Lanseria / Gauteng / South Africa / Plant Engineering / Full time


What you will enjoy doing

  • Ensure all IM-PET machines operate safely, efficiently and reliably, according to recommended operating guidelines.
  • Ensure quality products are being produced at all times and the process is optimized to the fullest extent.
  • Ensure all raw materials required are available and defect-free before being put into the machine.
  • Make minor repairs to moulding machines.
  • Assist the Production Manager / Process Technicians in implementing the required training for Machine Operators
  • Participate in Tool Design Reviews and recommend improvements to optimize moulding, setup, and overall manufacturing.
  • Analyse and improve existing processes using production data, design of experiments, Six Sigma and other methods to improve manufacturing processes for cost reduction, and quality improvement to increase efficiencies.
  • Troubleshoot moulding and manufacturing processes and material issues. Work with internal and external resources to resolve moulding and manufacturing issues and implement long-term solutions.
  • Research, develop and implement manufacturing process controls, machinery modifications and improvements.
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices are consistently followed.
  • The position reports directly to the Business Unit Manager
  • Maintain a close relationship with the Assistant Production Manager and Maintenace Co-ordinator to ensure that all issues, including personnel and material, that can impact the performance of the plant are addressed.
  • Interact with the production team and identify issues as they arise.
  • Work closely with the shift QCs to approve the product quality during the first offs.
  • Report technical requirements and equipment breakdowns to the Maintenance Co-ordinator and maintenance manager.

What makes you great

  • Technical Qualification with min. 2 years of plastics processing experience (PET Preferred)
  • Mechanical or Electric/Electronic systems preferred
  • Ability to lead people and generate a positive team environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to successfully train technical and other non-exempt personnel.
  • Effective time management and task/project prioritization with minimal supervision 
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to operate forklifts and cranes.
  • Proficient with computer applications (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • High cleanliness standards for the machines and work area
  • Excellent communication skills in local language and English (Read and Write)

What you can expect working with us

  • Market Related Salary
  • Professional working environment with Global Exposure  Pension Benefit
  • Medical Aid
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • We facilitate a smooth start through individual and accurate training and professional guidance and support.
  • We offer you a challenging task with a high degree of personal responsibility.
  • Your performance will be remunerated, and your development will be supported by us.



Sphiwe Thwala, Human Resources

2 Crane Lane, Lanseria Corporate Estate

1739 Lanseria