Distell: General Workers Opportunities


Applications are invited for the above mentioned position to be based in the Springs, Supply Chain within Production Department The successful candidate will report to the team leader and indirectly to the Unit Manager.

Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that product of acceptable quality is produced at all times by applying process control and recording results according to the relevant quality procedures
  • Ensure that causes of quality defects are identified and rectified
  • Ensure that equipment is operated according to verified procedures, work instructions or SOP’s by suitably qualified / competent personnel
  • Monitor progress against production plan and initiate corrective action / problem-solving timeously in order to make the plan for the shift / day
  • Produce cost effectively by allocating required resources effectively, minimise re-work and limit waste
  • Ensure that change-overs, adjustments and settings are performed on equipment as required
  • Ensure that all specified preventative maintenance tasks are performed, incl. cleaning, inspections, lubrication and scheduled maintenance
  • Conduct regular inspection of all equipment and initiate work orders if necessary
  • Assist on maintenance planning and report back on maintenance performed.
  • Ensure that all breakdowns are recorded and that feedback is provided on causes and corrective action
  • Drive improvement in performance and availability of the production line
  • Lead team according to Secondary Production Operating Principles to achieve line objectives – Quality, Speed and Cost.
  • Ensure that shift actuals are recorded and records are kept as per relevant policy, procedure, work instruction or SOP.
  • Ensure that all unsafe conditions are reported and repaired immediately
  • Assist in facilitating the Mini business operating principles, processes and practices.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications and experience/skills:

  • Minimum Grade 12 qualification or equivalent
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Production Management or Engineering field.
  • Successfully completed Machine controller programme
  • NQF 4 Generic Manufacturing management certificate would be advantageous.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team.
  • 1-2 years experience in a high-speed, high-tech bottling environment
  • Good technical background is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to organise resources and effectively delegate tasks to subordinates
  • Ability to develop and evaluate alternative courses of action and being aware of all criteria that has to be satisfied to address a problem.
  • Can set controls over arrangements, follow up and evaluate task execution.
  • Through perseverance and resilience, can stay with a task and display the required energy to achieve objectives and outputs.
  • Knowledge of ISO and HACCP quality management systems
  • Must be willing and able to work shifts and overtime if and when required.

Applications to be sent to:

If interested and meet all requirements, kindly log onto Distell’s Careers Page: https://www.distell.co.za/careers/ in order to register and apply online.

Reference number: 16361

Closing Date: 13 December 2019

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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