• Rainbow Chicken - Maintenance Foreman South Africa (+1 other)
  • Trending Talent in South Africa (+1 other), , South Africa
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  • 1 month ago

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Role Summary

This position will provide hand on expertise and leadership of the Engineering staff, operators and artisan assistant ensuring the proactive maintenance, repair, and service of equipment.

Job Description

Role Purpose:

This position will provide hand on expertise and leadership of the Engineering staff, operators and artisan assistants ensuring the proactive maintenance, repair, and service of equipment.

Required Qualifications:
• Qualified Artisan with atleast National Technical Diploma or relevant Diploma
• GCC Factories (Studying towards)

Required Experience:
• Minimum 5 years' experience required

Key Responsibilities:

Team Leadership
• Management of the Engineering team with regards to HR and IR issues.
• Management of the day to day activities and out puts of all team members across shifts
• Train and mentor his team to improve performance and reduce down time.
• Utilize skills matrix to assess capability gaps within the maintenance team and to develop a... training plan in conjunction with HR development specialist to address skills gaps.
• Be available on call out and work on weekends or when necessary to ensure optimal performance of team and effective maintenance of equipment.
• Organises daily meetings with engineering staff and prepares inspection reports.
• Manages the maintenance staff in terms to facilitate attainment of KPI’s, and monitor performance of individuals in attaining KPI’s and institutes corrective action if necessary.
• Drives company culture and morale within the team.
• Partners with HR to recruit the staff who are technically capable and fit in with company culture to ensure that engineering team have the correct resources to maintain the facility.
• Supports and advises engineering staff and operators on the execution of their tasks.
• Plan and manage leave roster and register.
• Performs work inspections and checks for completeness of tasks and compliance with legislative, SHEQ and in-house maintenance procedures.
• Maintain discipline and standards in area of responsibility.

Budgets and Administration
• Management of the maintenance spend against budget through daily review of budget vs. actual financial reports.
• Provide input to the Plant Engineer to co-create and commit to an appropriate an engineering budget during the annual budgeting process.
• Authorize stores requisitions and provide initial sign off of invoices prior to submission to plant engineer
• Work with the Plant engineer and planner to ensure accurate reporting.
• Co-ordinate and sign off on the mechanical artisans’ submission of all required documentation to the engineering planner for inclusion in engineering information systems. (On-key).
• Ensures that engineering staff, keep time cards and other routine records.
• Organizes meetings with engineering staff, prepares inspection reports and action the non-conformances.
• Ensure that all maintenance Certificate of Compliance issued and action according to the scheduled plan and that action and task lists are recorded by the planner.

Planned Maintenance
• Utilise skill matrix to assess the applicability of assignments based on individual skill sets.
• Planning and management of all planned maintenance, preventative schedules, work requests, in conjunction with the inputs received from the asset care planner.
• Determines material, equipment, and supplies to be used and ensure that these are ordered and available at the work site, in conjunction with the input of the asset care planner.
• Plan and manage weekend mechanical maintenance tasks and projects, based on the priority listing from the asset care plan.
• Uses planned maintenance schedules to co-ordinates daily activities of artisans, machine operators and assistants.
• Ensures the neatness of the workshop.
• Develops a daily work schedule for all activities to be performed to ensure the smooth operation of the maintenance team, minimize downtime and overtime taking food safety imperatives into consideration.
• Supervises and assigns maintenance work to contractors on a daily basis, ensuring clear allocation of responsibility and accountability.
• Control daily job cards, by issuing to employees, receive back completed ones and verify work is done satisfactorily.

Project Management
• Gives input to the Plant and Project Engineer on the feasibility of projects by analyzing technology, resources needs and market demands to ensure that project is feasible.
• Works with the Project Engineer to ensure that the requirements of internal customers are met and to prepare accurate project specification for implementation of projects.
• Ensure necessary manpower is available to smoothly implement projects on time and within the agreed budget.

Repairs and Renovations
• Coordinates renovations of existing equipment and the construction of new facilities.
• Coordinates and inspects major contract work In area of responsibility.

Safety and Security
• Ensures engineering staff follow safety rules and regulations as per organization's safety plan.
• Ensure that security access points to the premises and BMS system are in good working condition.
• Reporting theft and dangers on the premises.
• Ensures safety equipment is in good working order.
• Ensure that all staff is working according to safety regulations and ensure the enforcement of food safety requirements.
• Stores machinery and equipment in accordance with operating procedures during the execution of their daily tasks.

Stock Control
• Controls the distribution of equipment and supplies amongst Mechanical artisans.
• Ensure that non stock items are sourced and ordered according to BOP’s and RPM.
• Assist on Bi-annual basis to verify the correctness of engineering stock levels and advise on correction where needed.

Management of Safety Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ)
• Guides team to ensure that all legislative standards are achieved and in time and action is taken where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance).
• Responsible for health and safety with regards to all equipment to ensure a safe environment to operate and work on for all staff.
• Follows up on requirements for compliance ensuring that it is continuously maintained and adhered to.
• Measure and manage sustainability practices within area of responsibility.
• Maintain and implement Food safety standards.

• Ensure that Rainbow ethical standards and the requirements of the RPM are adhered to.
• Report and or escalate any areas of non- compliance appropriately.

Information and Data Management
• Ensure team members accurately and regularly captures data onto the information system to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.
• Share relevant data with management teams to enable reliable business decision making.

Effective Teamwork and Self-Management
• Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrates effective self-management in terms of planning and prioritizing, and self-development.
• Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.
• Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not met, the potential risks thereof and provide appropriate resolution.
• Support and drive the business core values.
• Manage colleagues and client’s expectations and communicate appropriately.
• Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.
• Champions training and development of self and others through utilizing available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions relating to product costing in collaboration with national training specialists.
• Participate and drive in regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable.
• Maintain a basic appreciation and awareness of employee relations climate and ensure corrective action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.

Ad hoc/ Other
• Oversee filing and safeguarding of records within area of responsibility.
• Compile of ad hoc spreadsheets when required.
• Processing of documents for Inter-company charge outs
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