Plant Engineer

Chem/Petro/Oil & Gas ~ Manufacturing
Johannesburg East, Johannesburg – Gauteng – South Africa

Are you an experienced engineer passionate about leading and optimising maintenance operations in the heavy manufacturing sector? We seek a dedicated Plant Engineer to join our team and take charge of the Mechanical, Electrical, and Control engineering departments.
 
Key Qualifications:
  • Grade 12
  • Relevant Degree (BSc or B-tech in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering)
  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC)
 
Experience:
  • 8 years in continuous process operations
  • 5 years of management experience
  • Background in Chemical/Production Manufacturing
  • Practical exposure to heavy industries
 
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Proactive and preventative maintenance techniques
  • Relevant legislation (LRA, BCEA, OHS)
  • Mechanical Engineering expertise
  • Electrical and control system proficiency
  • Knowledge of furnaces
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Proficiency in CAD and Simulations
  • Project Management expertise
  • Technical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong people management and leadership abilities
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and obligations
  • Control and manage maintenance budgets
  • Implement and execute maintenance strategies
  • Conduct root cause failure analyses
  • Maintain equipment database and asset register
  • Optimize processes and systems in collaboration with Operations/Production
  • Develop guidelines and rules for good engineering practice
  • Plan and schedule maintenance activities
  • Implement WCM (World Class Manufacturing) principles
  • Prepare technical reports on projects and maintenance activities
  • Manage approved projects and new technology implementation
  • Lead and mentor staff, ensuring effective performance management
  • Oversee practical aspects of projects, maintenance, and fault-finding