Machine Operator

  • Full Time
  • , South Africa


Position with a packaging factory ideal for someone who is naturally good with technology, working with computer based programs but is also practically minded. 

The position requires someone who can multitask and who will enjoy a fast-paced, high pressure role with various elements. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The position requires the candidate to operate specialised processing equipment in an FMCG environment. The candidate will be responsible for managing prouct flow through the machine, ensuring optimal efficiency and minimum down time. They will manage a team of 8-12 staff who are part of this process. They will ensure all relevant food safety procedures and protocol are adhered to and that quality standards are maintained. 


The machinery is operated via specialised software. The operator will be respondible for loading all supplier & product information onto the software. They will be responsible for scheduling and managing multiple batches of product via the dedicated PC. Training will be provided. 


The operator will be required to attend to operational issues such as break-downs, stopages, jams etc. It will be their responsibility to carry out and supervise cleaning and basic maintenance on the machine. Cleaning functions require some degree of manual labour. 

Desired Experience & Qualification

Matric & Diploma essential (certificates will be required for application)

Technical/mechanically minded

High degree of computer literacy (apptitude test will be conducted)

Must be willing to do basic manual labour & practical work

Must possess leadership qualities (personality test will be conducted)

Dynamic and logical thinker

Must be able to remain calm and make informed decisions under pressure

Occasional weekend work required, public holidays are required

Must be fluent in English, will be required to communicate with international helpdesk

Package & Remuneration

Dependent on experience, R8k – R12k 

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