Reference : SOA00035

Process Engineer - Brakpan

  • Technical Production
  • South Africa BRAKPAN
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 01/23/2023

Position description

The primary purpose of the role is to provide leadership and develop/deploy the Policy Deployment actions across the site, achieving optimum team and production performance. Reporting through the Plant Manager, the Senior Process Engineer will understand the strategic objectives for the plant (through the Policy Deployment process), and translate this into a clearly defined Department action plan. The role will be accountable for the delivery of that action plan on a short-medium term time line. In addition, the Senior Process Engineer will be responsible for the development of the Department team, actively encouraging through their own behaviour, an environment where people act safely and develop to their full potential.



  • BSc Chemical Engineering Degree
  • Management/Leadership related tertiary qualification
  • WCM instructor or practitioner status.
  • Knowledge of Kaizen tools and Application.
  • Minimum 5 years’ demonstrable experience
  • At least 5 years management experience
  • Experience in Product Development Process (Stage gate or similar)
  • Understanding of Project Management principles
  • Experience within WCM; ISO and SHEQ practices
  • Problem – Solving Abilities
  • Analytical Skills
  • Strategic Planning Skills
  • Excellent Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Systemic Thinking Abilities

Additional Requirements

  • Drive & Implement strategic objectives for the division.
  • Identify plant losses through the collection, stratification and analysis of data to facilitate and contribute to the cost deployment process
  • Identification of focussed improvement project selection
  • Produce annual plan to attack identified losses
  • Lead, coach and develop your direct reports in order to increase their capability, commitment, drive and performance output so that the organization reaches its objectives, executes its strategies and progresses towards its vision. In addition, as a means of achieving the aforementioned, create an environment built on trust, open and transparent communication, innovation and pro-active behaviours.
  • Ensure adherence to Quality, Environmental Health and Safety requirements of the Organization
  • Accountable for input cost control and budget within the Division
  • Accountable for the meeting and exceeding of operational performance and financial targets as set by the Gyrc Plant Manager
  • Management of TPQC budgets and overhead expenditure    
  • Accountable for ensuring rigorous Corporate Governance aligned to the SGCP Group standard
  • Accountable for Risk management in the Gyproc Division
  • Create and manage cost effective product formulations that positively contribute to our raw material and packaging (RMP) costs
  • Continuously evaluate various raw materials that can be incorporated into the product formulations, with the aim to achieve a cost-benefit for the organisation
  • Improve product performance based on market feedback, ensuring that customers’ expressed needs are met
  • Ensure consistent product performance in order to maintain good levels of customer satisfaction and trust when purchasing the Gyproc products
  • Work closely with the marketing and sales functions to contribute to effective new product development that anticipates and satisfies the needs of the market
  • Lead projects to reduce RMP, align formulations and systems and support their implementation in cooperation with the purchasing and industrial teams.
  • Oversee the research and development of Gyproc’s products whilst ensuring high quality, safety, environment and health standards are met, all while keeping costs to a minimum.