Danone Company Is Hiring

About the job

The role will be to guarantee Utilities availability for the manufacturing facility. Drive productivity/cost saving through continuous improvements, contractor management and utility projects. Manage all maintenance activities and the maintenance team, while insurer that the department is operated in a safe manner and all statutory and company safety policies are followed.

Ultimately the Utilities manager will also be responsible for the manufacturing facilities environmental targets, water, energy and CO2.

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Responsible for all safety compliance with respect to Utilities
GMR2.1 Appointee; Ensure and Maintain a workplace that’s without health and safety risk by ensuring compliance to the provisions of the OHS Act.
Foster a climate and culture where safety, health and environment are addressed effectively and speedily
Ensure that all government and statutory requirements are complied with and that the health and safety standards of the factory are in accordance with company policies.
Reduce factory baseload and optimize ability to react to changing demand in Utilities
Actively participate in factory improvement projects and makes proposals to optimize technological processes.


Implement processes and strategies to reduce water, electrical and steam conversion ratios.
Participates in developing maintenance plans and annual reviews of the maintenance packages.
Responsible for maintenance of all Utilities equipment, managing own team of artisans and contractors
Develops and updates technical equipment procedures.
Maintain contact with suppliers of technical equipment
Maintain all machinery to ensure optimal working standards
Identify root causes to departmental problems (downtime, increased utilities consumption, safety and quality incidents, etc.), propose and implement appropriate actions.
Performs or is involved with various engineering tasks involving such functions as analysis, design, development, test, installation and service, etc.

Create and implement maintenance procedures
Conduct regular inspections of facilities to detect and resolve problems
Propose and lead new projects that will benefit the factory in safety/cost/environment and quality
Direct, manage and coach staff and ensure that the technical function is staffed with appropriately qualified and experienced personnel
Involved in FAT/PAT/SAT (Factory, Performance, Site Acceptance Testing) for projects and ensures implementation of new equipment.


Identify and lead reduction of non-value-adding activities, example Utilities online management system
Identify and implement training and development interventions
Establish and maintain appropriate KPI’s by monitoring actual conditions vs. target, as well as to determine and measure the impact of implemented improvements and reporting this to the business

Act as the point of contact for non-day to day issues and activities with other production support departments such as R&I, Processing, Quality, Safety, Raw Materials & Finished Goods Warehouses
Ensure adherence to food safety and quality principles as included in the policies, procedures, product specifications and processes. This also includes general Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and hygiene practices.
Identify and report any potential Food Safety & Quality and GMP deviations and hazards.
About you


Minimum of a National Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
Preference will be given to Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) qualification

Experience and Skills

5-years similar experience within FMCG/ Manufacturing industries
Manufacturing Excellence or Optimisation experience essential
Project Management and asset care
Utilities equipment maintenance experience
Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and understanding of different cultures/work environments
Exceptional organisation and planning skills.
Outstanding communication skills
Building services and maintenance experience
GMR 2.7 appointment

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About us

A job which could easily turn in to a career in Danone. We believe everyone is born with superpowers, something which comes natural to you. We know this uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energy, so we believe in all Danoner’s potential and when we build careers based on these superpowers and when we develop everyone’s potential to the fullest magic happens. This is how we like to see Talent Management in Danone.

This is a highly visible position within Danone; you will interact with Internal – Marketing, Sales Supply chain, SSD and External – Suppliers, CO-packers. Challenge, innovate, convince and find alignment when needed. This role has no direct reports.

What’s next?

Hit the apply button, but please do so before 8th July 2022

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