Technical Manager wanted

Job description

Reporting to the Group Operations Manager/Managing Director you shall have the responsibility to ensure execution of the company’s maintenance work activities and oversee the implementation of both reactive and preventative maintenance programs for the mill and site to ensure that it runs at optimum capacity.

Contribute to the formulation of the Operations Strategic and Operating plan and managing sectional performance in accordance with these plans.


Participate in short and long- term planning to determine maintenance cycle and expenditure, as well as capital expenditures for sustaining any future productivity improvements in the mill.
Participate in the formulation of the annual operating budget, and monitor the maintenance costs to remain within the guidelines of the budget and explain variances.

Lead the daily inspection of key machinery as part of the preventative maintenance program.
Lead the development and implementation of a maintenance plan for all company assets to ensure that they are maintained and kept in the best possible position thus retaining and enhancing their value and productivity.


Manage all projects for replacement and growth based on sound project management principles.
Work together with all HOD’s to understand and address their maintenance and capital requirements.
Maintain adequate stock levels of mechanical components to ensure availability for maintenance work and reduce downtime.

Lead the implementation and monitoring of quality standards within the function to ensure compliance with health and safety policies and procedures, legislation, as well as ISO standards.


Ensure that appropriate risk assessments and working systems are in place.
Use continuous improvement tools to identify areas of improvement.
Ensure physical labelling of assets and reconciling with asset register and service manager.
Participate in all Operations committees or teams as directed by the Group Operations Manager/Managing Director and manage the welfare of staff in the Technical Department.

Ensure that all completed jobs are as per set quality parameters and standards.
Ensure proper allocation and utilization of all resources.


Prepare Operations performance – monitoring reports for the Group Operations Manager/Managing Director as required.

Facilitate technical skills / capacity development through training, coaching and counseling within the section to ensure that it has the right competencies to deliver its mandate.
Manage performance of direct subordinates and ensuring performance management systems are systematically deployed within the section.

Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have at least ten (10) years Experience in a similar position in the FMCG industry. A Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering is a required minimum qualification. A degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering will be an added advantage. Experience in Programmable Logical Control (PLC) as well as best operating practices, including legislation compliance, audits and project management, is a requirement.


The candidate must also possess strong communication skills and be an experienced manager of people; tough and demanding in respect of performance standards.
Closing date and application instructions





Closing date: 9th February 2018


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