Process Artisan

AB InBev Africa

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 a Process Artisan is to operate and maintain the Packaging process to achieve minimal variability in product quality, and maximum throughput whilst

minimizing waste.

 

Key roles and responsibilities:

 

OPERATING AND PROCESS CONTROL:

  • Operating manual equipment in packaging and associated process areas according to the Standard Operating Procedures.
  •  Supporting the plant control system under instructions of the Packaging Team Leader.
  • Operating sub-processes of the packaging plant according to the Standard Operating Procedures, supporting the plant control system and verifying that process control is being maintained
  • Assure quality of raw materials by monitoring conformance to Company and Regional Standards, and any deviations corrected
  • Repairing plant for start-up by ensuring Brand and process changes correctly identified, all inputs are available including utilities, documentation and verified & calibrated equipment is available. And plant is visually inspected for availability to produce and set up in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Starting and operating the Packaging process by complying with OH+S requirements whilst taking corrective action when deviations occur to prevent non-standard product.
  • Ensuring that non-standard operations are documented and that the Concession/Permit procedures are fully adhered.
  • Shutting down the plant in accordance with WI and any deviations recorded.
  • Carrying out CIP cleaning, sampling and measuring CIP outputs, external cleaning of plant and work area, and visual cleanliness inspections.
  • Controlling inputs usage i.e., stock levels maintained as per region requirements, regular quality checks on stock, usage ratios checked, and all inputs stored in correct demarcated areas
  • Ensuring plant availability via ensuring that scheduled maintenance plans happen, identifying ad hoc maintenance tasks and referring to others to correct, giving on-going assistance to team members to identify root causes of breakdowns, observing required ‘lock-out’ procedures and other OH+S Act requirements.
  • Constantly reviewing process performance against target and recording short stops. Where process performance does not meet target, or trends indicate the existence of problems, corrective action must be initiated.
  • Recording waste on the appropriate documentation or information systems and reviewing waste trends to identify problems or opportunities timeously.
  • Responding rapidly to upstream or downstream triggers that could result in out-of-control process situations.
  • 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

 

MAINTENANCE OF PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

  • Carrying out in-depth cleaning, lubrication and inspection of plant equipment according to the Standard Operating Procedures and/or maintenance schedules.
  • Performing autonomous tasks, in accordance with the maintenance schedule, and where required requesting the assistance of an artisan.
  • Identify maintenance problems, and report these through to the team leader for resolution.
  • Assisting Packaging Artisans in executing running repairs on shift.
  • Completing all documentation including job cards, COSWIN notifications and other shift documentation

 

QUALITY CONTROL AND ANALYSIS

  • Carrying out the required quality checks/analyses as per Standard Operating Procedures and recording the results on the appropriate information system.
  • Constantly reviewing quality performance against targets and conducting trend analysis to identify problems timeously.
  • Coaching, mentoring, verifying and transferring knowledge whist providing assistance to fellow team members in the execution of quality checks.
  • Where quality problems have occurred, identifying and resolving them using the correct problem-solving approaches.

 

COMMUNICATION

  •  Actively participating in shift meetings, asking questions to test understanding and contributing suggestions.
  •  Using gap lists to record issues, problems and improvement opportunities.
  •  Understanding the team goals and participating in team goal review sessions.
  •  Making use of relevant communication media (e.g., shift logbook) to stay informed and inform others of issues.
  •  Completing required hand over to incoming shift team members, ensuring the issues relating to plant performance, quality and maintenance are communicated

 

PROBLEM SOLVING

  • When problems occur, applying the appropriate techniques (e.g., Quick Fix Routines, 5 Why, etc.) to identify and correct the problem.
  • Where a problem cannot be resolved escalate to the team leader.
  • Where problems have been resolved, verify that the problems have been eliminated

 

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

  • Using Short Interval Control charts to review trends and to identify opportunities for the removal of waste and variation in the process.
  • Constantly seeking opportunities for continuous improvement and ensuring these are recorded on the gap list.
  • Participate in regional or divisional plant optimization trials.

 

VOYAGER PLANT OPTIMIZATION PRACTICES

  • Execute all shift routines in accordance with Voyager Plant Optimization principles.
  • Continuously improve own competence and support competence development of team members in accordance with the Global Competence Framework (commonly known as CAP).
  • Conduct self-management of own performance and participate in team and individual performance management practices in accordance with the company’s performance management system

 

Key Attributes and Competencies

  • Team Player and a self-starter
  • Good communicator
  • Analytical, and is a Problem-solver who is willing to operate in an unstructured environment
  • Achievement-driven
  • Results-driven whilst taking accountability for their work area

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Trade certificate
  • Mechanical or electrical aptitude
  • Experience in an FMCG environment
  • Basic PC literacy (Microsoft Office)

 

 

Additional information:

  • BAND : X

 

ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be made in line with ABInBev 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.

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