22 Feb SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER (STEEL PROCESSING) (Cato Ridge, Durban) R1Mil-R1.3Mil PA CTC
Engineering company seeks an Operations Manager with extensive production/plant management experience in a large manufacturing plant and who have worked at companies like AMSA or Macsteel, Safal Steel, or similar (steel processing plant, coil, sheeting, etc). You will be responsible and accountable for the effective and strategic leadership of the production, maintenance and engineering teams with an emphasis on managing and directing the activities in order to achieve optimum quality, on time / in full delivery and on-cost target as guided by the operational budget. Furthermore, to define and implement strategies to ensure optimum Health, Safety, Environmental matters and efficiencies of operations and processes within the plant.
Mechanical, Industrial, Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering BSc or BEng Degree.
Government Certificate of Competency – Factories (Department of Employment and Labour, South Africa)
Management Qualifications and professional registrations
Minimum of 10 years in a similar heavy steel manufacturing environment.
Minimum of 3 years Management experience in the heavy steel manufacturing environment.
Production, Maintenance and Engineering Operations
Define a cost-effective Maintenance, Production and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for the Plant as a whole with emphasis on Continuous Improvement and Root Cause Analysis.
Ensure compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and continually drive OHSE improvements as required by the act.
Executing the production plan through understanding of sales forecast and plant performance and ensure availability of all resources to meet the local and export demand.
To ensure proper methods are used during production processes to control losses in terms of material wastage due to non-prime generated, rework, spillage to control costs and improve yield and through put by driving Operational Excellence i.e.
Right first time
Minimise Waste / Maximise value add
Ensure prime product, first time as per quality standards set down by quality specifications.
Ensure rejected product / non-conformance is rectified as high priority and that customer expectations are managed
Defects are investigated and remedial actions are put in place to prevent re-occurrence
Manage quality product and system improvements
Safety, Health, Environment and Risk
Continuously drive and improve safety, health and environmental behaviour of all employees in line with company strategy and policy.
Lead the continuous improvement of site housekeeping & ensure standards are consistently sustained.
Support the development of a safe working environment for all sub-ordinates.
Oversee the Implementation of a risk register and ensure compliance.
Create a disciplined work culture which is focused on the sustainability. This will include but not limited to:
Customer driven results.
Defining of common goals and personal accountability.
Talent Identification and succession planning in line with applicable guidelines.
Manpower planning and cost management.
Training of subordinates in line with business needs.
Ensure team compliance with performance management policies, procedures and key performance Indicators.
Compiling and adherence to annual operational budget. Closely track and manage overhead recovery with regards to overhead costs and volumes that are in alignment with the company’s strategic plan.
Ensure accurate forecasting of all required critical equipment and raw material in adhering to the approved operational budget.
Key competencies and skills:
Good communication skills
Excellent planning & organizing skills
Ability to lead & direct a team of managers
Ability to work long hours under pressure
Ability to work under stress
High level of emotional intelligence
The ability to manage within a multi unionised environment.
Zulu would be an advantage
Ability to build a high-performance team who can operate efficiently, effectively, productively and cost effectively. Be personally energetic, dynamic, positive, enthusiastic and possess the ability to think laterally and act through reasoned decision making. Be able to get things done and make things happen to achieve the aims of production and the business. Possess the ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality.
Additional/specific work requirements:
May require long hours
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