Millwright (Ref: SMM)
Remuneration: RMarket related

Position in the FMCG, Retail and Wholesale sector in Germiston - Gauteng
Posted On Friday 9 November 2018
Job Description:

Main job function


Identify specific safety hazards that will be encountered in the performance of work and take corrective action to minimize these.

Apply LOTOTO before starting a task.

Wear required personal protective clothing provided by the company.

Escalate and rectify any safety issues within their work area

Adhere to all SHEQ procedures and policies.


Ensure that the quality of the materials used is strictly adhered to always.

Inform your superior of any substandard or defective parts received from a supplier.

Ensure that maintenance is done using the correct materials and tools

Make sure that all tools used are safe without defects and locked away at the end of each day.

Determine and include QA/QC requirements on jobs.

Participate and ensure a high standard of Quality work always.


Perform daily inspection.

Responsible for maintaining production equipment availability and performance at satisfactory levels through planning, scheduling, coordinating and reporting of repair activities.

Ensure resources are allocated and adequate to complete these tasks.

Must be able to identify and prioritize multiple projects and perform work with a constant awareness of improving processes.

Troubleshoot systems/process problem and the repair of such work.

Attend to and rectify all breakdowns and stoppages.

Ensure legal compliance on all machines and equipment.

Ensure good housekeeping in the area of responsibility in line with 5S.

Assist in other areas/divisions in the company when needed.

Ensure reduction of breakdowns through quality workmanship thereby increasing the unit operating efficiency (OE).

Ensure planning and execution of all planned maintenance activities.

Be involved in all Focused improvement sessions and contribute to the reduction of major losses.

Ensure the implementation of all improvements.

Gather necessary engineering of technical documents, specifications and drawings.

Write clear and concise work procedures.

Preparation of reports, metrics, and use of other tracking tools 1is key to the success of this position.

Plan and arrange for parts required to perform work.

Do normal break down and autonomous work orders in conjunction with the monthly, daily and weekly schedules.

Be available after hours and for standby.

Troubleshoot system problems and the repair of such work.

Perform duties on workshop floor.


Grade 12

Preferably 5 years’ experience as a Millwright in a FMCG industry

Preferably experience or knowledge on PLC systems (SIEMENS S7)

Experience or knowledge on VSD’s (SIEMENS)

Experience or knowledge on P.P.M. (Planned Preventative Maintenance)

Must have good automation and continuous process plant experience

Knowledge of industrial automation and production process

Safety knowledge

Preferably SAP experience

Computer Literacy: Windows, MS Office –Excel, Word &Outlook.


Ability to do problem solving

Ability to write detailed reports

Analytical skills

Good communication skills

Able to communicate clearly and effectively with shop floor personnel

Good business acumen

Attention to detail

Must have fault finding skills on complex systems

Must be able to work under pressure

Must be accountable and responsible person that can take ownership of the process

Must be proactive and self-motivated individual

Must be able to work unsupervised

Candidates must be willing to work weekends/overtime

Committed to safety and teamwork

Ability to learn and apply maintenance best practices

Ability to organise and plan tasks

Self-directing: Able to work towards specific goals and objectives with limited daily oversight

Sound organizational & interpersonal skills

Good command of English language, both written and spoken

Must be reliable

Candidates must have a valid driver’s licence and have reliable transport 

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any 
Please contact Sian Morgan