Technical Manager

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Epping

SFG Engineering Services

Technical Manager

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.

To apply for this job email your details to michelle@sfgengineering.co.za

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