Job Title
Plant Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 8 years
R5 to R8
Job Published
04 October 2021
Job Reference No.

Job Description


  • Responsible for all daily activities and operations in the respective plant.
  • 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 discipline and comply with company policies, practices and procedures.
  • Support company vision and value system and ensure calibration throughout the team. POST


  • Sc./B-Tech Degree (Mechanical/ Industrial Engineering) or relevant NQF 7 equivalent Tertiary Qualification.
  • Experience in the field of Production / Manufacturing with at least two years leading a team at Middle Management level.
  • CNC Machining experience a must.
  • Precision or Automotive industries an added advantage.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, good judgement and a decision maker.
  • Ability to communicate and operate at a Senior Level.
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Must be prepared to work irregular hours.
  • Computer literacy, with good spreadsheet, Power Point presentation and ERP system knowledge.
  • Good interpersonal and public speaking skill