Dalitso Consulting Pty Ltd: Artisan-Seamer Mechanic

Artisan: Seamer Mechanic


A food manufacturing company based in Makhado has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Artisan: Seamer Mechanic with 3 – 5 experience in a similar role within an FMCG. Must have knowledge of seamers and fillers, sterilization equipment, rotary and static cookers.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric plus N6 Technical Certificate;
  • Fitter and Turner Trade Certificate and/or Diploma/Degree in Related Field Either (Mechanical Eng.)
  • 3 – 5 FMCG background Experience
  • Seamer experience will be advantageous
  • PLC and Electrical experience will be advantageous
  • Canned Food Processing Equipment (CFPE) experience


  • Demonstrate behavior in support of company safety procedures with focus on zero injuries. Keep work areas and equipment clean and safe.
  • Follow and comply with all Safe Quality Food (SQF), HACCP, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Effectively and accurately troubleshoot and make routine adjustments and repairs to industrial equipment and machinery to maintain production and maintenance schedules.
  • Monitor repairs and validate that the problem has been solved. Own the problem until resolved with a focus on doing it right the first time.
  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance as assigned, including cleaning and lubricating to maintain the proper working order of filling and seaming equipment and machinery.
  • Focus on improving and optimizing PMs by providing feedback on assigned PMs.
  • Lead junior artisans, general workers on shift to adhere health and safety act.
  • Participate in the Breakdown Elimination process to reduce the frequency of breakdowns and improve equipment reliability.
  • Make decisions that are “best for the business” with regards to maintenance costs and overall productivity.
  • Perform and validate changeovers on equipment and machinery as needed including pin height and tooling changes.
  • Dismantle, evaluate, and rebuild fillers and seamers as needed. Focus on quality of workmanship by doing the job right the first time and be accountable for results.
  • Prioritize work based on business needs.
  • Maintain a high level of urgency in response to tasks assigned.
  • Follow Maintenance Standard Procedures and seek to improve machinery specific procedures where possible.
  • Share knowledge and experience with others including dedicated training as assigned.
  • Work overtime as required to achieve production and maintenance schedules.
  • Perform other duties that the Maintenance Manager might require.
  • Repair and fabricate industrial parts using machine shop tools such as drill press, band saw, grinder, and welding/brazing equipment.
  • Perform proper rigging and lifting of equipment and machinery as needed using hoists, cranes, and other rigging equipment.
  • Document all seam adjustments in maintenance log books in order to maintain.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Seamers and Fillers
  • Excellent knowledge of Rotary and Static Cookers
  • Knowledge of sterilization equipment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as an individual and as a team
  • Time management skills
  • Able to work shifts