Rainbow Chicken, a leading player in the South African poultry industry, is seeking a skilled and experienced Millwright to join their team in Hammarsdale P1. This Millwright Vacancy is integral to the maintenance and smooth operation of our production equipment, ensuring that our processes remain efficient and effective. If you are a dedicated professional with a strong background in both electrical and mechanical maintenance, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

This position not only offers a chance to work in a dynamic environment but also to contribute to a key sector in the South African economy.

Millwright Vacancy Overview

  • Company: Rainbow Chicken
  • Location: Hammarsdale P1
  • Closing date: 05 July 2024

The primary role of a Millwright is to ensure the efficient maintenance of equipment after cleanout. This pivotal role ensures the smooth operation and longevity of machinery within the production environment.

About the Millwright Vacancy Role

A Millwright plays a critical role in maintaining the efficiency of equipment, particularly after cleanout procedures. This role is essential in a production setting, ensuring that machinery runs smoothly and effectively, thus minimizing downtime and optimizing productivity. The successful candidate will possess a balanced skill set in both electrical and mechanical maintenance, contributing significantly to the overall efficiency and safety of the production environment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of NTC 2 (trades related)
  • 60% Electrical & 40% Mechanical competency
  • Minimum 5 years of post-trade experience in a production line or FMCG maintenance environment.
  • Experience with PLC/VSD Drives will be an added advantage.
  • An NTC 2 qualification with a focus on trades,
  • A minimum of five years of relevant post-trade experience.
  • A background in production line or FMCG maintenance is highly desirable.
  • Experience with PLC/VSD drives is a plus.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Efficiency Post-Cleanout: Ensuring equipment runs efficiently after cleanout during production.
  • Safety Inspections: Conduct thorough safety inspections.
  • R&D: Engage in research and development to upgrade equipment for improved performance and reduced maintenance costs.
  • PMS: Utilize Planned Maintenance Systems for systematic upkeep.
  • Spares Analysis: Determine necessary spares for machine maintenance.
  • Equipment Refurbishment: Remove old equipment during cleanout to refurbish worn parts.
  • Risk Identification: Identify machines at risk and repair to prevent breakdowns.
  • Service and Repair: Handle the service and repair of both electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Preventative Care: Conduct preventative maintenance to ensure equipment reliability.
  • Team Assistance: Assist the breakdown team in repairs.
  • Immediate Response: Attend to both electrical and mechanical breakdowns promptly.
  • Trend Analysis: Plot graphs of equipment performance to identify inefficiencies and weaknesses.
  • Cost Tracking: Record spares costs to manage expenditure.
  • Requisitions: Complete stores requisitions to draw necessary spares weekly.
  • Project Management: Conduct and oversee maintenance projects.
  • Job Coordination: Allocate and coordinate jobs for handyman staff.
  • Quality Assessment: Evaluate the quality of work performed by handyman staff.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work shifts and be available for callouts and standby when required.
  • Strong understanding of electrical systems within a plant environment (70% Electrical/30% Mechanical).

Key Responsibilities

The Millwright will be responsible for a range of tasks that ensure the optimal performance of production equipment. This includes the following:

  • Conducting safety inspections,
  • Performing preventative maintenance,
  • Assisting with breakdowns,
  • Managing administrative tasks related to maintenance operations.
  • The Millwright will supervise staff, ensuring high-quality work and effective job allocation.

Why Apply?

This position offers a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging environment where your skills in maintenance and equipment management will be highly valued. You will have the chance to engage in research and development, contribute to cost-saving initiatives, and play a crucial role in maintaining the operational efficiency of the plant.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should apply by the closing date of 05 July 2024. This role offers an excellent opportunity for skilled Millwrights to contribute to a dynamic production environment and advance their careers.

This Millwright position in Hammarsdale P1 is a vital role that ensures the continuous and efficient operation of equipment within the production environment. With responsibilities spanning from equipment maintenance to preventative care, breakdown management, and staff supervision, this role demands a well-rounded individual with strong electrical and mechanical skills. The ideal candidate will not only possess the necessary qualifications and experience but also demonstrate a commitment to safety, efficiency, and continuous improvement.

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