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Millwright Artisan – Boksburg needed at RCL Foods

Job title : Millwright Artisan – Boksburg

Job Location : Gauteng, Boksburg

Deadline : 18-May-24

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Job Description    

RCL Foods is currently seeking a Millwright Artisan to join our Foods Division at SIQALO Foods. The role will be based in Boksburg and report to the Engineering Superintendent.

The purpose of this role is to provide multidisciplinary engineering and operations skills to ensure general maintenance is carried out within prescribed guidelines. The role’s responsibility includes installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical and mechanical plant machinery, equipment, and fixtures. It also ensures that work is in accordance with relevant codes of practice and standards.

Minimum Requirements    

  • Completed N3 and relevant Trade Test Mechanical/Electrical/Millwright
  • Minimum 6 years of experience is required
  • Experience with high-speed packaging machinery and processing plant will be an advantage.
  • Drivers license essential.
  • Flexible to work shifts.
  • To be willing to do the required stand-by duty.
  • To ensure that all call-outs are answered promptly and efficiently.
  • To be willing to perform work outside of normal working hours. 

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Managing to work in a team dynamic with operators and unit manager in the area of responsibility.
  • Management of the day-to-day activities and outputs of all activities independently.
  • Must be able to be manage understanding of machine drawings to improve performance and reduce downtime.
  • Managing scheduled tasks in the area of responsibility by participating in planned activities and executing them according to the requirement of the plant.
  • Drives company behaviours, beliefs, and morale within the team.
  • Support the artisans and operators around the responsibility of the execution of their tasks.
  •  The individual must be able to manage parts needed and be able to work with Engineering planner on preventative planned tasks.
  • Performs work inspections and checks for completeness of tasks and compliance with legislative, SHEQ and in-house maintenance procedures.
  • Determines material, equipment, and supplies to be used and ensure that these are ordered and available at the worksite, in conjunction with Maintenance Planner and Superintendent.
  • Uses planned maintenance schedules to co-ordinate the daily activity in their role as an artisan.
  • Gives input into the feasibility of projects by analysing proposed technology/solutions.
  • Gives input into annual factory shutdown planning.
  • Participate in problem-solving. Must be able to handle/understand problems encountered with machinery and find a solution
  • Must be able to use Root Cause analysis tools to complete the Works Order.

Repairs and Maintenance

  • To ensure efficient and cost-effective maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment and machinery in area of responsibility by assembling, installing, testing, inspecting, and maintaining by using of hand tools and power tools.
  • To be proactive in identifying potential faults/breakdowns before they occur by inspecting instruments and electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards and defects. 
  • Diagnoses and interprets problems (fault finding) to optimize production output and with own team carries out the plant repairs.
  • Makes recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Involved in WCM activities. 
  • Ensures that service levels are maintained at the required standards by carrying out all breakdown, preventative, and predictive maintenance effectively.
  • Drive breakdown reductions by analysing breakdowns, complying with the PPM requirement and implementing Continuous improvements
  • Participates in strategic engineering plans to deliver maintenance and breakdown reduction benefits (RCM).
  • Identifies the major engineering losses in their area and investigates using Kaizen problem-solving methodology. (Fishbone, 5 Why, etc.)
  • Assist with drawing up, coach and develop engineering skills to other maintenance and operational staff using OPL and SOP’s.
  • Communicate outstanding job cards to Engineering Superintendent and Engineering Maintenance Planner.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.

 Storage and Maintenance of Tools

  • Monitor that power tools, hand tools, and maintenance equipment are kept in good working condition and stored safely.
  • Report broken tools/equipment to the Engineering Superintendent and Engineering Maintenance Planner.
  • Perform duties as per requirements to eliminate downtime or eliminate hazards/safety issues. 
  • Ensure that all tools are kept safe and in good working condition as well as update the tool register.

General assistance to facilities staff

  • Manage and maintain your own toolbox.
  • Maintain workshops and stores.
  • Cleaning of the premises after maintenance.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects and work.
  • Maintain 5S housekeeping principles in the department at all times, including all equipment and surroundings.  Ensure all unused items are removed from the operating area and stored correctly

Safety, Health. Environment, Risk, and Quality (SHEQ)

  • Do risk assessment(s) in your own area of responsibility.
  • Maintain a secure working environment. 
  • Maintain a safe working environment. 
  • Ensure that necessary documentation required to execute work used is applied consistently within the scope of function. 
  • Adhering to standard operating procedures, safe maintenance procedures, company policies and procedures, HACCP and safety, and health and environmental policies and procedures at all times.
  • Carrying out reasonable and lawful work-related instructions.

Effective Teamwork and Self-Management 

  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning and prioritizing, 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 being met, and the potential risks thereof, and provide appropriate resolution. 
  • Manage colleagues’ and employees’ expectations and communicate appropriately. 
  • Demonstrate the willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives. 
  • Participate and drive in regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable.

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