Elchemie is a specialist recruitment company in the technical and scientific field


Job title: Shift Manager
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 10 years
Salary: R300000 to R342300
Salary Type: Cost to Company
Job published: 20 April 2021
Job reference no: 3128267434

Job Description

International Petrochemical company, who specializes in waste-management, has a vacancy for a Shift Manager who will be based at the Industrial-scale plant in the Eastern Cape. A qualification in Chemical engineering or Chemistry and a minimum of two years' experience as a Production/Shift Manager or Supervisor in a Chemical or Petrochemical processing factory required.



  • Degree/Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Processing, Organic Chemistry, or Chemistry and Technology of Oil and Gas 
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Production Manager/Shift Manager, Team Leader or Supervisor in Process Factory
  • Practical knowledge of production processes and their optimization and systems improving quality and safety
  • Previous experience in Chemical or petrochemical processing plant will be an advantage
  • Knowledge in Lean Manufacturing will be an advantage
  • Availability to work shifts



  • Supervise production process during the shift, in line with safety and production standards
  • Supervision over apparatus and devices
  • Create and update manuals
  • Control and supervise production reports
  • Place orders for production material
  • Liaise with Maintenance department to plan repairs
  • Recommend solutions for process optimization
  • issue permit-to-work for cold work, hot work and confined space entry
  • Cost management of overtime
  • Manage plant according to ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHAS18001 standards
  • Conduct accident investigations
  • Liaise with laboratory
  • Manage staff ensuring high quality performance and development
  • Provide training and guidance to operators and employees

Only Online applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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