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VKB: Shift Coordinator

Job Description

Responsible for carrying out a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic work on machines, assemblies and manufactured parts using a range of processes, tools and machines according to standard operating procedures. Will be required to act as link between Processing and Engineering.


Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 Equivalent. N3 Mechanical or Electrical engineering. Mechanical Fitter, Millwright or Electrical Trade Certificate. At least 5 years' proven experience within the FMCG environment. Basic knowledge of electricity and scales. Working knowledge of conveyors, shafts, sprockets, bearings and gearboxes. Valid driver's licence. A willingness to work overtime, shifts and weekends when required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for one of the engineering teams as well as mechanical, electrical and scales. Reduce breakdowns and downtime period in the plant to limit unnecessary costs. Install, maintain and repair all mechanical, electrical and scale equipment and systems at the plant. Report own team’s machine failure and breakdowns to management and record it on the daily log sheet. Ensure team’s job cards are filled in correctly and signed off by production and maintenance. Dismantle faulty tools and assemblies and repair or replace defective parts. Continuously improve on all equipment and installation measures. Continuously do fault-finding and problem-solving on mechanical, electrical and scale equipment. Perform visual inspection of parts. Test Operation of machines daily. Fix issues that might occur during the shift. Comply with all occupational health and safety requirements. Complete all compulsory training interventions. Mentor employees to follow standard practices and processes to ensure quality service. Perform other duties as may be required by line managers.

Skills Required

Basis awareness and training in manual handling, working at heights and confined spaces. Understanding of production procedures. Knowledge of health and safety procedures (PPE). Ability to read manual, blueprint and schematics. Good communication skills. Accuracy and attention to detail. Good team player. Able to work under pressure. Ability to lead a multi-discipline team consisting of 30 employees.