Unilever: Artisan Traineeship for 2021/2022

Shift Artisan – Khanyisa

MAIN JOB PURPOSE: To provide multidisciplinary engineering and operations to skills to ensure general maintenance within specific unit of responsibility within prescribed guidelines.


  • Undertakes all non-specialized maintenance within specific unit of responsibility within definition
  • Coaches and develops the engineering skills of other maintenance and operational staff
  • Makes recommendation for continuous improvement
  • Involved in WCM activities. Works within defined Engineering and SHE Policies and Standards
  • Engineering: Diagnoses and interprets problems (fault finding) to optimize production output and with own team carries out the plant repairs
  • Ensures that service levels are maintained at the required standards by carrying out all breakdown, preventative and predictive maintenance effectively
  • Drive breakdown reductions off analyzing breakdowns, complying with the PPM requirement and implementing Continuous improvements
  • Participates in strategic engineering plans to deliver maintenance and breakdown reduction benefits (RCM)
  • Identifies the major engineering losses in his area and investigates using Kaizen problem solving methodology. (Fishbone, 5 Why etc.)
  • Ensures that Company safety rules and regulations are adhered and maintaining Unilever safety and 5S standards
  • Draws up, Coaches and develops engineering skills to other maintenance and operational staff using OPL and SOP’s


  • N3 AND Trade Test Mechanical/ Electrical /Instrumentation/ Millwright
  • Experience on high speed packing lines
  • 3 years experience in FMCG and Manufacturing
  • Experience in a process plant with a working knowledge of valves and pumps
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be flexible within pattern of shift work to accommodate factory shutdowns, training courses etc. and emergency cover

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