Elgin Free Range Chickens Water Treatment Plant Operator / Junior Engineer Internship Programme 2021

Description:  Apply now for the Elgin Free Range Chickens Water Treatment Plant Operator / Junior Engineer Internship Programme 2021. The intern will learn the essential duties of operating an industrial water treatment plant as well as maintain proper reserves to ensure a constant supply of safe and clean water for the factory in line with set specifications.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

• Responsible for the day to day running of the water treatment plant and ensuring that there is sufficient water and reserves to ensure a constant supply of safe and clean water for the factory in line with set specifications.

• Perform assigned treatment plant rounds; inspect, monitor, troubleshoot, performance test and document plant processes by reading plant equipment gauges, dials, graphs, monitors, meters and other instrumentation to verify that flows are maintained.

• Operate and adjust treatment plant pumps, motors, feeders and other equipment to maintain appropriate plant operations and water supply.

• Determine proper chemical dosage rates to ensure water safety.

• Maintain, compile and update water treatment plant operations logs and reports.

• Mix and add treatment chemicals; install and replace chlorine cylinder tanks; ensure adequate chemical application according to regulations and guidelines.

• Collect samples used to perform water quality laboratory tests.

• Responsible for the reporting of any food safety related concern/s.

• Cleaning filters to remove entrapped solids when necessary.

• Maintaining inventory of chemicals used in the water treatment plan process.

• Communication of water conditions, quality and levels as required and expected.

• Checking and maintaining of all the water lines.

• Liaising with suppliers/contractors with regards to equipment needed.

• Ensuring and maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to health and safety requirements.

• Assisting with all repairs, breakdowns, projects and daily tasks in the Maintenance department.

• Carrying out of all the activities on the maintenance schedule.

• Conducting of preventative maintenance on the weekend.

• Ensuring minimal downtime/breakdowns.

Requirements

• Minimum grade 12

• Recently completed or currently studying towards a qualification in Chemical Engineering or Water and Waste Water Treatment.

• Knowledge in consumable water treatment plant operations.

• Vast theoretical knowledge on methods and techniques of maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting water or water plant equipment and processes.

• Hazardous chemical substance handling course and other relevant Health and Safety related training.

• Team player and ability to maintain a positive attitude in the team.

• Good communication skills.

• Must be willing to work early shifts, overtime, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays when required.

• Must be able to adhere to safety practices in handling hazardous materials.

Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and CV’s clearly stating which position they are applying to priscient@efrc.co.za.

Closing Date: 30 September 2021. 

Candidates who apply from outside the Western Cape will be responsible for all relocation costs should their application be successful. We offer a competitive salary with benefits. The appointment will be made in accordance with the Company’s EE Policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you have not been contacted within 1 month, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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