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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 8, 2020
  • AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development. Our brands span a range of categories i...
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    Senior Technologist (Process Specialist)

    Closing Date: 2020/03/02

    Reference Number: AVI200207-5

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Develop and validate analytical and operating procedures
    • Carry out routine material/product analysis
    • Plan and run technical project trials
    • Analysis and reporting on factory trials
    • Setup sensory and shelf life tests and report results
    • Produce concept samples where required
    • Produce process instructions
    • Prepare mass balance and process specification sheets
    • Prepare Boms and recipe costing files in SAP
    • Develop new SOP’s and update existing NPD process SOP’s
    • Review raw materials, process and product specifications
    • Actively support manufacturing in troubleshooting
    • Participate and lead in factory optimization projects
    • Participate in validation and verification of processes and operating procedures
    • Provide technical training where required
    • Recommend, implement and drive process improvements
    • Participate in customer complaints and investigations on product issues
    • Initiate material, process and product change requests workflows
    • Create workflows for product and material specifications
    • Participate in SHE initiatives
    • Participate in Opex and Capex preparation


    • Analyse and solve problems
    • Plan or strategise ahead
    • Optimise business performance
    • Work well with others
    • Remain composed and resilient
    • Initiate and achieve results

    Experience Required    

    • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a food processing facility
    • Ideally 3+ years’ experience in a coffee and creamer processing plant
    • Strong project management skills
    • Minimum Qualifications Required    
    • A completed Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Process/Industrial Engineering or Food Science Engineering

    Knowledge Required    

    • Process Engineering: P&IDs, processing and process control
    • Evaporation, heat transfer, aroma distillation and spray drying
    • Sound knowledge of mass and energy balance
    • Data analysis and statistics
    • Coffee and creamer technology
    • BOM and standard output reviews
    • Scada integrity verifications
    • Water reticulation studies

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AVI Limited on to apply
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