AVI Vacancies Akasia – Engineering Foreman

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Job Description:

An exciting opportunity exists for a qualified and experienced Engineering Foreman at NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED Rosslyn, Snacks.  The successful incumbent will be responsible for the efficient operations and maintenance of all plants and equipment in Factory 1. This position reports directly to the Maintenance Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure availability and reliability of equipment for the area of responsibility
  • Ensure the standard of utilities (water and compressed air) in the respective area of responsibility, is in line with Food Safety Standards
  • Ensure the artisans execute maintenance activities as per CMMS (Asset care system) schedules. This includes preventative, pro-active and breakdown schedules and procedures and auditing of work performed with the maintenance planner
  • Ensure that maintenance strategies are implemented
  • Assist with developing and maintaining a problem-solving culture within the department (direct reports) through facilitating and sustaining root cause analysis practices
  • Ensure that stock requirements (critical spares, slow-moving, redundant) for equipment in the area of responsibility have been ordered and will be in store
  • Ensure that the job card processes including monitoring, allocation, close-out and backlog for the area of responsibility are up to date
  • Ensure equipment compliance with relevant safety regulations, including the General Machinery and Driven Machinery Regulations
  • Raising, and closing out NCRs in connection with equipment related food safety incidents
  • Analyse breakdowns and provide recommendations to reduce downtime for areas of responsibility
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant procedures
  • To ensure site infrastructure and equipment are installed and maintained in such a manner that Food Safety is not compromised.
  • Assist with reviewing OEM recommended spares and identification and classification of critical spares
  • Provide input for the upkeep of the site Engineering standards specification document
  • Provide expert advice in the area of responsibility
  • Ensure factory efficiency demands are met as per business targets (Availability and OEE)
  • Participate in scoping and procurement of new plant equipment to ensure adherence to site Engineering standards
  • Adhere to, and ensure compliance by subordinates to FSSC 22000, AIB and ISO principles
  • Adhere to, and ensure compliance by subordinates to the company safety policies and procedures
  • Assist with obtainment and maintenance of relevant health, safety and environmental management system standards
  • Ensure that labour allocation and hours of work are in accordance with the Basic Conditions of Employment and Labour Relations Act
  • Hold artisans accountable for non-performance, strong people management skills
  • Review completed job cards and approve, ensure artisan completing job cards correctly

Job Requirements:

  • Must be prepared to work overtime, be on call outs and on stand-by duty
  • A minimum of 5 years’ post-trade test experience (Millwright) in an FMCG / Manufacturing environment is essential
  • Trade tested Millwright at an accredited training facility
  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • N6 or National Diploma in Engineering advantageous
  • A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment specifically in FMCG is essential
  • Knowledge and experience in Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (i.e. SAP, Shopware or similar)
  • Must have your own reliable transport
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office)

Job Details:

Company: AVI Limited

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Akasia, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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