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Technical Draughtsman / Project Supervisor

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

OHORONGO CEMENT is operating a world class cement factory near Otavi in northern Namibia. This is one of the most modern cement plants in Africa and proudly Namibian. To ensure the continued excellence of this cement plant, we are looking for highly motivated employees who will contribute in different positions with their individual skills to the success of the plant. As an important player in the Namibian economy, Ohorongo Cement reduces unemployment, develops skills and delivers cement of world class quality to Namibia and abroad.

Reporting to the Engineering Projects Office Manager, the Technical Draughtsman will develop concept and detailed workshop drawings for construction, mainly, but not limited to structural steelwork, using AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. Supervise the manufacturing and installation of plant infrastructure (own and third party staff), which he/she has designed. The incumbent will provide workable solutions to process related problems and prepare bill of quantities for jobs he/she designed and from other working drawings. This position is based on Plant Sargberg, situated between Otavi and Tsumeb.


  • Provide an in-house engineering drafting service to the plant. Take own on-site measurements and, in conjunction with existing drawings and technical details provided by end-user, design suitable solution to process related infrastructure problems.
  • Prepare concept and detailed workshop drawings, with special focus on technical feasibility, accuracy, most economical solution and compliance with relevant standards.
  • Manage small projects, including contractor and cost management and ensuring accurate manufacturing and installation according to drawings.
  • Positively contribute to all aspects of plant performance, process improvement, quality of production and maintenance processes as well as product quality, cost optimization, operational health and safety and housekeeping.
  • Assist in the administration and filing of technical documentation of the plant including drawings.
  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations on site, and adhere to industry standards for safety when designing structures


  • Technical diploma in Structural or Mechanical Engineering or Draughting with minimum five (5) years’ experience in an industrial environment such as the construction, mining or manufacturing industries.
  • Formal training in AutoCAD and/or Autodesk Inventor drafting is compulsory.
  • Mechanical project management experience will be an added advantage.
  • Understand basic project management principles.
  • Must be experienced in the design of basic structures (civil & structural).
  • Good understanding of engineering principles.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills will be beneficial.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Ability to organize own workload, achieve deadlines, take initiative and good judgment.
  • Be extremely accurate in his/her work.
  • Ability to work in a very structured and organized way.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite.


In return we offer competitive income depending on skills and attributes.



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


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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Schanzenweg 35, Klein Windhoek
P.O. Box 86842, Eros
Tel: +264 61 389 300

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P.O.Box 444, Tsumeb
Tel: +264 67 235 7000

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