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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2023
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    The VKB Group is a modern, dynamic and leading agricultural enterprise that has for the past 100 years, constantly focused on progressively managing solutions for the changing and various needs of agricultural producers and related stakeholders. Its head office is in Reitz, approximately 200km south of Johannesburg. The VKB Group as a top agricultural com...
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    Industrial Engineer - Grain Field Chickens Abattoir, Reitz

    Job Description

    Responsible for applying industrial engineering techniques in order to improve operating performance, reduce waste and delays as well as produce cost reductions and higher levels of efficiency. Must develop and optimise manufacturing methods to improve material handling and production processes as well as standard operating procedures and manage capital projects in accordance with regulatory and industry-related standards.


    • Grade 12 / NQF Level 4 Equivalent.
    • GBP or equivalent.
    • A degree or Diploma in Industrial Engineering or related field.
    • At least 3 years’ relevant Industrial Engineer experience in a production plant.
    • Proven work experience in handling projects and managing budgets.
    • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement/ 20 Keys.
    • Advanced knowledge of production machinery, processes and standards.
    • Must be computer literate with excel on advanced level.
    • Will be required to work overtime where necessary, including on weekends.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Design efficient production processes to eliminate waste and make the most of every resource involved in manufacturing.
    • Compile and manage allocated project within the data and project department.
    • Compile and distribute key stats to the management team.
    • Ensure each project is completed within the allocated budget and timeline.
    • Identifying possible projects in the processing environment.
    • Identifying production needs on a continues basis to ensure effectivity of production.
    • The effective management of projects within the approved project timeframe and budget at Grain Field Chickens abattoir.
    • Determine the feasibility of projects.
    • Operational impact study and presentation of new product range to Grain Field Chickens management team.
    • Ergonomically study of each department.
    • Compile project plan (Grantt chart) per project, during planning phase and after implementation.
    • Compile the 1–5 Year Capex Plan.
    • Head special projects in the plant.
    • Conduct conditional scoring of plant complete.
    • Coordinate all contractors assigned to capital projects.
    • Continuous liaison with internal departments, management, suppliers and committees with regards to production standards and quality aspects within the processing plant.
    • Coordinate all role players in the introduction of a new product.
    • Responsible for driving the Continuous Improvement Program (20 Keys), providing the necessary expert support and coordination in terms of:
    • Implementation of the program for all keys in conjunction with the key leaders.
    • Overall plan and goals in conjunction with the key leaders.
    • Following up on progress on action plans and goal achievement matrices and providing the necessary guidance.
    • Assisting key leaders with corrective actions on action plans where applicable.
    • To successfully complete all allocated training interventions by direct manager.
    • To mentor and coach all relevant staff to ensure standards, processes and practices.
    • To keep abreast all relevant legislation and amendments on relevant legislation, technology, products, processes and techniques by attending workshops, seminars, reading articles and receiving training as well as informing relevant personnel.
    • Any other duties as may be required by management.

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