Location: Durban

Our manufacturing client is looking for a Health, Safety and Environment Manager to join their team. The purpose of this role is to oversee the safety portfolio for the company and ensure the company is compliant with HSE guidelines and legislation, as well as manage maintenance and engineering projects for the various manufacturing sites.



Work Place Safety & Process Safety Management:

  • Ensure the Health, Safety & Environment & Process Safety Management aspects across the sites are adhered to and safety training takes place across the organisation.
  • Ensure adherence to all HSE statutory compliance.
  • Oversee waste management and legal record keeping for all plants.
  • Ensure the implementation of organisational HSE standards across all plants.
  • Ensure appropriate corrective action on audit findings.
  • Conduct HSE committee meetings at plant level as per statutory requirements.
  • Evaluation of training reports of all employees in consultation with the HR department.
  • Updating of site safety statistics in software and maintenance of all records of training and analysis reports.
  • Reporting of incidents on the software and initiating Root Cause Analysis and recommendations.
  • Preparation of reports related to safety for all plants.
  • Support operational excellence initiatives and act as guide and mentor for organisational cultural transformation activities such as 5S, Lean Work Practices, Safety Kaizens etc.

Maintenance Management:

  • Oversee the maintenance function for the various sites.
  • Run Maintenance Management systems such as Preventative Maintenance, Reactive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance and execute the implementation of e-maintenance.
  • Support the maintenance team with troubleshooting activities for maintenance issues.
  • Develop and maintain site critical spares programme.
  • Design the Annual Maintence Contract programme for required assets.
  • Conduct FMEA for critical equipment.
  • Ensure and follow the permit-to-work for all the non-routine activities for project and maintenance work on site.
  • Ensure that the safety critical equipment site maintenance program is adhered to without fail.
  • Ensure that all the personnel performing the maintenance and project related work on site is trained in the health and safety procedures.
  • Manage all the annual maintenance contractors on site and provide them with a clear scope of work.
  • Ensure that contractors follow site safety rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that suitably trained personnel conduct the job or work at hand.

Projects Management:

  • Responsible for managing and supporting the project activities for all the plants and warehouse locations.
  • Hiring of suitable contractors required for the projects within company policies and guidelines.

Team management:

  • Manage the team and encourage high moral to get maximum output in order to achieve organisational goals.
  • Develop and implement a skills matrix program in order to upskill the team.
  • Responsible for overall staff management such as recruitment, training, disciplinary action etc.

Legal Compliance:

  • Complete all the requirements as per the schedule and comply with all equipment rules.



  • Relevant engineering related qualification.
  • Solid experience in an HSE Manager role, with additional maintenance experience.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing background (chemical).
  • Working knowledge of batch processing and handling of flammable chemicals would be advantageous.

Please note: shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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