Reference : SOA00052

Mechanical Line Engineer - Metals

  • Technical Production
  • South Africa , Gauteng , Germiston South
  • Permanent / Regular

Position description

Managing the physical assets under his/her control with regards to running order, preservation and increasing plant efficiency. To supervise and plan running of daily tasks of the plant mechanical section.


  • BEng Mechanical
  • Lean / WCM / TPM Qualification
  • Management / Leadership qualification and advantage
  • 3 -5 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • PM & EEM experience an advantage.
  • PM Step 0: Prioritization of equipment, CMMS, Lubrication systems, Spare Parts Management, Asset Management, Breakdown Systems, Monitoring of KPI’s
  • Project Management
  • ISO9000/14000/18000 systems knowledge
  • Task Based and location based Risk assessments
  • Safety Auditing & LOTO procedures
  • Legal Liability Training for appointments out of the Act.
  • Contractor Management experience       

Additional Requirements

  • Ensure smooth and efficient maintenance operation of Metals factory.
  • Ensure good maintenance standards to minimise down time and cost.
  • Recommend maintenance schedules for all equipment in the section and ensure that these schedules are maintained.
  • To inspect all sections of the plant frequently and to assess demands that will be made on the Engineering department, to action plans accordingly.
  • To do fault finding on machines, and to improve plant efficiency by optimising the available equipment.
  • To identify improvements in the process that could be made by modifying or replacement of plant and to bring such information to the attention of management.
  • Generate reports from SAP PM for analysis as required by management.
  • To identify and conduct such training on mechanical systems, standards and best practice.
  • Maintain a high standard of discipline and adherence to company procedures and required safety standards.
  • Ensure that both he/she obeys safety regulations and observe safety precautions as laid down in the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act
  • Lead project teams to ensure World Class Manufacturing (WCM) projects are completed timeously.
  • Prepare CAPEX applications for improvement projects.
  • Ensure a clean and organised work environment in line with 5S.
  • Ensuring contractor compliance to all SGCP standards and procedures.
  • To inform plant management of all situations or conditions that could result in downtime and to take all such remedial action as is necessary to minimise downtime as a result thereof.
  • Negotiate, in the company’s interests, with suppliers of equipment and services. Ensuring that proper specifications are given to such suppliers, and that work done by such is of the required standard.
  • Perform other tasks as specified by the Plant Manager.
  • Reporting of Safety and Environmental Incidents (TF 1-5, EVE) as required

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