Plant Engineer with GCC - Uitenhage

Sovereign Foods, a national supplier of top quality locally produced chicken products to the SA market via various brands, is seeking to employ a Plant Engineer for its operations in Uitenhage.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and skilled candidates for this position. The Plant Engineer is responsible for providing leadership and to determine policy in the fields of engineering, maintenance and planning and, being the GMR2 appointee, to ensure that all machinery complies with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. A Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree, Government Certificate of Competence and at least 10 years’ experience in supervisory capacity in an Engineering and Project Management environment within the FMCG industry, is required. A Project Management Certificate will be advantageous.

Results Required:

• Enforce internal safety systems
• Take corrective measures to ensure machinery compliance to the OHS Act
• Adhere to general manufacturing practices
• Maintain a high standard of Plant housekeeping
• Review and maintain a preventive maintenance programme
• Responsible to ensuring that all schedules and SOP’s are in place
• Form part of the consultation, review, implementation and design team for capital projects
• Effective project execution, within budget and allocated time period
• Compile scope clarifications and budgets
• Effective management of staff and related processes

Critical Competencies and Skills:

• Building strategic working relationships
• Strong project management skills
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent investigative, analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent planning and organisational skills
• Strong customer focus
• Flexibility and adaptability, incl. working hours

Only appropriately qualified and experienced individuals should submit a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates and a copy of their Identity Document. Incomplete applications & applications not meeting the minimum requirements will not be considered.

As Sovereign Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer, preference will be given to applicants from the designated groups, as defined by the Employment Equity Act.

Closing date for applications: 23 September 2019. If you have not heard from us after 21 days, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

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