Mechanical Engineer

at MPC Recruitment
Published July 17, 2022
Location Durban, South Africa
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full-Time  



Job Description:


Our client, a national; manufacturing/FMCG client of ours seeks a suitably qualified person for the position of a Mechanical Engineer (Maintenance) in the Factory Maintenance department for their plant based in KZN. The position reports to the Maintenance Manager. The successful incumbent will be implementing world class practices to optimise all mechanical equipment on site by identifying and providing improvements to maximise efficiency and output of all mechanical equipment and providing specialised mechanical engineering support to the factory maintenance teams so they can achieve their targets. • KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: • Develop & drive improvement projects to ensure current assets are maximised to their full potential • Ensure optimal performance of all mechanical equipment through rigorous maintenance practices • Provide engineering input for the Factory focusing on the steam generation,power generation and milling plants. • Develop Season and Off-Crop Mechanical budgets with Maintenance Head, finance business partner, optimization team and manage the budgets. • Drive adherence to Group technical, risk and best maintenance practices standards, and management of technical governance requirements. • Promote cross-functional and stakeholder engagement & team work • Engage effectively and collaborate with key suppliers / contractors on site • Audit and analyse maintenance systems & processes with the aim of uncovering engineering related inefficiencies • Address production losses caused by inefficient engineering systems by critically analysing and maximising the systems performance • Model Leadership behaviours, collaborating, partnering and communicating effectively within and between teams and support functions • Collaborate with Maintenance Manager to identify reliability improvements through design modifications and reliability improvement strategies • Drive Maintenance improvements to optimise efficiency and output of all mechanical equipment. • Provide expertise on day-to-day Mechanical Engineering related issues, support and advise on solutions. • Provide technical and overall leadership to personnel under mechanical maintenance . • Provide engineering support for specifications and plant modifications • Drive synergies with the Group, effectively partnering with Group counterparts to identify, share and embed opportunities for engineering optimisation / best practice. • Set direction, implement and monitor continuous improvement by driving work practices, and ensuring that tools and techniques are being applied to deliver high quality products made in a safe and sustainable manner • Conduct regular internal and external benchmarking exercises to identify and develop Maintenance best practices and improvement opportunities • Manage and coordinate sharing of identified best practices, frameworks and minimum standards within function across entities and through the Head Office platform, and provide additional opportunities for problem identification and knowledge sharing • Maintain effective engagement with key maintenance & engineering service level providers • Management of technical standards, specifications and group risk mitigation policies and the governance thereof • Responsible for Statutory Requirements as delegated by Maintenance Manager. • Identify and monitor KPIs to track performance and flag any issues • Promote a culture of consistently assessing risks and drive continuous improvement throughout operations


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