Machine Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Springs, South Africa


Key Performance Areas will include:

  • Increase machine availability
  • Perform changeovers of equipment.
  • Perform full line equipment repairs.
  • Perform preventive maintenance as per prescribed OEM and internal CMMS schedules.
  • Serve as a backup to packaging hall operators as needed and to perform various production support activities as directed by Supervisor.
  • Support process improvement teams.
  • Optimise control systems regarding processes and production lines
  • Provide technical and specialist support
  • Determine causes of failures (fault finding)
  • Ensure machine spares inventory is up to date and stock levels optimal.
  • Budget control of machine maintenance activities.
  • Leadership skills to train and coach other team members in order to develop their capabilities on specified equipment  operations
  • Ability to interpret Mechanical & Electrical Engineering drawings.
  • Be familiar with Machinery safety & good GMP practice.
  • Ensure safety of self, product, workplace and colleagues while ensuring the control of the impact of his activities on the environment.
  • Maintain Food safety awareness and its relevance in order to ensure strict compliance in the work place
  • SAP engineering maintenance capabilities – i.e. work order/work arising, spares tracking etc,

The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:

  • Matric with at least N6 or other relevant qualifications
  • Trade Tested Millwright, Electrician or Fitter by registered SETA firm. Millwright preferable.
  • Must have high speed FMCG glass & Can bottling experience
  • Up to 5 years’ relevant experience on machinery
  • Basic Knowledge and experience on Siemens S5 and S7
  • Basic Knowledge and experience on SCADA systems
  • Must be prepared to work shifts, standby, overtime, public holidays and weekends when requested by supervisor or departmental heads. Required
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office)
  • Must be innovative, analytical and pro-active
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Good at troubleshooting and fault-finding
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills