Process Engineer: Continuous Improvement

Mpumalanga, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

We at RCL FOODS are in search for a Process Engineer: Continuous Improvement to join our Sugar Business Unit/Division. The role will be based at our Malalane Mill and report to the Factory Manager.

Minimum Requirements

B. Tech/BSc Chemical Engineering
Ten-week Sugar Manufacturing Course / Diploma
At least 3 years Sugar Manufacturing experience as an Assistant Production Manager or Process Engineer responsible for Raw-house and/or Refinery.
Candidates should have intermediate MS Office skills.
The ability to pay attention to detail and accuracy is critical to this position.
Self-starting, action-orientated individuals with well-developed communication skills should apply.
To be considered for appointment, candidate must be a South African citizen.

Duties ’ Responsibilities

Manage projects, especially new technologies and their potential application at the Mill.
Provide CAPEX motivations, cost estimation, feasibility studies, Post Capex Project reviews, etc.
Implement and monitor continuous improvement initiatives to improve boiling house operational efficiencies and recoveries.
Conduct internal benchmarking exercises to identify production best practices and improvement opportunities.
Conducting debottlenecking studies, including updating of Speed Profiles, to identify areas of improvement.
Lost Opportunity (LOP) analysis to identify areas leading to opportunity losses and liaising with other engineers and/or stakeholders to drive corrective actions.
Identify and monitor KPIs to track performance and flag any issues.
Conducting and participate in Root Cause Investigations.
Commissioning of process units, including providing operator training on new equipment and/or technologies.
Address technical process audit findings.
Provide technical expertise on complex production issues, support, and advice on solutions.
Development of work instructions and standard operating procedures.
Support the process team in developing the necessary skills and experience to meet current and future needs, including the coordination and management of Komati Mill Operator training program and liaising with Learning and Development in identifying skills gaps and skills capacity planning.
Mentoring, coaching and technical training of in-service trainee students