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Title:  Artisan

We Go Places! How about you?
Immediate Superior: Jean Jolie 
Location:  Stellenbosch
Type of Contract: Permanent
Reference Number: 109315 
Closing Date: 26/04/2024

Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position to be based in Packaging at Adam Tas, Stellenbosch. The successful candidate will report to the Engineering Specialist.


Key performance areas include, but are not limited to:


  • Maintaining machines and equipment to ensure the efficient performance of the production lines in the attainment of production plans.
  • Measuring and improving ME and reliability.
  • Reducing all breakdowns and unplanned downtime on the production lines.
  • Supervising machine and equipment operation.
  • Support in executing effective production, safety, and housekeeping.
  • Starting, operating, shutting-down and change-over of machines and equipment in line with the prescribed quality standards.
  • Performing stand-in duties for the Machine Specialist and the Engineering Specialist when required.
  • Performing and overseeing all preventative maintenance and work arising tasks on assigned production equipment/lines.
  • Perform related administration.
  • Active participation in morning meetings and best practices (Filler/ Maintenance) rolled out on site.


The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:


  • A minimum of 5 years engineering/ maintenance/ manufacturing experience in FMCG.
  • Relevant experience as an Artisan, preferably within a high-speed packaging environment.
  • Experience in Canning will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of the Microsoft Office package (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Must have the aptitude and desire to develop as a Machine Specialist / Engineering Specialist
  • Must be a self-starter, team player and display leadership qualities.
  • Must be able and willing to work shifts and extended hours (compressed working week & overtime) when required.
  • Ability to cope with the inherent physical demands of the position.
  • Proven problem-solving skills is required for this role.
  • Must have reliable transport to and from work.


Qualification required:


  • Technical qualification with a completed mechanical related trade test certificate (Fitter and Turner/Turner/Millwright).



The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Heineken Beverages (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd) is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values inclusion and diversity. You must be fully eligible to live and work in South Africa to apply.

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