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Job Position: Sales Engineer – Welding Projects (Equity)

Ref: 2809 – Claire Gillmer

Location: Port Elizabeth

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification


Qualifications / Requirements

  • Engineering Degree or Diploma
  • 5 years minimum experience for Degree and 10 years minimum experience for Diploma in fabrication related field
  • Welding training / experience required
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to act and operate independently
  • Sound engineering knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focus
  • Problem solving
  • Technical learning

Key Performance Areas:

  • Sales Engineer:

-          Product assortment strategies

-          Market intelligence

-          Support market communication

-          Product introduction

-          Analyze and evaluate profitability of products

-          Warranty claim handling

  • Time estimations for quoting

-          Understand scope of work (including all processes)

-          Interpret drawings and plan sequence of work

-          Follow QA plan and Work instructions

-          Adhere to company policies

-          Understand drawings and welding symbols

-          Estimate setup time for weld / fabrication process

-          Assembly process

  • Project management:

-          Collaborate with customer to define an initial scope

-          Compile and issue weekly reports to customer and project team

-          Source documentation for surveys / work instructions / parts

-          Compile billing summaries for invoicing

-          Facilitate the brief / debrief of service engineers

-          Review purchase orders

-          Ensure on time delivery

-          Complete closeout checklists

-          Track progress

-          Create handover documents when required

-          Create and manage a risk / issue register

-          Create and manage the change order register

-          Arrange and facilitate after action review meetings

-          Generate quotation for defined scope

-          Form / nominate project team

-          Evaluate success

-          Track and report costs to stakeholders

-          Create project management plan

  • Revenue generation for the organisation:

-          Prompt customers for business through offering new technology / products and knowing their business

-          Customer Interaction, includes visits, phone calls, emails, entertainment, sales trips and submit trip reports, job feedback, etc

  • Customer satisfaction:

-          Manage customer enquiries

-          Prepare quote from customer enquiry

-          Check and approve quotes

-          Sales order administration

-          Generate invoice

-          Annual revenue forecasts / monthly MOR

  • Planning – productivity – scheduling:

-          Measure performance against goals

-          Contribute to planning as a member of the management team

-          Plan and control change by anticipating and adjusting

-          Prioritise, plan and manage work

-          Setup controls and monitor KPI’s

-          Grinding, turning, milling, saw cutting and deep hole boring

-          Accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects

-          Collect and analyse data to find places of waste of resources and efficiencies

-          Ensure effective utilization of resources

  • Finance:

-          Develop, setting and overview budgets and managing costs

-          Evaluate the result of operations regularly and systematically and report these results to immediate supervisor or as delegated

  • Human resources and Governance:

-          Create and / or control structures and processes necessary to manage the current activities within area of responsibility

-          Address complaints and resolve issues

-          Appraise performance, reward and discipline employees

-          Interview, hire and train employees if so required

-          Ensure the responsibilities, authorities and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood

-          Oversee subordinates and ensure implementation of organisation’s policies

-          Ensure the execution of the organisations operating policies

-          Ensure that all the organisation’s activities and operations are carried out in compliance with the laws governing such business operations

-          Develop and implement procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow within area of responsibility

  • Staff development and team building:

-          Ensure the succession plan of future responsibilities, authorities and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood

-          Accountable for the development of direct report staff in line with required competencies

-          Ensure and share a trusting relationship with workgroup

-          Supervise and coach direct reports

-          Manage and develop staff ability

  • HSSE general:

-          Adhere to all approved HSSE policies and work procedures

-          Inform HSSE department of all employees dispatched for away from base operations in  department

-          Report all work related incidents within 24hrs to the HSSE department for action

-          Ensure proper housekeeping is implemented in your work area and maintained

-          Adhere and comply with all safety signage and PPE requirements

-          Take direction from the 17 guiding principles to improve your HSSE understanding





Job Position: Internal Sales Representative (Tuboscope)


Ref: 2805 – Claire Gillmer

Location: Port Elizabeth


Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualification + benefits



Qualifications / Requirements

  • Tertiary Degree or Diploma – Sales / Engineering / Business
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Sales, Engineering, Oilfield
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Confident and a good communicator
  • Service orientated
  • Quick learner, committed and dedicated, positive and enthusiastic
  • Some exposure to a manufacturer / engineering environment
  • Well-developed written, numeric and communication skills are required
  • Must be willing to learn - a strong product knowledge of the Tuboscope business line is essential
  • Some technical / engineering knowledge is an advantage
  • Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential


