Job title: Mechanical Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Manufacturing and Production
Expertise: Engineering Mechanical
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: South Coast, Kwazulu-Natal
Job published: 2019-09-05
Job ID: 32106

Job Description

Mechanical Engineer

A job opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Engineer. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the incumbent will be required to ensure the effective implementation and organisation of the maintenance system, the standards and statutory responsibilities of a designated area of responsibility.


  • Participate in Engineering Forums with the aim to continuously develop best maintenance practices
  • Participate in the activities of the Plant to contribute to incumbent’s skill and knowledge of discipline
  • Develop and implement best maintenance practices
  • Audit and review equipment condition to compile a renewal plan, aimed at keeping equipment running at optimum performance levels. Drive the effective implementation of same
  • Keep all records and statistics according to company requirement, in order to facilitate the effective flow of relevant information, and report monthly or as required
  • Prepare and manage the budget in line with financial policies and procedures.
  • Manage and Support SHEQ initiatives to achieve company SHEQ objectives. Build commitment to sustain improvements in safety.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of plant equipment root causes of equipment failures are identified and corrected
  • Oversees the maintenance programme to ensure that the plant integrity is maintained
  • Tracks trends of repeated failures and breakdown's and engineers’ better solutions to improve output
  • Develops and ensures adherence to a preventative maintenance schedule using SAP and adapts this according to changing needs
  • Determine and update critical spares requirements
  • Assist the project manager with electrical projects related to maintenance and energy efficiency


  • Minimum: National Diploma, Advantageous: B. Tech / B.Sc.
  • 5 Years maintenance experience in heavy engineering industry.
  • Ideally 4 Years supervisory experience.
  • Advantageous: 2 Years post - maintenance business processes in a heavy industrial, manufacturing environment.
  • Must have extensive SAP experience