Millwright – Packaging

Closing Date: 30 May 2024
Location: Kempton Park, Gauteng

Job Description
AVI Ltd. is known for its leading household brands across many categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.

NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED operates 5 manufacturing sites, offering world class manufacturing facilities in Isando (Johannesburg), Rosslyn (Pretoria), Westmead and Durban (KZN). It is home to some of the best-known South African tea, coffee and creamer brands, including our delicious range of much-loved savoury and sweet biscuits, and our melt-in-your-mouth snack range.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Millwright – Packaging at NATIONAL BRANDS LIMITED Isando, Coffee and Creamer. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the high speed packaging machinery and will be reporting directly to the Maintenance Foreman.

Job Specification:

Key Performance Areas:

Carry out maintenance, repair and fault-finding tasks to ensure machine availability for production to reach targets
Maintain pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment on machinery.
Perform electrical and mechanical planned maintenance Installation and repair of all machinery.
Set timing, cams and limits on equipment as per manufacturers’ specifications.
Investigate root causes of plant failures.
Support with project implementation.
Communicate downtime data to the Engineering Foreman and ensure downtime targets are met.
Work with VFFS packaging machinery, food processing equipment, conveyors, Multi-head weighers, Bosch Flow and roll wrap machines, CAMA Case packing, Cermex, Cam, Klik-klock, robotic palletizers and general factory equipment.

Minimum Requirements:

At least 3 years experience as a Millwright in high-speed packaging machines and plant equipment maintenance and repairs required within an FMCG environment.


Matric / Grade 12
Trade tested as a Millwright at an accredited training facility
Completed Mechanical / Electrical Engineering qualification or minimum N4 qualification

Additional Requirements:
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Pneumatic and Electro-Pneumatic systems
PLC programming and VSD set-up knowledge is advantageous Knowledge of QMS, HACCP and GMP’s is an advantage


Working Together
Thinking Analytically
Maintaining Productivity
Minimising Risk
Staying Composed
Articulating Information
Embracing Change
Attention to detail


We are committed to the growth of internal employees and it is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applications. All external applications will be considered in line with our Employment Equity targets.