Mechanical Superintendent X 3 Positions

Posted on :

21 Sep, 2015

Category :

Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Within the framework of the department’s objectives and yearly action plans, his/her mission is to:

  • Ensures that the team follows safety standards and regulations as per organisation’s policy and MHSA Act,
  • Oversee quality of Mechanical execution in the plant
  • Manages and motivates the mechanical team
  • Ensures co-ordination and co-operation between their and other departments


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 5 years experience in a heavy industry
  • Or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with 7 years experience in a heavy industry
  • Or 10 years hand-on experience in a heavy industry with good technical acumen


  • Communicate clearly on information relating to potentially dangerous situations and get confirmation that they are correctly understood
  • Make sure that key equipment is working properly
  • Ensure the use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Check for safety and cleanness in the workplace
  • Proper reporting of incidents and carry out investigations
  • Ensure proper day-to-day scheduling of work and necessary resources
  • Assign and review work to be performed with the artisans
  • Take adequate actions when mechanical incidents occur
  • Attend and contribute in daily Mission Directed Work Team (MDWT) and RCAs
  • Ensure, upon completion of repairs, that equipment is in good operating condition, ready to meet operational requirements, fully inspected, tested, clean and safe
  • Ensure and control quality of maintenance jobs done by contractors
  • Provide reporting on repair jobs including consumption of materials, specific tools, man hours,
  • Ensure completion of major operations within schedule (annual shutdowns)
  • Define the mission and objectives of his workforce in line with the departmental goals
  • Carry out their team performance reviews
  • Develops and implements a training plan
  • Performs any other reasonable tasks when requested by Mechanical Manager.


  • Minimise frequency and severity of accidents or incidents of Maintenance personnel and contractors
  • Identify development gab of the team in order to improve competency

Financial Performance

  • Comply with Maintenance budget compliance
  • Contribute to plant Capex formulation and implementation

Technical Performance

  • Improve plant reliability of their respective area of responsibility
  • Equipment failure rate kept to a minimum as per the maintenance department target
  • Reduce the number of stoppages for incidents (NSFI)
  • Compliance with the Maintenance Practices

People Development

  • Ensure that subordinates are trained to perform their duties


  • In-depth knowledge of practical Mechanical operations
  • Experience in the development of quality management methods, for example ISO 9000.
  • Experience with Ball mills, Kilns, Vertical mills, Packer and pallitisers and Diesel equipment (depend on position)
  • Experience with plant preventative maintenance programmes
  • Leadership & Management skills
  • Ability to delegate
  • Problem solving & Trouble shooting
  • Ability to manage performance of subordinates
  • Work under pressure
  • Attention to detail

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Apply online before 09/10/2015.
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