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  • Posted: Jun 6, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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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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    Scale Voider - Grain Field Chickens Abattoir, Reitz

    Job Description

    Responsible for ensuring applicable processes are complied with accurately, concisely, timely and according to standard operating procedures between Palletizing and Warehousing Departments.

    Requirements

    • Grade 12 or NQF 4 Equivalent.
    • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
    • Previous experience in a FMCG/ manufacturing environment desirable.
    • Basic computer literacy.
    • A willingness to work shifts and overtime, incl. on Saturdays where required.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Ensuring you have the correct product for verification and verify final product to quantities.
    • Apply GFC inventory control of stock holding, stock and paperwork accuracy.
    • Void failed labels by verifying failed label books on a daily basis.
    • Coordinate and control daily stock counts of open palettes as per GFC policy.
    • Use control measures to ensure mistakes, inaccuracies and discrepancies are highlighted, addressed and resolved.
    • Ensure continuous inventory flow to the warehouse according to GFC standards.
    • To liaise with internal departments on an ongoing basis to ensure quality service and products.
    • To complete all compulsory training interventions allocated by direct manager successfully.
    • Any other duties as may be required by management.

    Skills required

    • Attention to detail.
    • Decision making.
    • Problem definition and analyses.
    • Ability to work in a pressurised and time-critical environment.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Able to work as part of a team & values self-development.

    Closing Date: 6th, June 2022

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    Dispatch Supervisor - Grain Field Chickens Abattoir

    Job Description

    Responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of employees engaged in receiving, transporting, stacking, order filling, shipping, and maintaining stock records in the warehouse.

    Requirements

    • Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 Equivalent.
    • Certificate in Logistics and Warehousing will be advantageous.
    • At least 3 Years supervisory experience in a chicken abattoir/ FMCG.
    • IR & People Management Experience.
    • Valid Forklift driver license.
    • A willingness to work overtime, shifts and weekends when required. 

    Duties and Responsibility.

    • Ensure products moved from the receiving bay to the warehouse and from the warehouse to dispatch are in accordance with company procedures.
    • Supervise the storage of products in bins/cases/ pallets/ in the warehouse, ensuring company standards are maintained.
    • Monitor the storage of products to ensure maximum use of space is achieved.
    • Endure daily checks are conducted on freight handling equipment as per the SOP's.
    • Monitor the slow-moving items/ expiry date of items and escalate potential problem areas to the Warehouse & Logistics Manager.
    • Check the allocation of pallet/ bin numbers etc. to ensure records are always maintained.
    • Ensure that the required pre-shift checks are conducted on freight handling equipment in the warehouse.
    • Monitor stock levels and escalate stock requirements to Warehouse & Distribution Manager.
    • Ensure that stock counts are completed, variance analyses done, and variances identified and rectified on the system.
    • Conduct spot checks on loads picked and loaded to ensure accuracy and quality.
    • Monitor stock levels in the pick face and arrange replenishment when needed.
    • Monitor performance of team members to ensure efficiencies are achieved.
    • Take corrective action in the form of counselling and/or coaching when performance and behaviour is not in accordance with the required targets and code of conduct.
    • Monitor timekeeping and absenteeism.
    • Monitor appearance of employees and their use of PPE.
    • Report on usage statistics to the Warehouse & Logistics Manager so that remedial action can be taken in the event of either under or over usage
    • Ensure that all SHEQ requirements are adhered to at all times and take the necessary corrective action when needed.
    • Conduct toolbox talks with employees daily.
    • Ensure that employees have attended the relevant dangerous goods training, when required.
    • Supervise employees to prevent damage or cross- contamination of products in line with the relevant quality policies and procedures.
    • Monitor employees using loading equipment to ensure adherence to safety standards at all times.
    • Take the necessary precautions to control and safeguard company assets.
    • Schedule employees on the relevant Health and Safety training to ensure legislative standards are maintained.
    • Ensure housekeeping is completed on an ongoing basis so that the warehouse is kept clean.

