PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Install, maintain and develop mechanical aspects of processing machinery and interfaces to ensure maxim plant efficiency and throughput for poultry production.
Assist the GMR2 appointee of the Processing plant to ensure that all machinery, plant and equipment comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations with reference to Mechanical systems.
Maintenance - Mechanical
- Maintain equipment, peripherals and processing machines to ensure >97% plant availability
- Maintain sufficient stocks back-up of critical hardware
- Develop install and refine existing hardware installations to improve reliability and functionality
- Maintain regular contact with supplier/OEMs to ensure hardware remains current
- Plan scheduled maintenance with Production Manager to minimize plant downtime
- Perform scheduled maintenance on equipment either in-situ or on the workshop
- Update maintenance schedules and report weekly on completed, pending and outstanding maintenance
Draw up task clarifications of proposed projects involving changes to plant utilization and/or new equipment.
Specify scope of work and source quotations from suppliers
Liaise with suppliers when order numbers are allocated
Develop and install hardware as per the task clarification
Play an active role in ensuring that all schedules and SOPs are in place regarding the field of work.
Perform over inspection on job cards allocated as per schedule.
100% execution of job cards allocated
100% accurate job card administration
Adherence to manufacturer’s service schedules will result in full warranty cover being maintained which will result in major cost saving in the event of a breakdown.
Adhere to communicated SOPs which related to Engineering and operations thereof.
Safety, Health and Environment and Legal compliance:
Immediately stop any dangerous acts and immediately address any equipment that poses a risk to personnel
Ensure all mechanical work, machinery and processed complies with Occupational Health and Safety Act
Enforce the following internal safety systems:
Lock out tag out system (LOTTO)
Adhering to general manufacturing practices for a food environment
100% compliance to the Health and Safety permit system.
Maintain high work and safety standard within area of responsibility.
Perform Good Housekeeping Inspection and ensure plant housekeeping is of a standard.
General Machinery Regulations – GMR 2:
All machinery, plant and equipment are suitable for their intended use, are designed and installed in compliance with the Act, Regulations and Safety Standards Incorporated under section 44;
A preventive maintenance program aimed at ensuring the continued safety of all machinery is implemented and maintained.
Systems are in place to ensure that all maintenance and cleaning personnel are aware of the requirements and their responsibilities with regard to GNR 4, 5& 6;
Systems are in place to ensure that personnel supervising the operation of machinery are competent to ensure that such machinery is properly used and that they are aware of their legal obligations as prescribed in Sections 8, 13, 14 & 15 of the Act and GMR 4, 5, 6 and 7;
All statutory inspections and tests of equipment, plant and machinery are conducted by competent persons and that proof of such compliance is readily available;
Investigating and reporting of incidents are carried out as prescribed and that, in case of reportable incidents, you are informed by the investigators of all proposed corrective actions before such reports are forwarded to the authorities;
The employer is informed as soon as possible of any incident or condition that you become aware of which poses a serious threat to persons on the premises; and
Provide quarterly reports regarding the company’s state of legal compliance.
100% adherence to all Company Policies and Procedures and the enforcing thereof.
Manage the engineering personnel through proper guidance, supervision, inspection and discipline.
Assist with training, coaching, upgrading and general development of subordinates.
Maintain open channel communication with subordinates through daily meeting for two-way feedback.
Do standby and weekend duty as per roster
Update asset and equipment data when changes are made
Maintain Technical Library applicable to Mechanical Schematics, parameter settings and spare parts list.
Adhere to all company policies and procedures relating to work, working conditions, discipline, SHE, BRC and administration
Report accurately and timeously on any problems that may occur during the course of carrying out normal duties to a person in authority for further action
Carry out any other reasonable instruction that Management might issue
Straight Shift Worker
06:00 – 16:00 ( 9hrs shift from Monday – Friday, no overtime paid) – One week alternating standby from Friday – Thursday including Sat + Sun weekend duties for 1 day time off in lieu.
Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful for this vacancy