One of our clients, a multi-national dairy and food company has a vacancy for a Project Engineer at their plant in Bonnievale.
The main responsibility is to manage projects at the plant. This exciting career opportunity will enable you to play your part in ensuring that the company achieves its challenging objectives during the next phase of its growth in South Africa.
Duties and Responsibilities:
General project management and specifically cheese support
Provide cheese and dairy processing expertise to the group
Assist the Plant Manager with improving cheese production efficiencies and reduce cost (Capex projects and or Major maintenance projects)
Do regular detailed technical audits on cheese production lines with reports and recommendations
Participate in weekly meetings regarding the plants’ previous week’s efficiencies and improvement action plans
Improve reliability and availability of production lines
Train staff about best practices in plants
Do general project cost management including budget, committed and projected costing
Conducting feasibility studies and optimizing resources
Supporting the transfer of expertise to the Operational Team, by providing training concepts and interventions
Give technical input for Capex requirements and plant availability over a three (3) year plan.
Align technical project planning with company strategy for optimal balance between timing, Capex, resources and technical output
Networking and liaising with Engineering Design companies, equipment suppliers and New Technology providers as well within the Group
Ensuring compliance with Occupational Health and safety Act and all other statutory requirements in the design and implementation of equipment and systems;
Complying to an integrated Risk Management system in designing and operating of equipment and systems
Design and implement operations solutions with the rest of the management team
Speedy & effective handling of engineering solutions in the plant as they arise
Achievement of agreed performance parameters within approved Capital Projects Setting of targets and Management of project budgets
Projects to be well planned on MS Project and completed on time
Negotiation with Suppliers on quotations/tenders