Mechanical Supervisor

Location: Capetown, South Africa
Recruiter: Intrinsic Consulting Services
Job Ref: CPT000131/BC
Date posted: Friday, October 4, 2019
Summary: My client based in Cape Town is looking for a Mechanical Supervisor. Must have the relevant qualification along with 5-7 years HVAC and Building Management Services experience with hydraulics, pumps, lifts and escalators.



Job Description

Reporting to Senior Mechanical Manager, the Mechanical Supervisor is responsible for executing planned and reactive maintenance on Mechanical assets and equipment (e.g. HVAC, bridges, pump station, control panels, lifts, escalators, building management systems etc.). They are responsible for planning, coordinating, overseeing and/or executing all maintenance activities in collaboration with the Maintenance Planner and other relevant stakeholders. They have to manage, lead and guide the Mechanical Assistants as well as liaise with other relevant internal stakeholders to ensure that all maintenance-related concerns or queries are timeously and professionally mitigated. This includes a key focus on delivering excellent customer service and communication. They have to manage and control all external Service Providers and Suppliers, including administrative and financial duties (with particular emphasis on the purchase of goods and services rendered). In addition, they will occasionally be required to assist the Mechanical Project Manager with ad-hoc or special projects.

Planned and Reactive Maintenance and Upgrades:
• Implement planned and preventative maintenance programs for the Mechanical department
• Oversee and manage the resolution of all call outs
• Liaise with the relevant Stakeholders regarding mechanical breakdowns, issues or complaints
• Oversee and manage regular maintenance and replacement of mechanical assets, HVAC, bridges, pump stations, control panels, lifts and escalators etc.
• Responsible for the Building Management System (BMS), this includes monitoring of all Mechanical equipment under BMS
• Oversee and manage fault finding on Mechanical Plants (e.g. air-conditioning plant rooms, seawater plant, district cooling systems, pump stations, bridges, lifts and escalators)
• Prepare and submit reports to motivate for relevant Mechanical Infrastructure upgrades

Financial Management:
• Obtain quotes for specific tasks as per budget
• Assists procurement with technical knowledge regarding the quotes
• Assists Mechanical Manager with writing up of the expenditure application report supporting details and costing
• Ensures order is placed by procurement

Site-walks and Inspections:
• Conduct, ensure and oversee site walks, daily checks and site inspections
• Doing regular quality control checks
• Identify safety hazards on site and report such to the manager
• Inspect drive motors for HVAC Equipment

People Management:
• Liaise with, support and manage service providers
• Track and monitor progress and quality
• Hold regular meetings to plan and execute all Mechanical Maintenance activities
• Lead, manage and mentor their direct reports and interns
• Responsible for performance management of subordinates
• Meet deadlines, ensure contingency planning, approval channels, procedures, budgeting, monitoring and governance etc.
• Ensure that all stakeholders (internal and external) comply with all the relevant Health and Safety standards and legislative requirements
• Manage risk and compliance

Stakeholder Management:
• Inform and collaborate with the relevant business units (BU's) on the planned maintenance to ensure that this is communicated to the tenants
• Manage external service providers and suppliers (specifically obtaining competitive quotations and ensuring excellent delivery of work)
• Collaborate and work closely with various Managers and internal BU's as part of project planning and execution
• Build and foster professional working relationships with trusted service providers and suppliers
• Report regularly on Maintenance progress and keep tenants informed at all times

• N5 / N6 Mechanical Engineering

• HVAC Systems
• Pumps, hydraulics, gears etc.
• Building Management Systems
• Procurement processess
• Green Building Efficiencies
• Occupational Health and Safety Act
• National Building Regulations (SANS10400)
• People and project management

• Operational /Diagnostic Thinker
• Logical and innovative problem solving
• Mechanical /Technical reasoning
• Planning and organising
• Multitasking
• Numerical reasoning
• Verbal reasoning
• Leadership skill, Coaching, Mentoring
• Negotiation and communication
• Emotional Intelligence

• 5-7 Years HVAC and BMS experience is required
• Hydraulics, pumps, lifts and escalators experience would be advantageous

* Working on weekends and public holidays as well as overtime will be required at times

* Physical fitness is essential to perform duties / tasks effectively and must be prepared to work in sewer pump stations;


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