RCL Foods Engineering Manager Jobs in South Africa

RCL Foods Engineering Manager Jobs in South Africa

Job Description

  • We are currently recruiting for an Engineering Manager reporting to the Manufacturing Executive and based at our Chicken Processing site in Hammarsdale. The Engineering Manager will be responsible for managing with a dedicated focus the day-to-day maintenance operation in the area of responsibility with his teams of foremen and artisans.

  • The role also includes Project planning- Prioritizing, scheduling, and allocation of tasks to the different disciplines of the engineering department, with the assistance of the planner and plant engineer and Project Cost control – control of approved budget and subcategories.

    Minimum Requirements

  • A completed Degree or Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

  • Completed GCC Minimum of 8 years’ trade experience in a similar environment of which least 5 years' in a management category.

  • Excellent understanding of mechanical, refrigeration and electrical engineering.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Project planning:

  • Strategize capex focus to reduce plant down time and improve efficiencies of machines and lines.

  • Ensure that health and safety requirements as per the Rainbow standard are adhere to with regards to specifying new equipment. Process change control documentation with regards to all equipment and plant changes with proven records for audit purposes.

  • Manage and control the fixed asset register and insure that it is updated as per policy and depreciation is in line with group standards.

  • Ensure that all project work in plant is carried out and completed to the highest level of trade-man ship quality and to safe food requirements.


  • Develop and implement an effective planned preventative maintenance system for the Coastal depots facilities as well as oversee major repairs of breakdowns thus minimizing R&M costs in the region Ensure all buildings and accessories are utilized into risk, security, safety, health, HACCP AND ISO22000, 14000, 18000.

    Risk Management:

  • In terms of design use and
    maintenance, ensure all facilities comply with health, safety, security and other legal requirements Operational.

    Engineering Management:

  • Drive the daily / weekly maintenance planning process for the plant – prioritizing, scheduling and allocation of tasks to different discipline of the engineering department, with the assistance of the planner

  • Drive and delivery the agreed strategy to reduce plant down time and improve efficiencies of machines and lines Responsible for health and safety with regards to all equipment and plant to ensure a safe environment to operate and work on for all staff

    Repairs and Renovations:

  • Coordinates renovations of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities

    Management of Safety Health Environment and
    Quality (SHEQ):

  • Guides the engineering team to ensure that all legislative standards are achieved and timeous action is taken where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance

  • Follows up on requirements for compliance ensuring that it is continuously maintained and adhered to

    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 Financial


  • Manage costs to ensure lowest cost production and the optimal utilization of assets.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; RCL Foods Engineering Manager Jobs in South Africa

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