Job Title
Group Technical Operations Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
-2 to 5 years
Job Published
09 May 2024
Job Reference No.

Job Description


• Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
• Preferably be a member of the Clinical Engineering Association of South Africa (CEASA)
• A minimum of 10 years of experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership position within technical operations in the healthcare sector.
• Strong leadership and management abilities
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Good analysis, judgement skills and attention to detail
• Good problem-solving skills
• Ability to cope well under pressure
• Must be customer focused
• Must have a high level of reliability and accountability
• Must have a driver’s license and own transport to travel between facilities

Key Outputs:

• Oversee the technical operations for the Group, ensuring the efficient functioning of infrastructure, equipment, and the optimal performance of technical operations in the interests of patient care, safety and efficiency.
• Provide leadership support to the various technical teams in line with Melomed’s vision and mission.
• Collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to identify technical needs, assess requirements, and develop solutions to enhance operational efficiency.
• Manage the Group’s procurement functions, by delivering on all operational procurement requirements including sourcing, negotiating, and procuring capex equipment at competitive prices.
• Source suitable suppliers and contractors associated with different skills required for different types of services and projects.
• Manage supplier meetings and achieve targeted cost savings through negotiation and contract management.
• Conduct research on products or equipment and maintain expert knowledge of the respective supply markets, competitors, and product / service innovations.
• Drive improvement projects and contribute to continuous improvement activities.
• Assist with various technical systems, including medical equipment, HVAC systems, electrical and mechanical services, water generation and reticulation, electrical generators, UPS and supply, gas distribution, and communication systems.
• Participate in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives to manage the annual capex budget, ensure optimal allocation of resources and cost-effective utilization.
• Prepare relevant reports / information requested and participate in development meeting briefings.
• Manage risk within areas of responsibility and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and industry standards related to technical operations, equipment maintenance, and safety.
• Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers, and partner with key stakeholders to ensure improved efficiency and service delivery.
• Stay up to date with industry best practices and adapt where necessary.
• Ensure adherence to policies, procedures and protocols that support the hospitals services.