16 Dec 2020

Full-Time Engineer Process Senior by Mondi Group

Mondi Group – Posted by JobdirectaSouthAfrica Staff KwaZulu-Natal

Job Description

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Purpose of the position 

  • To manage the technical function and provide technical support in the business to ensure that Business Unit (BU) objectives are met.

Position ID: 50150875

Job Specific Experience

  • 5 – 10 years’ relevant process engineering experience within Pulp & Paper Industry
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior technical I people management position

Qualifications & Expertise

  • B.Sc Chemical Engineering Degree
  • B Tech Pulp & Paper would be advantageous
  • Valid Drivers’ Licence (B/EB)
  • Professional Registration with ECSA would be advantageous

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Project Management

  • High focus on legal compliance and understanding of applicable laws
  • Experienced in Pulp & Paper | equivalent technologies
  • Sound understanding of all fields of engineering (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, project, civil, chemical and automation) and how to lead these team to perform and manage their projects
  • Robust technical background
  • Scientific approach with troubleshooting skills
  • Continuous improvement approach and innovative

Functional Outputs

Technical Support

  • Identify “best practices”, newest technologies and bench mark Mondi against these
  • Implement ‘best practices” for plant through put, emission reduction, quality improvement and energy reduction
  • Develop and prepare “concepts” into tangible projects (for which funding can be secured)
  • Commission and optimise new processes
  • Optimise existing processes to maximise production and reduce costs
  • Investigate plant bottle-necks and break-downs, identify root causes, propose and implement solutions
  • Analyse relevant technology, resource needs and market demand to plan and assess the feasibility of projects
  • Develop and recommend process strategies to optimise the safe and efficient maximisation of production targets
  • Monitor and evaluate plant performance ensuring the safe and efficient maximising of production targets
  • Identify root cause of production anomalies and initiates rectifying actions required
  • Monitor and ensure the efficient consumptions of raw materials used in the process
  • Research and propose potential trials for new processes and/or equipment
  • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals relating to the integration of technical activities
  • Set scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management
  • Assess variable costs of production and identify opportunities to reduce these costs
  • Engage with OEM for technical support, driving OEE and technology advancement
  • Perform various administrative functions such as reviewing and writing of reports, compiling of capital projects in the annual capex budget and budget control

Manage people

  • Manage employees’ development and succession planning
  • Manage employees’ performance in line with agreed KPl’s
  • Monitor and ensure employees’ adherence to the relevant safety and good housekeeping requirements
  • Monitor and direct employees’ activities through guidance and counselling when required
  • Deputise for Production Manager and BU Manager as and when required

Manage Safety, Health and Environment

  • Assess the environmental impact of production process to comply with legislation and permit limits
  • Provide tools for production team to monitor environmental Impact of the process
  • Liaise with maintenance to ensure that equipment is safe to use
  • Ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant legislation


  • Computer literacy (including SAP system) is essential
  • Builds and leads an inspired and engaged high performing team that consistently produces results
  • Actively promotes the development of people in the section as a primary resources

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