VKB Group: Engineering Assistant


Free State Oil (Pty) Ltd is a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (Pty) Ltd, a dynamic role player in the edible oil industry, situated in Villiers in the Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.


  • Grade 12 or NQF 4
  • Good mechanical skills and understanding
  • Tertiary Qualification in Mechanical Engineering will serve as recommendation
  • Willing to learn
  • Willing to work overtime when required
  • Fit to work on heights
  • Able to work in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to work with respiratory equipment.
  • Good health
  • Good coordination

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Help with plant inspections.
  • Help with plant, operation, and maintenance tasks to ensure maximum plant operation and efficiency.
  • Help with general duties in plant as required by Plant Operators.
  • Any reasonable and additional duties which may be required for operational functions.
  • Help production workers when required to efficiently and timeously handle production related problems and tasks if required.
  • Ensure that you are always informed with changes to process and equipment.

Machine Maintenance

  • Perform plant and equipment inspections.
  • Grease equipment according lubrication schedule.
  • Complete all inspection registers and hand in to supervisor.
  • Immediately act on any deviation by taking corrective action when required or report to artisans/supervisors.
  • Your duties will include assisting the artisan with the following day to day duties but will not be limited to it:
  • Example:
  • General equipment maintenance
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Shutdown maintenance
  • Project tasks
  • Vehicle maintenance

Closing date: 20 August 2021