Mechanical Lead

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Cape Town

SFG Engineering Services

The Mechanical Lead will oversee and supervise the maintenance of all mechanically operated machinery in accordance with the company’s standards and safety requirements.

Duties and responsibilities
• Receive project plan & requirements, including deadlines from Project Manager
• Understand subcontracted work requirements & subcontractor timing according to the project plan
• Organize work program with teams/estimators
• Ensure that all required materials & equipment are ordered / arranged
• Arrange and assemble teams to carry out work/projects
• Delegate work to staff/team
• Ensure efficient use of staff and contract staff
• Ensure that staff discipline is maintained including the management of time and attendance
• Manage work output according to plan and estimate
• Take action if deviations from plan occur, during work/job execution
• Ensure that all work is performed to Customer, our Company and Industry standards, and in compliance with our company’s safety rules and legislative compliance
• Report on project progress, during execution, and on close out
• Ensure all project costs (e.g. labour, materials, equipment, and subcontractor) are recorded
• Tools & equipment (including special tools) are available when required
• Tools & equipment are used & maintained properly
• All tools & equipment are accounted for
• A Job Site Risk Assessment is conducted daily
• Safety / Toolbox talks are conducted
• All safety equipment is correct for the task and is used / worn as directed
• All people on site obey safety requirements

Qualifications, experience and competencies required:
Qualified Tradesman (Fitter and Turner), with at least 5 years’ experience managing a machine or equivalent
• Minimum Matric or equivalent. /Section 28
More than five years’ experience in Marine Engineering, marine repairs, replacement and refits.
• Attention to detail and focusses
• Computer literacy an advantage.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Must have full knowledge of removing and repairing various types of propeller tail shafts, thrusters, winches, valves, pumps and related mechanical equipment.
• Must be able to do repairs on vessels in the harbour.
• Ability to work in a highly pressurized environment – shop / workshop. He / she must also be able to operate machinery when required due to workload.

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