Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Planning & Excellence Engineer

Yalelo is seeking a highly analytical, meticulous and hands-on Planning & Excellence Engineer with extensive experience in Proactive Maintenance, Project Management, Spare parts procurement and material coordination.

This position is open to Zambians only.

Location: The role will be primarily based at the Yalelo farm in Siavonga but may require occasional travel to Lusaka.

The Right-Fit candidate will:

  • Improve the quality and content of information on plant units
  • Define clearly the scope of work to be performed.
  • Develop a detailed job plan with all work sequences involved to adequately complete the repairs, including equipment downtime and man-hours required.
  • Determine and list all safety procedures associated with the work to be performed.
  • Include Risk Assessment and Workplace Inspection on each job plan.
  • Develop a tool list specific to the job to be performed.
  • Provide a parts list with reference numbers and exact locations for every work order and ensure that all required parts are in stock before job scheduling.
  • Determine the cost involved for parts and supplies for each work order.
  • Ensure proper management of project scope change and deliverables
  • Order all non-stock spare parts and materials as required by the job plan.
  • Perform RCA/FMEA on new installations and all down-time as per department set trigger criteria
  • Assist the Engineering Manager with the preparation and control of the CAPEX and Activity based (OPEX) Engineering budgets
  • Participate in the /Weekly work order/Project milestone review and weekly scheduling debrief with Engineering Manager
  • Propose economic ways to extend the life of plant production and logistical equipment

Our Planning and Excellence Engineer should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical, Electrical/Electronic or other relevant qualification

Industry Experience: At least Five (5) years’ work experience, preferably in FMCG, aquaculture/ offshore industry.

  • Certifiable technical training in Project Management will be added advantage
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work a schedule outside business hours and/or flexible shifts.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work in a team.
  • Be detail-oriented and meticulous.

Technical Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of work and safety rules & regulations
  • Local Statutory Safety and Environment regulations and procedures
  • Problem solving methods and tools (Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Risk Analysis (FMEA)).
  • Strong computer knowledge, Fiix or CMMS, Microsoft Project, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong technical knowledge of maintenance operations
  • Knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, refrigeration, Marine Engines and HMEs
  • Knowledge in Electricity/Mechanical /PLCs/ (Control Systems) and Instrumentation/Electronics

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

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Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. The company implements a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s wild-capture fisheries sector. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is now a leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. This company breeds and grows its tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sells nation-wide. Yalelo’s pristine water locally produced non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain result in product quality and affordability that are transforming customer experience.

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