Artisan: Fitter

Job Summary

RCL FOODS is seeking a Fitter to join our Consumer – Groceries Division. The role will be based in Randfontein and report to the Maintenance Manager.

RCL FOODS is looking for an experienced Fitter to manage the mechanical machine minders, ensure proactive maintenance, repair, and service of equipment.


  • Qualified Mechanical Artisan with SETA accredited Red Seal with a minimum of 3 years appropriate training
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience post completed apprenticeship
  • Experience in Food Manufacturing Environment working on Hi-Tech Packaging Machinery

Duties & Responsibilities:

Closing Date:17 June 2020

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Operational Maintenance

Utilizes the skill matrix to assess the applicability of assignments based on individual skill sets. Plan and manage all planned maintenance, preventative schedules, work requests and break downs. Determine material, equipment, and supplies to be used and ensure that these are ordered and available at the work site Help plan and manage weekend mechanical maintenance tasks and projects. Use planned maintenance schedules to coordinate daily activities of machine minders and implement operational asset productivity and care through the planned maintenance strategy by noting and driving the resolution of maintenance issues with the machine minding team. Monitor, measure and report on engineering related down-time and general issues. Fault find on mechanical equipment to ascertain and repair faults to ensure production can continue. Attend to and resource mechanical breakdowns timeously in order to minimize production downtime. Conduct planned maintenance as per the job card schedule and sign off job once fully completed. Send job cards to the Maintenance Manager for record purposes.


Budgeting and Administration

Manage the maintenance spend against budget through daily review of budget vs. actual financial reports. Provide input to the Maintenance Manager to co-create and commit to an appropriate engineering budget during the annual budgeting process. Authorize stores requisitions and provide initial sign off of invoices prior to submission to Maintenance Manager. Work with the Maintenance Manager to ensure accurate reporting. Coordinate and sign off on the team’s submission of all required documentation to the Engineering Planner for inclusion in engineering information systems (On-key). Ensure that machine minders keep time cards and other routine records. Ensure that all maintenance certificates of compliance are appropriately issued and action taken according to the scheduled plan and that action and task lists are recorded by the planner.


Project Management

Provide input to the Maintenance Manager on the feasibility of projects by analyzing technology, resource needs and market demands to assure project feasibility. Work with the Maintenance Manager to ensure that the requirements of internal customers are met and to prepare accurate project specifications. Assist to smoothly implement projects on time and within the agreed budget.


SHEQ Implementation

Ensure Artisan assistants follow safety rules and regulations as per the Business’s safety plan. Ensure that security access points to the premises and BMS system are in good working condition. Report theft and dangers on the premises. Ensure mechanical safety equipment is in good working order (e.g. fire extinguishers) at all times. Guide the team to ensure that all legislative standards are achieved and timeous action is taken where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance. Measure and manage sustainability practices within area of responsibility. Maintain and implement food safety standards. Stock Control Complete a spares requisition once spares have been drawn from stores in order to have the buyer procure and replenish stock.


Team Supervision

Manage the day to day activities and outputs of Artisan assistants across the shift. Train and mentor the team to improve performance and reduce down time. Utilize skills matrix to assess capability gaps within the artisan assistants’ team and develop a training plan in conjunction with the HR development specialist to address skills gaps. Be available on call out and work on weekends or when necessary to ensure optimal performance of the team and effective maintenance of equipment. Daily meetings with engineering staff and prepare inspection reports. Manage the Artisan assistants Perform work inspections and checks for completeness of tasks and compliance with legislation, SHEQ and in-house maintenance standards.

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Updated: June 7, 2020 — 6:31 am

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