Engineering Manager – (Technical Advisor)

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Engineering Manager – (Technical Advisor)

  • Post Date:December 13, 2021
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Manufacturing
Job Description

Tobacco Processing Plant

This senior management role plays an important and significant part in the success of our client’s tobacco processing operation.

It should be noted while it leads a team of Engineers with a Contract Artisan Partner this role requires vast ability in executing – planning and maintaining efficient operational structures reporting to the Factory Director.


We seek a person with a strong and mature back ground in engineering abilities in Mechanical – Electrical and Civil works – however a strong administrative capability is most important.

This role requires a person 40 years plus – either gender who has worked hands on – in their career and today is a good leader with exceptional people management skills – in planning and executing the engineering administration and operation for the factory.

Please note your CV should contain listed experience in the following areas of skill;


  • Prepares, implements and ensures adherence to the weekly Engineering plan in line with the AOP for the Factory
  • Meets with the Production Manager, Factory Director and agrees the parameters for the Engineering plan regarding the improvements/modifications required on the line;
  • Develops the Factory off season Engineering maintenance plan which includes allocation of resources and labour, Capital Expenditure and a time table to meet the starting date confirmed by the Factory Director;
  • Submits the Factory off season Engineering maintenance plan to the Factory Director for inclusion in Annual Operating Plan;
  • Prepares and monitors the financial budget and generates quarterly variance reports in line with the Factory AOP
  • Reviews the current budget against targets and prepares the Engineering budget, resources and tasks, and discusses this with Factory Director during November and December of each year;
  • Reviews the budget on a monthly basis and generates quarterly variance report for submission to the Factory Director;
  • Approves Engineering internal requisitions and direct purchases and, with the Procurement Manager, inspects supplied equipment to ensure the correct standard;
  • Manages on season engineering operations and processes to maintain the Plant in compliance with Engineering Operations standards
  • Develops the necessary plan/s to ensure that the Department meets its agreed goals and objectives, meets departmental staff on a monthly basis, identifies and agrees key result areas, key objectives/tasks and action plans;
  • Communicates with Factory staff to discuss Factory Engineering action plan, agree targets, logistics and timing and SAP requirements;
  • Communicates weekly, with Maintenance Coordinators and ensures that SAP procedures are being adhered to with regards to buildings and grounds maintenance requirements;
  • Communicates with, and monitors the internal and external contactors to ensure that the maintenance and new-works are carried out in compliance with their contracts;
  • Addresses any performance deficiencies with relevant contractors and ensures appropriate action is taken;
  • Sets, in conjunction with the Stock Controller the stores minimum and maximum engineering stocks;

Requisite Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Engineering
  • 6-8 years’ experience in Engineering Plant Management and Maintenance and Administrative
  • Knowledge in Engineering mechanical, civil and electrical, Engineering Maintenance, Financial Budgeting and Control, Technical Drafting.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers

The role offers excellent salary and benefits in this with this industry sector.

Interviews shall be conducted towards end of January 2022.

Email Colin Roberts: [email protected] – with CV in word format ONLY with current details of salary and benefits.