Manufacturing Technician

Full Time
Career Starter
Closing date 26/07/2024
Published on 01/09/2022

Job Description



Support the Factory Engineer in providing a technical service in terms of processing and production, by driving continuous improvement, preventive and breakdown maintenance.  


Key Accountabilities

Effective running of plant machinery and equipment

  • Take active part in any alterations and modifications on equipment or installations with superiors. This also applies to any new installations or relocations of machinery or lines
  • Assist in the documentation and recording of any installations and/or alterations effected
  • Take an active part in electrical and mechanical overhauls, alterations, and installations of machinery and equipment
  • Take an active part in the regular inspection and testing of electrical, mechanical, compressed air, and any other installations to ensure safe and efficient use of these services
  • Test related equipment and machinery after repair for efficiency and ensure proper running
  • Support the Production Department in training of personnel, setting up of the production lines, and improvement of equipment to give better efficiency and / or higher quality to the end product
  • Perform breakdown maintenance when and were required
  • Support in the repair of portable tools as required
  • Construct and manufacture any electrical and mechanical items as required

Adherence to procedures in line with Company standards

  • Ensure that all safety guards and other safety features on equipment and machinery are installed and subsequently operational to safeguard the employees using machinery
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of equipment assigned
  • Maintains quality services by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Ensure correct procedures when taking necessary parts from stores
  • Ensure that PPE is worn according to the task being performed

Effective Communication between departments and efficient internal support

  • Share relevant information, ideas and insights
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Liaise with Production in discussing optimal ways to execute preventive plan while highlighting any related concerns
  • Communicate and liaise with all stakeholders to ensure for sufficient spare parts
  • Ensure for the communication and handover during change of shift

Effective team leadership

  • Take responsibility in the absence of Senior Technician 
  • Motivate, delegate and empower personnel to take responsibility and display appropriate creativity and initiative
  • Performance benchmarks are met – per individual

Effective teamwork and alignment with Company values

  • Drive and instil company values
  • Drive own learning and development
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback
  • Handle stress in ways that do not negatively impact others
  • Flag and debate issues constructively (be solution – focused)
  • Be proactive in sharing, debating and communicating learning’s


Ideal Candidate Profile


  • MCAST – BTEC Diploma / HND Engineering  (MQF 4/5)
  • Wireman’s electrical License A and B would be considered as an asset


  • 2 years’ experience in a food/pharmaceutical/chemical manufacturing working environment


  • Technical insight in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Experienced with GMP, ISO Standards, Safe Food Handling, HACCP practices and HSE guidelines.
  • Continuous Improvement Experience/Certification highly desirable
  • Ability to show track record of improving production, and solving problems


  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability
  • Rule orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Process Engineering and systems agility
  • Safety, security and quality orientation
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Leading by example

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