Machine Specialist Packaging NE at AB InBev | April 2024

April 25, 2024
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Job Description

Dreaming big is in our DNA. It’s who we are as a company. It’s our culture. It’s our heritage. And more than ever, it’s our future. A future where we’re always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life’s moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

The key purpose of this job is to maintain equipment in an as new condition, assuring reliable performance to standard through inspections, corrective actions to restore equipment back to inherent condition, problem solving to address root cause of failures and loop closure and provide input into the ZBB maintenance budget. 

Key roles and responsibilities:

Health, Safety and Environment:

  • Comply with safe, health and environmental procedures and legislation

  • Maintain safety and housekeeping standards

  • Identification of unsafe practices through SIO’s

  • Safety inspections conducted

  • Safe maintenance practices audited

  • Adherence to PPE policies

  • Maintenance tools are in good working order

Maintain and repair plant and associated devices:

  • Locate plant, equipment, spares and relevant documentation and or systems

  • Plan and prepare the job

  • Carry out repairs / maintenance

  • Operate workshop equipment 

Work in Teams:

  • Communicate effectively in teams

  • Contribute to self and team development

Work orders complete:

  • Backlog

  • Generate tags for follow on work

  • Satisfied customers – no rework

Scope Measures:

Maintain a safe and healthy working environment

  • Comply with safety, health and environmental procedures and legislation 

  • Maintain safety and housekeeping standards in workshop, artisan workstation and place of work execution

Maintain, repair equipment, improvements and optimise plant and associated equipment

  • Locate plant, equipment, spares and relevant documentation / systems 

  • Plan and prepare the maintenance jobs and plant shut-downs 

  • Schedules completion – job allocation overview of quality of workmanship by other maintenance specialist and artisans on responsible equipment

  • Continuously improve (optimise) planning process

  • Allocate and plan maintenance tasks

Work in Teams

  • Communicate effectively in teams 

  • Contribute to self and team development

Apply the VPO principles and practices

  • All work is carried out using the VPO principles


  • Minimum NTC5/N5 Technikon qualification 

  • Trade test qualification in Electrical, Mechanical or Millwright 

  • National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) (advantageous)

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years in a packaging bottling production environment

  • 1-3 Years technical mechanical/electrical and bottling experience in a FMCG environment

  • FMCG experience as artisan

  • Packaging maintenance workshop experience. 

  • Bottling hall and production experience.

  • Machine specific experience

Additional Information:

  • Band: X

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing.