Location: Durban North

Our manufacturing client based in Durban is looking for a Technical Manager to oversee their design department.




  • Oversee Design department and related activities.
  • Manage projects from the development phase to final completion and ensure they are completed as per service delivery requirements.
  • Implement and manage efficient production processes to meet customer demands and deadlines.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable quality and safety standards and regulations.
  • Oversee customer complaints, investigate issues, and work with the design department to address any issues.
  • Develop and implement safety procedures and processes to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Monitor and review quality control processes to ensure all products meet set standards.
  • Facilitate preparation of accurate bill of materials for purchasing and stock control.
  • Oversee products are engineered for efficient manufacturing and cost effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the industry.
  • Manage and lead a team of technical and design professionals.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any technical issues.
  • Support sales team with training and technical support to stay abreast of developments.
  • Compile budgets on an annual basis and oversee capex and opex projects/costs.
  • Ensure subcontractors carry out maintenance according to the requirements of the SLAs.
  • Keep up to date with the latest industry trends and technologies.
  • Manage site utilities usage and consumption.
  • Oversee planned maintenance, asset registers and the ordering of critical spares.
  • Monthly management reporting.




  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Government Certificate of Competency advantageous.
  • 5 - 10 years experience in a highly technical/heavy engineering manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Solid Works or CAD design software.
  • Knowledge of OSHA Act & Safety systems & practices.
  • Track record in product development and innovation.
  • Possess strong leadership qualities and a customer centric outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills and relationship management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

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

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