Job Offer: Mechanical Engineer Wanted (Merebank, Durban)


Our client specilising in the chemical industry is looking to employ an experienced mechanical engineer in Merebank, Durban.

Please Note:

If you do not fit the specification with the minimum requirements your application will not be accepted for this position. Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete an Assessment or Test to demonstrate your knowledge of this position.


  • Diploma or BTech in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5-10 years’ relevant experience in a chemical manufacturing environment or similar
  • Government Certificate of Competency would be an added advantageous
  • Must be computer literate and must have SAP knowledge
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Solid supervisory experience and ability to motivate team members
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong technical knowledge and problem solving abilities

Skills / Duties:

  • Ensure that all machinery and equipment is maintained, serviced and kept in good working
  • order at all times, ensuring minimum plant down time.
  • Analyse and identify under-performing machinery and equipment and put measures in place to increase optimization.
  • Evaluation of mechanical maintenance spares and ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained Provide technical support to line management and participate in project teams.
  • Ensure proper planned mechanical maintenance and conduct preventative maintenance and root cause problem solving.
  • Effectively deal with mechanical breakdowns and ensure optimum availability vs downtime.
  • Implement corrective action plans and implementation strategy from audit findings.
  • Prepare and present incident reports to management.
  • Be actively involved in developing and reviewing JSA’s, procedures and other relevant documents Supervision of contractors on site.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to team members.
  • Perform standby duties as required

Applicants must reside in MEREBANK, DURBAN or surrounding area.

Only South African citizens, who are suitably qualified, live in the applicable area and meet the requirements of the position are eligible to apply for this vacancy.

Please take note: if you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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