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Site Engineer – Reference LCSE


To lead and manage engineering legal compliance, maintenance and project activities of the Wadeville site, in line with the agreed standards and targets.

Requirements to reach effective performance

General Attainment

Equivalent to

Job related work experience

Skill / knowledge requirements

Time required in job to reach

Effective performance

§   BTech or BEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering

·         2 -5 years maintenance engineering experience in chemical / glass / petrochem industry

·         Code 08 or higher drivers licence

·         Siemens Scada / PLC troubleshooting knowledge an advantage.

Induction period:

6 months

Time to reach effectiveness:

12 months


·          Proficiency in English language verbal, written and presentation skills.

·          Excellent Proficiency in computer  e.g. word, excel, SAP, etc

·          Knowledge of the OSH Act, Environmental laws, ISO 9001 systems.

·          Understanding of leadership, people management and HR/IR systems & processes

·          Good Engineering Knowledge & skills. Including Electrical & Instrumentation.

The following skills would be an advantage:

·          Financial and budget management knowledge

·          Project Management knowledge

·          Contractor control

·          Experience with computer based engineering systems.

·          Hands-on orientation

·          Results / Efficiency orientation

·          Concern for standards

·          Problem solving

·          Tenacity

·          Conceptual / Analytical Thinking

·          Team Development orientation

·          Able to develop & implement new systems.



Planning and Organising

·          Setting objectives

·          Developing annual KPIs / plans

·          Organising engineering resource

·          Organising engineering information.

·          Anticipating problems

Working with Information

·          Using project management systems

·          Utilising engineering info systems

·          Interpreting internal / external reports

·          Disseminating information to relevant people.

Communicating with others

·          Internal briefing of teams

·          External communication with key suppliers / regulatory bodies / etc

·          Reporting to senior management

·          Listening / advising / counselling

·          Providing feedback on performance.

·          Doing EHS Training  / Presentations

Getting Work Done

·          Leading Team Meetings

·          EHS committee

·          Setting clear targets / responsibilities

·          Setting clear standards

·          Reacting to unforeseen deviations from plans

Develop  ideas for improvement

·          Anticipating future needs

·          Managing change

·          Generating and developing improvement ideas

Working with people

·          Provide leadership

·          Influencing internal / external

·          Handling conflicts

·          Coaching for improvement

·          Creating a positive work climate

·          Building teamwork within the site team.

Reviewing and Evaluating

·          Reviewing site manufacturing performance vs. targets / plans

·          Reviewing personnel performance

·          Carrying out investigations

·          Identifying areas for improvement

Making Decisions

·          Deciding priorities

·          Making decisions after evaluation

·          Uphold company code of ethics.

Managing learning / self

·          Time management

·          Stress management

·          Keep up to date with changes in environment e.g. Engineering, EHS,etc

·          Keep up to date with technology / application changes.



·          Responsible for site maintenance team, activities, development  and performance

·          Direct and mentor the site R&M staff, identify people / team skill strengths and weaknesses and implement training programmes to improve their performance.

·          Manages site assets and spare-parts systems.

·          Ensure compliance to site ISO9001 systems wrt maintenance activities.

·          Ensure site plant assets are maintained for optimum OEE

·          Responsible to develop & improve engineering information systems e.g ePAC

·          Responsible to develop, monitor and manage all engineering contractors performance against set standards.

·          Formulates and implements initiatives to reduce Energy, Co2 emissions & wastage.


·          Ensure site complies with Engineering regulations under SA law and Clients standards.

·          Assists with the development of local EHS standards

·          Ensure EHS compliance is entrenched in all site R&M activities

·          Responsible for site security processes.

·          Ensure 5S housekeeping standards are implemented

·        Ensures site Emergency teams are trained & capable

·        Leads continuous improvement targets as outcome of regular EHS audits and reviews.

·        Investigates site incidents and performs RCAs.

·        Corrects EHS deviations within agreed timeframe.

·        Takes personal proactive role to develop a site “Safety Culture”


·          Sets clear targets / objectives for self and team

·          Monitors individual and team performance against set targets / objectives

·          Provides feedback in a manner, which encourages personal development.

·          Identifies engineering team and individual skill gaps

·          Implements training programmes to close gaps

·        Takes personal proactive role to develop a site “Can Do”

·        Implements disciplinary procedures when required.


·          Develop and manage site annual maintenance budget.

·          Develop and manage company capital expenditure plan.

·          Develop site 5 year capital program.


·         Responsible for site security systems.

·         Assist with site IT systems.

·          Backup for Wadeville site Operations manager.

·          Assist with Implementing new ISO standards for the site in the future.



R 1 000 000 CTC

 A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

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