The key purpose of this role is to safely operate and maintain defined Packaging equipment (Filling and labelling process areas which have a bigger business impact wrt cost and consumer quality) and related process in order to achieve optimal effectiveness.

Key outputs and responsibilities:

Operating and Process Control

  • Operating equipment in Packaging  process areas according to VPO standards
  • Constantly reviewing process performance against target, and recording short stops and correcting any out of controls using the VPO tools, UPTIME, SICs etc. 
  • Recording waste and movement of product on the appropriate documentation or information systems.
  • Review trends to identify & resolve problems 

Maintenance of Plant and Equipment

  • Carrying out autonomous operations as defined for the process areas.   
  • Identify defective plant, and report these through to the Process Artisan or Team Leader to assist with resolution.  
  • Assisting the Process Artisan/Machine specialist in executing running repairs on shift.  

Quality Control and Analysis

  • Carrying out the required quality checks and analyses, and recording the results on the appropriate information system.  
  • The list of quality checks to be executed is contained in the work instructions. 
  • React to the results using the VPO tools supplied  


  • Actively participate in shift meetings, asking questions to test understanding and contributing suggestions. Making use of the action logs to record issues, problems and improvement opportunities.  
  • Fully understand the team Dream and contribute in achieving it.   
  • Make use of relevant communication media (e.g. shift logbook) to stay informed and inform others of issues.  
  • Complete required hand over to incoming shift team members, ensuring the issues relating to plant performance, quality and maintenance are communicated.  

Problem Solving

  • Where problems occur, use the VPO problem solving tools to resolve and record the issues. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical)
  • 1 Year technical mechanical/electrical and Utilities experience in a FMCG environment


AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require Line manager approval. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing.