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Maintenance Manager

Pretoria East

Well known food manufacturer has a vacancy for the abovementioned whol will assist the Plant Engineer in leading the Maintenance Team and ensuring the complete functioning of all machinery in and around
this extremely fast paced environment.

Lead daily Engineering meeting
Budget review with stores admin. Check maintenance spend MTD. Sign-off orders.
DOR preparation. Total breakdowns. 5 WHY
Meet with Production Manager and review yields and efficiency file, prep for 11am meeting with Plant Engineer and Plant Manager.
Refresh job cards.
Daily PM planning.
OPEX projects
CI projects.
Weekend PM planning and contractor planning.
Artisan on-the-job-training with morning shift.
Engineering staff monthly performance reviews.
Food safety program review.
Attend all plant HOD meetings.

Electro-mechanical Trade Test (e.g. Millwright) or equivalent
8+ years’ experience in technical position
Proficiency with multiple manufacturers automation hardware and software (PLC)
5+ years’ experience in a supervisory role

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Agriculture/Mechanical Engineer


Well known co in the agricultural sector has a vacancy for an engineer who has exp in a packhouse as well as packaging equipment design and installation. The incumbent must be a registered engineer with ECSA. Should you have any queries, do not hesitate to call Antoinette or Bianca on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Responsible for researching, designing, planning, implementing, directing and coordinating, usually through subordinate, construction and
maintenance of agricultural structures, facilities and systems. Participating in the conceptual development of most projects, especially in
mechanisation, packhouses, renewable energy, resource use management and efficient and effective use of energy.

Registered Engineer with Engineering Council of South Africa with BSc-Eng/BEng-Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering
Financial Management: Have experience with financial statements, budget control and CAPEX
5 to 10 years’ direct experience in the packhouse design, energy and management in agricultural industry
Sound knowledge of construction methodologies, draw and read blueprints and understand all technical aspects of construction
Certificate in Health and Safety training.
Must be computer literate and have a sound knowledge of software MS Word, Excel, Civil designer, Caddie, AutoCAD and GIS systems
Valid SA driver’s license

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Mechanical Foreman

Food Manufacturing

West Rand

Well known food manufacturer has a vacancy for a foreman who will lead the mech. eng. dept. and improve the reliability and plant availability of plant equipment. Should you have any queries, call Antoinette or Salomie on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Lead a team of artisans.
Demonstrate behaviors in support of company safety procedures with focus on zero injuries. Keep work areas and equipment clean and safe.
Follow and comply with all Safe Quality Food (SQF), HACCP, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
Effectively and accurately troubleshoot and make routine adjustments and repairs to industrial equipment and machinery to maintain
production and maintenance schedules.
Experience in package equipment (Cameron 226 square Seamers), labelling Machines, shrink-wrapping, Depalletisers and palletizers
Monitor repairs and validate that the problem has been solved.
Ensure preventative and predictive maintenance is assigned and completed.
Validate changeovers on equipment and machinery as needed including pin height and tooling changes.
Dismantle, evaluate, and rebuild fillers and seamers as needed.
Assist in the Planning process by identifying parts and work required using DMS to enter notifications.
Maintain a high level of urgency in response to tasks assigned.
Participate in the Breakdown Elimination process to reduce the frequency of breakdowns and improve equipment reliability.
Delegate tasks to artisans
Ensure critical spares are available and ordered to prevent downtime.
Ensure cost is within budget.
Close out NCR ‘s within specified time frame.
Maintain and improve 5S standards.
Manage overtime of artisans and assistants.
Make decisions that are “best for the business” with regards to maintenance costs and overall productivity.
Document all seam adjustments in maintenance log books and DMS in to maintain corporate quality requirements.
Maintain continuity among work teams by using DMS to document and communicate actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Follow Maintenance Standard Procedures and seek to improve machinery specific procedures where possible.
Share knowledge and experience with others including dedicated training as assigned.
Ensure safety rules are complied with.

Fitter or equivalent Trade Test
Minimum N3 Mechanical,with Grade 12
Must have managed a team of artisans
Must have 2 years’ experience with double seaming operations and can adjust and diagnose seaming operations to within
specifications to obtain a qualified seam.
Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

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Maintenance Manager

Food Manufacturer

Well established company has a vacancy for the abovementioned who will ensure that the facilities, layout and machinery used to produce new and existing materials and goods run to their maximum efficiency and output. This includes total preventative maintenance, managing breakdowns of mechanical and electrical. Includes people management and budgetary/cost reporting. Should you have any queries call Antoinette or Bianca on 0105932409.

Lead the site Maintenance function in providing both a reactive and pro-active, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational
equipment and facilities infrastructure. Responsible for planned scheduling creation and overseeing the adherence and timely completion of work carried out. Increase the site operational effectiveness, improve on project delivery, mean time between failure and downtime
reduction, and manage and implement improvement plans, driving Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to. Manage the team on technical best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading the department. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTech NQF5
Extensive plant level (FMCG) experience with significant proven man management experience
Completed a fully indentured apprenticeship with a mechanical/ electrical/ electronic discipline
Technical capability and understanding
Understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), lean manufacturing
Experience of managing Profit and Loss (P&L) responsibilities for maintenance
Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office

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Engineering Manager

Food Manufacturing

Well known co in the food manufacturing sector has a vacancy for an Engineering Manager who will manage, lead and transform the
manufacturing plant into a high performing unit, delivering volume and quality by achieving low margins of downtime. He/She will manage the planning, coordination and control of Engineering/Maintenance processes & equipment and ensure maximum available time to production. The factory equipment and infrastructure is to be kept in optimal conditions at all times – in line with a World Class Mindset. Should you have any queries, call Antoinette or Salomie on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Manage the maintenance process with Shopware/Asset Care with schedules, planning and organising the sites assets.
Manage the maintenance department with cost effective measures and initiatives.
Implement, develop and mentor on TMP and Lean manufacturing policies and procedures.
Ensure and demonstrate a World Class mindset and approach to the execution of the all Engineering/Operational activities.
Making sure that products are produced on time and are of best quality.
Maintain and control all areas of GMP, occupational health safety and hygiene as well as food safety and HACCP.
Yearly audits and successful BRC accreditation.
Ensure KPI targets are met – OTIF%, ATP%, MPS% and Downtime%.
Working with other HOD’s to implement the company's policies and goals.
Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed.
Supervising and motivating a team of workers.
Reviewing worker performance.
Identifying training needs and implementing training initiatives.
Ensuring the factory environment is kept in neat, tidy and orderly fashion at all times.
Taking responsibility for the opening and locking up of the factory as and when required.
Taking responsibility of being the main contact in the event of an alarm activation at the factory.
Work closely with the project team to finalize and successfully implement CAPEX projects.
Ensure legal compliance to all regulations.
Responsible for technical plant documentation.
Responsible for the implementation of new and upgraded equipment.

BSc / B Eng / B Tech – Mechanical, Electrical or Instrumental Engineering
GCC (Government Competency Certificate) will be advantage
Knowledge financial measurements of Operations, Capital Management experience or advanced Management qualifications
Extensive experience using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), ERP and other relevant computer software and systems effectively
Operational systems experience using SHOPWARE
5+ years of experience applying Lean and 5S techniques in a Lean manufacturing environment
5+ years production experience in a food, chemical, beverage or related batch and ISO 9001 manufacturing environment
5+ knowledge of multidisciplinary engineering functions is essential
5+ as a Maintenance Manager/Plant Operations
3+ years of experience in cross-functional project or program management
5+ World Class Manufacturing exposure to both processes, practices and equipment
In excess of 10 yrs experience in total

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