Grain Field Chickens/ VKB Group Engineering Internship Programme 2024

Job Summary

Grain Field Chickens, a unit of VKB Group, is recruiting for the 2024 Engineering Internship Programme.

Closing Date: 26 January 2024

Location: Reitz, Free State

We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.

Job Purpose

The Engineering Graduate position will develop core skills in the areas outlined below by undertaking the required on-the-job training, by assisting Maintenance Planner with different Admin-related tasks to obtain valuable on-the-job experience. 


  • N4–N6 certificate in Engineering.
  • Artisan qualification will be an advantage.
  • Computer Literate in MS office package is essential.
  • Must be joining an Internship/ Graduate Program for the first time.
  • A willingness to work overtime including weekends, when required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please note the tasks outlined below will be performed under the guidance and supervision of the applicable trainer, until such a time the candidate is signed off as fully competent in all areas:

  • Accurate data capturing.
  • Opening and closing of job cards.
  • Scanning documents onto File Director.
  • General filing of documents within required deadline.
  • Compiling Reports and taking minutes.
  • Daily checking to ensure that all engineering downtime reported on production sheets are fully captured on the CMMS.
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  • Review the planning department’s weekly performance as required.
  • Ensure daily compliance to work planning and control procedure.
  • Assist in planning and administration of statutory inspections.
  • Provide On-Key (CMMS) support to users.
  • Participating in relevant daily production/engineering review meetings and following up on any requests raised in the meetings.
  • Keeping a filing system in place for easy access to any information needed by management or auditors.

  • Keeping attendance records.
  • Periodic review of preventive maintenance schedules and keeping a record thereof.
  • Ensure maintenance personnel understand required job card detail and importance of information.
  • Ensure all relevant performance measurement data/graphs by means of daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Ensure correct capturing procedures are being followed on On-Key.
  • Ensure all data is entered systematically, accurately and verified regularly.
  • Other Administrative within the Engineering Department.
  • Any other duties as may be required by management.

Skills Required

  • High level of computer literacy and the ability to learn how to use the On Key System and other relevant Engineering Dept. Systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with colleagues at all levels.
  • Able to work appropriately with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Analytical and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Thorough approach to work.
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  • Excellent organisational skills including ability to manage time and prioritise effectively.
  • Able to work independently, as well as a team player.
  • Able to set and achieve deadlines and give regular updates on progress.
  • Approachable, helpful and enjoys working with people.
  • Able to engage and work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to adapt and innovate quickly.
  • Able to take ownership of area of responsibility.
  • Able to always maintain strict confidentiality.

Other information

  • The company can expire jobs at any time at our own discretion. Should you not have received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

How to Apply

Please APPLY HERE for this opportunity.

Careers at Grain Field Chickens

Grain Field Chickens, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (PTY)Ltd, is a dynamic role player in the integrated broiler industry with an abattoir in Reitz in the North Eastern Free State.

The VKB Group is a modern, dynamic and leading agricultural enterprise that has for the past 100 years, constantly focused on progressively managing solutions for the changing and various needs of agricultural producers and related stakeholders. Its head office is in Reitz, approximately 200km south of Johannesburg.

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The VKB Group as a top agricultural company, proudly boasts an extended network of industries that manages as many as possible of the commodities that are produced within its service region.

At the VKB Group we are constantly seeking fresh thinking, people empathy, integrity, self-confidence and a great business head employee with a positive attitude as the most essential characteristic. Then we mix these qualities with passion and care to produce the best calibre employees for the VKB Group.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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