Balfour

An Australian based Food Technology co with a footprint in SA has a vacancy for the abovementioned. The hands-on incumbent who has experience in the food processing industry will work intimately with the SA manufacturing partner in Balfour but will be employed by the Australian counterpart. The role has a strong focus on engineering but so too quality and commercial aspects. The candidate will have strong team building and collaboration skills as well the ability to influence change, in turn, the company offers a competitive salary, a performance based bonus and a highly engaging workplace. Should you have any queries, call Antoinette or Bianca on 0861 FENRIS (336747).

Responsibilities:

Avocado Machine (ATM) Operation, Training, Maintenance & Repairs
Machine installation, commissioning and decommissioning (pre-season and post season)
Report daily to Australia on ATM performance and operation
Work with Procurement team to ensure optimal quality and supply
Work with Ripening team to ensure optimal ripeness of raw fruit prior to processing
Work with Operations team to drive operational efficiency and reduce waste
Work with QA team to monitor, report and improve product quality
Work with Logistics team to ensure all orders are supplied in full and on time
Keep accurate record of stock holding in third party Frozen Storage facility

Requirements:

Proven experience in food manufacturing and leadership roles (5+ years minimum), knowledge of fresh produce industry advantageous
Strong mechanical knowledge and experience
Strong knowledge of food processing machinery and operational systems
Experience in developing preventive maintenance programs
Possess strong communication and people management skills
Highly motivated and continuous improvement mindset
Experience working with Industrial PLC systems
Experience with inventory and operational management tools
High level of professional integrity
International travel – 4 weeks per year to Australia and additional travel elsewhere as required

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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