Machine Minder Mechanical X4 Required : RCL FOODS – South Africa

Role Purpose:

To maintain and operate processing line machinery to ensure optimum production and to maintain the condition of the machine(s).

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Grade 12 or minimum N2 Engineering qualification

Required Experience:

Minimum of 2 years work experience in FMCG or mechanical environment, preference will be given to applicants with experience in Engineering

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

Knowledge of ISO and health, safety, and environment legislation

Good working knowledge of machinery

Good numeracy and literacy skills

Good verbal and written communication skills

Willingness to work shifts/overtime/standby as per operational requirements

Punctuality and Attendance reliability

Machine Operation:

Set up the machine to ensure the required quality standard of product.

Monitor the speed and state of the machine to ensure maximum efficiency.

Highlight and pinpoint problem areas on machinery in order for corrective or preventative action to be carried out.

Report any deviations from quality and food safety standards to Production, QA and Engineering management.

Adhere to the ISO 14000,18000 and 22000 standards in terms of production and machinery operation.

Health and Safety Compliance:

Report unsafe conditions and acts to management.

Start up and shut down machines in a safe manner as required by Standard Operating Procedures.

Conduct regular safety inspections on machinery in line with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

Machine Maintenance:

Conduct routine and first line maintenance on machinery to ensure machinery is mechanically and functionally sound.

Assist artisans in attending to machine breakdowns.

Conduct basic fault-finding on machinery.

Isolate machine and remove components that require cleaning, lubrication and inspection.


Ensure the workstation is clean, neat and tidy and in line with food safety standards.

Clean the machine in line with operating guidelines and food safety requirements.


Complete checklists and records for traceability and audit purposes.

Team Coordination:

Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritising and self-development.

Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.

Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not met, the potential risks thereof and provide appropriate resolution.

Support and drive the business core values.

Manage colleagues and clients’ expectations and communicate appropriately.

Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.

Champion training and development of self and others through utilising available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions in collaboration with national training specialists.

Participate in and drive regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable


Machine availability/uptime

Housekeeping standards adherence

Machine performance/productivity

Closing date : 11 DECEMBER 2023

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