Automation Specialist - Fruit Industry - Hoedspruit

Friday, 20 May, 2022
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747
  

This position is being re-advertised. All candidates who have applied previously need to re-apply for consideration.

Purpose: Overall management and maintenance of automation equipment, PLC’s, includes but not limited to efficiency and productivity of production equipment, staff training, health and safety and hygiene. Ensuring maximum efficiency and throughput on automative equipment to reach goals and targets.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS

• Optimisation of automation equipment capacity with aim to maintain quality of production

• Monitor and analyse volumes and throughputs vs. capacity of automation equipment

• Ensure automation moulds changing times are limited

• Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of the team

• General communication and reporting, job card management

• Minimise downtime of equipment and machines & handle maintenance schedules

• Oversee staff selection, performance and training and multiskilling

• Manage injuries on duty, and issues of Health and Safety

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Grade 12
  • Boiler maker / millwright / fitter and turner / electrician
  • Relevant experience in agriculture/citrus/packhouse will be an advantage
  • Must have valid driving licence – own transportation will be an advantage

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

• Proven MS Office proficiency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.)

• Strong administrative capabilities

• Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

• Problem-solving capabilities

• Excellent time management abilities and attention to detail

• Adaptable and decisive

• Able to handle sensitive or confidential information

• Fault finding and repairs/solutions

• Have a passion for fruit production

• Be willing to travel frequently and to relocate

• Be willing to work long hours

EMAIL CV IN WORD FORMAT: cvs@agricruitment.co.za