Packaging Workers at Distell


An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Packaging Engineer at our Distell Springs site, JHB . Applications are invited for the position of Packaging Engineer reporting to the Packaging Manager.

Key performance areas include, but not limited to:

  • Implement, maintain and continually improve policies / procedures to ensure consistency in plant technical performance
  • Liaison with OEM’s
  • Take lead and delivering annual shutdowns in packaging
  • Providing input and support to manufacturing and development departments, whilst ensuring compliance with customer, technical and legislative requirements within the Group.
  • In an environment which demands high-energy performance levels – the preferred candidate will demonstrate practical, consistent and innovative ways to facilitate on-going improvements to all aspects of the Packaging maintenance engineering portfolio.
  • Assist with the design of bottling and packaging equipment and line layouts
  • Co-ordinate new change parts manufacturing between supplier and Secondary production sites
  • Assist with the design, testing and implementation of new packaging materials.
  • Assist Project Engineers with installation and commissioning of projects (project execution)
  • Assist Project Engineers with performance acceptance testing of new and refurbished equipment
  • Manage projects of a smaller nature
  • Perform maintenance audits on packaging equipment
  • Compile reports and make recommendations
  • Liaise with suppliers of equipment/clients for complete refurbishments/shutdowns. Co-ordinate when required

The successful candidate must have the following qualification/experience/skills:

  • BSc or BTech Engineering with Government Certificate of Competency(GCC)
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a FMCG packaging development environment will be advantageous
  • Be systematic in solving technical problems
  • Demonstrate excellent project, process and people management skills
  • Have good leadership skills and experience in handling IR related issues
  • Have good business communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Be computer literate with working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Have sound planning and organising abilities
  • Proven previous Project Management experience
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Ability to work independently and meet demanding deadlines
  • An action & self-driven, motivated person.
  • Strong numerical aptitude
  • Attention to detail and analytical abilities are essential
  • Goal & Service Orientated
  • Strong team player
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport

Application Process:

If interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell career portal by logging onto www.distell.co.za/careers

Reference number: 16424 


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