Location: Premier Eswatini – Beverages

Reporting to: Site Manager

Purpose of the job: To maintain to overall effectiveness of equipment and plant on site which includes Electrical and Mechanical support.


  • To anticipate and identify possible machine reliability problems, which could appear and take appropriate actions to ensure manufacturing process continuity.
  • To facilitate and lead problem solving process; provide inputs/suggestions to the Maintenance Foreman for continuous improvement.
  • To record and analyse breakdown trends per machine using maintenance system in order to motivate equipment improvement in our purchases.
  • Perform standby on a rotational basis.
  • To render support on ad hoc projects e.g renovate and refurbish machines/installation and commission in order to optimize process flow.
  • To ensure compliance with relevant Food Safety, Health Safety and GMP requirements through the maintenance of process and document controls according to SOPs.
  • To provide on job coaching for Handyman and Apprentices as and when required in tine with Premier’s Leadership Promise.
  • To supervise, train and coach Operators regarding SOPS and work instructions to ensure best operating practices.

Qualifications ft Experience:

  • Appropriate engineering qualifications
  • Grade 1 Test Certificate
  • Must have served apprenticeship
  • 5-7 years’ experience in relevant trade
  • 5 years’ experience in an FMCG environment; experience in a brewery environment and knowledge of PLC’s and pneumatics an added advantage.
  • Experience with High-Speed Continuous Operations

Competencies (Knowledge, skills and attributes):

  • Proficient computer skills
  • Core business processes and capabilities
  • Organizing / Planning
  • Accuracy Et attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Ability to function in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to read drawings
  • Ability to work outside electrical/ mechanical boundary
  • Knowledge of safety checks on electrical /mechanical equipment in accordance with 01-ISA
  • Good communication skills
  • Innovation / Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Sense of urgency/ results orientation
  • Respect

Other Requirements/Conditions:

  • Ability to work outside normal working hours (shift work on a rotational basis)
  • Work overtime as a result of breakdowns and planned maintenance when required
  • Applicants to please register their CV’s via email to: Recruitment@PremierFMCG.com
  • NB: When submitting your application, please write “MULTI SKILLED ARTISAN” as a subject.
  • PS: Should you not receive a reply within a month from your applications please treat as unsuccessful.

Closing Date 30th September 2022