Tech Operations Supervisor - Paarl
HR Genie
Paarl, South Africa
3d ago
source : Job Placements

Our client, a company in the agricultural industry in Paarl , is looking at employing a Technical Operations Supervisor.

Position Summary :

  • This position is responsible for managing the personnel and daily operation of the maintenance department.
  • This will include irrigation systems, general nursery infrastructure, buildings, electrical and mechanical services, tools, and equipment.
  • Essential Duties :

  • Responsible for maintaining the electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and related systems at the nursery. Proactively identifies and prioritizes maintenance needs.
  • Schedules and manages outside vendors as needed. Participates in performing maintenance and repair work, as necessary.

  • Responsible for assembling, installing, moving, repairing, and generally maintaining machinery and equipment for improved reliability and uptime.
  • Supports production with timely set up, maintenance and repair of production equipment. May perform fabricating duties as needed.
  • Works within the PO process to purchase necessary materials, supplies, and equipment in a timely manner within budgeted guidelines.
  • Collaborates with managers to coordinate equipment, labor, and facilities utilization. Determined the staffing, material, equipment and supplies to be used.
  • Schedules the transfer of equipment and personnel from one project to another.

  • Schedules, supervises, or outsources the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of farm rolling stock such as tractors, forklifts, and other motor-driven equipment.
  • Collaborates in the design, sourcing, and construction of new facilities. May assist in the planning and design stages of building different kinds of machinery.
  • Develops and monitors the annual budget and performs monthly forecasting in a timely manner.
  • Develops and implements a system to maintain inventory of necessary parts and equipment.
  • Coaches and develops employees. Sets performance goals and objectives, development plans and conducts timely performance appraisals.
  • Establishes and maintains good morale, motivation, and recognition of accomplishment.

  • Actively supports the Companys safety programs and standards including the Worker Protection Standard. Adheres to all safety and environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Oversees procurement of safety equipment and completion of recommendations from Safety Committee.

  • Implements a preventive maintenance program to ensure that buildings, infrastructure, machinery, and systems are maintained on a regular schedule.
  • Maintains inspection and repair records.

  • Manages relationships with outside contractors, service providers, and will include a wide scope of needs even including security, trash removal, recycling, portable restrooms, and other related services on a part time / full time needs.
  • Conducts department meetings and participates in other meetings monthly.
  • Supports, perpetuates, and enhances the companys core values and corporate culture.
  • Assures the highest level of confidentiality on sensitive matters concerning the nursery.
  • Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Training :

  • Requires 3 to 5+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Minimum of 2+ years in a supervisory or management position with proven ability to manage, develop and mentor staff.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining industrial machinery and equipment.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Requires the ability to install, inspect, repair, and maintain electrical, plumbing, and other systems. Knowledge of heating and cooling systems would be advantageous.
  • Ability to read instructions, blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and specification books, for the sake of each project.
  • Strong computer skills using Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Previous experience with budgeting and expense management advantageous.
  • Ability to interact effectively within a diverse workforce.
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work as part of a team with internal departments.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team within an ever-changing environment and with multiple priorities.
  • Requires good judgment and the ability to positively influence team decision making.
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically for company business or attend events off-site.
  • Requires a valid drivers license and the ability to maintain a valid license
  • Must demonstrate professional and ethical business practices, adherence to company values, and a commitment to personal and professional development.
  • Must be able to communicate in both English, and Afrikaans.
  • Desired Qualifications :

  • Appropriate horticulture and / or mechanical qualification would be preferred.
  • Certification in one or more of the following : HVAC, electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, painting, plumbing, carpentry, or engine repair.
  • Small Water System Operator Certification.
  • Bilingual in English and Afrikaans (other languages will be beneficial).
  • Previous experience working with an ERP system, preferably SAP.
  • Position requires an executed confidentiality and non-solicitation agreement.

    Salary offered : R30 000 R35 000 per month

    Starting date : As soon as possible. Area : Paarl.

    Please forward your CV to us if you meet the above-mentioned requirements.

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