Product Development Engineering Manager (AA Position) (Ref: MEPDEM)

Position in the Engineering sector in Pietermaritzburg, KZN - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 11 February 2022
Job Description:

Our client based in Pietermaritzburg, is seeking a Product Development Engineering Manager. The successful incumbent’s purpose of the role is through the utilisation of the PDE technical team, provide direction in the development of products and manufacturing processes to the team. Through the utilisation of resource management tools, ensure that the PDE team’s activities are in line with the overall company strategic objectives with regards to product and process development. The position reports directly to the General Manager: Technology

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Main job function

Product Development (responsible):

Cost and time management of all product development-related projects, including prototype designs, technical qualification and testing

Manufacturing process design and implementation throughout the factory

Continuous improvement of products and manufacturing processes

Quality Management (support):

Assist the Quality department in the reduction of production waste throughout the factory

Provide guidance to the receipt inspection team on all related incoming materials to be used on manufactured products

Assist with guidelines during the supplier qualification and audit processes

Sales and Marketing:

Assist in the compilation of tenders and other customer enquiries by completing all technical submissions

Address and close-out of all technical, product-related customer complaints




Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, preferably BSc (Eng.)

Professional registration with ECSA

Management certification will be an added advantage



Design project engineering and management

Legal knowledge required (as amended)

Engineering Profession Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act

Basic understanding of South African Labour Laws

Personnel Management and ISO 9001

Quality Management Standard and related systems

A minimum of 10 years of product development engineering experience including manufacturing

A minimum of 5 years in the role of managing a technical team, preferably engineers Experience in the electrical power transmission and distribution industry a distinct advantage




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.

Please contact Melanie Els