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Packaging Machine Operative

We are hiring for the role of packaging machine operatives


In order to accommodate our expansion, we are on the hunt for a pouch packaging machine operator to assist in maintaining a high level of quality production and speedy service. The ideal candidate should be a team player with a positive and flexible attitude and preferably have experience working in an efficient and fast-paced manufacturing role. Previous experience operating packaging machinery is seen as a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work in an ambitious and ever-evolving company that values the personal and professional development of its employees greatly.


Description of Duties

  • Set up and operate Pouch machine and support equipment to form pouches of printed/laminated/unsupported flexible plastic film for use in food packaging.
  • Operating within a two or three-shift basis.
  • Set up and operate trim winding units.
  • Reads entire job ticket for information required for the setup and running of the production orders.
  • Retrieve all necessary components such as bag and gusset formers, side seals and zipper crush die sets, zipper application dies and zipper spools, case labels, etc.
  • Must possess the ability to read and understand the job specifications to properly ensure the finished product meets all customer expectations.
  • Manage any machine malfunction in terms of mechanical/electrical issues
  • Identify and remove defects found in production and communicate to QA
  • Operate within strict standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Responsible for quality control. Make adjustments, as necessary, during production ASAP to minimalize the waste of raw materials and time.
  • Ensure the machine is operating in a safe condition with all safety equipment operational.
  • Adhere to all H&S Guidelines.
  • Ensure that the finished product is properly labelled and documented to provide traceability.
  • Ensure that the finished product is properly packed according to specification.
  • Ensure a clean and safe work area including strict line clearance protocols.
  • Optimize safety (food and workplace), quality, yield, and productivity
  • Complete production paperwork.
  • Train new associates.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Be available to cover absences within the department as requested by management
  • Use computer to set machine / retrieve job data information
  • Perform job roll changes / clear machine jams / adjust machine settings as required to ensure acceptable quality pouch is produced


Key Skills

  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Strong communication, organisational & Multitasking skills
  • The ability to prioritise your workload using initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A thorough and methodical approach to your work
  • Team player, positive, flexible attitude
  • Computer literacy, mechanical and electrical skills are all an advantage for the roles
  • Strong awareness of safe work practices
  • Good Problem-solving skills
  • Full driving license and own transportation an advantage


Only applications with valid CV will be considered. Successful candidates will be contacted via phone or email.


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