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Mechanical Technician

Kellogg Company
GautengSouth Africa
16 days0 Applicants
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  • Ensures that preventative maintenance, breakdown repairs, and construction are accomplished according to schedule by:
  • Planning, assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining Mechanical, equipment, appliances, fixtures, etc.
  • Maintenance of Cookers, Dryers, Flaking mills, and toasting ovens
  • Maintenance of utility equipment (Boilers, Compressors, Chillers, and Dust plant) experience
  • Effluent plant maintenance
  • Steam and condensate system experience.
  • Conditional monitoring experience
  • Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and systems by using the correct tools.
  • Inspecting Mechanical systems and continuity of drawings, equipment, and fixtures, using relevant testing devices.
  • Using correct tools.
  • Identifies opportunities for equipment improvement.
  • Develops and modifies planned maintenance tasks to ensure maximum equipment reliability
  • Technical report writing of failures occurred, projects, and investigations.
  • Ensure all assigned preventative maintenance tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Perform standby duties and attend odd hours breakdowns.
  • Project planning, execution, and commissioning.
  • Compiles / completes all relevant documentation, such as purchasing requisitions, job cards, drawings, and forms.
  • Reports all breakdowns timeously.
  • Analyses problems, provide relevant advice and suggests solutions based on engineering and factory information.
  • Participates in CAPAs and Root cause analysis
  • Orders spare by using SAP.
  • Continuously performs repairs effectively, through physical observation of function upon completion.
  • Coaches’ operators, apprentices, interns, and artisans.
  • Maintains the ISO 9002 system related to calibration.



  • National Diploma or BTech or Trade Test (10 years experience) coupled with at least +5 years of FMCG working experience.
  • Minimum 5+ years in a senior artisan leadership role for a team of artisans.



The ability to:

  • Focus on results through manual dexterity, attention to detail, customer focus, quality and safety awareness, managing work, planning and organizing, decision-making, and building partnerships.
  • Express potential through adaptability, initiating action, applied / continuous learning, stress tolerance, and work standards.
  • Interact effectively through effective communication and building working relationships.
  • Achieve goals by contributing to team success, inspiring others to action, following up, developing others by sharing knowledge and expertise, and meeting participation.
  • Read and interpret technical diagrams, schematics, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Lead and mentor fellow teammates
  • Manage a team as required in the execution of work as per the agreed schedule
  • Training of fellow teammates
  • Perform any other duties relating to mechanical maintenance as required.
  • Good Housekeeping: Ensuring the workplace is kept and left clean at all times

Sufficient / in-depth,  knowledge of:

  • Kellogg’s quality and health and safety procedures.
  • Operational procedures.
  • Relevant statutory regulations.
  • Mills, pressure vessels, cookers, dryers, and ovens
  • Boilers, condensate systems, Compressors, and chillers
  • Pumps (Centrifugal, screw or mono, Diaphragm, Peristaltic, gear).
  • Gearboxes (Types: concentric, parallel, right angle, shaft mount).
  • Fans: (Types: Blower, Extraction, ID & FD)
  • Conveyor belt systems (Types: Belt & Screw)
  • Piping systems associated with equipment such as valves, flanges, and gaskets. (Steam and Water)
  • Boilers (Gas fired)
  • Receivers (Air)
  • Roller ironers: Rollers, chains, bearings, piping, heating systems
  • Dryers: Piping systems, Radiators
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We are the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leader in snack production. Every day, our well-loved brands, delight families in more than 180 countries.

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