Chief Operating Officer (Mechanical Engineering)

Job Categories:

Mechanical Engineering

Date Posted:


Employment Type

Full Time






Job Purpose
The Chief Operating Officer will oversee on-going business operations within the company with much emphasis on Safety, Statutory Compliance, Production Capacity Enhancement Sales & Marketing Strategy and Branding, Investment and Development of Strategic Partners and Organization Change Management & Culture Transformation.

Summary of Key Responsibilities;
  • Provide organizational change leadership to integrate and align people, processes, culture, and strategy.
  • Foster continuous improvement and develops adaptive strategies that anticipate, influence, and respond effectively to organizational needs.
  • Manage costs and identifies new revenue streams through diversification, and development and maintenance of a modernization programme commensurate with the company’s business plans.
  • Monitor and report the company’s monthly and quarterly performance against agreed key performance indicators.
  • Update recruitment and retention measures in order to maintain a stable skills and base to improve productivity of the workforce as well as to meet the future goals and demands of the Company and its clients.
  • Develop options to automate and/or outsource labor intensive activities.
  • Ensures that the Company adheres to full compliance with all health and safety regulatory authorities, as well as environmental legislation in line to the set operations.
  • Communicate successes and shortcomings to the Board of Directors as well as ensuring clear and consistent communication is provided to stakeholders at various levels within the company.
  • Engage with strategic partners to ensure uninterrupted supply of goods and services at the best negotiated prices and appropriate quality befitting the parties’ operational requirements.
  • Engage with the unions and negotiates constructively to settle Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Identify and assesses global and local risk factors and advises the senior management team on steps to mitigate the identified risks.

Required Skills & Personal Attributes
  • Strategic & Critical Thinker
  • Good Leadership Skills
  • Target and Result Driven
  • Project Management Skills
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Focused
  • Self-Starter
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent Analytical Skills

Primary Areas of Accountability:
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering / any Technical field
  • An MBA in any of the above fields will be a plus  
  • Should have a qualification in Project Management   
  • Must have a minimum of 15 -17 Years in Operations at Senior Management or General Manager level in the Manufacturing Sector
  • Should have a minimum of 5 – 7 years’ work experience with a Mechanical Engineering or Metal Fabrication Company
  • Must have vast experience in the Manufacturing of Iron & Steel Castings
  • Working experience in a Mine under Metal Fabrication will be an added advantage
  • Proven ability of Building High Performance Teams
  • Must be a member of EIZ
If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to : and copy in  
Note that, all communications will be kept in the strictest of confidence. If you do not receive communication within 14 days of the closing date of the advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.