Packaging Technician - Lae

We have an immediate requirement for a Packaging Technician – Lae, to join our Packaging Team in Lae, reporting to the Packaging Supervisor.

The Packaging Technician ensures to supply proper filled and closed containers to the next station in the packaging line, and to ensure a good quality product is packaged and supplied to the warehouse. Be able to competently operate 1 of these key machines – Filler/EBI, Labeller, (WAP)Packer/Shrink packer, and Bottle Washer.

Main duties include:

  • Achieve job targets with max efficiency, low wastage/losses, and highest quality.
  • Ensure that product is packed in correct containers (bottles/cans) and labeled appropriately.
  • Ensures replenishment of the needed materials of the machine and defines material requirements for the shift.
  • Operate and clean the machine in the correct way according to standard operating procedures (SOPs), including start-up and run-out procedures.
  • Constant and regular checks on equipment to make sure all functions are within specification and rectify any deviations as soon as possible.
  • Provide feedback and escalate to supervisor in case of deviations.
  • Perform small repairs independently (detagging) and assist the maintenance team in large breakdown repairs during shifts.
  • Independently change over the machine and complete CILT tasks.
  • Technical support during overhauls and PM days.
  • Performs reliable downtime registration and shift handing over notes (as input for the DCS), is able to write tags.
  • To fill in all operational forms in the correct manner.
  • Contributes to Breakdown Analysis and is able to independently make MTBA analysis.
  • Takes part in Kaizen and 5s teams, execution of standards.
  • Check raw material/packaging material quality and inform the supervisor if this affects packing quality.
  • Quality analysis; CO2 analysis, foreign gas, seamer checks, caustic bottlewasher, EBI test bottles, red post, conveyor lubrication check, PQI.
  • Provide timely feedback and escalation on product quality and non-standard conditions.
  • Complying with company policy.
  • Comply with all workplace Safety regulations for own & others’ safety as well.
  • Drive, initiative, discipline, teamwork

Qualification and Experience:

  • Grade 12 with a national certificate, PETT, or NATTB certificate
  • Experience in operating and maintaining a similar type of equipment.

To apply, please forward your letter of application and CV with the subject “Packaging Technician Lae” to email:

Screening applies to all received CVs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 10th June 2022.