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  • Posted: Aug 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Tiger Brands Limited, a Top 40 JSE Limited company whose footprint extends across the African continent and beyond, is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of FMCG products in Southern Africa, and has been for several decades. Tiger Brands has been built over many decades through the acquisition and clustering of businesses. Our strategy for succe...
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    Engineering Manager

    About the job


    Tiger Brands operates in various provinces across South Africa and we will consider where you are based to our operations.

    The Engineering Manager has the overall responsibility for executing the Tiger Brands Group Supply Chain Centre of Excellence safety, engineering and maintenance strategies, ensuring that the factory is safety compliant to the OSH Act, continuously improving factory equipment reliability performance, and effectively maintain all operational and support elements of the factory. The Engineering Manager will lead and coach performance improvement through the implementation of the Maintenance Pillar within the Manufacturing Excellence Customs and Practices (MECP). This role has a direct impact on manufacturing performance KPI’s improvement (Safety and Health, Sustainability Agenda, Capacity Utilisation, OEE, Continuous Improvement savings and Production Cost).

    We look forward to getting to know you!


    • Be the responsible GMR 2(1) Engineer for the factory

    • Ensure that Factory and equipment are compliant to OSH Act and other applicable regulations

    • Lead the implementation of the Maintenance Pillar, Procedures and Systems within Manufacturing Excellence Customs and Practices (MECP)

    • Manage the 5-year factory asset risk register

    • Manage financial compliance as per purchasing policy and performance through the development and compliance to the maintenance budget with a view of optimising costs

    • Manage the Capex Budget and timely delivery of projects

    • Lead the Engineering, Maintenance and Utilities team

    • Work and Win together with Production teams

    • Lead continuous improvement in Operational Technology (OT) through automation of plant and process systems

    • Ensure manufacturing systems and instrumentation integrity

    • Ensure a career pipeline cover for all critical positions with maintenance

    • Coordinate training programs for the engineering function to ensure growth in technical expertise through an internal feeder scheme i.e.: apprenticeships and learnerships

    • Ensure appropriate competencies are developed in the team, and ensure cross skilling occurs within the engineering team

    • Lead the development of engineering team goals and ensure these are communicated and understood by team members

    • Conduct regular engineering team goal review sessions

    • Implement equipment purchasing policy


    • Core knowledge – Tertiary qualification in Engineering BTech or BSc (Electrical / Mechanical), Government Certificate of Competence (GCC), Maintenance, Utilities & Project Management

    • Academic – Analytical skill, Problem solving, Project management, Risk management, Decision making,

    • Leadership – Owning it, Leading for results, Coaching for ownership, Driving long-term results, Thinking Innovation, Staying a Step-Ahead

    • Personal Effectiveness – Effective communication to all levels, Interpersonal skills, continuous learning mindset


    • 5 to 8 years experience in Engineering, Maintenance, Food Technology. Technical proficiency across asset lifecycle design, installation, commissioning, operation and end of life / disposal.

    • FMCG experience is preferred

    In accordance with the employment equity plan of Tiger Brands and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

    Kindly note that should you not receive a response within 21 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Tiger Brands on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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