Technical Manager

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020

Purpose: To manage and direct company technical operations to meet budget, financial and operational goals. The Technical Manager is accountable to manage all maintenance related activities for Operations and to ensure compliance to statutory health and safety requirements. Incumbent needs to lead all the extensions and replacements of KWV building expansions according to 5-year plan. The incumbent needs to manage Technical Services Department to ensure organizational goals are met in line with Operations Strategy.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B Eng Degree-Mechanical Engineer or related
  • Certified Engineer, holding a Certificate of Competency to General Machinery Regulation 1(d)
  • Wine Industry environment experience would be advantage
  • Experience of electronic control systems would be advantageous
  • 10 years’ experience in Process & Manufacturing Engineering
  • 3 years’ experience in applying Project Management Techniques
  • 5 years’ experience in managerial position
  • Experience in Occupational Health & Safety

 Skills Required:

  • Excellent People Management
  • Strong Project Management
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Excellent Computer skills (Excel, MS Project, SAP)
  • Great Interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed numeracy and statistical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

 Job Summary:

  • Oversee the development and verification of process mapping in conjunction with the Industrial Engineer of all machinery and equipment
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance management as stipulated in world standard
  • Keep up to date with industry developments on product scientific and technical matters
  • Compile and manage departmental annual OPEX budget and Operations CAPEX budgets for different business units
  • Advise Business units on appropriate CAPEX to ensure productive and cost effective growth of the business (Paybacks/ROI)
  • Effective cost management & supply of KWV utilities (water, effluent, electricity)
  • Manage and advise the company on appropriate environmental practises to ensure statutory requirements to mitigate risk
  • Manage the overall security contract
  • Appointed as GMR2 for KWV to manage and monitor all GMR2 equipment on site
  • Ensure compliance of KWV to all OHASA Standards and ensure the management of all contractors on site to mitigate risk
  • Ensure the Health and Safety are met and in line with statutory requirements
  • Manage the Technical Department and drive Departmental goals in line with the Operational strategy