SECTION MANAGER: WEAPONS

Posted 1 week ago

JOB GRADE: D3

Ref. Number: DY23/11/01

The Armscor Dockyard Operations division has a vacancy for a Section Manager: Weapons. Applications are invited from people meeting the qualifications and experience requirements set out below.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To manage the Weapons Section and provide the client with weapons engineering services, including maintenance, fault diagnosis, repair, operational capability improvement, testing, commissioning, alignment, acceptance trials, and engineering modifications for weapons systems on ships and submarines. Additionally, to ensure the certification of system operation for vessel combat readiness.

CRITICAL PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

  • To manage the delivery of communication, sensors, and weapons engineering services, including surveys, testing, diagnostics, as well as the maintenance and repair of marine vessels and their associated weapons equipment.
  • Utilize reverse engineering capabilities to effectively tackle spare parts needs arising from obsolescence.
  • Utilize applicable military standards, such as MIL and STANAG, to ensure the verification and validation of weapon systems following maintenance.
  • Sustain a quality management system that ensures uniformity, customer contentment, and traceability.
  • Expand the Section’s scope by enhancing its capabilities with the aim of addressing all the needs of the client.
  • Estimate, plan, schedule, direct and control resources, work and projects within the section.
  • Manage section resources for optimum performance to meet or exceed set targets in terms of Safety, Health and Environment, Maintenance and Asset Management, Project Management and Budgets.
  • Compile and review work process documentation, specifications and practices to ensure SHERQ and legislative compliance.
  • Evaluating Systems performance against set standards and specifications as well as initiating corrective, preventative and proactive measures for optimum performance.
  • Formulate personnel development plans to meet current and future needs.
  • Develop section plans in line with the overall business plan.
  • Perform engineering investigations and implement technological processes and upgrades.
  • Leading, supporting and motivating personnel within the LRA and company policy framework.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B-Degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Mechatronics/Electronics/Electrical)
  • Project Management Qualification will be an added advantage
  • Registration with ECSA will be an added advantage

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years post qualification experience in managing weapon systems throughout their entire product lifecycle, including development, integration, verification, validation, operation, and maintenance
  • Minimum 3 years project management experience in an industrial, marine or related engineering environment.
  • Minimum 2 years management experience.

SPECIAL PROFICIENCY/SKILLS

  • Maintenance Management skills.
  • Quality orientated with good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Engineering documentation interpretation and development skills e.g., Engineering Drawings.
  • Computer literate in terms of Microsoft Office and engineering software packages.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, planning, organizing and project management skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of military standards related to the verification and validation of weapon systems.
  • Sound technical knowledge in Weapons Systems (Electromagnetic,   Electronics and Mechanical) will be an added advantage

The closing date for applications is 20 June 2024.  Late applications will not be considered.

To apply, use this link; Section Manager: Weapons.

Short-listed candidates will be subjected to reference checking, verification of personal data and security clearance as part of the selection process.  In line with Armscor’s commitment to compliance with the Employment Equity Act, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.  People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Enquiries: Ms Zanele Masiza (021 787 3137)

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