Our client manufactures disposable plastic products for the catering industry. They require a Thermoforming Technician to manage their Thermoforming division comprising a staff compliment of 35; responsible for overall operation, maintenance, repair, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
Reports to: Managing Director
Reporting, total staff compliment: 35 (will oversee the entire Thermoforming division)
Primary purpose: Perform the role of the plant’s primary Thermoforming Technician responsible for overall operation, maintenance, repair, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
Job description / core competencies:
Process setup and management of thermoforming operations.
Train operators, mechanics and other technicians in thermoforming equipment operations and maintenance.
Troubleshoot, maintain and perform on-site repair of all thermoforming equipment and ancillary plant process equipment.
Improve thermoforming and process equipment reliability by identifying equipment, maintenance and procedural improvements to enhance safety, improve productivity, reduce costs and improve quality.
Identify and recommend safety, process and product improvement opportunities including evaluating equipment not performing to standard speed, cost reduction opportunities in all assigned areas processes based on experience and observations.
Implement new or revised processes, procedures or operating practices in all areas and processes, changed SOP’s, safety procedures, etc.
Assist in the identification of training needs for production personnel and provide training. Work with project teams to solve problems.
Comply with operational methods, personnel practices and all communicated requirements to ensure a safe and productive work environment.
Country: South Africa