Assistant Plant Engineer (Ref: DOAPE)

Position in the Manufacturing, Production and Trades sector in Cape Town - Western Cape
Posted On Friday 18 March 2022
Job Description:

Our client in the food industry are currently seeking the skills of an Assistant Plant Engineer to be based in Cape Town. The successful incumbent will manage engineering related functions

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Main job function

Ensure machinery is available and is utilized to full capacity

Utility management

Engineering skills assessment

Skills development program execution

Custodian of preventative maintenance program

Downday planning

Assist engineering on downdays with preventative maintenance

Auditing of preventative maintenance on a weekly basis

Managing engineering H&S programs

Managing engineering food safety programs

Capex and Opex project planning and execution

Day to day operational support, ensuring equipment availability

Engagement with Production Manager on operational improvement projects

Oversee stock bi-weekly, month-end and end of year stocktake

Engineering budget control

Weekly budget meetings and feedback sessions

Supplier and SLA management

Apprenticeship program development

Engineering team leave planning




N4 Electrical Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering



Interact effectively with associates at all organizational levels and within Group

Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy

Work effectively in a food manufacturing environment

Good English communication skills (both written and oral)

Computer Literacy essential

Ability to develop and successfully lead diverse teams

Conflict resolution skills

Able to stand for up to 12 hours, while working with and around machinery.

Ability to work in a plant environment for extended periods of time (high temperature/high noise environment)

Ability to work in a maintenance workshop environment for extended periods of time (high noise)

8 years + Millwright experience in FMCG environment (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)

5 years experience in a supervisory position

Bakery experience essential

Knowledge of GMP, HACCP, Food Safety, SOP, Pest control and Bakery operation.

Willingness to work rotating shifts as well as weekends and public holidays in a fresh bakery  environment should a need arise.

Required bakery and maintenance workshop PPE to be worn.




A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Debra Olivier