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Civil Engineer: Concrete Specialist

Valid till: 23 November 2018
Location: Otavi
Type: Full Time
Patterson Grading: Market Related Salary
Job Description:

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager, the incumbent will provide on-time, relevant and accurate technical advice to customers to ensure that the Ohorongo Cement products are utilized according to the set specifications and standards. The incumbent will provide documentation to substantiate the product quality and receive and address any cement product quality related customer complaints. He/she will provide customers with technical support to determine any unique needs and advise them on our best product and mix design to meet their requirements. The scope of customer support is primarily focused on the ready-mix concrete industry, with a special focus on larger projects, but also includes precast customers and concrete repairs. He/she will provide technical support to the Projects team for any civil works done at the Sargberg factory or depots. This position is based at Plant Sargberg, situated between Otavi and Tsumeb, but the person must be willing to do regular customer visits. The expected ratio between office work and customer visits is around 50/50.

Responsibilities

• Receive, evaluate and respond to all requests for technical support from customers as per coordination with Quality Assurance Manager and Sales Manager.
• Provide concrete mix designs and optimization of mix designs for customers in cooperation with the concrete laboratory at the plant. Perform cost calculations for mix designs.
• Actively participate in customer’s research efforts when requesting surety that Ohorongo Cement products are the cement of choice in the region.
• Ensure that customer complaints or inquiries relative to the quality of Ohorongo Cement product are resolved in time, effectively and efficiently. Communicate feedback to customers and relevant internal departments.
• Collect customer feedback, ideas/wishes and evaluate them in terms of technical feasibility and advice via the Quality Assurance Manager.
• In the absence of the Quality Assurance Manager, assist in the performance of their duties as requested. Assist the Plant Manager in technical presentations and technical support, attend and participate in meetings as and when required to do so.

Requirements

• B degree in Civil Engineering or Equivalent with minimum five (5) years’ experience in providing technical support to sales and customers in the concrete or construction industry.
• Excellent knowledge of all concrete applications including the expected changes in case of parameter adjustments (aggregates, cement type, water and cement ratio, additives, climate situation).
• Sound understanding of cement and concrete technology.
• Excellent knowledge of concrete quality assurance function with all related test methods and interpretation of results.
• Good knowledge of the effects of different raw material, kiln burning practices and finish grinding practices.
• Must have the ability to interact with customers of different ethnical and educational backgrounds.
• Ability to be personable and extroverted to the extent that he/she can readily relate to customers and build a relationship with them.
• High level of stress tolerance, discipline and decisiveness and ability to achieve deadlines.
• Must have excellent speaking, writing and computer skills.
• Fluency in English is a prerequisite.

Deadline/Contact

If you meet the requirements, hand in your comprehensive
CV by the latest: 30 August 2018 to
Ohorongo Cement (PTY) LTD, Plant Sargberg,
Human Resources Department
OR
E-Mail: recruitment@ohorongo-cement.com

Note: No faxed applications will be considered and only short-listed candidates would be contacted.
Women and previously disadvantaged people are encouraged to apply.

No documents will be returned to applicants.

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