10 Aug
61,000 ZAR ~$4,341 USD PLANT MANAGER
Ammunitions Manufacturing, Boksborg, Gauteng, South Africa
Nationals Only

A valued opportunity exists for a Mechanical Engineer in Boksburg, Gauteng, within the Defence sector. Our client specifically deals with the manufacturing of Artillery and Ammunitions in South Africa, Africa, Asia and South America. The ideal candidate will be responsible for all Manufacturing and Operational activities in the Plants. This includes resource scheduling and optimization in order to supply product safely, on time at the contracted quality standard Applicants must meet the minimum stipulated requirements! Shortlist has been sent to the client.

Position Published
10 Aug 2017
Position Updated
22 Aug 2017
Applications Invited
4 Applications
Talent Search
In Progress
Shortlist Sent to Client
2 Shortlisted
Interviews In Progress - 2nd Set
1 Interviewed
Job Offer Pending
75% Complete
Applications Invited
Search In Progress
Shortlist Sent to Client
Interviews In Progress - 2nd Set
Job Offer Pending
4 Applications
2 Candidates Shortlisted
1 Candidates Interviewed
75% Complete
Job Specification
Reporting Structure
Reporting To
Head of Site
Supervision Of
Interacts With
Management and staff
Job Description
Responsible for all daily activities and operations in the respective plant.
Manage the whole plan and the schedule to enable that the targets are not compromised
In conjunction with the production planning section, prepare and manage production schedules. This includes all resources; material, components, facilities, labour and equipment
Manage, monitor and report production against the Master Production Schedule and participate in risk mitigating actions. The Plant Manager must raise early warning of any risk related to delivery deadlines.
Set and manage the operational overheads and labour budget / forecast.
Control and monitor direct cost of manufacturing
Provide inputs and motivations to the CAPEX budget
Communicate, monitor and ensure compliance to all relevant legislation and SHEQ systems, standards & procedures
Recommend, motivate and manage process and equipment changes via the official modification process and Engineering Change Proposal. Co-ordinate the plant modification initiatives
Resolve plant down-time through risk evaluation and task prioritization with the engineering section
Accountable for HR related problems which cannot be resolved at supervisor level. Ensure that performance contracting is maintained as per HR procedures and deadlines
Maintain and manage discipline and comply with company policies, practices and procedures
Support company vision and value system and ensure calibration throughout the team
Candidate Specification
5 years
Education Level
B.Sc. Degree (Chemical/Mechanical/ Industrial Engineering) / B.Tech or relevant NQF 6 equivalent Tertiary Qualification. Experience in the field of Production / Manufacturing with at least 5 years leading a team at Middle Management level. 3 Years Mi
Computer literacy, with good spreadsheet, Power Point presentation and ERP system knowledge
Industry Related
Knowledge Of
Steel/ Forging Industry/ Mining Industry, General safety procedures.
Skills To
Conceptualise, Good interpersonal and public speaking skills, People Management skills.
Ability To
Communicate and operate at a Senior Level, Meet production requirements as specified, Trouble Shooting Ability
Attention to detail, High level of integrity and confidentiality
Ammunitions Manufacturing
Gender Profile
Age Profile
Any years of age
Terms And Conditions
Boksborg, South Africa
Nationals Only
Between 50,000 and 61,000 ZAR
- in USD
Between $3,560 and $4,341 USD
Currency conversions are provided only for comparative purposes.
Remuneration will be paid in ZAR.
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