Candidate location: South Africa, Gauteng

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Mechanical Engineer (Senior / Lead / Principal / Chief)

Highest qualification type: B.Tech

University: University of Johannesburg

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering

Years of experience: More than 10 years

Cost to company: R951 000 – R1,1 mil

Division: Engineering / Design

Seniority level: Manager / Dept Head / Lead /Senior / Principal Engineer

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  Bachelor of Technology Degree Mechanical Engineering

What is the primary purpose of this position?

The specifying, engineering and procurement of mechanical equipment for use in petrochemical (oil & gas) process plants.

What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose? 

Manage and lead engineers during projects.
Manage clients during the technical aspects of projects. This includes liaising with the client regularly, leading meetings / teleconferences, problem solving where required.
Draft technical purchase specifications and preform technical bid analyses.
Manage local and international suppliers, lead meetings/teleconferences, track manufacturing progress, solve problems, perform supplier inspections and review supplier documentation.
Validate mechanical equipment supplied for projects against national and international codes, laws and standards.
Provide onsite installation and construction support onsite.

What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?

Developed, designed and implemented a turnkey container filling solution for a prominent condiment supplier in South Africa.
Developed, designed and implemented a turnkey container filling solution for a prominent hair care product supplier in South Africa.
Developed, designed and implemented a turnkey container filling solution for a prominent household product supplier in South Africa.
Development of the world’s first hydrogen integrated valve regulator for use in the UK alternate energy market.
Implemented the changes required to facilitate the production of a new hydrogen integrated valve regulator in an existing manufacturing facility using Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing protocols.
Project managed the development and manufacture of a new gas equipment product range for use in Europe.
Lead Mechanical Engineer during phase 1 and 2 of a wax plant expansion project for a prominent petrochemical client in South Africa.

If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?

Independent, Self-Motivated, Intelligent, Innovative, Resourceful and Precise.

What is the business title of your ideal position? 

Project Engineer
Project Mananger
Technical Manager

What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?

Managing engineering projects from a high level.
Monitoring project budget and schedule and rectifying when required.
Solving problems related to projects.
Liaising with clients on a high level.

What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?

The ability to be Independent, Self-Motivated, Innovative, Resourceful and Precise.
The ability to Manage and Lead Engineers on Projects.
The ability to validate new Pressure Vessels and Exchangers designs against ASME standards using analysis software and/or hand calculations.
The ability to validate new tank designs against API standards using analysis software and/or hand calculations.
The ability to provide installation and construction support onsite.
The ability to validate API Pump and Compressor test results to prove acceptance.
The ability to manage local and international suppliers, lead meetings/teleconferences, track manufacturing progress, perform supplier inspections.
The ability to manage clients during Projects or New Product Developments. This includes liaising with the client regularly, Leading Meetings / Teleconferences, Problem Solving.
The ability to Managing Projects or the Development of New Products assisted by MS Project.
The ability to design Gas Equipment according to local (SANS) and international standards (ISO, EN & DIN).
The ability to perform fault analysis and fault rectification on Gas Equipment.
The ability to Conceptualize and Design Automated Packaging Machinery used in the FMCG Industry.
The ability to Manage Drawing Office Staff.
The ability to Design Equipment used in the Mining Industry.

Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:

Engineering Training in Mining Industry: 1 Year
Production Planning, Production Managing, Problem Solving for Mining Equipment Manufacture: 1 Year
Mining Equipment Design and Development: 1.5 Years
Packaging Industry Machine Design and Project Management: 4 Years
Gas Industry Design and Project Management: 4 Years
Petrochemical EPCM Projects: 5.5 Years

Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:

Medium size engineering company who are flexible in the work and projects which they undertake. They should provide a homely environment and a place where I could remain and grow, if required, for the remainder of my career i.e. an opportunity to grow with the company.

What do you absolutely love doing?

My first love is developing new mechanical equipment/products, producing something new, being innovation and solving problems, liaising with client and suppliers. Next is being involved in new projects particularly in the engineering industry, liaising with clients, problem solving, managing and controlling progress and budget.

Motivation to move (please select): Job Insecurity

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.