Xcelon Recruitment Solutions: Maintenance Foreman


A national poultry aboittor in Potchefstroom has a vacancy for a hands on technical Maintenance Foreman who has working experience  in a FMCG or abattoir environment.


Only SA citizens who are able to communicate fluently in both Afrikaans and English will be considered for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities


Responsible for the management and maintenance of the following Workshops:

  • Electrical,
  • Refrigeration, plant rooms, blast freezers, cold and chill rooms
  • Plumbing, sewage
  • Boilermaker fabrication, welding



  • Change boilers from Diesel to used oil,
  • Installation of VSD’s on in-line chill
  • Overhauling of all EV machines
  • Vent opener
  • Vent cutter
  • Eviscerator
  • Cropper
  • Neck breaker
  • Final bird wash




  • All Abattoir maintenance, Mechanical,  Refrigeration, boilers, water and air supply, buildings, gardens, yard.
  • Overhauling of pumps
  • Breakdown, Trouble shooting; and repairs on all machines
  • Building cold rooms
  • Training of all staff


Responsibilities include

  • Management of projects and personnel
  • Liaison with contractors, civil, Escom
  • Water supply as well as sewage systems
  • Providing technical mechanical support to all staff
  • Training of personnel internally
  • Ensuring staff and abattoir are compliant/adhere to the OHSA

Desired Experience & Qualification


Must be a multi skilled qualified artisan (Fitter, Boilermaker, Electrician or Millwright)




Must have working experience in an  abattoir as a Maintenance Foreman.

Maintenance and repairs of Abattoir Macinery
Must have working knowledge on EV equipment
Must have knowledge of Linco or Stark Machines

Must have experience on equipment like Klins, Dryers, Strapping Machines, High Speed Cutters, etc
Knowledge of Refrigeration Systems will be a bonus, Meat process Machines etc.
Must have strong welding experience e.g. Tig welding etc.

Xcelon Recruitment SolutionsJeanine Smit
1789/2 Old Barn Road, Centurion
0157 Gauteng