Irrigation Engineer

Website RCL Foods

Job Description:

RCL Foods is currently looking for an Irrigation Engineer to join our Sugar Business Unit. The role will be based in Malelane (Mpumalanga) and report to the Engineering Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess the condition of pump stations and irrigation systems and recommend improvements.
  • The work typically requires a 70:30 time ratio between irrigation assessments on the farms and administrative work.
  • A hands-on approach for root cause analysis on pumps, pumping systems and irrigation systems as well as recommend sustainable solutions.
  • Evaluate pump performance by measuring flow rates and pressures to ensure pumps function efficiently.
  • Investigate and drive adoption of new technologies in irrigation, including automation and energy management.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve the hydraulic and cost performance of irrigation systems.

Job Requirements:

  • To be considered for appointment, candidate must be a South African citizen and hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Eng. Degree with 10 years’ operational experience or B. Tech Degree / Advanced Diploma with 15 years’ operational experience within any of the following disciplines: Civil, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Ability to operate within a matrix structure.
  • Experienced in water and irrigation management, Engineering contract management, project management, financial management, strategic management and stakeholder management.

Job Details:

Company: RCL Foods

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Malelane, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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