Reporting to: Works Manager

Department: Production

SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA is seeking an experienced Production Section Head at the Production Department based at the Pretoria West Factory.  The incumbent will be responsible for operational management assistance to the Works Manager in order to achieve planned production targets and ensure effective use of available resources.

Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Introduce continuous improvement in all manufacturing processes
  • Perform various manufacturing administration activities
  • Assist in general management of various production departments
  • Organize and attend various production meetings
  • Generate schedules, targets, reports and budgets
  • Oversee departmental budgets
  • Manage and motivate human capital to achieve production objectives
  • Conduct performance appraisals
  • Succession planning
  • Promote sound industrial relations
  • Deputise for the Works Manager in his absence.


  • National Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 years’ work experience
  • Good working knowledge of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001

Special Requirements

  • The ideal candidate must have experience in high voltage/transformer technology environment.
  • Previous management experience will be a distinct advantage
  • The ideal candidate must currently be in s senior supervisory or middle management position in a similar environment
  • Knowledge of Equipment management
  • Knowledge of Administration
  • Knowledge of/Experience with SANAS accreditation

Other Requirements

  • MS Office proficiency
  • Good communications skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Successful candidate must be prepared to work overtime as and when required

Deadline: 8 December 2021

Contact Details

CV’s accompanied by a covering letter must be submitted to email address: with the job title and applicant’s name in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated with.

Assessments will be one of the methods utilised to determine the successful candidate.