Millwright, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: R37 500.00 - R38 333.00 Per Month
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • Reference: LHMP
  • Apply before Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9 Days left

Vacancy Details


To carry out planned preventative and breakdown maintenance on a daily basis of all factory equipment in accordance with the OHS Act and the company's Preventative Maintenance Standards and Procedures ensuring maximum availability and reliability of all assets.


·   Plan and execute all maintenance activities according to maintenance strategy ensuring that assets perform within set quality, safety, house-keeping, technical, cost and operational standards.


·    Ensure that associates and non-associates, who support your areas of responsibility are trained and competent, with good adherence to best operating practices.


·    Ensure integrity of safety equipment and compliance with safety procedures at all times for areas of responsibility.


·      Ensure availability of spares through adherence to inventory management procedures, timely planning of activities and continuous condition monitoring.


·      Provide effective backup for the factory by performing after hours standby.


·    Analyze condition, troubleshoot failures, repair & perform preventative / predictive maintenance on production equipment, building & utilities and all associated equipment.


·         Must observe the proper Lock out/ Tag out and all safety procedures as required.


·         Initiate, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and / or self.


·       Prioritize & manage work assigned to ensure immediate response to emergencies, diagnose faults quickly and make immediate repairs.


·       Technical troubleshooting the process, mechanical & electrical issues which prevent meeting the shift or weekly schedules, including but not limited to hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC logics and electrical circuits.


·         Maintain functional knowledge of all equipment in packaging department.


·         Ensure all work orders are complete and accurate, including planned & unplanned assignments.


·         Maintain and improve electrical knowledge & skills to improve customer service levels.


·     Follow regular checks & follow preventative maintenance schedules, assessing condition & ensuring    compliance with prescribed schedules.


·    Good communication skills, to access relevant information about equipment and provide clear information about equipment condition & status. This will include any unscheduled downtime of equipment that hamper achieving the production schedule goals.


·    Must be able to read blueprints & schematic drawings to determine work procedures, to conduct foundations for & to assemble, dismantle & overhaul machinery & equipment, using hand & power tools.


·         Seek out Optimization opportunities for increase production tonnages.

Ensure availability of spares through adherence to inventory management procedures, timely planning of activities


·         Responsible to communicate & elevate any Quality & Food Safety concerns to management.


·         Understand & utilize drawings, diagrams & equipment manufactures instructions.


·         Other similar duties as assigned by manager.

Drive that all spares utilized are captured on job cards and replenishment takes place.


Required Skills

  • fmcg : 3 to 4 years
  • fmcg management
  • millwrights : 5 to 6 years

Candidate Requirements




  • Analytical Capability
  • Quality & Food Safety Competencies, Knowledge & Skills
  • Awareness of basic GMP, Food safety and HACCP.
  • Basic allergen separation understanding.
  • Understanding of thermal processing.
  • Skilled in raising change execution documents as per change execution procedures.
  • Lean Principles
  • Support life cycle processes.
  • Customer Focus
  • Planning



Matriculation, N4 Technical Qualification, Trade Certificate

5+ years in a FMCG Maintenance Role

Strong experience on Boilers, Compressors, Chilling plants, Cold Rooms & Air handling units

Experience on High Speed Packing lines

Experience on a Wet sauce Filler + Retorts

Experience on PLCs, HMIs, drives etc.

Wireman`s License ( advantage )




Good interactive & people Skills

Strong analytical & Technical Innovative skills

Good planning & Organizing Skills

Good Decision & Communication Skills

Strong Fault Finding & Trouble shooting Skills

Good interactive & people Skills



This position reports to: Plant manager Apply before Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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