Swift Recruitment (Pty) Ltd: Plastics Technician – PET (Sidel Machine)


Looking for a qualified Technician to work for a company in the production / plastic industry. The candidate must be hardworking and ready to take on a leardership role.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for the following outputs:
•    Reviewing of previous shifts production run by clarifying causes of problems where relevant and         ensuring a smooth hand over to next shift.
•    Planning of daily actions and organizing resources by correctly selecting equipment and tools, updating activity sheets and updating mould cards relevant to the technicians work.
•    Fault identification and fixing of route cause and completion of production logs and job cards. Communicating problems and plans to relevant parties.
•    Maintaining and servicing machinery and moulds by making full utilization of planned maintenance allowance.
•    Mould changes done in specified time and with 100% accuracy and adherence to mould care procedures.
•    Ensuring a smooth start up with minimum scrap.
•    Ensuring no defective products or non-conforming products.
•    Continuous monitoring of machines to ensure smooth production to achieve 85% efficiency rate.
•    Ensure that preventative maintenance is carried out and documented and attending to breakdowns.
•    Achieving quality manufacturing requirements by ensuring zero unwarranted concessions.
•    Maintaining standards in accordance with ISO quality system.
•    Coaching of fellow employees and giving feedback to Team Leader on employee’s progress and perceived level of competence
•    Ensuring a safe working environment by adhering to safety procedures.

Desired Experience & Qualification

To be considered for this position applicants must meet the following criteria:

•    Be in possession of an N6 certificate or equivalent qualification in a mechanical field
•    Have at least  3-5 years’ experience in a production environment
•    Experience working with Stretch Blow moulding (Sidel) machines a must
•    Good conflict handling and management skills
•    Ability to problem solving
•    Have a strong mechanical aptitude
•    An ability to interact with employees at different levels
•    Good communication skills
•    Self motivated, proactive and a willingness to work overtime when necessary

Package & Remuneration

Negotiable depending on experience


Should you not receive communication within 2weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.