Hulamin has an organizational 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 Technical Services Manager based at the Hulamin Rolled Products in Pietermaritzburg. 

The core responsibilities of the position include:

  • Line management for the Chemical, Metallurgical and Physical Testing Laboratories:
  • Safety, Health, and Environment
  • Talent and Performance management
  • Team development
  • Recruitment activities
  • Financial budget setting and management
  • Lab organisational structure and resourcing
  • Review technical laboratory reports (this includes confirming the validity and quality of results, and coaching for 
  • improvement where gaps are identified)
  • Guide the development and review of systems for the management of compliance (compliance requirements 
  • include equipment and instrument calibrations)
  • Participate in internal and external audits.
  • Research and implement systemic enhancements that enable step change improvements to lab processes.
  • Budget and Manage Capex for all three labs.
  • Support root cause analysis activities that result in improved business processes
  • Support research and development activities
  • Providing technical support services to product management teams
  • Identify equipment and facilities required to meet future needs of the Chemical and Metallurgical Labs

The requirements for the position include:

  • BSc/BEng/B-Tech Engineering or Equivalent. Metallurgy or Analytical/Organic Chemistry qualification preferred.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in a process manufacturing environment, with 6 years management experience as a lab 
  • manager.
  • At least 10 years’ experience with Metallurgical, Chemical and/or physical testing lab equipment, standards, and
  • procedures
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to use tools such as Minitab, SPC and structured problem-solving tools (e.g.,
  • G8D, DMAIC, Fault Tree etc.)
  • Excellent people skills, and ability to interact with a diverse, multi-skilled team.

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023

“Candidates who do not receive any correspondence within 1 month after the closing date may assume that their 
applications were unsuccessful and are hereby thanked for applying."