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  • Posted: May 6, 2022
    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 - Rustenburg

    Job Description    
    Our Talent Team are currently looking for a dynamic Plant Engineer to join our Chicken Business. The role will be based in Rustenburg and report into the Engineering Manager.

    RCL FOODS entrusts the Plant Engineer to constantly seek ways to improve plant efficiency and effectiveness, conduct regular reviews and monitor progress, and act.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • A Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
    • 5 years of trade experience
    • Refrigeration Experience
    • At least 3 years in a supervisory category.
    • 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.
    • Responsible for health and safety with regards to all equipment and plant to ensure a safe environment to operate and work on for all staff.
    • Ensure that the required focus is given to all audit requirements and findings.
    • Management of the day to day activities and out puts of each discipline of the engineering department. Drive sustainable maintenance practices throughout the plant.
    • Manage maintenance team and ensure that planned maintenance programmes are implemented to enable optimal asset utilisation.
    • Ensure that maintenance practices and procurement processes are aligned to business standards.
    • Management of all planned maintenance, preventative schedules, work requests and break downs, with support from Maintenance Planner.
    • Ensure that all are working according to safety regulations and ensure the enforcement of food safety requirements.
    • Be available on call out and work on weekends or when necessary to ensure optimal performance of team and effective maintenance of equipment.
    •  Plan and manage weekend maintenance tasks and projects against budget.

    Repairs and Renovations:

    • Coordinates renovations of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities.
    •  Coordinates and inspects major contract work on the mechanical and plumbing, and other related systems.
    • Leads a team of artisans towards meeting the plant engineering strategy and targets – through regular communication and utilisation of a full organizational talent management toolset.

    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.

    Financial Management:

    • Manage costs to ensure lowest cost production and the optimal utilization of assets.
    • Authorizes plant engineering expenses within level of authority and monitor spending activity within teams to ensure compliance to financial and ethical standards.
    • Team Coordination: Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritising and self-development.

    Closing Date:17th, May 2022

    Method of Application

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