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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • EarthStream is a technology & engineering recruiting specialist providing talent across multiple industry sectors many of which share commonality in their technology dependence. Engineering is at the heart of what we do from software and hardware to security, electronics and infrastructure, through to industry specific engineering disciplines. We unde...
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    Product Application Engineering Lead

    We are seeking an Product Application Engineer Lead, based in Johannesburg, working for a global Nutrition and ingredients organization.

    Job Scope:

    • The Lead Engineer – is a member of the Product Application Department Team. The PAD is responsible for the product application systems and services that our client offers to its customers.
    • This position will define, plan, track and manage projects to ensure it is completed on time and within budget, project's objectives are met and that the team is aligned. This position is also responsible for overseeing projects to ensure the desired result (customer’s expectations) is achieved and the most efficient resources are used.


    • Responsible for managing, mentoring and training of the PAD team.
    • Responsible for defining, planning, tracking, and managing projects.
    • Responsible for understanding and communicating customer’s interests
    • Coordinate the project team and ensuring the team is working to accomplish project goals and meeting quality standards.
    • Responsible for performing and executing risk assessment.
    • Responsible for ensuring that all project info is appropriately documented.
    • Ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
    • Responsible for communicating status of the project to all stakeholders.
    • Responsible for creating a work plan and developing forms to document project activities.
    • Responsible for selecting suppliers for new products.
    • Keep the sales teams up-to-date with new product development.
    • Ensure all safety, policies and procedures are followed.
    • Assist in identifying potential new products and services for development.
    • Participate in attending local exhibitions, seminars, training and workshops.
    • Assist in program launches to ensure successful launches.
    • Perform surveys for new liquid application possibilities and follow up new project with offers and quotations.
    • Prepare applicator offers for standard and tailor-made solutions.
    • Quality control on installations when commissioning and report any QC problems.
    • Responsible for the admin workflow of the business as well a monthly management reports.



    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
    • 5-7 years of project planning and / or management experience preferred.
    • Must have electrical, mechanical, and online experience.
    • Feed mill experience will be an advantage.
    • Experience with Siemens Step 7, WinCC, Movicon, SEE will be an advantage.

    Key Competencies

    • Must have project management and time management skills.
    • Must be detail oriented.
    • Good negotiation skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills (internal and external).
    • Team player who is comfortable working with other professionals.
    • Accurate and Quality minded.
    • Fluent in English and Afrikaans.
    • Ability to quickly gain the technical and contextual elements of a project.
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
    • Up to 25% of domestic and international travel will be required.

    Level of education

    • Match
    • Bachelor's Degree

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to EarthStream on to apply
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