This vacancy has been closed.

Closing Date: 11 December 2023
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Machine Minder Mechanical X4  Hammarsdale P2
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Role Purpose:

  • To maintain and operate processing line machinery to ensure optimum production and to maintain the condition of the machine(s).


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 or minimum N2 Engineering qualification


Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in FMCG or mechanical environment, preference will be given to applicants with experience in Engineering


Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Knowledge of ISO and health, safety, and environment legislation
  • Good working knowledge of machinery
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work shifts/overtime/standby as per operational requirements
  • Punctuality and Attendance reliability
Machine Operation:
  • Set up the machine to ensure the required quality standard of product.
  • Monitor the speed and state of the machine to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Highlight and pinpoint problem areas on machinery in order for corrective or preventative action to be carried out.
  • Report any deviations from quality and food safety standards to Production, QA and Engineering management.
  • Adhere to the ISO 14000,18000 and 22000 standards in terms of production and machinery operation.
Health and Safety Compliance:
  • Report unsafe conditions and acts to management.
  • Start up and shut down machines in a safe manner as required by Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Conduct regular safety inspections on machinery in line with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
Machine Maintenance:
  • Conduct routine and first line maintenance on machinery to ensure machinery is mechanically and functionally sound.
  • Assist artisans in attending to machine breakdowns.
  • Conduct basic fault-finding on machinery.
  • Isolate machine and remove components that require cleaning, lubrication and inspection.
  • Ensure the workstation is clean, neat and tidy and in line with food safety standards.
  • Clean the machine in line with operating guidelines and food safety requirements.
  • Complete checklists and records for traceability and audit purposes.
Team Coordination:
  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritising and self-development.
  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.
  • Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not met, the potential risks thereof and provide appropriate resolution.
  • Support and drive the business core values.
  • Manage colleagues and clients’ expectations and communicate appropriately.
  • Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.
  • Champion training and development of self and others through utilising available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions in collaboration with national training specialists.
  • Participate in and drive regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable.
  • Machine availability/uptime
  • Housekeeping standards adherence
  • Machine performance/productivity


Closing Date: 11 December 2023