Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

PLANT ENGINEER: ELECTRICAL


The incumbent will be responsible to ensure that the Electrical and Instrumentation equipment is safe, available, reliable and efficient for operation. The position covers projects and maintenance management for all electrical and instrumentation equipment in the Manufacturing Division, which consist of a sugar- and wattle extract factory. The operations involve managing a team that consists of a Foreman, 2 Charge hands, 4 Electricians, 1 Instrumentation Mechanician, 1 Stores Controller with supporting staff and Maintenance workers and Assistants.

A Degree in Engineering (Electrical) with five years’ experience in a heavy manufacturing industry, preferably sugar, is required. A certificate in Sugar Processing Technology and Government Certificate of Competency (Factories) is highly recommended. Proven project management capabilities and a sound understanding of maintenance management will be essential.


Main areas of responsibility will include:

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Ensuring plant compliance with statutory requirements of the OH&S Act.
  • Planning and execution of major, annual and shorter term maintenance of the plant.
  • Continuous improvement of plant’s condition.
  •  Management of projects that are approved and assigned to the Plant Engineer. This requires involvement from a conceptual design phase to: technical design, drawings, risk analysis, execution, progress reporting, quality control, commissioning and handover – all in accordance with the UCL Project Management Policy.
  • Lead the Electrical and Instrumentation teams.
  • Compile and Manage budgets for maintenance and projects.
  • Carry out or assist with problem solving and root cause analysis of operation or maintenance related concerns when required.
  • Report on plant performance and budget utilization when required.
  • Contribute long term requirements for the 5-year Capex plan.
  • Develop and Implement standard procedures for mechanical maintenance work and operations.
  • Manage team performance by motivating staff, setting clear objectives, give feedback, hold disciplinary enquiries, and counsel poor performance.
Interested parties should forward their curriculum vitae for attention Adina de Vries
at fax number: 033 5011187 or email recruit@ucl.co.za or by post:

Human Resources Department
Attention: Adina de Vries
UCL Company Ltd
PO Box 1
Dalton
3236