SAB: Packaging Process Artisan

Position is based at Ibhayi Brewery, Port Elizabeth
Location: Ibhayi Brewery
Country: South Africa
City: Port Elizabeth

The operation of the process area according to work instructions, the execution of non-destructive quality checks and carrying out of routine maintenance. The Packaging Leave Artisan has a primary focus on the asset care activities of the team as well as being multi-skilled in order to provide support in the role of Leave Artisan. Operating of machines is expected from time to time.

Competence Requirements:

  • Grade 12.
  • Trade Test.
  • Minimum N3 Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Instrumentation.
  • 5 years experience highly advantageous.

Output and Accountabilities:


  • Operating the process area according to the work instructions and adhering to usage standards.
  • Carrying out the required quality checks as described in the quality control and analysis work practice.
  • Recording waste on the appropriate documentation or information systems, and reviewing waste trends to identify problems or opportunities timeously.
  • Constantly reviewing process performance against target, and completing all short interval control documentation.
  • Responding rapidly to upstream or downstream triggers that result in stoppages.
  • Appropriate problem solving approaches, as detailed in the problem solving work practice must be followed.
  • Performing housekeeping tasks, applying 5S principles and following safe work practices.
  • Unsafe work practices must be identified and corrected.
  • Assisting fellow team members in the execution of their tasks.


  • Carry out in-depth cleaning, lubrication and inspection of machines according to the work instructions, and following the schedules supplied by the maintenance planner.
  • Carrying out routine maintenance activities according to the maintenance schedule.
  • Where routine maintenance reveals larger problems, and the process artisan is unable to resolve these, it must be escalated to the team leader.
  • Taking part in maintenance and cleaning days.
  • This work must be executed in support of the maintenance support team and in accordance with the schedule issued by the maintenance planner.
  • Taking part in maintenance post mortems.
  • This must be done in support of maintenance specialist support.
  • Monitoring trends when conducting routine maintenance.
  • Where trends indicate the existence of underlying problems, corrective action must be Quality Control and Analyses taken This corrective action may involve the SBU, the maintenance controller or maintenance support.
  • When operating, the process artisan must carry out the non-destructive quality checks and analyses
  • The list of checks to be carried out are contained in the work instructions
  • Recording the results of quality checks on the relevant documentation or information system
  • Where production does not meet quality standards the process artisan must try to identify and resolve problems using the appropriate techniques.
  • If they are unable to resolve the problem themselves, it must be escalated to the team leader for further direction.


  • Actively participating in shift meetings, asking questions to test understanding and contributing suggestions.
  • Making use of the gap list to record issues, problems and improvement opportunities.
  • Fully understanding the team goals and participating in team goal review sessions.
  • Where FFA’s have been initiated, the process artisan may be asked to participate.
  • Making use of relevant communication media (e.g. shift logbook) to stay informed and inform others of issues.


  • When problems occur, applying the appropriate techniques (e.g. 5y, quick fix routines etc.) the identify and correct the problem.
  • Where the process artisan is unable to resolve the problem, involve fellow team members or escalate to the team leader if necessary.
  • Where problems have been resolved, verify that the problems have been eliminated.


  • Using run/control charts and trend analysis, to identify sources of waste and variation in the process.
  • Using short stop analysis, pareto charts and other tools seek to identify opportunities to simplify activities.
  • Where improvement opportunities have been identified, these must be recorded on the team gap list.
  • The process artisan should involve other team members in evaluating opportunities and call in specialist resources to assist if required.

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