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Senior Plant Technician Full-time Job

2023-08-29 17:00   Manufacturing   Suva   108 views Reference: 3452
Job Details

Viti Foods Pte Limited is a subsidiary of CJ Patel Group of Companies and we specialize in manufacturing canned tuna and mackerel products for local and export markets. We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Plant Technician to be based in our Engineering department in Laucala Beach Estate, Suva.

Key Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Plant Manager and will be involved in a variety of activities including but not limited to:

  • Ensure efficient operation of seamer machine, data coders, retorts, tuna filling machine, product conveyors, and all other auxiliary equipment.
  • Prepare root cause analysis for all breakdowns and recommend preventative actions.
  • Complete regular line audits to identify preventative maintenance requirements.
  • Prepare required maintenance SOPs for all equipment.
  • Carry out inspection to identify repair/replacement needs and communicate to Plant Manager
  • Supervise emergency/routine maintenance and ensure the response to equipment downtime is well managed. 

Position Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Mechanical/ Plant Engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role in a food manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of steam lines, thermal processing and compressed air systems and double-seamin technology will be an added advantage.
  • Time Management skills
  • Strong communication, technical and analytical skills with attention to detail.

 How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria can apply online via the link:


For further enquires, email hr@vitifoods.com.fj

Applications close on 16th September 2023.

Company Description
Viti Foods Pte. Ltd. manufactures canned fish for local and export markets. This company was formerly known as Voko Industries which started in 1997. In 2007 CJ Patel & Company Limited acquired 100% equity shares of the company and managing it since then. The main fish cannery processes imported mackerel and locally sourced Tuna for both domestic and export markets. CJ Patel & Company Limited has invested in many capital assets in the factory to improve the quality and the productivity to bring up the cannery to the international standards. The HACCP, BRC Food and KA certified factory is capable of processing 17,500Mt of Mackerel and 10,000Mt of Tuna in a year. The company has total of 192 full time employees.