Senior Process Engineer - Process technology and equipment, Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Annual
Recruiter: MCH International Recruitment
Job Ref: 638571-29
Summary: Must have a relevant qualification in Mineral Processing/Chemical/Metallurgical/ Mechanical Engineering, with 10 years Prior working experience in the South African and SSA mining / minerals processing industry



Job Description

Position details:

Type: Permanent
Reports to: Product Line Manager.
Primary purpose: Directly responsible for Business Development and Sales in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) territory for the process technology and equipment of the group.
Travel requirements: Ability to travel without restrictions
Role & Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Conducts and is responsible for process design, equipment sizing based on customer requirements with support of the local team and the competence centres abroad.
  • Co-ordinate bench scale and pilot scale test work with local team or at the competence centres abroad leading to a techno-commercially suitable proposal.
  • Supports the tender preparation and leads presentation and the follow-up, aiming contract negotiations, including review of customer specification and preparation of detailed list of process, mechanical and commercial deviations with support of the local team and the competence centres abroad.
  • Co-ordinates the preparation of proposal drawings and engineering deliverables with engineering department to meet tendering time schedule (with the support of the team and the competence centres abroad).
  • Advises management on process requirements, performance tests and guarantees.
  • Responsible for review of handover documents to project management.
  • Responsible for review of operating manuals, performance test procedures.
  • Responsible for review and clarification of control philosophy documents.
  • Process commissioning including performance trials and mechanical completion, prepares commissioning and final handover reports and client liaison after start-up with the support of the team locally and the competence centres abroad.
  • Ensure our outstanding customer service functions continue to offer the best in quality service.
  • Provide leadership for problem resolution to facilitate fast improvements and effective working relationships.
  • Proactively suggests and evaluates new applications and new products.
  • Leverage/coordinate business opportunities as required with other responsible Engineers/ experts in the region and from abroad.
  • Participate in budget planning and forecasting
  • Implement marketing plans, evaluation of new applications and new products.
  • Visit customers and generate leads from new contacts.
  • Generate new enquiries, sales leads, new client acquisition and managing the present client base.
  • Report on status of sales leads and enquiries for the designated territory or client base.
  • Review and approve costing and estimating of company products and services.
  • Lead/present projects to the risk board as per company procedure (for final approval).
  • Proactively promote company image (liaison with customers, suppliers and media).
  • Exhibition work, attend seminars.
  • Recognize and understand customer needs and anticipate sales opportunities.
  • Provide good communication internally and externally to our customers, internal stakeholders and the industry.
  • Consistently meet deadlines and follow through to successful completion of tasks.
  • Provide technical support to other parts of the organization, and its agents.
  • Report on quality problems and improvement ideas.
  • Proactively promote spares sales and service and maintenance contracts in association with the aftermarket department.

Country: South Africa
Location: Johannesburg

Job Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of the Mining and Minerals Processing industry
  • Technical Aptitude for minerals processing technology and equipment
  • Ability to follow up and follow through with short and long term planning
  • Ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Must be a team player, willing to continuously and proactively collaborate and share information
  • Must have well rounded engineering skills and be capable of interacting with engineering disciplines
  • Proven customer sales skills
  • Must be capable to lead and coordinate a multi-functional proposal team for the preparation and follow up of offers with high technical and commercial complexity
  • Must have a thorough understanding of project execution

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in similar role
  • Prior working experience in the South African and SSA mining / minerals processing industry
  • Must have a relevant qualification in Mineral Processing/Chemical/Metallurgical/ Mechanical Engineering
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in marketing and sales are essential.
  • Proven industrial experience, including mineral processing and/or solid/liquid separation and/or hydrometallurgy
  • Must be familiar with applicable codes, standards, and acceptable industry practices - technical as well as commercial, etc.
  • Must be capable of interacting with peers, project managers, site managers and clients
  • Must have proven track record of accomplishments as a Process Engineer on industrial projects and be capable of working in a team of engineers, designers and support personnel
  • Possess excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Project

Other requirements

  • Ability to travel without restrictions
  • Must be eligible to work in South Africa, preferably a Professional Engineer
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Put in required hours/efforts to meet job requirements
  • Must be fluent in English language - verbal and written, a further language - common in the territory - would be beneficial.

Company Description:

Our client brings together a unique source of equipment supply and engineering and project management services for the production of the full range of minerals and metals. Integrated solutions are provided through well-established wholly owned brand leaders in the industry.


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