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Operational Manager

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Operational Manager

Location: Cape Town, South Africa Closing Date: 18/12/2021
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Qualification and Experience:

  • 10+ Years Diving & Industrial Gases filling plant
  • An appropriate qualification in Engineering will be advantageous


Key Responsibilities – amongst others and not limited to:

Total Operations Management (Production, Maintenance, Quality Control and Operations administration)


  • Manage and monitor work safety and to avoid any unsafe acts at all times
  • Ensure safe and best practices
  • Ensure PPE practices of all personnel
  • To ensure all equipment and machinery are switched on/off where appropriate at end of the day
  • To ensure proper handover of work/task operationally
  • To work with contractors for safe work practices and procedures


  • To lead/conduct daily toolbox meeting
  • To ensure all assets are in serviceable conditions and certificates updated
  • In-charge Quad and lifting sling allocation, production manpower schedule
  • Manage of filling of gases following pre and post filling processes according to ISO procedures
  • Manage and support gas analytical/certifications processes, manage quality control processes and upkeep laboratory lab analysis and issuance of certificates of analysis
  • To ensure all operations administration paperwork in accordance with ISO procedures and Conditions
  • Manage reporting Helium Cryogenic status
  • Manage according to production weekly stock report and monthly stock summary
  • Manage, planning and coordinating with sales/business team on new order and project
  • Manage and monitor weekly available quad and cylinder assets list and production report
  • Manage and monitor inspection report for Off-hired assets (quads, cylinders) and all other distributing equipment
  • Manage and monitor lift of purchase requisition required by production department and submit for approvals
  • Manage and ensure observation of QHSE procedures and workplace safety at all times
  • As and when required, assist and relief duties of the Technical Team during their absence
  • Manage and monitor production documents for ISO Audit
  • Ad-Hoc project and tasks, as and when required
  • Manage, supervise and safely complete the task assigned on time-to-time basis in context to operations and safety of the plan, equipment, and personnel
  • As and when required to travel within South Africa and African continental including Middle East to visit clients and project sites and other company facilities for meetings, on the job training and projects as and when required
  • All other duties as assigned by MMO Business Head


  • Manage and monitor inspection, reporting and managing of assets including keeping proper service record of all distribution, production, and in-house equipment maintenance according to ISO procedures
  • Manage and supervise handling of control cards, compressor run, work order (Production) Helium Tank files and all related distribution equipment
  • Ensure proper filling of all production documents for easy traceability
  • Forklift driving skill (if required)
  • Manage and general upkeep and maintenance of plant


  • Management of receiving and checking of all incoming raw materials including cylinder, quads, crypgenic tanks, assets and all related materials to the business
  • Management of deliveries and checking of all outgoing materials including cylinder, quads, cryopgenic tanks, lifting sling all other assets and all related materials to the business
  • Manage ad-hoc project and task (as and when required)


  • Above average command in the full MS Office package, Project Management Software packages and experienced in using ERP or similar company management software
  • Highly organised and methodical
  • Reliable and committed
  • Excellent communicator in English
  • Result driven
  • Even-tempered and ability to handle conflict
  • Assertive
  • Confident
  • Not a clock watcher
  • Ability to work overtime when required to do so
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A keen eye for detail and a results-driven approach
  • Thorough knowledge of IMCA / BSEN / ISO standards
  • Knowledge of Gasses specifications and standards
  • Cool Under Pressure
  • Product Knowledge
  • Must not have any medical condition which will prevent you from or limiting you in executing your duties as required
  • This position will require local- and international travel

A market related package is on offer.

Please forward your CV to vacancysa@uniquegroup.com. All applications must contain certified copies of relevant certificates and at least 3 contactable work references.
If you have not had any response in two weeks from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Closing date for submissions: 15 December 2021.

Preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups as per the company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan.

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