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Job Title
Mechanical/Electrical Artisan
Employment Type
Full Time
3 years
Job Published
07 July 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

To operate, repair and perform maintenance work on equipment and machines to minimise and prevent failures/breakdowns in product operations. 


  • Electrical or Mechanical Red Seal, trade test. (NQF 5).
  • Needs to have done an apprenticeship, not just Section 28 (ARPL).
  • Matric or NQF 4.
  • 3 Years' Operator experience in a manufacturing environment. (hi-tech machinery)


  • Reports to the Section Manager.
  • Set and maintain the following machines as per suppliers' operating manual.
  • Negative and Positive Pasting lines including expander, tab blanket, hopper, divider and stacker. 
  • Machine operation as per supplier operating manual specifications.
  • Safe handling/operation of machines and equipment.
  • Ensure each line of equipment produces the correct quality product at the nominal production rate for that equipment. 
  • Ensure all extraction and cooling systems are kept in the correct working condition.
  • Incident reports.
  • Damage minimalised.
  • Availability % of equipment/ machines. 

Key Performance Areas:

  • Maintenance Support (55%).
  • Administration (15%).
  • Compliance (10%).
  • Cost Control (10%).
  • Customer Service (10%). 


  • Computer Literacy (Basic MS Office, SAP, ERP Systems and other job-specific software systems).
  • Knowledge of the relevant maintenance practices/ designs/ mythologies/ SOP's.
  • Housekeeping and safety principles.
  • Proactive.
  • Action-oriented.
  • Problem-solving and fault-finding skills.
  • Flexibility.
  • Planning and organisation.
  • Customer focused.
  • Resilient.
  • Communication skills (both written and verbal). 

Ref Code: UT2
Location: Port Elizabeth
Career Level: + 3 Years
Industry: Manufacturing
EE/ Non-EE: Strictly EE in accordance with the company’s Employment Equity Plan
Working Hours: Shift work (6-1, 2-10, and 10-6)
Salary: The package includes medical insurance, provident fund and 13th cheque.  No overtime pay, but call-outs are compensated for. The company offers tuition assistance and wellness interventions.  



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