Plant Engineer (GCC) – East Rand (EE pref)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #399222RB
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Engineering - Factory, Manufacturing/Production
Employer Description

Our client is a leading heavy manufacturer with multiple factories and outlets around the world.

Job Description

Reporting to the Plant Manager, You will be responsible for:

  • Managing the designated engineering departments (Mechanical, Electrical and Control)
  • Execute of the maintenance strategy and provide an engineering support service to ensure that the plant runs safely with maximum reliability. This includes fulfilling GMR2.7(a) duties as stipulated in the OHS Act
  • Lead the engineering teams in projects and day to day planning, organising, control and execution of the engineering functions
  • Drive compliance by ensuring equipment and machinery comply with relevant legislation
  • Control and manage the maintenance budgets
  • Drive effective maintenance through root cause failure analyses on critical equipment and/or system failures and recommend corrective measures to prevent recurrences.
  • Manage the Engineering department interaction with the Operations/Production Department to optimise processes and improve systems
  • Manage the planning and scheduling of maintenance activities in line with production requirements through subordinates by means of effective asset care systems.
  • Drive the implementation of WCM in relevant Engineering departments.
  • Responsible for high level technical reports related to projects, maintenance activities, improvements and costs.
  • Implement and manage approved projects and new technology and ensure compliance to standard engineering practices.
  • Design relevant parts, equipment and structures


  • BSc/BEng/BTech Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) for Factories


  • Minimum of 8 years experience in a continuous process operation
  • 5 years management experience
  • Heavy industry experience
  • Knowledge of furnaces
  • Knowledge of  preventative & pro-active maintenance techniques and their application
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation (i.e. LRA, BCEA, OHS)

Salary / Package

R1m - R1,2m CTC per annum


  • Medical Aid
  • Provident Fund
  • 13th Cheque
  • Incentive bonus