Short Summary: 

The main task of this position is to ensure that all manufacturing processes are continuously operating within the design parameters and to initiate the improvement of plant installations and process efficiencies.  This position is responsible for the continuous evaluation of processing parameters of production plant and machinery and the quality of products produced against set benchmarks.


  • Process improvement and optimization
  • Ensure that production and manufacturing processes are operated according to design parameters
  • Ensure products produced meet the quality specifications
  • Root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Plant pre-start checks, fault finding and trouble shooting
  • Approve in-process production by confirming required specifications, conducting visual and measurement tests, and communicating the required adjustments to the production supervisor
  • Maintain all documentation for the purpose of auditing
  • Keep measurement equipment operating by following operating instructions and calling for repairs
  • Set up and manage quality control systems
  • Working closely with the engineering team in scoping of new installations/upgrade projects and commissioning of these installations

Key Competencies:

Education and skills

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • Computer literate


  • Minimum 1-year in a processing environment is required
  • Knowledge of edible oil processing will be advantageous
  • Thorough understanding of methods and processes involved in manufacturing, quality and statistical techniques

Interpersonal skills

  • Dynamic and innovative
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Work systematically
  • Meticulous and detail orientated
  • Analytical & logical thinking
  • Willing to learn
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work alone and continue tasks without supervision
  • Team player
  • Report writing skills
  • Work in line with the company’s vision, mission and goals
  • Tolerance for stress
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Excellent interpersonal and good communication skills (which include the ability to teach and explain methodologies)

We invite candidates to forward their comprehensive CV’s to the Human Resources Department via e-mail at or hand deliver by no later than Wednesday, 23 September 2020.



Koringland Street Swellendam/Industrial, Western Cape 6740

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  • Professional
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