National Appointments
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We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

Plastics Technician
Posted date [2016-Sep-26] (ID: 55591)

Our client, a leading international Pharmaceutical company is looking for an experienced and qualified Plastics Technician at their factory in Aeroton in Johannesburg.


Reporting to - Production Manager: Extrusion


Job Purpose


To achieve continual improvement effectiveness of Extrusion Department through project implementation, i.e. Material, Plant and Equipment, Process, Product and Labour optimisation.


Required Learning


Minimum Qualification: Grade 12 Mathematics and Science

Certificate in Plastic Extrusion / Plastician Extrusion-related (PFSA)

Minimum Working Experience: 5 Years in Plastics Technology

Preferable: National Diploma or B Tech. in Plastics / Polymer Technology

Computer literate (MS Office and MS Project)


Key Job Outputs


Implement projects in PVC Blending / Compounding, PVC Sheet Extrusion, PVC/PE Pipe Extrusion, PE Blown Film Extrusion and Recycling Sections.

Successfully complete projects to Service Level Agreements (SLA requirements) for Development Investigations and Validation Protocols.

Achievement and enhancement of product quality standards (pharmaceutical components).

Recommend equipment and technology for CAPEX budget to Production Manager: Extrusion.

Perform Risk Analyses, Benchmarking, Measurement, etc. for product and process improvement and for machine performance and reliability. Recommend remedial action.

Effective process optimisation and trouble-shooting in all Sections.

Elimination of waste and scrap reduction through analysis of root causes and implementation of corrective measures for defect prevention and cost containment /reduction.

Effective corrective action and preventive action, i.e. Non-conformances (Hold Notices), Audit Points, Customer Complaints, Minor and Disabling Injuries and Product DPMs.

Produce Productivity, Quality, Project Reports and Work Procedures, as appropriate.

Implement / facilitate Plastic Skills training and coaching in all Sections.

Comply with OHS Act, SOPs and GMP regulations to ensure safety during project work.

Establish and maintain effective Equipment and Raw Material Supplier relationships.


Core Competencies


Project Management and Technical skills (Plastics conversion).

Proactive, Innovation, Analytical and Problem Solving capabilities.

Ability to implement systems.

Team player with good oral and written communication skills. 

Job Title Plastics Technician
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Plastics Technician Duties
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Aeroton, Johannesburg
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2016-Oct-06
Region Location -> Gauteng
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Manufacturing

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