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.