Job Title
Executive Manager Process Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 10 years
Job Published
13 September 2021
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Job Description

To lead and manage a team of technical and process improvement specialists in the Operations division at Boskop site. 


  • 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 assessments
    • 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.
  • Attend and participate in technical meetings
  • Compiling and reviewing process related documentation.

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 Implement Company Policies and Procedures and ensures compliance to ISO Standards with respect to SHE/Quality/Environmental


  • A minimum M-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.
  • Fully computer literate and has excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience with ERP / MES systems.
  • Advanced systems engineering training.
  • Good communication, planning and organizing skills
    • Self-motivated, independent and tenacious individual who is results driven.
    • A team player with good interpersonal skills and the capability to interact with people at all levels.


  • Analytical and a strategic thinker with good judgement.
  • Proven problem solving abilities on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Independent and has adaptability to work under pressure.
  • A self-starter with a concern for standards and results orientation.
  • Flexible and has a positive self-image.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen and understanding of financial statements.
  • Ability to apply mathematic techniques to the solution of practical problems.