     Skills Required

    • Organisation and Coordination.
    • Good communication Skills.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Good reporting skills.
    • Good planning skills.
    • Problem solver.
    • Team player.
    • Able to work under pressure.

    Closing Date: 6th, June 2022

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    Production Supervisor - Grain Field Chickens Abattoir

    Job Description

    Provide hands-on expertise and leadership by managing a team of employees in own department, thereby ensuring the achievement of budgeted targets, adherence to all compliance requirements, sound relationships with all stakeholders and overall growth and sustainability of customer accounts.

    Requirements

    • Grade 12
    • A Production-related Qualification preferred.
    • PME or PMI Certificate required.
    • Min 3 Years’ Supervisory experience in Production.
    • Processing plant experience within a poultry abattoir environment.
    • Knowledge of Food Safety Standards required.
    • A willingness to work overtime, shifts and weekends when required. 

    Duties and Responsibility.

    • Management of the day-to-day activities and out puts of the team in department.
    • Train and mentor his team to improve performance / efficiencies and controls in department.
    • Utilize skills matrix to assess capability gaps within team and to develop a training plan in conjunction with HR development specialist to address skills gaps.
    • Organizes daily meetings and utilize information from department to make management decisions on.
    • Manages all the relevant staff in terms to facilitate attainment of targets and monitor performance of individuals in attaining KPI’s and institutes corrective action if necessary.
    • Drives company culture and morale within the team.
    • Supports and advises all staff on the execution of their tasks.
    • Performs work inspections and checks for completeness of tasks.
    • Plan and manage leave roster and register.
    • Implement ongoing shop-floor system and measurement of all departments against set standards.
    • Optimize labour and supervision to ensure all personnel are utilized effectively and adjust needs as plant requirements change.
    • Optimizing cost savings and cost control in department.
    • Daily facility / equipment inspections and handovers between shifts in place.
    • Operational planning and execution of production plan on daily basis.
    • Manage department to achieve production targets at lowest possible cost.
    • Adhere to all product specifications, audit requirements and product quality.
    • Constantly find ways to improve yield, efficiencies and throughput.
    • Check that best operating practices are adhered to, and that the relevant data is recorded.
    • Ensure machinery and equipment and labour required for production is all in good working order and sufficient.
    • Drive / Implement and manage hourly targets.
    • Reduce consumption and waste on key operating cost components, where possible.
    • Authorize stores requisitions and ensure all requisitions as per approved schedules and frequencies.
    • Work with the Snr Supervisor to ensure accurate reporting.
    • Co-ordinate and sign off all submission of all required documentation for inclusion in the information systems.
    • Ensures that all staff, keep timecards and other routine records (Leave planning etc.) and all relative documentation is submitted and authorized as per procedures.
    • Organizes meetings with all staff, prepare month end reports to Shift Processing manager for each respective department.
    • Ensures the neatness / housekeeping of all areas of responsibility.
    • Develops a daily work schedule for all activities to be performed to ensure the smooth operation of all teams, minimize downtime and overtime taking food safety imperatives into consideration.
    • Supervises and identify training needs to optimize skills set of all personnel. 
    • Ensures all staff follow safety rules and regulations as per organization’s safety plan.
    • Reporting theft and dangers on the premises.
    • Ensure that all staff is working according to safety regulations and insure the enforcement of food safety requirements.
    • Manage daily waste of all consumables.
    • Management of Safety Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ).
    • Guides team to ensure that all legislative standards are achieved and in time and action is taken where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance).
    • Responsible for health and safety with regards to all equipment to ensure a safe environment to operate and work on for all staff.
    • Follows up on requirements for compliance ensuring that it is continuously maintained and adhered to.
    • Measure and manage sustainability practices within area of responsibility.
    • Maintain and implement Food safety standards.
    • Complete all documentation accurately and in full - Range: Documents include, but are not limited to:
    1. End-of-shift Report
    2. Staff overtime sheets
    3. Supervisor check sheets
    4. Production planning
    • Complete and/or update the prescribed reports and/or documentation.

