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Machine Minder Mechanical X4 posts for skilled N2 graduates at Rainbow Chicken

Machine Minder Mechanical X4 - Hammarsdale P2 (Rainbow Chicken) 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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