Plastics packaging technician with vast and diverse experience in blow moulding (Bekum), injection moulding (Engel), extrusion (Erema), vacuum forming and processing. Experience as a Toolmaker, Setter and Production Supervisor / Shift Superintendent. Aiming to be a Production Manager and Executive in plastics. Other machines worked on include: Buhler Sortex, Titech flakes sorting, Starlinger’s Precrystaller Unit and Solid State Polycondensation machines for high IV and removal of fines and impurities using Nitrogen machine.

Describes himself as: “Multi-skilled/versatile inquisitive team- leader and player, perfectionist (attention to detail), trainer and innovator willing to learn and grow. Honest reliable and able to work under pressure.”

Discipline: N4 Tool, Jig and Die Making (Trade Test). Industry in: Plastics and Packaging, years of experience range: 11 to 15 years, annual package range: R151 000 – R250 000.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Xitsonga, English, Other

Designation: Supervisor

Highest qualification type: Trade Test

Company size: ‘201 – 500

Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities

Seniority level: Superintendent (all disciplines)

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 African/Black

Nationality:                              Zimbabwean

Highest Formal Qualification:  N4 Tool Jig and Die Maker

Current / most recent job title?

Shift Superintendent

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Shift management of machinery productivity and staff to meet company objectives

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Availability of packaging, raw materials, machinery and staff.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Multi-skilled/versatile, inquisitive,  team- leader and player, perfectionist (attention to detail), trainer and innovator willing to learn and grow. Honest reliable and able to work under pressure.”

Ideal business title: 

Production Supervisor / Shift Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Shift management, machinery utilisation and staff allocation. Health and safety including haccp, discipline management. Quality control and access control to the plant and breakdown liaison with engineering personnel.

Skill area of competence:

Supervisor, setter, trouble shooting, haccp, health and safety, quality control, disciplinary action, shift and waste management, staff management, raw material and output management. Blow, injection, extrusion and vacuum forming. Reliability centered maintenance. ISO and BRC-IOP UK.

Career summary:

6 years in blow moulding and injection moulding as well as vacuum forming and extrusion.

Ideal company (culture and values):

Company who can nurture and develop me to achieve its objectives. Must utilise my experience to improve productivity and staff motivation. Company which has a progressive management who move with technology and customer expectation.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Reaching targets, reducing waste and troubleshooting.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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