     Skills Required

    • Computer Skills.
    • Good mathematical/ analytical skills.
    • Organisation and Coordination skills.
    • People Management and development skills.
    • Understand and able to apply Labour Relations Procedures.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Good reporting skills.
    • Good planning skills.
    • Problem solver.
    • Team player.
    • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic and trustworthy.
    • Able to work under pressure.

    Closing Date: 6th, June 2022

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    Mechanical Manager - Grain Field Chickens Abattoir

    Job Description

    To ensure all mechanical engineering projects, initiatives and processes are in conformance with Grain Field Chickens’ established policies and objectives. Plans and directs all aspects of mechanical engineering activities within the organization including, but not limited to managing and ensuring the scheduling, installation, repair and maintenance of all mechanical equipment and instrumentation. 

    Requirements

    • Grade 12 / NQF 4 Equivalent.
    • Qualified Fitter or Millwright.
    • Diploma or degree in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Computer literate (Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word).
    • 7 years’ FMCG experience with repairs and various maintenance processes of which 2 must be at management level.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintenance and scheduling of preventative maintenance on all machinery.
    • Methodical root cause analysis and resolving non-compliance in parts performance.
    • Develop needed infrastructure to ensure mechanical engineering competency.
    • Handle engineering tools and upgrades.
    • Review mechanical engineering staff performance periodically.
    • Overhead inspections on start–up, scheduled maintenance and breakdowns.
    • Control and reduce usage of water, air, coal and overtime worked.
    • Inform technical staff about division and engineering goals and business performance.
    • Support mechanical engineers, designers and drafters on projects as per task needs and skills.
    • Ensure the availability of mechanical stock for machinery and critical components.
    • Always adhere to the 20 Keys principle.
    • Strict adherence to budget control and cost saving.
    • Assist in the development and discipline of personnel.
    • Must be a hands-on person.

    Skills Required

    • Good communication skills.
    • Analytical thinking.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Good reporting skills.
    • Good planning skills.
    • Team player.
    • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and trustworthy.

    Closing Date: 6th, June 2022

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    Poultry Veterinarian - Grain Field Chicken Abatoir

    Job Description

    The Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary services to both contract growers and related departments of Grain Field Chickens. This include conducting clinical assessments and disease investigations, implementing preventive medicine practices and early disease diagnosis and treatment, monitoring and enforcing animal welfare standards, enforcing various legislative acts, regulations and inspection services of provincial and national government for the treatment, prevention, control and eradication of poultry diseases as well as investigating food safety issues and diseases.

    Requirements

    • BVSc degree from a reputable institution.
    • Qualified Veterinarian registered with SAVC.
    • Some experience as a registered veterinarian will be an advantage.
    • Previous poultry industry experience will be a definite advantage.
    • Intermediate Microsoft Office Package skills (Word, Excel, Outlook).
    • Willingness to work emergencies or extra hours when needed.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Performs routine flock checks by visiting contract grower farms and conducting examination/ clinical assessments on a regular basis.
    • Performs autopsies and collects laboratory samples, evaluates chicken house management and animal welfare.
    • Assess computer production data, records detailed clinical, environmental finding and animal husbandry data, summarize findings, prepare reports and discusses with Operations Manager.
    • Investigates disease outbreaks and significant drops in production, makes diagnosis, initiates a course of treatment or arranges for eradication and repopulation of a flock, if necessary.
    • Is available on a 24-hour emergency basis to contract growers and abattoir.
    • Develops and modifies Preventive Medicine/ Flock Health Programs including developing and following Biosecurity protocols to prevent disease transmission.
    • Interprets laboratory reports, makes diagnosis and reports findings to stakeholders.
    • Maintains records and files, completes forms and prescriptions and compiles regular reports.
    • Issues prescriptions, instructs contract growers on proper dosage, mixing directions, method and rate of delivery.
    • Participates in front-line monitoring of legislated animal diseases which could have significance for animal health, public health and the business.
    • Regularly monitors related business areas/ contract grower farms for specific diseases.
    • Provides training to staff, contract growers and employees as well as external/ internal students.
    • Responds to product problems/ irregularities at processing plant, participates in Emergency Management Team activities as well as regular Management meetings at both Farms and Abattoir Level.
    • Establish or carry out quarantine or testing procedures that combat the spread of diseases to humans or to other animals according to established government regulations.
    • Liaise with various industry bodies and government institutions as well as participate in related industry forums and associations.
    • Any other duties as may be required by management.

