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  • Posted: Nov 14, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • RCL FOODS is a leading African food producer in South Africa with a market capitalisation of R13 billion and employing more than 20 000 people in operations across South and Southern Africa. We manufacture a wide range of branded and private label food products which we distribute through our own route-to-market supply chain specialist, Vector Logistics. ...
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    Plant Engineer

    RCL FOODS entrusts the Plant Engineer to constantly seek ways to improve plant efficiency and effectiveness, conduct regular reviews and monitor progress, and take action. This action requires great research and solutions.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • A Degree or Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, with 8 years trade experience of which least 5 years in a supervisory category
    • GCC factories
    • Thorough understanding of the Labour Relations Act

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Operational Engineering Management:
    • Drive the daily / weekly maintenance planning process for the plant – prioritising, scheduling and allocation of tasks to different discipline of the engineering department, with the assistance of the planner


    • Drive sustainable maintenance practices throughout the plant
    • Manage maintenance team and ensure that planned maintenance programmes are implemented to enable optimal asset utilisation

    Repairs and Renovations:

    • Coordinates renovations of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities
    • Coordinates and inspects major contract work on the electrical, refrigeration, mechanical and plumbing, and other related systems

    Provide Leadership:

    • Leads a team of artisans towards meeting the plant engineering strategy and targets – through regular communication and utilisation of full organisational talent management tool set
    • Deliver on agreed succession plans and development the generation of leaders and specialists, overseeing engineering development programmes and on the job training

    Management of Safety Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ):

    • Guides the engineering team to ensure that all legislative standards are achieved and timeous action is taken where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance

    Safety and Security:

    • Ensures engineering staff follow safety rules and regulations as per organisation’s safety plan
    • Ensure that security access points to the premises and BMS system is in good working condition

    Financial Management:

    • Manage costs to ensure lowest cost production and the optimal utilisation of assets
    • Report to engineering manager on a weekly basis on actual KPI’s versus budget and work with team to address and areas of non-conformance or concern proactively and timeously

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to RCL FOODS on to apply
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