Project Engineer – Hammarsdale

KwaZulu-Natal, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Advert Summary

Rainbow Chicken is currently searching the market to secure a capable and experienced Project Engineer to join our diligent processing engineering team in Hammarsdale. This position will report to the Engineering Executive. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of relevant experience of which 3 must be in leadership. Must be willing to work flexible hours (some weekends as required) and travel.

Minimum Requirements

Diploma/ Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
5 years of trade experience of which a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory category
Excellent understanding of mechanical, refrigeration, and electrical engineering

Duties and Responsibilities
Project Planning

Prioritizing scheduling and allocation of tasks to different discipline of the engineering department, with the assistance of the planner and plant engineer.

Project Cost control – control of approved budget and subcategories

Implementation and completion of Capex Strategize capex focus to reduce plant down time and improve efficiencies of machines and lines.
Ensure that health and safety requirements as per the Rainbow standard are adhere to with regards to specifying new equipment.
Process changes control documentation with regards to all equipment and plant changes with proven records for audit purposes.
Champion conditional-based monitoring systems in order to budget/ plan for Projects in an attempt to reduce unbudgeted spend.
Conduct feasibility analyses and proposals that promote efficiency improvements and cost saving through ad – hoc, based projects (separate from unbudgeted) and alternative process flow developments.
Ensure that all project work in plant is carried out and completed to the highest level of trade-man ship quality and to safe food requirements.
Manage outside contractors to ensure the integrity of the engineering team and carry out corrective action if and when required.

Department Management

Loss control, asset management, spares utilization and stock holding, all administrative duties.
Conduct weekly project meetings to insure all aligned and that capex targets dates met in view of the year planner.
Preparation of all capitalized major maintenance and capital request motivations and supporting documentation.
Creating and keeping an archive on each project for future reference.
Conduct time and motion studies on specific areas of the plant with a view to implement flow improvement, ergonomics, and engineer bottlenecks out by use of layout changes or equipment introduction.
Handle all investigations around IOD’s to establish all the facts to ensure prevention where possible and to address unacceptable or dangerous behaviour that can lead to injuries.
Safety control of contractors.

Supervision and Administration

Develops new work schedules for all activities to be performed on newly installed equipment.
Management of the planning and admin functions of the engineering department.
Effective capex budget management.
Management of stores and procurement department.

Repairs and Renovations

Coordinates renovations of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities.
Coordinates and inspects major contract work on the electrical, refrigeration, mechanical and plumbing, and other related systems.
Sees that the building has adequate heating, lighting, and ventilation and that it is properly cleaned, maintained and in good working condition.

Safety and Security

Keep a process control register and execute all such process control requests to ensure food safety is not jeopardized.
Prepare a monthly PCC report for Group Engineering Manager.