Technical Manager - Epping, Western Cape

Technical Manager - Epping, Western Cape

Description: 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Relevant Degree/Diploma ? Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in the properties and applications of Bituminous binders.
  • Experience in seal design and slurry designs.
  • Quality management systems ISO 9001
  • Chemical background (or understanding of chemistry)
  • Membership to the Society for Asphalt Technology
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong organisational skills and planner

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all the Laboratories at Branches,
  • Manage the department effectively ensuring material quality is consistent and meets the high level of compliance expected, also ensuring full compliance with all QA / QC requirements,
  • Provide a full and comprehensive support service proactively to the operations, distribution and commercial departments, championing Quality Management,
  • Plan, establish and maintain most efficient designs for all finished products with consideration of quality, production and economic factors, ensuring a competitive edge over competing companies
  • Continuous evaluation of new/alternative raw materials to improve the current production range.
  • Undertaking troubleshooting operations to solve particular product problems.
  • Control of testing equipment of Branch and Head Office laboratories
  • Technical liaison with Company Personnel, clients and civil engineering consultants.
  • General customer support with the application of the Company product range, through the design of slurry mixes, in-situ recycling mixes and surfacing seals.
  • Control of all formulations and compilation of Formulation Manuals for all the Branches.
  • Control of Material and Safety Data bulletins.
  • Management and coaching of technical team to reach optimum performance of each individual, encouraging employee contribution,
  • Ensure direct reports are fully aware of their responsibilities to their subordinates in relation to all relevant Company and statutory procedures,
  • Get involved in training and development of the team.
  • Lead by example so the team deliver promptly, accurately and effectively,
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic,
  • Representation of Company on various industry technical committees such as the Bitumen Specification Committee, the Modified Binders Committee and the Society for Asphalt Technology.
  • Regular lectures to Asphalt testers course students.
  • Assist with the promotion of products through active participation in seminars, demonstrations and product launches
  • Identify new business opportunities with a view to expanding the Company?s product range
  • Keep the Organisation at the forefront of new developments by the attendance of related seminars, and planned working sessions in the Company?s Central Laboratory in Paris.
  • Cause, and appropriate internal liaison/ reporting,
  • Individual management of serious material complaints involving external or head office specialists when appropriate,
  • Support others responsible for interpreting customer enquiries and specifications, suggesting more suitable or economically beneficial alternatives where possible,
  • Shall demonstrate visible felt leadership, always Leading by example to influence appropriate behaviour, encouraging and coaching their direct reports in developing a positive business and safety culture within their work groups.
  • Shall ensure that their operation(s) is managed in accordance with the Company?s Integrated Management System (IMS), standards, rules and procedures.
  • That suitable front-line supervision is provided for all work activities.
  • That hazards are identified, and risks are adequately controlled. That the workforce is trained, competent and authorised for tasks they are asked to perform.
  • To directly and actively praise safe working and challenge unsafe behaviour / conditions which are unsafe and to stop and rectify as appropriate.
  • Encourage two-way communications and resolutions via Face to Face conversations with the work group.
  • Ensuring full compliance with all Quality Control requirements and responsible to prepare and implement Quality control plan, Quality control procedure, Inspection and test plan etc.
  • Provide full comprehensive support service proactively to commercial & operations to ensure a consistent application of Quality Management processes to ensure delivery of the Company Quality Policy and agreed functional aims and objectives
  • Read, understand, adhere and comply with the information contained within the Rules of Conduct, Policies, and with any training or other anti-bribery and corruption information given by the Management
  • Report any witnessed non-compliance or breach of these policies

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful.


SFG Engineering Services - 1 hour ago
Experience Requirements: 
Not requirements
Date posted:
2019-07-12
Job Id: 
2248802