RCL Foods is seeking a dedicated and experienced professional for a Mechanical Engineering Vacancy at their Komati Mill in Mpumalanga. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing Engineering Maintenance in the Extraction Department.

This includes ensuring the safe, effective, and efficient maintenance of plant and equipment, contributing to the mill’s optimum operation at the lowest possible cost.

Mechanical Engineering Vacancy Overview

  • Company: RCL Foods
  • Job Title: Engineer: Mechanical Extraction
  • Location: Komati, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Closing Date: 2024/06/01
  • Reference Number: RCL240522-1
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Functions: Engineering

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: BTech/BSc/BEng in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience: At least 3 years of engineering experience, specifically in the sugar industry, managing maintenance of boilers, turbines, front end, or back end.
  • Certifications:
    • Government Certificate of Competency for Factories (GCC) will be an added advantage.
    • 10-week SMRI certificate.
    • Registration as a Professional in terms of the Engineering Professionals of South Africa Act, 114 of 1990 will be an added advantage.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Must be willing to relocate to Komati if not currently residing within the region.
    • Prepared to work standby and unplanned overtime.

Skills Required

To be successful in this Mechanical Engineering Vacancy at RCL Foods, candidates must possess a robust set of skills that ensure effective maintenance and optimization of the plant’s operations.

  • Computer Literacy: Proficiency in using various computer applications and software relevant to mechanical engineering. This includes maintenance management systems, CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software, and other engineering tools to create, modify, and analyze designs.
  • Maintenance Schedules and Inspections: Strong knowledge and experience in developing and managing maintenance schedules to ensure all equipment and machinery are regularly inspected and maintained. 
  • Understanding of SHE Procedures: In-depth understanding of Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) procedures to ensure compliance with industry standards. 
  • Budget and Cost Control: Expertise in managing budgets related to maintenance, materials, employment, and capital projects. Ability to control costs effectively while ensuring the quality and efficiency of maintenance activities. 
  • Knowledge of the OHS Act and Relevant Engineering Legislations: Comprehensive working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and other relevant engineering legislations. 
  • Leadership and Team Management: Strong leadership skills to manage and guide the maintenance team effectively. 
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Excellent problem-solving skills to address maintenance issues promptly and effectively.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills to convey technical information clearly and concisely to team members, management, and other stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the quality of work performed by the maintenance team complies with all mill specifications and established engineering standards.
  • Financial Management: Compile and control expenditure on maintenance, materials, employment, and capital budgets.
  • Project Development: Conceptualize, develop, and deliver capital expenditure projects. Develop a capital improvement plan and manage various projects within the plant as required.
  • Maintenance Planning: Develop maintenance plans for the season, off crop as well as short and long stops, to minimize LTA and maximize Overall Time Efficiency (OTE).
  • Optimization: Ensure cane throughput is maximized or optimized with the cane supply departments, ensuring minimal losses through effective maintenance and controls.
  • Management Practices: Develop and uphold sound engineering and maintenance management practices and procedures.
  • Performance Management: Manage performance, including coaching and development of employees.
  • Safety Standards: Maintain high-quality work standards and good housekeeping in areas of responsibility.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Mechanical Engineering Vacancy and meet the minimum requirements, please visit the RCL Foods career portal and use the reference number RCL240522-1.

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This Mechanical Engineering Vacancy at RCL Foods offers a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, focusing on optimizing and maintaining critical plant operations. If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role, apply today!