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Factory Engineer – DT152

Top plastic packaging manufacturer seeks a Factory Engineer. Oversee the production and engineering functions of the factory.

Non-Negotiables (We will check)

  • Tough resilient character
  • Excellent technical knowledge on:
    • Plastics Manufacturing and Production Processes
    • Plastics Manufacturing Equipment
    • Maintenance of Manufacturing Equipment
  • Excellent Leadership and Communication Skills
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills

What the person must be able to do:

This role is in the South African plastics packaging sector. All duties would take place in this context.

The person must be capable of the following:

  • Production
    • Achieving production efficiencies of 80+%
    • Optimising shift times
    • Optimising machine usage
    • Optimising Production Process
    • Production reporting
  • Maintenance
    • Ensuring maximal machine uptime
    • Proactive maintenance scheduling
    • SLA management with vendors
    • Maintenance Budgeting
    • Maintenance reporting
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Housekeeping rules
  • Customer Service
    • Regularly visit customers to ensure satisfaction
    • Address quality issues
  • Leadership
    • Staff Recruitment
    • Staff Development
    • Creating a positive work climate

Key Job Deliverables (First 6-12 Months):

  • General engineering function of plastic packaging plant
  • Maintenance practices audited and improvements implemented
  • Plant efficiency of at least 85%

Background work experience

  • 5+ years experience in the plastic production environment
  • 2+ years experience in a management role
  • BSc in Mechanical  or Electrical Engineering
  • ECSA professional registration advantageous
  • Proven track record in plant maintenance (we will check references)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player

Personality Summary:

  • Moderate Driver – Ambitious, Results Orientated Go-getter. Self Starter. Makes things happen.
  • Moderate Analytical – Strong with analysis, metrics, data and fact based decision making.
  • Moderate to High Administrative – Good with procedures, processes and best practices.
  • AdvantageousModerate Expressive – People person, natural leader.

Benefits of this Role:

  • Leading plastics manufacturing firm
  • Make a difference
  • Strong career growth prospects

Location: Johannesburg South

Salary: Market Related. In the Range of R55K to R70K per month dependent on experience and proven track record. More senior candidate with exceptional experience may also apply.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 153

Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j153 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)