Mechanical Artisan

at Infotree Service
Location East London, East London, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Science & Engineering
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address East London



Key Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Operational Support
  • Provide support to the shift based teams during operations.
  • Attends SBT/SBU meetings and ensures that the previous day’s actions have been actioned
  • Assist shift based teams with situational problem solving.
  • Coach the shift based teams on machine operation, machine fault finding and correct responses to machine failure modes.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and knowledge transfer of machine operation and maintenance to shift based teams.
  • Review SIC’s and addresses deviations regularly
  • Development of work instructions related to equipment.
  • Monitor and manage performance of equipment.
  • Verify and ensure that machines are running at rated speed
  • Prepare and communicate shift handover reports to ensure production continuity
  • Participate in Technical meetings and escalate issues that could not be resolved during the shift and follows up to ensure gap closure
  • Ability to stand in for the Production Team Leader where required
  • Ability to work shifts
  1. Planned Maintenance
  • Carry out work during the planned maintenance window in accordance with the planned maintenance schedule issued by the Planner.
  • Where scheduled work cannot be completed, feedback to the Maintenance Planner for direction. This may involve rescheduling the work or prioritising outstanding work.
  • Assist fellow team members in the execution of their tasks during planned maintenance windows.
  • Where required, partake in maintenance post mortems to feedback problems, opportunities and learning’s from maintenance activities.
  • Optimisation of maintenance schedules
  • Coach / train Operators on autonomous maintenance tasks
  • Review Line KPI’s to ensure that maintenance work is yielding the right results.
  1. Routine Maintenance
  • Partake in cleaning, lubrication and inspection in accordance with the maintenance schedule issued by the Maintenance Planner.
  • Carry out routine maintenance activities in accordance with the maintenance schedule.
  • Where problems have been uncovered during routine maintenance, these must be resolved using the appropriate problem solving techniques.
  • Where problems have been uncovered, and it is required to include the work in the planned maintenance schedule, this must be communicated to the maintenance planner.
  1. Running Repairs
  • Carry out running repairs on plant and equipment
  • When carrying out repairs, assess the problem and determine a course of action.
  • Where running repairs cannot be carried out, communicates this to the Team Leader / Maintenance Planner to ensure the work is planned into the next planned maintenance window.
  1. Problem Solving
  • Apply the correct problem solving methodologies to resolve problems
  • Assist /coach Operators on situational problem solving
  • Solicit support for problems solving or escalate to the Team for direction.
  • Where required, partake in systemic problem solving.
  1. Housekeeping and safety
  • Work in a safe manner at all times, and to identify and highlight unsafe work practices so that these may be corrected.
  • Adhere to appropriate CCBA policies and procedures.
  • Carry out housekeeping tasks, and apply 5S principles during the execution of duties 7. Support NPD implementation and trials:
  • Support NPD trials to be able to run on assets
  • Ensure adherence to NPD procedures
  • Ensure all changes on assets are well documented as per the Engineering Change Management business processes 8. Training and Development
  • Train and coach Operators on asset care and autonomous maintenance practices
  • Where required; sign-off Operators on autonomous maintenance tasks
  • Development of operational and technical standards and work instructions


Skills, Experience & Education


  • Minimum requirement: Diploma in mechanical/electrical & Trade test (some instrumentation)
  • Added advantage: PLC experience
  • Grade 12: 6 Credits or better ‘O’ Level
  • Professional Membership: Engineering Institute of Zambia Experience
  • 2 years’ relevant technical experience in an FMCG environment
  • Equipment functionality and packaging process in process area Competencies
  • Diagnostic ability
  • Coaching skills
  • Teamwork
  • Result and Execution Driven
  • Resilient and energetic
  • Customer focused
  • Contribute to self and Operator development.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work under the pressures
  • Must have an appreciation for quality and technical standards.
  • Must be able to carry out mechanical and electrical maintenance work.
  • Must have good ‘trouble shooting' skills.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Associate Degree

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