Role details

Head of Engineering

Port Elizabeth   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Head of Engineering
  • Multinational market leader

About Our Client

Our client is the Africa number one in its space and aggressively growing all over the world. In his area and the specific role, the Head of Engineering, is focused and responsible for the technologically efficient support to the site, the maintenance of all process equipment and facilities, the site energy conservation efforts etc. The site itself employs more than 2,000 permanent and temporary staff and is one of the biggest of its kind in South Africa. The role will report directly into the Group Operating Officer.

Job Description

  • Provide timely technologically efficient support to the site in the area of expertise for manufacturability, product cost, workflow, quality & safety.
  • Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations by recommending, devising and implementing revisions of methods of operation, alterations in equipment layout, or other changes to increase production, improve standards and reduce cost(s).
  • Oversee the maintenance of all process equipment and facilities, optimizing machine efficiencies.
  • Technical responsibilities include engineering support in the existing site as well as new capital construction/installation activities.
  • Coordinate outside contract support for projects. Direct the operation of the site utilities, including technical responsibility for support all of manufacturing, lab, warehouse and office areas.
  • Oversee site energy conservation efforts.
  • Confers with vendors to determine engineering specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts and evaluates activities according to safety, ergonomic specifications and quality standards.
  • Confers with vendors to ensure after sales service including regular on the job training on site.
  • Prepare, execute and oversee capital projects and budget as well as Plant Maintenance Operating budget.
  • Developing personnel standards and training programs to be implemented and maintained throughout the site.
  • Ensuring that the engineering outputs support cost competitive output.
  • Ensuring all engineering installations and activities meet all GMP and EHS requirements.

The Successful Applicant

Key Selection Criteria

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • At least 15 years Manufacturing & Engineering experience
  • At least 8 years experience in a Senior Management role
  • Work experience for Pharma, Food, FMCG or Chemistry businesses
  • GCC (Factories)

What's on Offer

Very attractive growth opportunity with a lucrative salary package.

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