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Junior Mechanical Engineer

Remuneration:Market related 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Company:Elgin Free Range Chickens

Job description



The person will report directly to the Managing Director.

  • Provide technical support to maintenance team
  • Responsible for human resources of the maintenance team
  • Recruit and manage all contractors on projects (mechanical, electrical and civil contractors)
  • Project responsibilities:

o    Project initiation

o    Team Establishment

o    Pre-delivery inspection and sign-off

o    Project execution, plan compilation and implementation

o    Project planning and scheduling and control

o    Project budget compilation, monitoring and control

o    Adhere to all relevant industry standards during installation

o    Compilation of user and operator manuals

o    Operator training and support

o    Machine risk assessment and safety compliance
  • Regular maintenance work (daily inspections, schedules, compiled daily check lists)
  • Electrical and mechanical fault finding
  • Detailed engineering recommendations on the acceptability / reparability of equipment deviating from the Technical Manufacturing Specification
  • Identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies
  • Develop CAD project drawings
  • Resolve product development issues through creative testing and re-engineering
  • Evaluate electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of electricity and materials
  • Ensuring and maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to health and safety requirements
  • Management of refrigeration units
  • Be responsible for setting and adhering to repairs and maintenance budgets
  • Install machinery and equipment, trouble shoot and test problems
  • Ability to tig, mig, arc and oxy weld and competent use of hand tools and power tools
  • Manufacture metal components and assemble them to construct industrial machinery, machine components or tools according to Hygienic design specifications and standards
  • A sound knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and mechanics
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the buildings and plant and checking and maintaining of all water lines
  • Ensure machinery used in production is consistently maintained and oversee any repair work when required

We offer a competitive salary with benefits. The appointment will be made in accordance with the Company’s EE Policy.

Interested applicants should forward their CV’s to: e-mail address on or before 21 December 2018. Please specify what position you are applying for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you have not been contacted within 1 month, please consider your application unsuccessful.


  • Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Registered as a Mechanical Engineer with ECSA

  • Maintenance principles / practices and strategies
  • Risk Management
  • Project Management / Engineering
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Experience in FMCG manufacturing environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of welding procedures
  • Team player and ability to maintain a positive attitude in the team
  • Sound communication skills and ability to give clear instructions
  • Willing to be on standby for breakdowns as well as overseeing and conducting of preventative maintenance over the weekend
  • Disciplined, honest and reliable
  • Relevant computer / program skills

Posted on 05 Dec 13:21

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