Reports to: General Manager, or in a large organisation, the Manufacturing/Production Manager.

Main objectives: Managing the engineering function to improve operating performance, reducing waste and delays, promoting cost reductions and a high level of efficiency and supervising engineers and engineering staff.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Determine, implement and monitor engineering strategies, policies and plans.
  • Interpret plans, drawings and specifications, and provide advice on engineering methods and procedures to achieve production requirements.
  • Establish project schedules and budgets.
  • Ensure conformity with specifications and plans, and with laws, regulations and safety standards.
  • Ensure engineering standards of quality, cost, safety, timeliness and performance are observed.
  • Oversee maintenance requirements to optimise efficiency.
  • May contribute to research and development projects.
  • Exercise functional control over selection, training, evaluation and development of engineering staff as an administrator.

Typical qualifications and experience: Qualifications in engineering and broad experience in an appropriate field, together with extensive experience at a senior level.