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Job Details

Job ID: #8258
Job Location Harare,Zimbabwe
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary USD.NEG

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 10 years
Residence Location Harare,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Open - Ex Pat position - Work Permit will be arranged
Degree Electrical engineering/Instrumentation or equivalent

Job Description

  • Job Status: Open

Our Client is a leading food processing and marketing company in Zimbabwe is seeking for the services of a seasoned engineer. The incumbent must be well experienced in installation/maintenance of plant and equipment in foods and beverages industry preferably in the dairy sector. The Engineer shall h

The Company has invested in new processing technologies particularly UHT, beverages and ice-cream plants and there is need for skills transfer, training and development of relevant technical and operations staff aimed at improving plant availability and breakdown turn-around. Specific areas needing attention shall include, among others
Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs)
Variable speed drives (Frequency and Servo drives)
Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs)
Most all their automated processing and packing plants are controlled via a central computer system (PLC). The common brand of PLC that we have is the Siemens S7 model. They also have a brand called ‘To be disclosed at Interview’, found on all filling machines from Filmatic. The Engineer will be expected to
Upskill technicians to at least Level 1 programming of PLCs which will assist in trouble shooting and re-loading of lost programs.
Variable speed drives (VSD)
Frequency based VSDs are mostly found on pumps in our processing equipment, and also on conveyor belts in packing equipment. The common brand is Danfoss and Allen Bradley. Servo drives feature in the latest packaging equipment, and is now the preferred method of motion control in equipment design due to its versatility of application. Brands of servos in use in our equipment is Simatic Motion (Siemens) and Rexroth and there is need to expose technicians to this technology in deeper detail
We make extensive use of pneumatic components and fittings in both processing and packing plants. These are used for actuation of product valves in processing, or the control of movement in packing. The brand almost invariable used in our equipment is the Festo brand of pneumatics, and it is an industry standard. Hydraulics
Found largely in our extrusion blow moulding equipment. The brand in use is Rexroth, and there is significant amount of interface with PLCs and associated distance measurement system.
In addition to the above the Engineer needs to be able to buttress existing knowledge on maintenance of services and support systems in particular
Ammonia plant chilled water systems and associated cold chain equipment
Coal boiler maintenance
Reverse Osmosis water purification systems
Plant maintenance
The business’s primary objective is to achieve world class performance as measured by Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of 85%.The Engineer shall therefore be expected to design and execute a cost effective maintenance program for all factories to ensure that production runs smoothly with no disruptions due to unprecedented breakdowns with support from a team of artisans as well as the suppliers through service level agreements.
Efficiency enhancement
The Engineer should be able to identify areas for improvement and efficiency enhancement through automation, improved plant layout, waste reduction etc to support the cost reduction agenda.
Projects management
The Engineer must be able to use his skills to support implementation of capital projects as per approved plans and budgets. PERFORMANCE
Performance measures and targets for each of the above areas will be agreed at the beginning of the contract.
1 Year Contract
Ex-Pat position
Accommodation provided in addition to salary
Car and or fuel provided in addition to usual benefits

Key Skills
Must be conversant with latest technology in UHT processing and filling equipment as well as automation systems in food and beverage manufacturing.
Must have skills in project management and an ability to build a teams.
Must be a hands on trainer with a good grasp of English.

  • Industry: Mechanical Engineering / Trades
  • Salary: USD.NEG

Required Skills

10 years Years of Experience
A degree in electrical engineering/Instrumentation or equivalent is required.
Must be conversant with latest technology in UHT processing and filling equipment as well as automation systems in food and beverage manufacturing.
Must have at least 10 years hands on experience.
Must have skills in project management and an ability to build a teams.
Must be a hands on trainer with a good grasp of English.

Additional Requirements

Engineering Maintenance Manager

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