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Plant Engineering Manager (B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer) – Ref: 1017797 – Enshrine Candidate Marketing

  • Degree or Higher
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 7 years ago

Ref: 1017797

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer
Total years experience: 11-15 Years

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer). Industry in: FMCG (cutlery, cookware manufacturing); Metal Manufacturing; Power generation. Years of experience range: 11 to 15 years. Annual package range: South African Rand (ZAR) 951 000 – 1.1 mil, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: African/Black. Nationality: South African.

Dynamic and experienced Mechanical Engineer, proficient in software packages: SAP, AutoCAD 2D and 3D, MATLAB, Turbo Cad, Maximo PM, BES and Microsoft Office. Competent in operational efficiency improvement, plant and reliability engineering, project management, financial management and cost reduction exercises on maintenance activities. Acting Area Manager for the production plant, managing a multi-disciplinary maintenance team consisting of 42 members. Modifying designs for maintenance betterment and project proposal for equipment production improvement. Fault finding on processes, root cause analysis on component failures, equipment modification designs and execution. Equipment exposure includes: compressors, chiller plants, pumps, boilers, coal mills, boiler fuel oil burners, aluminium mills, plate processing machines and process heat treatment furnaces.

Recently achieved a 27 % improvement in plant output in a period of 8 months, identified optimal staffing and reduced labour cost by 40%. Power consumption saving of above 25% (~R2.8m) achieved by implementing power saving projects and improved contribution per labour from R1 800 to R2650 (47%) on production cost recoveries.

Immediately available for General / Operations Management positions nationally.

Candidate location: 
South Africa

Home & other languages: IsiZulu, English

Designation: Manufacturing Engineer

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: University of Cape Town

Company size: 201 – 500

Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 African/Black

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer

Current / most recent job title?   Plant Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Engineering aspect of the manufacturing firm. This included plant availability, project management, continuous improvement and operations support management

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

People must be motivated and be committed to the course, Engineering problem solutions are to be found, plant performance is to be improved and gaps identified

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I pay attention to details. I have the unique skill of being able to identify the employer’s challenges and addressing them as quickly as possible.

I have a great gift of understanding more than an average engineer. Technical knowledge is not optimum without the practical implementation. I can find the best balance between the two.

Ideal business title: 

General/ Operations Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Utilising technology and technical knowledge for embettering throughput of the company.

Cost and Continuous Improvement champion.

Research and development of better ways of getting company objectives

Skill area of competence:

Heavy manufacturing, light manufacturing, project management, continuous improvements, Reliability Engineering,

Career summary:

4 years, FMCG cutlery, cookware manufacturing
9 years, Manufacturing Metals
4 years, Power generation

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

Operations/ Technical directorship.


Being able to utilise engineering principles in a practical manner. I am capable of identifying areas of improvement and prioritising based on the company objectives.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Coming up with solutions and getting challenges that bring growth to the employer, colleagues and all shop-floor employees

Ideal company (culture and values):

A dynamic company that gives you challenges on a daily basis. The company ought to have flexible work assignments. The culture needs be formal and straight forward. factual reporting. Basing decisions on facts and figures

Motivation to move (please select): Retrenched

Location Preference: I am open to positions nationally (in my country).

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