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Jobs in Agriculture – Head Of Engineering

Website Agricultural Research Council -ARC

Job Description:

Manage and organize Engineering Team according to business needs in-line Gibela guidelines

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage workforce according to workload (firm projects, forecast projects, tender, sustaining and R&D) with focus to avoid any underload and high overload including appointment of engineering teams.
  • Drive co-engineering specially with process engineering and co-development with supplier via sourcing
  • Execute engineering Rolling Stock and Service project according QCD commitments through a strong engineering planning culture
  • Supervise products, key technical decisions and safety critical issues and capitalise RoE
  • Monitor project to cost programs such as Redesign to Cost (RDTC) and Maintenance Regime Optimisation
  • Develop on-site engineering staff including succession planning and competence matrix deployment
  • Apply common processes, methods and tools and capture Return of Experience (RoE) for continuous improvement
  • Manage cost centre and budget preparation
  • Support and promote innovation initiatives of the business
  • Push improvement programs based on technical recommendations (e.g. new methodologies/tools and APSYS engineering) and local initiatives

Job Requirements:

  • Practical experience in Product Development in railway environment
  • More than 8 years’ experience in Engineering Design
  • BSc/B.Eng Degree (Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Automotive, Mechatronics) or Equivalent Engineering Degrees
  • Knowledge of product maintenance strategies in railway environment
  • Project management incl. work package, risk and opportunity management
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Management/Leadership
  • More than 5 experinece in management of Engineering Personnel
  • Problem solving methodologies
  • Engineering planning and optimisation (Resource vs Workload balance)
  • Registered a Professional Engineer with ECSA will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of tools applied in Electrical, Mechanical and software development (Autocad, programming languages, etc.)
  • Experience on product Change and Configuration Management
  • Practical experience in diverse Engineering design processes (Electrical, Mechanical, Software Development and System Engineering)

Job Details:

Company: Agricultural Research Council -ARC

Job Category: Private

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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