    Skills Required

    • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within teams.
    • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
    • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
    • Highly motivated and results oriented.
    • Good presentation and communication skills.
    • Good operational skills, but also strong strategic focus.

    Closing Date: 6th, June 2022

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    Storeman - VKB Retail, Thabazimbi

    Job Description

    Manage the stock in warehouses and yard to ensure accurate loading and offloading of stock while maintaining a high standard on housekeeping.

    Requirements

    • Grade 12 or NQF 4
    • Previous experience in warehousing will serve as recommendation
    • Orientation towards housekeeping and accurate stock keeping (loading and offloading)
    • Willing to undergo continuous training

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure that loading and offloading of stock from the yard and warehouses comply with policies and procedure.
    • Stock control
    • Ensure correct volumes of stock are on hand and stock rotation takes place as per policies and procedures.
    • Daily walk abouts and inspections to ensure premises are neat and tidy and adhere to standards of VKB Group.
    • Ensure compliance to health and safety policies and procedures
    • Marketing of agricultural commodities
    • Other ad-hoc job-related duties

    Skills

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Team orientated
    • Conflict management skills
    • Basic computer skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Organizing skills
    • Compliance

    Closing Date: 7th, June 2022

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    Admin/ Grain Grader - VKB Grain Silo, Reitz

    Requirements

    • Grade 12/ NQF 4
    • Grain grading certificate will serve as recommendation 
    • 1-3 years experience in grain grading
    • Computer literate in Microsoft Office
    • Constantly adding value to the current functions of the position

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Daily reconciliation and closing of transactions made on the card machine
    • Accurate completion of daily, weekly and monthly administrative documentation
    • Assisting clients with queries, payments and orders at the silo as well as on the Input Trade side
    • Administration of the stock management procedure at Input Trade
    • Management of orders (internal and external) for Input Trade
    • Balancing of purchases for Input Trade
    • Daily grading of incoming and outgoing Raw Materials at the silo, according to procedure
    • Administration of orders, goods received, invoices and transactions on VKB’s internal financial system (UNIX)
    • Daily administration on VKB's internal grain system
    • Administration of leave and employee overtime on PRP
    • Upkeep of the HACCP File system for the effective implementation of Food Safety principles
    • Upkeep of Safety Management System to adhere to applicable legislation

    Skills

    • Thorough , precise and accurate
    • Teamplayer
    • Quick decision making
    • Problem definition and analyses

    Closing Date: 7th, June 2022

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    Temporary Municipal Account Controller - VKB Properties, Head Office Reitz (12 Month Contract)

    Job Description

    • Responsible for general administration of Municipal accounts in VKB's Property Management department.

    Requirements

    • Grade 12/NQF4      
    • Previous experience within a similar role will serve as recommendation (Administrative)
    • Computer literate in MS Office package. 

    Duties and Responsibilities  

    • Contact person between VKB and the Municipality
    • Continuous communication with the Municipality regarding queries or mistakes on accounts
    • Open and close Municipal accounts when needed
    • Reconciliation and verification of Municipal accounts by comparing accountings and rates 
    • Continuous verification of meter readings
    • Ensure that all properties' accounts are correct and up to date
    • Establishing services needed on VKB's properties
    • Update Municipal Control Database on a continuous basis
    • Collect and process meter readings
    • Distribute meter readings to the relevant Municipalities
    • Calculate and provision for outstanding Municipal accounts
    • Continuous liaison with clients (internal and external)
    • Ad-hoc related duties

    Skills

    • Effective 
    • Organized and focused on planning 
    • Good telephone etiquette 
    • Team player 
    • Personal resilience 
    • Able to handle conflict  

    Closing Date: 7th, June 2022

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