Unilever Jobs Durban – Assistant Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Durban

Website Unilever

Job Description:

To ensure that engineering services are provided to facilitate efficient plant functioning and to achieve factory performance targets.


Job Responsibilities:

  • SHE: Interprets relevant laws to ensure that standards and laws are implemented and adhered to
  • Investigates accidents and incidents and draws up reports
  • Budget: Accountable for cost estimations and budget proposals
  • Responsible for the control and execution of work against a budget and authorizations within authority limits
  • Is responsible for ensuring capitalization of the whole project (mechanical, electrical etc.)
  • Specifies scope of work and ensures projects remain within budget
  • Obtains quotes for projects and raises the budget to deliver agreed maintenance/continuous improvement
  • Raises MMI project (miscellaneous minor items)
  • Manages capital budgets by designing, implementing and commissioning the project and allocating budget and resource accordingly
  • Projects: Responsible for the design, implementation, commissioning and hand over of projects within own area of responsibility, with emphasis on the implementation of respective engineering discipline
  • Is responsible for the writing up and training of SOP’s
  • Provides respective discipline input in multi-disciplinary projects (mechanical/ civil/ electrical).
  • Draws up buying contracts, technical specifications and outlines scope of work
  • Factory Support: Identifies recurring production process problems and develops trouble shooting routines for the Production Department
  • Proposes operating instructions for plant operators (manuals & SOP’s) and trains the departmental trainers and operators in the use of modified plant processes
  • Conducts Process Optimization by identifying areas of improvement and recommend change in processes (e.g. waste minimization, energy utilization, etc.)
  • Implements cost effectiveness programmes
  • Continuous Improvement: Makes recommendations and actions improvements within specific area of responsibility
  • Designs out recurring engineering problems to prevent breakdown into the future
  • Investigates, analyses and actions solutions to relevant problems identified
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of maintenance procedures and standards by sourcing and evaluating materials

Job Requirements:

  • Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical) Degree: BTech (GMr)/ BSc (Eng)/BEng
  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) factories is essential
  • 5 years engineering experience preferably in FMCG, / Manufacturing/ Production/ Automotive/ Design/ Consulting industries
  • Knowledge of Maintenance Strategies and World Class Manufacturing principles
  • Understanding of OSH Act and Project Management skills
  • Knowledge of Excel, MS Projects, Project Schedule, SAP (Plant Maintenance and Purchasing), e-mail and spreadsheets
  • Problem Solving and drive continuous improvements

Job Details:

Company: Unilever

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Durban

Application Deadline: N/A


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