Plant Engineer at Coca Cola May, 2024

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Plant Engineer at Coca Cola May, 2024

Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd has exciting opportunities in Manufacturing Department. We are looking for talented individuals with the relevant skills and experience for a Plant Engineer to be based in Mbeya. The successful candidates will report directly to the Manufacturing Manager.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidates will be responsible to ensure the engineering integrity of the entire plant. This includes responsibility for asset care, cost and performance control, overall reliability and “up-time” of the packaging lines and the provision of effective engineering support to the shift based production teams, as well as the management of any outsourced maintenance services.

The incumbent will also be responsible for;-

Provide technical leadership and support to the team in terms of asset management strategy, framework and technology to enable the implementation of business strategies to leverage equipment, productivity, reliability and maintainability, thereby enabling high plant availability and utilization at lowest cost;
Support the disciplined execution of standard work practices at plant level
Ensure compliance to the Asset Care Philosophy and related Strategies
Partake in the development of the asset care plan for the packaging plant, contributing suggestions and providing expert advice.
Implement the asset care plan for the Packaging plant, ensuring the team have the required competencies to execute the plan
Ensure that asset care competencies are developed in the team. Where training needs have been identified, ensure these are addressed.
Ensure that asset care goals are incorporated into team and individual goals
Implementation of the Predictive Maintenance Strategy, including the Condition Monitoring program
Lead the OEM SPP (Supplier Partnering Programme) for the plant and monitor Service Agreements
Ensure Engineering Change Management Procedure adherence
Is accountable for the execution of the technical gap plan for the plant
Ensure audit compliance to the asset care program by both the Engineering team and shift based teams.
Exercise budgetary controls over the asset care requirements of Packaging plant.
Evaluate Packaging CAPIN requests to ensure items are compatible to systems, RAM issues best price and solution
Develop the maintenance budget for the plant
Responsible and Accountable for the overall reliability and uptime of Packaging plant and Maintenance routines.
Lead the team in the provision of asset care and engineering support to the shift based production teams and Technical problem solving.
Support packaging performance improvement by conducting and leading performance optimisation initiatives.
Ensure that predictive maintenance techniques are implemented correctly.
Verify that the team are carrying out routine and planned maintenance and validates quality of work – Planned Job observation.
Ensure compliance to maintenance planning and execution of maintenance outage
Review the maintenance day execution scorecards of all the lines as compiled by each Planner and address abnormalities as appropriate
Ensure that Maintenance packages are updated and effective and that all Engineering changes are executed
Verify that the maintenance systems are working properly and that data integrity and information accuracy is maintained.
Review plant reliability to ensure equipment is operating optimally and to identify problems or opportunities timeously.
Takes part in maintenance problem solving, and ensure that the team is applying the correct problem solving techniques.
Lead the team in a manner that engenders ownership, empowerment and team interaction.
Lead the development of team goals and ensure these are communicated and understood by team members.
Lead the team to conduct TRACC assessment, Competence and skills building (CAP).
Entrench a high-performance culture by conducting regular team goal review sessions, one-on-ones and performance reviews.
Ensure training need analysis are conducted and training plans developed for team members.
Ensure appropriate competencies are developed in the team, and ensure multi-skilling occurs within the Packaging and broader engineering team. (this includes evaluation of workmanship of teams)
Manage Contracted-out maintenance services by ensuring that the service supplied is in strict accordance with supply scheme contract and that of service and product reliability, quality, cost and the service providers own employee behaviour is acceptable while on site.
Ensure that the team apply proper safety and housekeeping procedures, and adhere to all legal requirements when carrying out their tasks.
Ensure implementation of the appropriate CCBA and legislative policies (such as OSH act) on safety and housekeeping (5S).
Ensure all statutory and mandatory checks are part of the asset care management system, are performed and all documentation completed and recorded.
Skills, Experience & Education
The applicants should have at least a bachelor degree in Mechanical/Industrial/Electrical engineering.

5 years technical experience in maintenance or related field from a production environment(preferably FMCG) with at least 2 years experinece in a leadership or supervisory level.
Broad based engineering and packaging knowledge as applicable in CCBA
Previous line management experience an added advantage
Deep understanding of Packaging Operations, processes and systems.
Deep understanding of Asset Management and OEM Partnering.
Understanding of Project Management.
Understanding of CCBA Asset Management standards and guidelines, including the Manufacturing Way.
A reasonable understanding of Raw materials, Packaging Materials and Sundries.
A good understanding of Safety, Health and Environment, which includes Sustainable Development.
A good understanding of CCBA business processes which include financial management, performance management, talent management and IR.


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