Blue Marble Recruitment: Senior Machine Setter

Blue Marble Recruitment

Senior Machine Setter (Supervisor) (Blow-moulding)

  •  West Rand
  •  Permanent
  •  Full Time
  •  Published: 5 days ago
  •  Market-related
  • Non EE/AA


Scope of the role: To change mould & maintain a high quality of production and efficiency from the machines and to ensure that containers produced are to the required specifications.

Location: West Rand

Reporting to the Production Manager


Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate would be expected to-

Prepare mould for changeover in advance as planned and carry out mould change

Inspect the mould and record the results into the inspection sheet

Clean, clearly mark and maintain moulds and all related spares

Record and report any non-conformities regarding the mould in time for correction

Responsible for machine, material and staff utilization in the department

To ensure that –

  • production produced is of high quality and as per specification
  • production is produced as planned according to the works order
  • the machines produce to the set targets
  • all packers are carrying out their regular checks and recording the results into the appropriate check sheets provided
  • mould, colour, volume or weight changes are carried out on time, as per works order and quality containers are produced
  • samples are submitted to the lab for QC approval after every changeover is done
  • no production is run without an ‘’First Off’’ QC Approval
  • date stamps, UN inserts and all other necessary inserts are changed on time before running the production
  • correct and safe tools are used to carry out task efficiently and report any faulty tool(s)
  • all work is carried out safely and necessary PPE is use by yourself and all the staff members in the department
  • shift change over meetings are attended at least twice a week
  • To ensure that the plant is kept clean at all the time

Attend to machine immediately if any non-conformity or any potential non-conformity is reported

Plan and finish all the regrind and mix material before carrying out colour change

Eliminate lumps and wastage of raw material during setting of the machine

Run machines according to priority in case of shortage of staff

In case of breakdown after hours, to phone the production and or maintenance manager and report the problem so alternative plan can be made (use the speed dial service)

Update daily report book by reporting problems experienced, breakdown, reason for rejection, absenteeism and for general communication when necessary

Maintain discipline in the department by reporting bad behaviour, refusal of reasonable instructions by the staff

Carry out any other reasonable instructions from time to time

Start, stop or set machines

Do mould or colour changeovers

Instruct and/or monitor staff

Report breakdowns and non-conformances

Reject non-complying product or move it to quarantine area

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Minimum Matric
  • Trained blow-moulding setter
  • 5+ years experience gained as a Blow moulding machine setter
  • Able to maintain blow “MOULDS”
  • Skilled in setting blowing machines – Top and bottom blowing (HDPE)
  • Able to build a team and encourage staff
  • Display effective leadership (Lead by example)
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English and at least speak one other official local language

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