GM: Plant Engineer


  • Lead an executive team in the design, development, fabrication, construction, commissioning and integration of ammunition production facilities and training solutions in the defence environment.
  • Recruit and form a strong knowledgeable, multi-disciplinary team from the international and local market to enable quick success, thus ensuring the establishment of critical technologies in the company
  • Create and monitor personal and overhead budgets in accordance with company guidelines
  • Develop and/or acquire new technologies and capabilities as a strategic extension of the company’s international Plant Engineering business
  • Implement and offer the new capability to the market through the company’s New Business Development and Sales structure
  • Establish and maintain standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, operating procedure, inspection, and maintenance of equipment, according to engineering principles and safety regulations
  • Create and negotiate co-operation agreements with industrial partners for achieving business objectives
  • Ensure the implementation of the latest technologies and processes into engineering solution on foreign as well as internal opportunities
  • Provide innovate solutions, as alternatives, to the current product offering and to match international standards
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery in the chemical plant
  • Foster transformation and employment equity in the department in lieu of the company objectives


  • BEng/BSc Process, Mechanical Engineering or chemical or similar qualification
  • A minimum of 10 years applicable experience in process engineering
  • Experience with Change Management processes and Project Management
  • Demonstrated experience with interaction with clients
  • Must have advanced knowledge of engineering and engineering design principles
  •  Must have advanced understanding of contract management principles
  • Must have strong analytical and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a business division, forming and leading a successful high-calibre team


Please note that, if your skills and experience do not match the requirements of this job, we will place your CV on our database and contact you as soon as a suitable position becomes available. It is not necessary for you to apply for more than one position as your CV will automatically be loaded onto our database where it will be available to all our consultants for future opportunities.

Bazil Mdaka Recruitment Manager| Executive Search Lead - Africa, Europe & Middle East Region

Additional Info

  • Company Name: MDK Appointments
  • Area Of Employment: Engineering
  • Contact Number: +27 87 1600 234
  • Email Address:
  • Job Title: GM: Plant Engineer
  • Contract Type (Full time, Part time): Full time
  • Salary / Wage: TBC