement through Operational Excellence
Foster a climate of Continuous Improvement
Develop the capability of the maintenance organisation site-wide

Shareholder Value
Manage the Departmental budget & spend

Location (country, city): Middelburg, Mpumalanga

Job Qualification & Experience:

Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • Relevant B.Eng./BSc. (Eng.) Degree or National Diploma
  • 8 years’ relevant experience, preferably 3 years’ managerial experience
  • Government Competency Certificate (Factories)


  • Master’s Degree
  • Professional registration with ECSA

Workplace Competencies

  • Computer Literacy (MS-Office)
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to understand processes and problems on an operational as well as strategic level
  • Ability to manage costs and budget
  • Ability to understand departmental influence on the rest of the business


  • Engineering or technical understanding
  • Knowledge of relevant HR and Labour relations acts and regulations
  • Knowledge of relevant HSE acts, regulations and standards
  • Knowledge of business administration including costs and finance

Behavioural Competencies

  • Safety Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Planning, Organising & Control
  • Results Orientation & Implementation
  • Systematic Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Aligning Performance for Success
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships
  • Change Leadership
  • Financial & Entrepreneurial Insight
  • Adhering to Values

Company Description:

Ferrochrome producer

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

Engineering Manager, Middelburg, Mpumalanga – Ref: 1213236



Engineering Manager


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