Friday , September 22 2023

Unilever Vacancies Durban 2022 – Control System Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Durban

Website Unilever

Job Description:

To provide multidisciplinary Instrumentation and Control skills to ensure preventive and proactive maintenance and operation of the plant to achieve factory performance targets. The Instrumentation Technician keeps the instrumentation and control system operational by fault finding, correcting faults and documenting system changes.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyses and faultfinding on instrumentation equipment and problem solving
  • Identify deviations and non-conforming items on equipment and assess exactly what steps to take to rectify these deviations and non-conformances
  • Ensure that any breakdowns or short stops in area of responsibility are recorded
  • Perform the function of subject matter expert as the entire factory will be heavily reliant on this incumbents understanding of instrumentation to provide sound technical guidance, support and direction both strategically and operationally
  • Coordinate and facilitate shop floor training and guidelines


  • Diagnoses and interprets multi-disciplinary problems (fault finding) to optimize production output and carries out the plant repairs
  • Ensures that service levels are maintained at the required standards by carrying out all breakdown, preventative and predictive maintenance effectively
  • Support maintenance for area of responsibility and assist in all projects from an instrumentation and control perspective that are running in respective area
  • Take responsibility of managing ICE systems in the Packing/Making area
  • Participate in strategic engineering plans to deliver maintenance benefits
  • Ensure availability and effective utilization of equipment and system integrity and backups
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Faultfinding and problem solving of engineering/ operational problems in his area by ensuring that the appropriate corrective action regarding any deviation from standards is taken
  • Identifies the major engineering losses in his area and investigates using problem solving methodologies

Supports Effective Maintenance

  • Contributes to the reduction of breakdowns in area of responsibility by analyzing breakdowns, complying with the preventative planned maintenance requirement and implementing continuous improvements
  • Participates in strategic engineering plans to deliver maintenance and breakdown reduction benefits


  • Completes all required documentation to standard and captures SAP, maintenance and stores information on relevant data system

Job Requirements:

  • N4 in Instrumentation and Trade Test in Instrumentation or Diploma in Control and Instrumentation or BTech Control and Instrumentation 3 years experience in a Maintenance environment will be an advantage
  • Expert knowledge in Instrumentation and Control systems preferably in a FMCG environment
  • Instrumentation hardware knowledge of flow measurement, temperature, pressure, load cell mass levels and weighing equipment
  • Must understand the Process environment end to end and (PNID) Process Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC experience will be an advantage
  • Understand and identifying component failure, diagnose and repair independently will be an advantage
  • Proficient computer literacy in SAP, Access, Outlook and Microsoft Office
  • Problem solving and fault-finding skills
  • Good communication with willingness to share expertise and knowledge

Job Details:

Company: Unilever

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Durban

Application Deadline: N/A


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