Coca-Cola Engineering Manager - Polokwane Jobs in South Africa

Coca-Cola Engineering Manager - Polokwane Jobs in South Africa

Job Description

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has an exciting opportunity in our Manufacturing & Technical department. We are looking for talented individual with relevant skills and experience for a Engineering Manager role, which is based in Polokwane. The successful candidate will report directly to the Manufacturing Manager in Polokwane.

To provide leadership, guidance and co-ordination in the execution of Engineering design & construction in line with the Site Master Plans; Management of Environmental aspects in line with NEMA, Risk management for plant equipment, machinery and employees and Asset management systems and work practices. This is done in order to achieve plant reliability; no harm to people, assets or environment and ensure that business objectives are met.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Operational Management

  • Manage and ensure that, all site teams work in line with requirements of OSH Act & regulations, National Environmental Management Act and Coca-Cola KORE requirements in terms of risk and environment.

    Maintain Line Management & legal GMR2.1 Accountability for all Utility, Service and Built Environment Functions at the site (GMR2.1 accountability extends to all warehousing and logistics infrastructure on site).

  • Manage and maintain Legal compliance as defined by the OSH Act and other relevant legislation.

  • Monitor and ensure the continuous improvement of costs and resource usage with a focus on improved environmental stewardship.

  • Manage any project resources allocated to the site through a dotted line relationship and act as the point of contact for Project Planning and execution for all site projects with the Central Projects Team.

  • Manage and ensure that legal compliance is achieved within the packing hall (and any other areas for which he / she does not have line accountability) through monthly Safety Meetings, weekly walk abouts, systems reviews and participation with the weekly engineering meetings where all asset management systems are reviewed.

  • Maintain a safe, healthy and risk-free work environment for the site, not just areas where there is line accountability.

  • Manage and ensure that people are trained at the appropriate level of competence as defined by the OSH Act for all machinery on site through our training systems and risk assessments.

  • Lead and sponsor the Risk Management Programme for the site, encompassing systems, site safety meetings, risk assessments and behavioural safety.

    Engineering Change Management, Projects & Site Master Planning

  • Manage the engineering change controls, project execution and modification of plant equipment.

  • Lead engineering projects in conjunction with the Manufacturing and Technical Team to ensure efficient and responsible investment of Capital.

  • Manager and ensure conformance to specifications and standards.

  • Manage and own the content of the 3 Year Capital Plan.

    Sustainable development

  • Own and drive an improvement plan for the site with the Engineering Compliance Lead, for optimising the usage of Water and Energy for the site through improved practices and controls as well as technology deployment.

  • Own and drive an improvement plan for the site with the Central Quality Team, for reducing waste and improving waste recycling rates for the site through improved practices and controls as well as technology deployment.

  • Maintain strong leadership, management,
    and diagnostic ability.

  • Assess risk situations in terms of the law and make the ultimate decision as to whether or not the plant can run and what risk mitigating actions are adequate if there is an issue.

  • Maintain the sign off authority on procurement decisions for the site in terms of technical requirements and evaluation of supplier proposals.

  • Participate and facilitate higher order engineering related problem-solving sessions.

    Asset Management

  • Manage and ensure asset management excellence in terms of daily execution for the Utilities and Facilities departments.

  • Manage best practice deployment of asset management for the site by driving GSE scores, talent management of technical staff and compliance to the company Asset Management Processes at a policy and systemic level.

  • Audit compliance to the asset care programme across all site departments.

    Productivity Improvement

  • Manage productivity through working on opportunities to minimise waste and control fixed and variable costs.

  • Optimise processes through supporting and implementing continuous improvement opportunities and optimising process capability.

  • Analyse plant reliability performance and make recommendations for improvement Supports and implements WCM best practice.

  • Manage and ensure a level of excellence around utility facilities and site maintenance.

  • Manage the departmental budget and finances.

  • Develop and manage the asset care programs and budgets monthly, and monitor spares inventory levels and policies.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Matric and a B-Tech / BSc Mechanical, Electrical or Electromechanical

  • GCC/OSH Act exam (Factories).

  • Other post graduate qualifications in business / leadership would be an additional advantage.

  • At least 8 to 10 Years of technical experience in a leadership capacity in a FMCG engineering environment.

  • GMR2 Appointee for the Large plant and Experience with SHEQ (OHS Act no.85/1993 and Quality)


  • Broad knowledge of systems and engineering processes, packaging operations, utilities, risk management.

  • Experience at a leadership level over asset care systems / programs.

  • SAP maintenance system, maintenance work instructions; SAP procurement system.

  • Experience with Project management, with a successful track record of project and capital budget execution.

  • Has experience interpreting the implications of new technology and standards.

  • Experience with the evaluation and authorisation of new plant and equipment or modification work.

  • Experience managing the optimisation of total usage of energy and water for the plant and provide support for site wide total energy and water usage management.

  • Knowledge of additional Legal regulations, Engineering Standards and other SABS standards (e.g. Carbon tax, waste laws, NEMWA /emissions laws, legal register, SANS 10142, SABS 400 Building Regulation, ASME code etc).

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Coca-Cola Engineering Manager - Polokwane Jobs in South Africa

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