Maintenance Engineer (Electrical or Mechanical) - 7560

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
Chantel Mouton     0745844866

Our client is a Manufacturing company located in the Boland region of the Western Cape and is looking for a qualified Mechanical or Electrical Engineer with a Government Certificate of Competency (GCC Factories) as well as management experience within the field of maintenance.  

 The job summary is to lead the Maintenance department and provide full engineering service (including outsourced disciplines), for a safe/ efficient operation of plants/ equipment.

 Main duties & responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and operational inputs for efficient asset management of the site, in
  • line with best practice maintenance principles
  • Ensuring that the site’s Asset Register is available and updated regularly
  • Ensure the execution of efficient preventative, corrective and breakdown systems for the maintenance department
  • Lead technical investigations into plant and equipment failures
  • Ensure critical spares are correctly specified, both in - technical detail & expected inventory levels
  • Ensuring compliance to all OHS Act requirements
  • To administer the various outsourced engineering services for the site
  • Prepare and manage the maintenance budget; assist with capital expenditure projects of the engineering group
  • Responsible for employee development, training, performance management as well as succession planning in the department
  • To manage the Boiler operations as well as all statutory maintenance requirements


Minimum requirements and skills:

  • BSc/BEng/BTech in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Must be in possession of a Government Certificate of Competency (GCC Factories)
  • Min 6 years exp in a Mechanical/Electrical maintenance role, preferably in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Min 3 years Management experience
  • Proven knowledge and experience with coal fire boilers, air compressors and refrigeration equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles (theory & practice)
  • Analytical and decisive
  • Motivate and develop work force to create a high performance work culture
  • Located in the Western Cape (preferred, but not limited to)

 Salary package on offer: 

  • R740k – 920k CTC per annum– negotiable with the experience

 Applications to be sent to  Please apply with an updated MS Word/PDF CV.

(Please note that we experience high volumes of candidates responding to our advertised vacancies. This makes it impossible for us to reply to each applicant individually. Should you not hear from us within a two week period after applying, please consider your application unsuccessful)