Key Performance Areas:

  • Constant customer interaction, primarily by means of telephone calls and emails is a core function
  • Field and respond to customer enquiries efficiently and diligently to ensure that clients receive the highest level of customer service
  • Maintain open and regular communication with clients to ascertain business needs, identify opportunities and ensure satisfaction
  • Communicate potential opportunities and requirements to sales management for investigation and follow-up
  • Provide regular feedback to management regarding clients’ future strategies and activity in the market
  • Prepare quotations by means of ascertaining the client’s technical requirements and timeline, accurately detail and cost the scope of supply to ensure detailed, accurate and professional quotations, that meet the customers’ needs, and conform to company’s commercial policies
  • Liaise with internal sales, operations, logistics and legal team members to ensure a technically and commercially correct response to the client
  • Verify with clients that quotations meet their requirements, and follow up regularly, to ensure that the company is in the best possible position to win any potential business
  • On receipt of a purchase order, conduct contract review to ensure that all technical and commercial details are in line with the quotation and relevant specifications
  • Highlight and notify associated departments of their required input to the order, drawing attention to any specific or non-standard commercial or technical requirements
  • Regularly follow up with clients, and internally, to ensure customer satisfaction and that the job is progressing as planned
  • Tenders: assist with the preparation and compiling of Commercial and Technical tender submissions, in strict accordance with specific tender requirements



Job Position: Operations/Production Manager (Equity)

Ref: 2766 - Claire Gillmer

Location: KZN


Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification


Qualifications / Requirements

  • Matric
  • Tertiary education – Industrial Engineering and / or Production Management or Business Management
  • General management training essential and includes performance management processes
  • Lean manufacturing principles essential
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in similar position, within an automotive related manufacturing environment
  • Individual needs to have strong Production and Manufacturing experience 

Key Performance Areas:

  • Encourage and support performance excellence and ethical practices
  • Demonstrate commitment to development by regular conscientious application of the performance review program
  • Recognise achievement by rewarding excellent performance by individuals or teams
  • Demonstrate application of the production management system
  • Ensure customer needs are identified and satisfied
  • Explore potential business opportunities
  • Satisfy internal and external customers with delivery and quality requirements
  • Manufacturing process:

-                      Manufacturing indices are in line with the business plan

-                      Internal and external PPM are in lien with the business plan

-                      Incident rate trend consistent with corporate targets

-                      Eliminate past dues / arrears

-                      Delivery performance is in line with the business plan

-                      Expenses and Capex are in line with the business needs

-                      Inventory levels are in line with the business plan

-                      Productivity projects are on time, within budget and delivery planned results

-                      Have results by product line showing the successful evolution and the current state of: labour productivity, through put time, asset management, productivity improvement, maintenance costs, space utilisation, lean and 5S assessment, constraint management

  • Develop an organisation structure to obtain the most effective utilisation of personnel
  • Control costs within budget parameters




Job Position: Senior Engineer


Ref: 2587 – Claire Gillmer


Location: Port Elizabeth and Cape Town


Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in the Engineering field - Mechanical based qualification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years middle to senior management, project management experience
  • Highly detail oriented and organised in work
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act and operate independently
  • Sound engineering knowledge in related inspection and repair processes
  • Sound knowledge of quoting and costing processes

Key Performance Areas:

  • Ensure that all customer enquiries / queries are responded to in a timeous manner
  • Lead and manage team of project engineers
  • Ensure that all customer owned equipment is inspected and repaired to the correct procedures and standards
  • Client liaison as and when required
  • Supply customer quotes / proposals as and when required
  • Review of costing / quotations from team and approval of quotes
  • Supply technical input / support to project engineers
  • Planning and prioritizing of project resources
  • Provide and management overall engineering disposition responsibility
  • Manage existing equipment fleet and identify any additional requirements
  • Planning and prioritizing of project resources
  • Ensure that all project commercial responsibilities is adhered to (budget, cost analysis, documentation etc.)
  • Manage existing equipment fleet and identify any additional requirements
  • Ensure that all the organization’s activities and operations are carried out in compliance with the laws governing such business operations
  • Ensure the responsibilities, authorities and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood
  • Manage and develop staff
  • Adhere to approved HSSE policies and work procedures
  • Ensure that all organisations activities and operations are carried out in compliance with the laws governing such business operations