Engineering Manager (EE only position), Overberg

Tuesday, 20 August, 2019
Chantel Mouton     +27 74 584 4866

We have available an exciting career opportunity for a professional Engineering Manager in the Overberg area of the Western Cape. Our client is a specialist producer, packager and marketer of fresh produce is looking for an energetic and development-driven individual to fill this role. Reporting to the Business Unit MD, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading a specialised team of engineering professionals who are operationally responsible for providing mechanical, electrical and refrigeration support to three of our client’s production and storage plants.

As a senior manager of the Group, he/she will also have a joint responsibility to align departmental objectives and activities with the organisational strategy and will be responsible for developing a high-performance team and implement systems and processes that ensure efficient and sustainable operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and providing guidance to Project Engineers on large infrastructure projects
  • Overseeing, providing input to and monitoring the execution of the maintenance plans to ensure that the team of technicians maintain facilities timeously and to the required quality standard
  • Reviewing and evaluating various engineering systems, processes and programs to enable process optimization
  • Lead engineering improvement and innovation initiatives
  • Leading and managing a team of experienced engineering personnel and ensure alignment with organizational objectives
  • Managing and controlling the engineering budgets
  • Ensuring infrastructure and OHS compliance

Minimum Requirements:

  • Engineering Degree (a Government Certificate of Competence, GCC, will be advantageous)
  • At least 8-10 years experience in an engineering role, with exposure to large mechanical, electrical and/or refrigeration installations, preferably within a food processing environment
  • A minimum of 5 years managerial experience at a senior level and within an organized labour environment
  • Strong computer skills and good knowledge of systems
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively across all levels within an organization

Salary package on offer:

  • Total CTC package of around R950k per annum (incl. Pension Fund contribution)

Applications to be sent to  Please apply with an updated MS Word/PDF CV with suitable profile photo and qualification documents.

(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.)