Hulamin has an organisational culture that places great value on its shareholders, employees, communities, and key stakeholders, with a clear understanding of the close connection between the value created for the health of these key stakeholders to that of the business. As such, Hulamin has committed to contributing to a new, sustainable economic order of South Africa that reflects the demographic reality of our country that addresses poverty, inequality, social injustice, and racism, and promotes broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE).

An exciting career opportunity exists for an accomplished Plant Engineer based at the Hulamin Extrusions in Pietermaritzburg. 

The core responsibilities of the position include:

  • Statutory responsibility (appointed in terms of section GMR2 (1) in terms of the (OHS act) for HulaminExtrusions.
  • Execution of tasks required for statutory compliance in terms of the OHS act.
  • Managing the planning and deployment of manpower for the execution essential maintenance and engineering tasks.
  • Implementation of maintenance strategies.
  • Adherence to maintenance engineering best practice standards including SHE standards.
  • Leading complex problem-solving initiatives.
  • Managing and driving team cohesion within engineering team.
  • Rigorously driving equipment FMEA and implementation of risk mitigation strategies or actions
  • Integration of the maintenance effort into process control management systems.
  • Implementing preventative, predictive and cost impacting maintenance systems in the areas of manpower, consumption, spares and outside services.
  • Executing and managing specialized engineering projects and management of performance against objectives.

The core requirements of this position include:

  • Minimum of a BSc or BEng Mechanical degree qualification 
  • A Government Compliance Certificate for factories is a compulsory requirement.
  • A minimum of 10 years engineering experience, with at least 5 years in a Maintenance Engineer role within a manufacturing or similar environment.
  • Have a good understanding of a maintenance strategy and planning.
  • Proven maintenance leadership experience and the ability to manage and execute detailed and complex maintenance plan.
  • Proven track record in heavy and complex plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Industrial understanding, preferably in the metals industry

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity by emailing their CV to

Candidates who do not receive any correspondence within one month after the closing date may assume that their applications were unsuccessful and are, at this moment, thanked for applying.

Closing Date: Friday, 14th April 2023