Job title: Engineer Supervisor
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 7 years
Salary: R60000 to R70000
Job published: 14 April 2021
Job reference no: 2738342081

Job Description

Engineering Supervisor required for well-known FMCG company within the Food Indsutry

SCOPE AND GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To ensure that systems and procedures are put in place to guarantee a hygienic and food safe production environment. Ensure the business is compliant with the latest regulations and standards are complied with for Health and Safety, Statutory Inspection and Good Manufacturing Practices. Monitor and review plant availability to production, achieved through plant maintenance, breakdown support and spare stock availability. To lead and train a team of dedicated workshop employees to meet these objectives.

POSITION REPORTS TO: National Production Manager


  • To ensure safe systems of work and risk assessments are maintained within the workshop department. Be driving force in Health & Safety on site, providing engineering support for Health and Safety.
  • Ensure the business operates to the latest regulations for Health & Safety, Food Safety, statutory inspections and Fire protection.
  • To maintain and repair equipment to ensure it operates in a safe and reliable manner and is hygienic and suitable for production requirements. Ensure maintenance is carried out as per the OEM guidelines and by finding ways to improve the reliability of equipment and determining risk areas.
  • Involved in the purchase of new plant equipment, ensuring it is hygienically designed to facilitate easy cleaning and efficient operation.
  • Constantly challenge the status quo and suggest areas for improvement.
  • Involved in and set annual budgets for the Workshop Department, ensuring the department achieve planned production requirements within agreed budgets.
  • Establish with the Production Department a production plan, which achieves customer requirements whilst also considering pre-planned maintenance requirements to ensure maximum plant availability.
  • Establish good co-operative internal relationships with the relevant departments/colleagues, keeping them informed of potential issues which may affect product safety or customer services levels.
  • Maintain the pre-planned maintenance system ensuring all recommended manufacture maintenance schedules are adhered to. Maintain regular inspections of equipment to minimise downtime, ensure relevant spares are available and controlled.
  • Through the Performance Appraisal process, establish training requirements within the department.
  • Together with the National Production Manager, agree the department’s KPI’s, by targeting and improving operational efficiencies establishing bench marks and report monthly against them.
  • Ensure all staff within the department are trained, briefed and motivated to achieve their respective roles within the department, working harmoniously with other departments within in the company.
  • Ensure all contractors are working to the business’s policies ensuring all work is carried out in a safe manner, protecting South Bakels employees from risk and product from contamination or failure.
  • Have an understanding of the Company’s code of conducts, policies and procedures, specific requirements, industry best practice and other related requirements.
  • Appointed GMR 2.1
  • Ensure all the company policies and procedures, legal and site risks control standards are complied with in the department and working environment.
  • Responsible for complete electrical electronic, and control maintenance and production lines, as well as site utilities.
  • Improve and maintain electrical compliance on site.
  • Continually challenge procedures and processes to achieve optimum operational efficiency to be achieved involving other members of the department encouraging responsibility and ownership at all levels.
  • Part of the Food Safety team

HACCP Requirements

  • Assist in the implementation and sustainability of Food Safety activities
  • Report all non-conformances to the supervisor

Qualified Electrical Engineer with Mechanical background or visa versa.

Minimum 7 years’ experience.

Minimum 5 years Food Industry experience

Understanding of HACCP and FSSC22000

Having a GCC will be an advantage

Good IR Skills

In communication with: Production, Technical Department, Warehouse, Despatch, Administration