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Mechanical Supervisor

Northern Cape, South Africa

Job Type


About the Company

ASAP Resources is a specialised recruitment agency with a speciality in headhunting and high-calibre recruitment strategies. We secure resources for a variety of clients in many industries on a global scale with a focus on building lasting relationships with all candidates and clients.

About the Role

The mechanical supervisor is responsible for the preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance of mechanical equipment and all buildings of the Ilanga CSP 1 facility.


Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Lead and manage a team of technicians, fitters and assistants

  • Manage sub-contractors

  • Scaffolding

  • Insulation

  • Welding

  • Plan and coordinate work monthly in advance with electrical and instrumentation supervisors

  • Coordinate all work with operations and safety departments

  • Assist warehouse to control stock levels of spare parts, materials and consumables

  • Plan and schedule maintenance jobs

  • Order spare parts, materials and consumables

  • Ensure suitable tools are available to complete the work

  • Consider all safety aspects and minimize risk

  • Manage workshop including tools and materials control

  • Ensure adherence to OHS Act 85 of 1993 and its regulations during all maintenance activities

  • Keep up good teamwork, discipline and compliance with deadlines in the mechanical maintenance team

  • Develop and improve maintenance procedures

  • Technical reporting

General Responsibilities

  • Identify new subcontractors and manage contracts

  • Propose and implement improvements to plant maintenance plans

  • Improve plant reliability

  • Reduce maintenance costs

  • Ensure legal and plant specific safety regulations and rules are adhered to during the execution of all maintenance activities

  • Ensure general legal compliance of facility and equipment

  • Perform work in maintenance department as decided by head of maintenance

  • Take part in training activities on and off site, to either receive or give training as necessary

Key Skill Requirements

  • ASME piping and pressure vessel knowledge and experience including practical applications in power piping and pressure vessels maintenance and repairs

  • Knowledge of OHS Act 85 of 1993 and its implementation in power/process plants environment

  • Computerized maintenance management experience in systems such as SAP or MAXIMO

  • Maintenance experience with various pumps, valves, hydraulics, fans, gearboxes, turbines, boilers, burners etc.

  • High level computer literacy with vast experience in Excel

  • Experience and understanding of engineering drawings, P&IDs, quality documentation and document control.

  • Fluently speaks, reads and writes in English

  • Valid driver’s license


  • Preference will be given to candidates with N6 or higher mechanical qualifications.

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