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Senior Millwright (Packaging)

  • Posted: 10 Jul 2024
  • Operations
  • South Africa
  • On-site

About the job

To manage, monitor and execute preventative and reactive maintenance in the packaging / processing departments within the Danone Factory.  Coach and guide team members on maintenance related activities and problem-solving techniques. Drive continuous improvement. 




  1. Quality
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards, procedures, policies and practices
  • Ensure that all breakdowns and preventative maintenance and/or scheduled maintenance activities are carried out to high standards of workmanship
  • Adhere to HACCP and CIP protocols
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with housekeeping standards: ensure that work areas and machinery is kept clean at all times
  • 100 % adherence to all DPM’s for allocated area


  1. Costs
  • Ensure that breakdowns are attended to timeously, thereby reducing production downtime.
  • Minimize stoppages and increase plant availability by implementing plant maintenance strategies.
  • Ensure that maintenance tasks are executed within budget (i.e., reduce spare parts consumption where possible and attempt to curtail costs associated with breakdowns)
  • Adhere to finance related policies, procedures and controls
  • Continuously identify cost effect ways of delivering world class service, identify cost saving initiatives and recommend improvements
  • Lead maintenance specific problem-solving initiatives
  • Ensure critical spare parts available per designated area


  1. Delivery
  • Proactively implement the maintenance plan.
  • Report on the efficiency of the maintenance plan and suggest improvements where possible
  • Support the Millwright when conducting preventative maintenance tasks and fixing breakdowns. 
  • Monitor the performance of team members to ensure that breakdown and scheduled maintenance is executed within the agreed time frame
  • Monitor the packaging / processing areas (from a maintenance viewpoint) to ensure smooth operation at all times
  • Liaise with stores to ensure that all spare parts are available to execute the maintenance plan.
  • Monitor, measure and trend maintenance related production downtime. Use this information to improve maintenance service to the factory.
  • Assist in assembling, commissioning and decommissioning lines
  • Uphold Good Manufacturing Practice principles.
  • Monitor and ensure that all CUTE/Shopware documentation is completed accurately
  • Ensure adherence to DAMAWY procedures and process
  • Complete all required documentation as required (maintenance, safety, quality, etc.)
  • Attend department required meetings
  • Adhere to escalation procedure


  1. Team Management/Morale
  • Motivate, engage, inspire team members: encourage team members to strive for excellence in all that they do
  • Coach and guide team members on maintenance related activities and problem-solving techniques
  • Be the custodian of the company values and CODE
  • Monitor KPIs and lead initiatives aimed at achieving targets set
  • Take responsibility for your own learning and development (subject to budgetary constraints) and performance


  1. Environment
  • Ensure adherence to the environment policies, procedures and standards


  1. Safety
  • Ensure that employees are properly trained on safe work procedures.
  • Manage and monitor adherence to safety regulations, procedures and policies
  • Identify, manage and report safety hazards
  • Execute safety incident/accident investigations as required
  • Participate in safety dialogues as per guidelines
  • Participate in safety audits and action plan implementation as and when required
  • Ensure compliance with LOTO procedures


About you

Experience Required:

5 years’ maintenance experience within a FMCG environment, Processing, Utilities and Packaging experience would be an advantage.
Leadership experience/People Management
Exposed to technical root cause analysis methodologies.
Electrical & Mechanical engineering experience


Qualifications Required:

N5, Qualified Millwright

About us

We offer a job which could easily turn into a career in Danone. We believe everyone is born with superpowers, something which comes natural to you. We know this uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energy, so we believe in all Danoner’s potential and when we build careers based on these superpowers and when we develop everyone’s potential to the fullest magic happens. This is how we like to see Talent Management in Danone.