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Job Number: TWIBELLDB107

Packaging Machine Operator_Converting


Date posted: 17 Jan 2018

Preferred start date: 01 Feb 2018

Application closing date: 24 Jan 2018

Employment type: Full-time

Location: Bellville

Shift: Shift

Travel: no


The purpose of the role is to ensure an effective operation of the relevant Packaging machine(s) to safely and procedurally package product according to specification. This role covers packaging machines such as Twist & Tuck, Uno TMC, MacDue machines and their respective bundler machines


  • Operate the relevant packaging / wrapping machine at the required / established speed
  • Load code sticker, packaging and/or wrapping material at the required rate
  • Identify any machine problems and report them to the shift team leader
  • Perform critical machine settings in order to operate the relevant packaging / wrapping machine at the required rate
  • Relieve other packaging / wrapping machine Operator(s) during their absence
  • Prepare and ensure that code stickers, packaging / wrapping materials are ready to be loaded at all times
  • Ensure that all raw materials required for packaging / wrapping are available and adequate
  • Perform the relevant machine or product “change-over” within the required time
  • Work closely with artisans during breakdowns and planned machine maintenance
  • Ensure good and acceptable housekeeping in and around work area at all times
  • Identify any machine problems and report them to the shift team leader
  • Perform operator schedule autonomous maintenance (Inc. scrapping and lubrication)
  • Perform any other reasonable Asset Maintenance related tasks
  • Ensure good Housekeeping in and around the machine at all times
  • Perform machine pre start inspections and record the results in the inspection sheet
  • Report any deviations found during pre-start inspection to the Team Leader immediately
  • Report any unsafe condition and acts to the team leader / Safety rep
  • Use or Wear approved PPE at all times
  • Perform quality checks by visual inspections and by doing the necessary measurements as prescribed by the product specification
  • Work with team Leaders in closing NCR’s and CAR’s
  • Reject all non-conforming materials and product as per rejection procedure
  • Return all unused material to the demarcated “Return bay” at the end of the current run
  • Perform duties in accordance to the ISO Quality Management System and any other company process requirements
  • Ensure that code stickers, packaging / wrapping materials are used to the core
  • Ensure good machine settings
  • Ensure that weights of scraped products / material are recorded at the bailer machine before or at the end of the shift
  • Report all material spillages and damages to the team leader
  • Where possible, salvage any good quality product by reworking it through relevant packaging line

Ensure that any rework done during the shift is recorded properly in the relevant log book



  • Grade 12 /NQF4
  • N3 (preferably technically based)
  • Crane license

Knowledge and  Experience

  • Operator experience in a FMCG environment
  • Mechanical aptitude

Personal Qualities

  • Must be self-reliant and accountable for all she/he does