Job title: Executive Manager: Process Engineering (Potchefstroom)
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 7 years
Salary: R900000 to R1100000
Job published: 14 September 2021
Job reference no: 711913348

Job Description

Executive Manager: Process Engineering 

R900K - R1.1mil


Superb career opportunity for a Process Engineering Manager that will be reporting to the Head of Site operations. You will lead and manage a team of technical and process improvement specialists in the operations division. 

Key performance areas:

  • Plans and controls technical resources in support of process and product improvement, to ensure cost reduction.
  • Implements technically innovative strategies and investigation techniques to support manufacturing operations in a efficient and effective manner.
  • Design and establish new processes which translates user requirements into system / sub-system functions within the company’s business processes.
  • Leads and participates in the following
    • Risk assesments
    • Technical and Quality investigations
    • Process (raw material to final product) analysis
    • Technical trouble-shooting and rapid problem-solving.
  • Assist Product Development Group during product or process development and ensure a smooth industrialization of the equipment.
  • Evaluation, specification and optimization of present operational systems in terms of effectiveness.

People Management and Development

  • Establish interfaces between suppliers, operations and clients to provide process specifications as required to fully implement process improvements.
  • Provides technically innovative mentorship to plant personnel to aid the simplification of process and manages students to develop technical skills needed for plant support.

Financial Management

  • Gives input to annual budgets & forecasts. Measures and controls costs and overhead expenditure. Originates capital expenditure proposals
  • Tracks progress to cost containment initiatives and manages and reports regularly.

Compliance to Legislation and Business Systems

  • Ensure designs, projects, modifications and installations adhere to appropriate regulations within OHS Act and Explosive Act.
  • Adheres and implements company policies and procedures and ensures compliance to ISO Standards with respect to SHE/Quality/Environmental


  • A minimum B-Tech / B-Eng / B.Sc Tertiary education. Preference will be given to Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.
  • 5 Years’ experience of leading a team at Middle Management level is essential.
  • Broad experience in a development and manufacturing environment (Explosive / Engineering / Technical).
  • In depth knowledge of SHE/Quality Systems, other computerized project management tools and process improvements techniques.
  • Experience with ERP / MES systems.
  • Advanced systems engineering training.
  • Good communication, planning and organizing skills

Please apply online.